About Greek Orthodoxy
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 Cathedral 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.
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[headsubline subline=”Dean of the Cathedral”]Father Gregory Honholt[/headsubline]
[tbicon icon=’icon-info’ class=”highlight”] Full Bio at Church Website
[tbicon icon=’icon-phone’ class=”highlight”] (317) 733-3033
[tbicon icon=’icon-mail’ class=”highlight”] fathergregory@holytrinityindy.
Message From Father Gregory
July 27, 2020
Every year we have joyfully shared our Hellenic Heritage and Orthodox Christian Faith with the greater public through our annual IndyGreekFest. Our volunteers have engaged in an incredible labor of love to share Greek cuisine and to show hospitality to our neighbors. The annual IndyGreekFest is a place where people can meet together and enjoy food, music, dancing and good company. Our parish community loves the opportunity to extend the hand of welcome every year and looks forward to having the greater community with us to celebrate Greek culture.
Unfortunately, like so many other events this year, we will not be holding the IndyGreekFest. The main ingrediance of a good Greek Festival; a warm embrace, a hearty laugh and shouting OPA can potentially be sources of spreading COVID-19. Our faith teaches us to love our neighbor. It pains us to not welcome the community this year, but we do so out of love and concern for all; our volunteers as well as our guests.
We hope that we will be able to invite you again as soon as next year.
Rev. Father Gregory Honholt
Dean of the Cathedral
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.
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