Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church in Egg Harbor Twp, NJ celebrates 40th anniversary

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP, NJ – The Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church in Egg Harbor Township, NJ marked its 40th anniversary, beginning November 19, with a hierarchical Vespers service attended by the guest of honor, His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America , Board.

The service was followed by a cocktail reception, dinner and dancing as parishioners and parishioners celebrated the faith, community and love of Holy Trinity Church, sharing memories and looking to the future.

On November 20, His Excellency Bishop Apostolos of Medeia presided over the Hierarchical Divine Liturgy, which was followed by a luncheon.

The family of the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church began its 40th anniversary year with several events. In March, the late founding priest, Reverend Dr. Father Demetrios Constantelos and his late wife Presvytera Stella honored with a memorial service and lunch.

His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America during hierarchical vespers at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church in Egg Harbor Township, NJ on November 19. (Photo by Steve Lambrou)
Left to right: Presvytera Voula Liacopulos, His Excellency Bishop Apostolos of Medeia, His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America, Fr George Liacopulos and Metropolis of New Jersey Chancellor Fr Christoforos Oikonomidis at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church in Egg Harbor Township , NJ. (Photo by Steve Lambrou)
The Parish Council of the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church in Egg Harbor Township, NJ, in a memorial photo with His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros, His Grace Bishop Apostolos of Medeia, and the parish’s presiding priest, Fr. George Liacopulos. (Photo by Steve Lambrou)

In May, a family festival of faith with games and pony rides was held for the children of the congregation. In June, Bishop Apostolos of Medeia celebrated the feast of Holy Pentecost and met with parishioners for a luncheon in honor of the Feast of the Holy Trinity.

Throughout the year, the Holy Trinity Reconstruction Committee has met to discuss the necessary structural adjustments to the church building. As part of the fundraiser for the conversion, a raffle was held with a 2021 Ford Bronco as the main prize. The draw took place on November 13th at Holy Trinity.

The Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church was founded in Egg Harbor Township on November 21, 1982 by a small, devoted group of families who sought to provide for the spiritual and cultural growth of the faithful. In 2007, the community celebrated the opening of the Trinity Learning Center Community Center and Preschool and Kindergarten. The current chairman of the congregation, Fr. George Liacopulos, has served the congregation since 1995.

Philoptochos of Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church in Egg Harbor Township, NJ, in a memorial photo with His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros, His Grace Bishop Apostolos of Medeia, and the parish’s presiding priest, Fr. George Liacopulos. Photo by Steve Lambrou
The Congregation of the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church in Egg Harbor Township, NJ, celebrates its 40th anniversary this year. Photo by Steve Lambrou

Many people know the community for the well-loved summer and winter festivals and block festivals, which attract thousands of visitors every year. Holy Trinity has a very vibrant liturgical life complemented by very active philanthropic, youth, educational and cultural ministries.

Today the parish is not only made up of Greeks, but a diverse community of believers. The church is open to anyone who wishes to attend services. Online services are available

The mission of the church is to become disciples of Christ in thought, word, and deed through loving and humble service to God and mankind while seeking salvation for all through the Holy Spirit.

dr Haitham Dib, President of the Holy Trinity Parish Council, Kelly Kyriakou, Vice-President of Philoptochus, His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros, and Fr. George Liacopulos. Photo by Steve Lambrou
dr Haitham Dib, President of the Holy Trinity Parish Council, and His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America. Photo by Steve Lambrou

The vision is to follow Christ as stewards of our faith by fostering a loving and welcoming community through active service, worship, education and fellowship.

For more information about Holy Trinity or the upcoming event, please contact Eugenia

Kramvis, Outreach Ministry, at [email protected]

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