July 16th 2021 Church Capacity Update

As of July 16th we are in Step 3 of Ontario Reopening which removes indoor percent restrictions for religious services and ceremonies however social distancing of two meters is still required which limits our indoor Church capacity to about 225 parishioners.  

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Church Opening Update

Dear faithful parishioners,

We are in Step 2 of Ontario Reopening as of Wed June 30 which allows 25% in places of worship (177 persons in our Church). We open at 8:15 a.m. on Sundays and 8:45 am the remaining days.  

Parishioners may enter our church until our capacity of 25% attendance (177) has been reached including clergy, staff and volunteers.  Please wait at the church entrance for a council member to guide you into the church.

  • The following key measures are still in effect:
  • Always ensure physical distancing of two meters,
  • Masks or face coverings are required indoors, and
  • Use hand sanitizer at entrances and exits.

To attend Church services, you must be free of COVID-19 symptoms, and have not been in contact with any individual diagnosed with COVID-19 or exhibiting potential symptoms.  If you are sick or not feeling well, please stay home and seek medical advice.

The Holy Services will be live streamed only on Sundays and major feast days until further notice.

www.londongreekcommunity.com  or  Facebook

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Church Services are Broadcast Live

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WATCH Live   Next Church Services to be broadcast:

  • Sun Sept 19 – After Exaltation of the Holy Cross: 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m  Bilingual Text => Orthros   Liturgy 
  • Sun Sept 26 – 1st Sunday of Luke, St John the Theologian: 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m  Bilingual Text => Orthros   Liturgy 

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Click on the image and adjust your laptop or cell phone volume to hear the church service.
Link for all bilingual texts of our Holy Services:  
All services  (This initiative is made available by; AGES Initiatives, Charlotte, North Carolina).
Additional Sacraments & Services Link (ie. Memorial, Blessing of Bread):  Add’tl Sacraments\Services

  • Small Paraklesis Service   Service    ,  Great Vespers Paraklesis Service   Service  

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Church Re-opening – June 13th

Dear faithful parishioners,

The Ontario Government announced the reopening of Churches effective Friday June 11, 2021, to allow indoor religious services at 15% capacity.

On Sunday, June 13th, 2021 our Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church will re-open at 8:15 a.m. Parishioners may enter our church until our capacity of 15% attendance (107) has been reached including clergy, staff and volunteers.  Please wait at the church entrance for a council member to guide you into the church.

The following key measures are still in effect:  

  • Always ensure physical distancing of two meters,
  • Masks or face coverings are required indoors, and
  • Use hand sanitizer at entrances and exits.

To attend Church services, you must be free of COVID-19 symptoms, and have not been in contact with any individual diagnosed with COVID-19 or exhibiting potential symptoms.  If you are sick or not feeling well, please stay home and seek medical advice.

The Holy Services will continue to be live streamed via our website and Facebook page …

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Holy Week Remaining Services

As of Monday April 19, the Ontario Government announced the following measures, only 10 people may be inside the Church at any one time for all Services.  For all services, please remain in your vehicles until a Church volunteer directs you to enter the Church. You are not allowed inside to attend the service however when directed, you may come in briefly to pray, light your candle or take Holy Communion.

Holy Communion will be offered at the conclusion of all Divine Liturgies on Holy Week, following Agape Vesper Service (May 2nd) and at all the Bright Week Divine Liturgies. You will be directed by a volunteer

The Holy Light will be offered at the Saturday Resurrection Service. Please remain in your vehicles. A volunteer will bring the Holy Light to you. The Holy Light will also be available during Bright Week Divine Liturgies.

All services will be Live streamed at www.londongreekcommunity.com 
or https://www.facebook.com/HolyTrinityLondon

Pascha (Easter) Program dates and times have not changed. Refer to the program mailed to you or our website.  Program …

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Provincial Restrictions as of April 19 2021

Dear faithful parishioners,

As of Monday, April 19, Ontario announced a strict stay at home lockdown. With these new restrictions we are allowed only 10 persons in the Church.  Due to these restrictions, no one will be allowed inside to attend Church services until further notice.  As such, our scheduled services will continue to be live streamed on Facebook and our website.

