Hellenic Orthodox Church

We are the most historic Eastern Orthodox Greek Church located in Lowell, Massachusetts and welcome visitors of all faiths and backgrounds to insure our culture and traditions are intact for our future generations.

Our Mission & Vision

Our vision and mission is to help connect people to our Faith, Culture, Traditions, and History.

We hope to build upon our strong Greek Orthodox Culture, Language, Traditions, and History towards a more fostering future for our newest generations of members and new families who are welcomed in our Parish.

Mission & Purpose

Our mission is to bring our strong cultural traditions and history along with preserving our Greek Language and how all of those interact with religion to better ourselves.  Our purpose as a religious organization is to continue the traditions our ancestors have put forth and keep them strong and bring modern technology and situations within those realms to make our membership joined as a great community and our hope is for every individual and family to enjoy fulfilling spiritual lives intertwined with our religion.

Our Beliefs & Values

We encourage all residents to come visit and worship with us.  In keeping with our history we also have a mix of Greek and English language in our Orthros and Liturgy Every Sunday and for Weddings, Baptisms, and so forth.  We encourage all non-Greek Orthodox people in the surrounding areas to visit our parish.  We also welcome Greek Speaking families as not only can we help your children learn and maintain our Greek Language as our ancestors passed onto us, but also have the distinct pleasure of having a full time Pre-K through 6th grade school near our Parish for children of Members.  Our school is also open to non-members of our Lowell, MA Community also. 

Unity

We would like all Greek Orthodox Immigrants to learn more about their historical faith, language and enjoy fellowship with each other. 

Love

We as proud Greeks Love our Fellow Greeks, We love our Food, We love our Music, We love our Faith, We love our fellow Greeks, We love sharing stories, We love drinking Coffee, Metaxa, and Ouzo, We love all the things that bonds our history, faith and culture. 

Creed

I believe in one God, the Father Almighty, Maker of Heaven and Earth and of all things visible and invisible.

And in one Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of God, the only-begotten, begotten of the Father before all ages. Light of light; true God of true God; begotten, not made; of one essence with the Father, by Whom all things were made; Who for us men and for our salvation came down from Heaven, and was incarnate of the Holy Spirit and the Virgin Mary, and became man. And He was crucified for us under Pontius Pilate, and suffered, and was buried. And the third day He arose again, according to the Scriptures, and ascended into Heaven, and sits at the right hand of the Father; and He shall come again with glory to judge the living and the dead; Whose Kingdom shall have no end.

And in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the Giver of Life, Who proceeds from the Father; Who with the Father and the Son together is worshipped and glorified; Who spoke by the prophets.

In one Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic Church. I acknowledge one baptism for the remission of sins. I look for the resurrection of the dead and the life of the world to come. Amen.

Prayer for the Departed

O God of spirits and of all flesh, Who hast trampled down death and overthrown the Devil, and given life to Thy world, do Thou, the same Lord, give rest to the souls of Thy departed servants in a place of brightness, a place of refreshment, a place of repose, where all sickness, sighing, and sorrow have fled away. Pardon every transgression which they have committed, whether by word or deed or thought. For Thou art a good God and lovest mankind; because there is no man who lives yet does not sin, for Thou only art without sin, Thy righteousness is to all eternity, and Thy word is truth.

For Thou are the Resurrection, the Life, and the Repose of Thy servants who have fallen asleep, O Christ our God, and unto Thee we ascribe glory, together with Thy Father, who is from everlasting, and Thine all-holy, good, and life-creating Spirit, now and ever unto ages of ages. Amen.

“I have been the parish priest for a number of years.  My family and I have enjoyed not only the wonderfull parishoners, but the North East area and all the vibrant culture and I am truly mesmerized at the number of Greek-Americans in the greater Lowell  Massachusetts area who are supportive of our Church. “

– Presbyter  Rev. Father Nikolaos D. Pelekoudas

Who We Are

Our Leadership & Board

Every 2 years we vote for half of our board through general elections.  Each person serves a 4 year term.  We allow all members of our church to put in their names for nominations and then we as a church vote in our board members.  The Board then chooses a few to represent our Executive  Leadership which consists of the President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer of the Parish.  Being on the board is an important and trusted position for the financial and spiritual well-being of our Parish.
Our Current Board Members are: (President)  (Vice President) (Secretary) (Treasurer)

