HOLY TRINITY CELTIC ORTHODOX CHURCH
“Home of Biblical Orthodoxy”
1703 Macomber St, Toledo, Ohio 43606
Phone (419) 810.1692
PHOTOS OF CHAPEL AND PASTOR
“The Divine Sacrifice of the Mass
and the Scriptures are the
twin pillars upon which rest
our hope for salvation.”
(Bishop Brian Kennedy, O.S.B.)
COME AND EXPECT THE MIRACLES, WONDERS AND SIGNS OF GOD’S LOVE.
Come and experience the Word of God fulfilled in your life. Jesus is ALIVE and
loves you. Come to Holy Trinity Celtic Orthodox Church in Toledo, Ohio.
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ORTHODOX - BUT NOT EASTERN
CATHOLIC – BUT NOT ROMAN
AN ANCIENT CHURCH STILL TEACHING THE ANCIENT TRUTH
AND LIVING THE ANCIENT FAITH
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 36 AD IS THE OLDEST WESTERN RITE ORTHODOX CHURCH
Celtic Orthodoxy is unique-
WHO ARE THE IRISH CELTS?
AN EXAMPLE OF HOW THE THEOLOGY
OF EASTERN ORTHODOXY DIFFERS
FROM CELTIC ORTHODOX THEOLOGY
History of the Celtic Orthodox Church
THE VATICAN CONFIRMS THE HISTORY
OF THE CELTIC ORTHODOX CHURCH
ANGLO-CELTIC DIVINE OFFICE
BAPTISM OUTSIDE THE
ORTHODOX AND CATHOLIC CHURCH
ARE YOU REALLY BAPTIZED?
THE “SECRETS” OF THE MONASTERY
A MORAL WRONG CANNOT BE A CIVIL RIGHT
A VERNACULAR LITURGY
DOES TRUE ORTHODOXY BELIEVE
GOD CAN HAVE A MOTHER?
WE KEEP HOLY THE SABBATH DAY
THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION OF MARY
ASSUMPTION OF MARY
FACT OR FICTION?
WE BELIEVE JESUS IS THE
SOLE ARBITER AND
DISPENSER OF ALL GRACES
THE HOLY SPIRIT IS CO-REDEEMER
AND CO–MEDIATOR OF ALL GRACES
ARE WE HEADED TOWARD
A ONE WORLD CHURCH?
WE WORSHIP CHRIST TRULY
PRESENT IN THE EUCHARIST
CHRIST IS THE PROMISED MESSIAH
WHY CELTIC ORTHODOXY IS NEW CALENDAR
ABOUT OUR PARISH COMMUNITY
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. Our worship is Holistic, using the body, the mind as well as the soul and the heart to raise our prayers to the Father. When you enter our Temple (Orthodox Churches are called Temples) you may be surprised to learn we ask you remove your shoes for the ground upon which you walk is holy ground. At certain points during the Liturgy our people kneel and sometimes prostrate before the Blessed Sacrament and before the God of all creation. This is a tradition as old as the church itself.
It is easy to teach a man “about” Celtic Orthodoxy and it is easy to teach a man the outward signs of worship and devotions but that will not make the man Celtic Orthodox. What makes a man Celtic Orthodox is the Spirit of Celtic Orthodoxy internalized into the heart and soul intertwined like a finely woven rug. Being Celtic Orthodox is not just a group to which a man belongs, it is who and what he is.
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 form of worship is ancient, lived out from the teaching and praxis of the Apostles and the early church and uniform to the practice of the larger church catholic for some 600 years or more. Sadly, the Church established by Christ upon the Apostles has been in great measure replaced by the church established by men. Bishop Aftimios Ofiesch of the Syrian Orthodox Church in 1932 said there are two churches; one established by Christ to set man free and the other established by men to make bond servants of us all.
Our form of worship may seem strange to some who never experienced the spirit of Celtic Orthodoxy. The spirit of Celtic Orthodoxy cannot be taught; it must be experienced. For one imbued with the spirit of Celtic Orthodoxy there will be no question as to why we prostrate before the Blessed Sacrament, remove our shoes during Divine Liturgy (the Mass) practice Sabbath Day worship as well as Sunday worship and place such importance on the Word of God.
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 .
HOLY TRINITY CELTIC ORTHODOX BENEDICTINE MONASTERY /
CELTIC ORTHODOX BENEDICTINE FATHERS
IS A NOT FOR PROFIT PUBLIC CHARITY AND RELIGIOUS ORGANIZATION
UNDER SECTION 501 ( c ) 3
OF THE INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE.