Welcome to Holy Trinity Orthodox Church, Stroudsburg PA

We hope our website can acquaint you with our Parish. Though we are not a very large Orthodox community, by God's grace we have an active life of liturgical worship and social activities. Our life in Christ is the center of our parish community.

We seek to strengthen our life in Christ not only by our worship and fellowship, but also by learning more about our Christian faith and finding opportunities to serve our neighbor. By carefully and courageously practicing our faith we hope to grow strong in love and virtue. We seek to build the bonds of support that lead us to a deeper communion with God. Our parish exists for no other purpose than bringing us into communion with God through Christ our Lord in the Holy Spirit.

If you are from the Pocono Mountains and need a spiritual home or if you have moved to our area and are looking for a Church, please join us in our worship. We would be delighted to welcome you. We are a canonical Orthodox Church and believe that the fullness of the Apostolic faith is found in Orthodoxy.

Please 'come and see.'

Fr. Nicholas J. Solak
Parish Priest


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Service Schedule

  • MAY 27, Sat:   Resurrectional Vespers  6:30 PM
  • MAY 28, Sun:   Divine Liturgy - Fathers of the 1st Ecumenical Council  9:30 AM
  • JUN 1, Thu:   Daily Vespers  4:00 PM

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Holy Trinity News

Happy Mother's Day

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Homeless Family Needs Housing!

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Holy Fire at Holy Trinity!!

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Father Nicholas' Sabbatical May 1st - Sept. 1st

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Bright Monday Divine Liturgy followed by Coffee Hour @ the Solaks

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Holy Week & Pascha Schedule of Services 2017

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Letter to Our Parishioners from Peter Stavisky's daughter, Daria

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Hamden woman goes from prison to successful business ventures

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Pierogi and Chowder For Sale in the Kitchen!

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Our dear Matushka Masha's Grandmother has fallen asleep in the Lord.

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15th Anniversary of Father Nicholas' Ordination - Many Years!

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Fr. Nicholas' Interview with Dr. Albert Rossi - Becoming a Healing Presence|Ancient Faith Ministries

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Pilgrimage to the Holy Land January 22 - February 1, 2017

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Grocery Card Campaign

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2017 Financial Pledge Cards

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Benjamin Solak is new OCF Publications Student Leader

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ESU Invites OCF Sept. 6, 2016

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Blessed Feast of the Ascension of Our Lord☦️
How Blessed are we that is raining on the Feast of the Ascension! Many believed that, when Christ ascended, the sky was blessed, and so all water that falls from the sky on the Ascension is blessed. In some areas, people collected rainwater that fell on Ascension day, believing that it would heal the sick.

The Feast of the Ascension of our Lord God and Savior Jesus Christ is celebrated each year on the fortieth day after the Great and Holy Feast of Pascha (Easter). Since the date of Pascha changes each year, the date of the Feast of the Ascension changes. The Feast is always celebrated on a Thursday.

The Feast itself commemorates when, on the fortieth day after His Resurrection, Jesus led His disciples to the Mount of Olives, and after blessing them and asking them to wait for the fulfillment of the promise of the Holy Spirit, He ascended into heaven.

Biblical Story

The story of the Ascension of our Lord, celebrated as one of the Twelve Great Feasts of the Church, is found in the book of the Acts of the Apostles 1:3-11. It is also mentioned in the Gospels of Mark (16:19) and Luke (24:50-53). The moment of the Ascension is told in one sentence: "He was lifted up before their eyes in a cloud which took Him from their sight" (Acts 1:9).

Christ made His last appearance on earth, forty days after His Resurrection from the dead. The Acts of the Apostles states that the disciples were in Jerusalem. Jesus appeared before them and commanded them not to depart from Jerusalem, but to wait for the "Promise of the Father". He stated, "You shall be baptized with the Holy Spirit not many days from now" (Acts 1:5).

After Jesus gave these instructions, He led the disciples to the Mount of Olives. Here, He commissioned them to be His witnesses "in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth" (Acts 1:8). It is also at this time that the disciples were directed by Christ to "go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit" (Matthew 28:19). Jesus also told them that He would be with them always, "even to the end of the world" (Matthew 28:20).

As the disciples watched, Jesus lifted up His hands, blessed them, and then was taken up out of their sight (Luke 24:51; Acts 1:9). Two angels appeared to them and asked them why they were gazing into heaven. Then one of the angels said, "This same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as you have seen Him going into heaven" (Acts 1:11).