For tonight’s Presanctified Divine Liturgy, anyone who comes must remain inside their vehicle in the parking lot. DO NOT congregate outside of your vehicle as this is prohibited under the new restrictions. A Church volunteer will direct you when you can come and light a candle.  Holy Communion will be offered at the end of the service. 

Regarding Holy Week and Easter Services, more detailed guidelines will be posted on our website, Facebook and email by this Friday.

Please know that we are doing our very best to offer spiritual nourishment to our parishioners while following public health protocols. We appreciate your patience, love and continued support.

God bless and Kali Anastasi! A Blessed Resurrection!

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Provincial Restrictions as of Saturday April 3 2021

The number of people allowed in our Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church has been reduced to 15% or 107 persons which includes clergy, other staff and volunteers. 

The doors will open 15 minutes before each Holy Service.  Once our restricted capacity is reached you will be asked to wait outside or in your vehicles.  If you would like to light a candle in the Narthex you will be allowed to do so then you must return outside.  Those wishing to receive Holy Communion will be allowed to do so following the Liturgy.

Live streaming of all services will continue with the exception of Wednesday evenings 6 pm Pre-Sanctified Liturgies. Please share this information with anyone you think has not received this communication.

May the Holy Trinity continue to bless and guide us,

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Church Re-Opening

Dear faithful,

Effective Tuesday February 16, 2021 London and Middlesex County Health Unit announced the re-opening of churches.   The Red-Control level of Ontario’s COVID-19 Response Framework limits gathering for religious services to 30% capacity indoors, and for 100 people outdoors.

On Sunday, February 21st, 2021 our Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church will re-open at 8:30 a.m.  Parishioners will enter our church until a capacity of 30% attendance has been reached.  Please wait at the church entrance for a council member to guide you into the church. 

The following key measures are in effect: 

  • Always ensure physical distancing of two meters,
  • Masks or face coverings are recommended outdoors,
  • Masks or face coverings are required indoors, and
  • Use hand sanitizer at entrances and exits.

To attend Church services, you must be free of COVID-19 symptoms, and have not been in contact with any individual diagnosed with COVID-19 or exhibiting potential symptoms.  If you are sick or not feeling well, please stay home and seek medical advice.

The Holy Services will continue to be live streamed …

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Church Service Restrictions

Dear faithful parishioners of Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Community of London,

Due to the recent events with regards to COVID-19 and under the direction of the Premier of Ontario, Mr. Doug Ford, Ontario will be in lock down as of  December 26th, 2020. 

Starting with the Divine Liturgy of December 27th, 2020 and until further notice all Holy Services will be available on our website:  www.londongreekcommunity.com and clicking on one of the links below: 

Holy Trinity Webpage @ http:/londongreekcommunity.com   OR  Holy Trinity Facebook Page @ http:/Facebook.com/Holy Trinity London/

Plans for the distribution of the Agiasmos (Holy Water) from Theophany will be announced very shortly.  Our Church Office will be open Monday to Friday from 10am until 2pm to take your telephone calls or emails at 519-438-7951 or HTOffice@bellnet.ca.

Please pass on this information to anyone that you believe may not have received this notice.  
With best wishes for a blessed Christmas celebration and a healthy and safe New Year 2021.

In the New Born Christ,

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Christmas Message from Father Konstantine and Community Council

Dear faithful parishioners,

CHRIST IS BORN! GLORIFY HIM!

On the occasion of the the Great Feast of the Nativity of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, please accept our best wishes for His Peace, Joy and Hope to you and your loved ones.
As we continue to face the challenges and difficulties of the Coronavirus Pandemic, we pray that our merciful Lord will keep us all safe, in good health and grant us every heavenly blessing in the New Year 2021.

With best wishes and love in the Incarnate Lord,
+Rev. Fr. Konstantine Chatzis and Church Community Council

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