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.Official Church Website
August 23, 2019
Together with the community of Holy Trinity Cathedral, I welcome you to the 2019 GreekFest with its many opportunities to enjoy our Greek culture and our Orthodox Christian Faith—both of which are ancient, vibrant, beautiful and welcoming. Your presence here delights us, and we are happy for the opportunity to share with you our religious and our cultural life.
Our community of dedicated festival workers, led by Christopher Lafter, is eager to show hospitality to everyone. Much dedicated hard work on the part of many creates this GreekFest that gives our guests a taste of Greece; it is truly an effort by the entire Holy Trinity community, for our broader Central Indiana community. Traditional food, music, and dance will delight the senses—transporting you to a place where joy, heritage, and welcome meet.
Our Church interior is now fully complete, in both its iconography and furnishings, and it has been elevated to the status of a Cathedral. Everyone is encouraged to see this masterpiece of eastern Christian arts on one of the scheduled tours, learning about the meanings behind such resplendent beauty which has both the gravity of antiquity and the freshness of living continuity.
At the intersection of Greek culture and Orthodox Christian teaching is an emphasis on hospitality. We therefore welcome you to celebrate with us both our cultural heritage and our faith, and we hope to see you again—at our Gyro Nights on the first Thursday of each month, and in Sunday morning worship, each week at 9:30am. No matter your religious or cultural background, we would love for you to be a part of our community.
May God bless and keep you,
Father Lucas L. Christensen Assistant Priest
Father Lucas L. Christensen
Holy Trinity 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.