Confirmation Classes will be forming for 2019.  

Please contact Rev. Nancy (937-232-1587) for more information if interested.

Bishop Thomas Breidenthal, Bishop of the Diocese of Southern Ohio,
will be at Trinity on May 26, 2019 to administer

the Rite of Confirmation and Reception. 

Congratulations:  Luke and Victoria

A HISTORY OF ACOLYTES:



In contemporary Anglicanism, a general term which covers not only servers, torchbearers, and lighters of candles but also crucifers, thurifers, and banner-bearers. Acolytes are mentioned as a minor order (along with porters, lectors, and exorcists) as early as a letter of Pope Cornelius to Fabius of Antioch in 252. They were also mentioned in Cyprian's writings. They assisted deacons or subdeacons at the preparation of the table. Later they carried candles in processions. In Rome they carried fragments of the bread consecrated at the papal Mass to other churches.


In the late middle ages, when candles began to appear upon altars, they lighted the altar candles. Eventually lay servers or sacristans performed duties earlier associated with acolytes, and the order of acolyte was normally conferred upon a candidate for priesthood in the course of his training. The minor orders were not perpetuated in Anglicanism. Some of the duties earlier performed by persons in the minor order of acolyte were taken over by lay clerks. In the later nineteenth century the clerks were suppressed and their duties were largely taken over by lay "acolytes" and sacristans or altar guilds.

     Luke is 15 years old and attends Tippecanoe High  
  School. 
  He is a talented athlete as a cross country runner, soccer
  player, swimmer, tennis player, lacrosse player, and track
  competitor.
    He is an active participator in his Christian communion
  and church. 
    "I am in Faith In Us because I want to spread the message
  that everyone is equal no matter what race, religion, or
  ethnic background.   

      Victoriais 17 years old and attends Tippecanoe High 
   School in Tipp City, Ohio.
      She is a competitive swimmer, horseback rider, and lacrosse  
   player as well as an active Girl Scout.  She is very involved with
   her Episcopal community and church.
       "I did Faith in Us because I felt like a lot of people in my
   school knew nothing about other religions and I hoped by being
   a part of  this, I could help educate my friends at school."


 












Congratulations to Luke A. and Victoria J.  from Trinity.  They are part of an interfaith youth project, sponsored by the World Religion Foundation.  The project, "Faith in Us" brought together 6 youth from Miami Valley---2 Christian (Luke and Victoria), 2 Muslim, 2 Jewish---to meet each other, work together on common effort and implement an interfaith video presentation.  "Faith in Us" is a youth led project that began with an idea, an intention to unify youth of different religious backgrounds to promote tolerance and peace through artistic performance narrated by each person.  You can learn more about each member of the youth program and listen to the music performance by checking their video at:  http://faithinus.org

The group has been selected to make a presentation at the Parliament of World Religions in Toronto, Canada on November 4, 2018.  The Parliament of World Religions is the oldest and largest interfaith organization in the world.  It was started in 1898.  Every 5 years, the "Parliament" comes together for week-long conference with over 10,000 participants from 70 countries.  This year, the conference will be held in Toronto.   The "Faith in Us" project was selected to make a presentation at the conference.  

Congratulations to each person and our prayers from Trinity will be supporting your travel and your experiences in Toronto!

Youth and Adults can be trained to be Acolytes.   

Our youth are a part of  this important ministry

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​​Trinity Episcopal Church

Trinity Episcopal Church

​60 s. Dorset Rd Troy OH 45373

​937-335-7747

trinitychurch@trinitytroyohio.org

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