HOLY TRINITY CELTIC ORTHODOX CHURCH – TOLEDO, OHIO
CELTIC ORTHODOX BENEDICTINE FATHERS
HOLY TRINITY CELTIC ORTHODOX CHURCH
“Home of Biblical Orthodoxy”
1703 Macomber St, Toledo, Ohio 43606
Phone (419) 206.2190
“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.)
ORTHODOX - BUT NOT EASTERN
CATHOLIC – BUT NOT ROMAN
AN ANCIENT CHURCH
STILL TEACHING THE ANCIENT TRUTH
AND LIVING THE ANCIENT FAITH
PHOTOS OF THE MONASTERY
PARISH MISSION STATEMENT
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
Celtic Orthodoxy is unique-
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.
The Vatican Library
records history of
The Celtic Orthodox Church
Rule of faith in the
Celtic Orthodox Church
We keep holy the Sabbath Day
Our Liturgy of the Mass
Baptism outside the
larger church Catholic
Did God create the world
in six 24 hour days?
We do not pray to
Angels or the dead
The Holy Spirit is
Co-Mediator of all Graces
ABOUT OUR PARISH / MONASTERY
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.
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 1600 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 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 .