Paschal Greetings From Fr. Peter
Our Parish Choir and Cantors for leading the singing of the Holy Week and Paschal Services with your angelic voices. We all felt as if we were standing in Heaven.
Our parish altar servers for their faithful service to our church throughout the year. Read more »
Message From Fr. Peter On The Start of Great Lent
Christmas Greetings from Father Peter
On behalf of Pani Carol, Daniel, Timothy and myself, I would like to thank you all for your cards, gifts, prayers and best wishes on the Feast of the Nativity. We wish all of God’s choicest blessings on the entire Holy Ghost Parish Family on this great Feast day and offer our sincere thanks Read More Read more »
Eternal Memory: +Elizabeth Beck
Betty was a very active parishioner of the Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox Church in New Britain and a member of its Protection of the Theotokos Sisterhood, participating in various church fundraisers throughout the years. Betty enjoyed sewing and arts and crafts. Above all, she loved spending time with her family and being involved in her grandchildrens’ sporting events. She will be dearly missed by all who knew her.
She is survived by her three children, Ellen Santoro and husband Rico, Carol Paproski and husband the Very Rev. Peter Paproski and Lawrence Beck, Jr. and wife Kathleen Dupilka ; his four grandchildren, Leah and Rachel Santoro and Daniel and Timothy Paproski. She also leaves her sisters-in-law, Jean Golyshko and Lenora Beck and many nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by Lawrence D. Beck, her beloved husband of 66 years, her brother, William Golyshko and brother-in-law John “Sonny” Beck. Family and friends are invited to attend Betty's Funeral which will take place on Saturday, January 4, 2020 at Holy Trinity Orthodox Church, 305 Washington Street, New Britain, CT. at 11:00 am. The funeral will preceded by calling hours at Holy Trinity Church from 10:00 am until the time of the Funeral. Burial will take place in the parish cemetery. Read more »
Eternal Memory: Sylvie Schoucair
Greg Nakonecznyj Reposes In The Lord
Greg was a long-time and active member of Holy Ghost Parish where he sang in the choir, served on the pirohi making team, and was a member of the A.C.R.Y. where he led the parish men's bowling team to many victories at the Metropolitan Orestes Memorial Bowling Tournaments. Known for his concern and compassion for others, he will be sorely missed by our parish community.
Funeral Arrangements are as follows: Read More Read more »
Weekly Message From Fr. Peter
I used the blessing of the vestments as a teaching opportunity to explain the significance of each part of the vestments. In doing so, we were able to get a better understanding of the role of the priest.
From the priestly stole in seeing the two rows of fringe on the bottom we were reminded that one of the most important duties of the priest is to pray for the living and the departed, and that each soul whose spiritual care he has be entrusted with is represented by the many fringe tassels that are located in each row. Read more »
Message From Fr. Peter
I am amazed as well at the incredible response to our social media campaign on Facebook. Over 13,000 people are interested in attending, and as of the moment 888 people have committed to attending. Not only that, many are engaging in discussion on the Pierogi Fest Event Page. It is fun to see the comments, how much people like our pierogies, and their wanting to know every detail about the Fest. Read more »
Pastoral Ponderings For Holy Saturday
Today our focus is on the Tomb of Christ. This is no ordinary grave. It is not a place of corruption, decay and defeat. It is life-giving, a source of power, victory and liberation. Because of this we spend a lot of time in the Church today, celeraint Divine Liturgy and guarding the tomb all day. Read more »
Pastoral Ponderings For Holy Friday
Meanwhile, before the third hour (9 a.m.), Jesus endures the humiliation of false accusations, condemnation, mockery, beatings, and abandonment. After many unlawful trials, he is sentenced to death by crucifixion, one of the most horrible and disgraceful methods of capital punishment known at the time. Read more »
Pastoral Ponderings For Holy Thursday
Pastoral Ponderings For Holy Wednesday
Just a short time previously, Jesus had revealed to the disciples, and the world, that he had power over death by raising Lazarus from the grave. After seeing this incredible miracle, many people in Bethany believed that Jesus was the Son of God and put their faith in him. Read more »
Pastoral Ponderings For Holy Tuesday
Pastoral Ponderings For Holy Monday
Today, Jesus, who had stayed in Bethany after his Triumphant Entrance into Jerusalem yesterday, once again travels to Jerusalem where he weeps over the city and its turning away from God. Read more »
Message From Fr. Peter On The Start of Holy Week
It has been quite a journey! With all of the joys and struggles, that one normally encounters during the Fast, we also been extremely busy with our weekly food sales and Easter Bazaar that has taxed our energy.
None the less, I have been pleased by the peaceful spirit which has permeated our parish during the Lenten Season. I have seen in the calm demeanor of so many of you the fruits of the three pillars of Lent at work in your lives, that of Prayer, Fasting and Good Works. Read more »
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