CELTIC ORTHODOXY IS UNIQUE – BY THE GRACE OF GOD
HOLY TRINITY CELTIC ORTHODOX CHURCH
CELTIC ORTHODOX BENEDICTINE FATHERS
“Home of Biblical Orthodoxy”
1703 Macomber St, Toledo, Ohio 43606
Phone (419) 206.2190
PHOTOS OF THE MONASTERY
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The Celtic Orthodox Church is a Western Rite expression of the Faith from the Johannine Branch of Christianity of those churches founded by the twelve apostles, (Gallican, Celtic, Mozabarec, Coptic, Byzantine.) The Roman Catholic Church is from the Pauline branch of the Church.
CELTIC ORTHODOXY ESTABLISHED IN 37 AD IS THE
OLDEST WESTERN RITE ORTHODOX CHURCH
Sunday Mass at 8:30 A.M.
To visit with the Pastor or
arrange a visit to the Chapel
call 419.206.2190 for an appointment.
Ancient it demands respect, so
Traditional it is refreshing and so
Conservative it is reassuring
WE RETAIN THE ANCIENT FAITH
Daily praying the Scriptures
is part of the faith as once delivered to the Saints.
(Bishop Brian J. Kennedy, O.S.B.)
“IGNORANCE OF SCRIPTURE IS
IGNORANCE OF JESUS CHRIST”
Soul saving repentance is not possible apart from praying the Scriptures, as the Scriptures in a unique way convict us of sin. Through the Scriptures, the Holy Spirit speaks to our heart, soul and mind of the need for repentance and through the Word of God blesses us with the grace of conversion leading to salvation in Christ.
Without the Scriptures it is impossible to know Jesus or understand the power of God.
The Spirit in the words of Scriptures reverberates in the heart creating a closer union with Christ and through Christ with the Father. This “Synergy with the Father in Christ” is the product of the Holy Spirit and can only come to fruition through the abiding presence of the Word of God.
Christ continues to bring the love of the Father to His people and reveal His own love for us from the Tabernacle on the Altar. Christ continues to be our Savior, our Redeemer, our life, our sweetness and our hope. From the Tabernacle on the Altar Christ ALONE remains the gate of Heaven, the SOLE arbiter and dispenser of all God’s Graces and gifts; The Mediator of all graces. We are healed by the Sacred Wounds of Christ, we are redeemed by His Precious Blood and we are made clean by His spoken word. It is impossible to be sealed in the Blood of the Lamb without also experiencing the spoken Word of God by which we are made clean.
“THE SCRIPTURES AND THE MASS
ARE THE TWIN PILLARS UPON WHICH
REST OUR HOPE FOR SALVATION”
(Bishop Brian J. Kennedy, O.S.B.)
WE KEEP HOLY THE SABBATH
The Vatican Library records the history of the
Celtic Orthodox Church
Our worship is centered on Christ truly present in the Eucharist
We do not pray to the dead or believe we can
communicate with the dead at will
Mary is the Mother of the God with us
We reject any association with the
Eastern Orthodox Patriarchs and Neo Orthodoxy
Like all parishes and Monasteries of the Celtic Orthodox Church in the United States, Holy Trinity Celtic Orthodox Church is a traditional Western Rite community focused on Christ present in the Eucharist.
Celtic Orthodox Christians are expected to live as a people called apart by God to be His own. People of God are prayer warriors, men and women of prayer. People do not plan to fail they just fail to plan. This is dangerous in worldly affairs but it is tragic in spiritual matters. The Priest will work with each individual to develop a spiritual plan that will enable the individual man or woman to carry the Cross after Jesus. Celtic Orthodoxy does not try to remove the Cross but give you the strength to carry the Cross together with Christ our Savior.
Our "church buildings" are usually a converted house or a storefront or a small building someplace. We have no Cathedrals or large churches. All our communities are small and everybody knows everybody. There is no such thing as being alone. Soon new members feel at home and are friends with everybody else. The Priest is accessible directly. There are no office hours. This makes us unique.
The Priest has dedicated his life to prayer, study of Scripture, administering the Sacraments and daily offering the Divine Sacrifice of the Mass. Our focus is on worshipping the Father in spirit and in truth, not on big buildings. Our focus is on synergy with the Father in Christ, not on what the world thinks of us.
HOLY TRINITY CELTIC ORTHODOX CHURCH / CELTIC ORTHODOX
IS A NOT FOR PROFIT CHURCH CORPORATION
UNDER SECTION 501 ( c ) 3 OF THE INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE .