Throughout the ages, the Greek Orthodox Christian Church has maintained a continuity of faith and love with the apostolic community which was founded by Jesus Christ and sustained by the Holy Spirit. Orthodoxy believes that she has preserved and taught the historic Christian Faith from the time of the Apostles. The air of antiquity and timelessness which often characterizes Eastern Christianity is an expression of her desire to remain loyal to the authentic Christian Faith.
God is the source of faith in the Orthodox Church. Orthodoxy believes that God has revealed Himself to us, most especially in the revelation of Jesus Christ, Whom we know as the Son of God. This Revelation of God, of His love, and of His purpose is constantly made manifest and contemporary in the life of the Church by the power of the Holy Spirit.
We offer you an opportunity to learn more about our Church during your visit to our Festival. Participate in a scheduled tour which will be offered throughout the day or read more on our official website.Official Church Website
August 24, 2018
On behalf of our entire Holy Trinity Parish, I welcome you to GreekFest 2018 with the many opportunities to enjoy our beautiful Greek culture and our ancient Orthodox Christian Faith. We are so pleased that you have come to this annual event, enabling us to share a portion of both religious and cultural life.
Our great team of volunteers who are led by Marika Bagios is eager to host everyone. Many hours of hard work create this GreekFest that gives our guests a taste of Greece while still remaining in central Indiana. Delicious food will delight the palate; happy music will bring a smile; and our Greek Dancers who are composed of the youth in our Parish will entertain us.
Since last year, the iconography in the Church has been completed. New icons of the Transfiguration of Christ, Christ healing children, scenes in the life of Christ between His Resurrection and Ascension, and many saints now deliver a powerful message of God’s love for us. These icons enhance the beauty of the Church and make Scripture visually present. Everyone is encouraged to see this finished masterpiece on one of the scheduled tours.
The magnificent icon of the Holy Trinity is seen in the Narthex (entry) of the Church. This icon depicts the hospitality of Abraham (Genesis 18). As Orthodox Christians of Greek heritage of Holy Trinity Church, we seek to welcome you, celebrate this hospitality, and thank you for your joining us.
May God bless you and your loved ones.
Rev. Father William J. Bartz
Holy Trinity Church
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese Of America + Metropolis Of Detroit
3500 W. 106th St., Carmel, IN 46032 + 317-733-3033 + www.holytrinityindy.org
Iconography in the Orthodox Christian Church is sacred art, which is spiritual in essence and in purpose. Its functions are to enhance the beauty of a Church, to instruct the people about the Christian Faith, to provide examples for the faithful to emulate, and to serve as means of worshiping God and venerating His Saints. Icons have been in the Christian Church since the second century.
Icons represent holy events, primarily in the life of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, as well as in the life of the Virgin Mary (the Theotokos) or the saints.
Jesus Christ, the Theotokos, and the saints, when depicted alone, are presented frontally, facing forward, thus facilitating a direct relationship with the one who venerates.
This style of iconography alters proportions of the depicted person(s) and avoids naturalism, thereby emphasizing spiritual qualities. For example, the eyes are disproportionately large, as they best express the inner person.
Holy Trinity’s icons were written by Dr. George Kordis of Athens, Greece, and his team of artists, completing Phase 1 in 2013, Phase 2 in 2014, and Phase 3 (final Phase) in 2018. We are happy to share the beauty of the icons and our entire Church but are happier to share the message of God’s love.
We welcome you to join us during our Divine Services which are posted on our website at www.HolyTrinityIndy.org.