Diocese: Diocese of the South
Deanery: Central Florida Deanery
3265 SR 580
Safety Harbor, Florida 34695
The Orthodox Church of the Holy Trinity in Safety Harbor is located in Pinellas County, 10 miles north of St Petersburg, FL.
Follow signs to Clearwater/Largo, SR 688, to Bayside Bridge. Take Bayside Bridge (north) which becomes Mc Mullen Booth Rd. Go north until you come to SR 580. At the Corner of Mc Mullen Booth and SR 580, make a right (east) for 4/10 of a mile. The Church is located on the right side of the road.
Take Hillsborough Ave west. Bear left onto SR 580 in Oldsmar. Continue across the bridge to Safety Harbor. Make a U-Turn at the break in the median by the Bishop Creek development. The church will be immediately on your right.
From St. Petersburg
Take US19 north. Turn right onto SR 580. The church is on the right, about half a mile east of the intersection of McMullen-Booth and SR 580.
Schedule of Services
6:00 PM Great Vespers.
9:30 AM Divine Liturgy.
6:00 PM Vespers followed by Adult Education Class
6:00 PM Great Vespers.
Eves of Great Feasts
10:00 AM Divine Liturgy.
Mornings of Great Feasts
During Great Lent, all evening services begin at 6:00 PM. A schedule of Holy Week and Pascha will be available.
Confessions are heard after services or by appointment with the priest.
Holy Trinity is a parish of the Diocese of the South, of the Orthodox Church in America, under the Omophorion of the Bishop of Dallas and the South, Archbishop Dmitri.
The parish was organized under the guidance of the late Fr George A Gladky, and was chartered in August, 1964, in the city of St Petersburg, FL. The original Church building was a converted Baptist Church which was purchased in 1966 and located in a residential area of the city. At that time several of the founding members lived within walking distance of the church. Although the original members of the parish were composed of people of Slavic ancestry and retired individuals, the parish quickly grew to include various age groups and a few converts. The liturgical language was Church Slavonic and English.
By the ‘80’s, the parish makeup had changed and the faithful included people from various “ethnic” Orthodox backgrounds amd many converts were among the members. They soon realized a change was needed to bring new life and spirit to what was now one of the oldest parishes in the Diocese of the South.
In April of ‘95, at a special meeting of the parish, it was decided that a move was necessary. By this time more than half the membership lived further up in what is referred to as “North-County” and had to drive over 25 minutes to Church. A new location was sighted and purchased in May 1996. The new location is a 2.36 acre site with an existing large, house structure, which serves as the Chapel, Fellowship room, Offices, a Bookstore, Music room, large swimming pool (which has already served for the baptism of two adults), and ample parking space. There is a newly widened, six lane State Road directly in front of the Church, which makes the church very visible and easy to get to from any place in the Tampa Bay area. We are just 15 minutes from St Pete/Clearwater Airport and 30 minutes from Tampa International Airport. We are just a short drive from the Gulf of Mexico.
In July of 2007 ground was broken for the Church building which was completed in February. The door opening was held on February 16, 2008 with the Dedication to take place on October 10, 2008. Among our members is a very gifted iconographer, Elias Damianakis, who will be doing the beautification of the interior of the Church.
We are a family-based, family-oriented community. Our parish ages differ from gray-haired wisdom to the newly baptized infant. You will always be welcome at Holy Trinity, regardless of your background. We are a diverse people, interested in a pan-orthodox relationship - Slavic, Greek, Arabic, Ethiopian.
As of April 2009, Fr Kyrill Williams is the new priest of Holy Trinity. He and Matushka Tamra moved from the St Tikhon’s seminary community in Pennsylvania to join the parish community and look forward to growing the Holy Trinity family for many years to come.
Holy Trinity has experienced many exciting additions to its liturgical life. We began serving Wednesday Vespers recently, followed by Catechism, (Adult Education) class at 6 pm. As well, the growing number of young people has created a need for group activities and fellowship.
Our new website features a liturgical calendar for all services, and lists all upcoming activities. Those on the parish email list receive current parish news and updates, changes to the schedule, and teachings on Orthodox spirituality.
The faithful and visitors gather in the fellowship room following each Sunday Divine Liturgy for coffee and a light Agape meal, which all are invited to participate. Please consult our website for updates on special events and “family-fun” activities!
Welcome, one and all
All those coming to visit the Sun-coast are welcome to come and join us for worship. Should you be moving to the Tampa /bay area, we invite you to join us in our work to bring the gospel to all those who are seeking the Lord in spirit and in truth.