 

Our Presbyter: Rev. Nikolaos D. Pelekoudas

Our Presbyter: Rev. Nikolaos D. Pelekoudas

Presbyter

Holy Trinity Greek Church of Lowell has had the pleasure of having Fr. Nikolaos Pelekoudas serving as a Presbyter since 2009.  He immigrated here and was born in Athens, Greece (Our beloved countries birthplace of Democracy) before residing in the Greater Lowell, Massachusetts area.  He is happily married to Presvytera Linda (Evangelia) and together they are lucky enough to have four wonderful children:  Dimitri, Marilena, Efthalia, and Themistocles.   “Father Nick” as we lovingly call him is a special one of a kind priest who has the most exquisite balance of Faith, Culture, Organization, Leadership, Knowledge, and Empathy.  We are proud to have his family be part of our family and altogether welcome other families to join our Greek Orthodox Family.

2019 Parish Council

George Kontos

George Kontos

President

Gregory Curtis

Gregory Curtis

Vice President

George Pergakis

George Pergakis

Treasurer

Joan Metropolis

Joan Metropolis

Secretary

John Grillakis

John Grillakis

Board Member

Paris Karahalios

Paris Karahalios

Board Member

Charlie Hondros

Charlie Hondros

Board Member

George Christopoulos

George Christopoulos

Board Member

Lew Demetroulakos

Lew Demetroulakos

Board Member

George Potamitis

George Potamitis

Board Member

Daniel Routsis

Daniel Routsis

Board Member

George Tgibedis

George Tgibedis

Board Member

Betty Themeles

Betty Themeles

Board Member

Tom Themeles

Tom Themeles

Board Member

George Meltsakos

George Meltsakos

Board Member

Althea Anagnostopoulos Harrington

Althea Anagnostopoulos Harrington

Board Member

2019 Holy Trinity Auditors

Yianni Iliades

Yianni Iliades

Auditor

Bob Kefalas

Bob Kefalas

Auditor

Dimitrios Mattheos

Dimitrios Mattheos

Auditor

2019 Holy Trinity Ministries

Theodora Nikolopoulos Stathopoulos

Theodora Nikolopoulos Stathopoulos

Philoptochos President

Joan Metropolis

Joan Metropolis

Sunday School Director

Eileen Crowell

Eileen Crowell

Choir Director

F.A.Q.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can we get our Marriage or Baptism Records?

Contacting the Church Secretary you will be able to get a copy of your Marriage certificate or Baptism records (along with all other spirital Sacraments).

How much does Membership Cost?

To be a “Member in good standing” with voting rights and to be able to support our church we ask that the following minimums be met each year.  $400-Family (Husband & Wife and all children under 18), 300-Single/Widowed, 200-Students.  Once your minimums are met, we issue Membership Certificates each year.  We NEVER turn anyone down without financial resources for membership, but those are required for voting rights.  Time, Treasure, and Talent is how we help each other grow, so come visit us and see why we are such a thriving community!  When your ready goto our Membership page!

In case of an Emergency or a Death what do I do?

Call 911 for all emergencies.  Once your safe you can call the priest on the emergency number to discuss your situation.  Most emergencies are when people pass away, and our parish priest is well equipped to aid in visiting hospitals, nursing homes, personal residences, and administering last rights, communion, and even to meet for counselling.

I want my wedding at your church what do I do first?

We have a special page for Weddings as there are a few things that need to happen in a particular order.  You have to speak with the Priest (who will echo these items), Attend a workshop by the Diocese (and get a certificate of completion), Have a Koumbaro’s letter of good standing (from our parish or another parish), Civil Certificates, $100 Money order to the Metropolis (5 weeks before wedding), and a marriage license.

Is there fellowship after Sunday Services?

We are lucky enough to have space below our Church where fellowship happens after services every Sunday (with few exceptions).  We gather for coffee and refreshments and enjoy each others company.  It’s fun to bond with fellow minded parishoners each week.

Why should I choose your church?

We proudly have a historic past.  Our church building is as impressive historically as it is precious to us.  It has been and will be our meeting spot for centuries to come.  We have and impressive dome on the top of our church that is as brilliant a color as we wish our Lord and Saviour God will look upon us worshiping with a sparkle and notice our History, Efforts, and Faith.