Welcome to the website of Holy Trinity Serbian Orthodox Church in Saint Louis, Missouri. We are a parish of the Serbian Orthodox Church in the diocese of New Gracanica-Midwestern America under the omophorion of His Grace Bishop Longin.
Please join us for Divine Liturgy on Sunday mornings at 10AM or consult our calendar page for additional services and events. All are welcome and we look forward to meeting you!
The Orthodox Church was founded by Jesus Christ in the year 33 AD. It has remained unchanged to this day for more than 2,000 years.
The Orthodox Church has two great sources of authority:
HOLY SCRIPTURE AND HOLY TRADITION
Holy Scripture comprises the writings of both the New and the Old Testaments. The New Testament reveals the human and divine nature of Jesus Christ, and His sacred teachings that we are charged to follow. The Old Testament is a history of the Hebrew people. It contains, among other sacred writings, the prophecies and the writings of the Prophets that foretold the coming of the Messiah. It therefore serves as an introduction to the revelation and the saving message of the New Testament.
Holy Tradition, of which Holy Scripture is a part, includes the writings, teachings, and acts of the apostles, saints, martyrs, and fathers of the Church, and her liturgical and sacramental traditions throughout the ages, the oral tradition of the early Church, and the decisions of the Ecumenical Councils. All of this collective wisdom and experience through the centuries are combined to form this second great source of sacred authority.
We regret that the division of Christianity does not permit us to offer communion to the non-orthodox. However, please com forward at the end of the Divine Liturgy to venerate the cross and receive the Naphora (the blessed bread) as a token of love and fellowship. Please show reverence and respect for the divine liturgy by arriving to the church on time and partaking in the liturgy with the entire congregation.