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The ministry of Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church is, of necessity and by design, a ministry to all peoples of the world. We understand the need to awaken the world to the relevancy of the Orthodox faith and accept with confidence the challenge and choose to foster the concept that Orthodoxy is a haven, a sure strength for all mankind.
Being the only Orthodox church on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, our parish is a reflection of many nationalities: Greek, Russian, Ukraininian, Romanian, Serbian, Egyptian, Moldovan, Bulgarian, Lebanese, and American. We are a community which truly endeavors to reflect the cultural traditions of our parishioners.
We have been blessed with those families serving in the United States military. The average stay of a military family is short, but their eagerness to become a part of the parish and the energy and efforts which they contribute are invaluable. Though we are saddened when they leave, we are fortunate to share our lives with them.
The Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church was established in 1967, first as a mission chapel under the auspices of the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church of New Orleans. Up until that time, many of the Orthodox faithful attended services at Keesler Air Force Base under the direction of Chaplain Lt. Col. Michael Margatich.
When the Air Force awarded a bid for the construction of a new chapel, Father Margatich was instrumental in persuading the contractor to give the old building to the Coast Orthodox communityl. An ad hoc committee was designated to arrange for the financing and moving of the building to its present location. The lot where the church stands, 255 Beauvoir Road, Biloxi, Mississippi, had been previously donated to the New Orleans church for a church here on the Coast, by philanthropist Will Rich. The New Orleans church gave the land to our church shortly before Holy Trinity's consecration in November, 2014.
We remained under the New Orleans church until December 1983, when we were awarded a charter by the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese.
In the summer of 1987, the community awarded a contract for extensive renovation and repairs to the church. The work was completed in early summer of 1988, resulting in its present appearance. Stained glass windows were added not long after by various families in memory of loved ones.
On November 14-15, 2014, Metropolitan Alexios of Atlanta consecrated Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church. Several priests from surrounding parishes in Louisiana, Alabama and Florida assisted the Metropolitan in the Consecration which is the Baptism and Chrismation of the church. The Consecration of the church centers on the holy altar table that represents the tomb of Christ. Holy Relics of three martyred saints (St Panteleimon the Great Martyr & Healer, St Kyrikos the Martyr, and Holy Fathers martyred in the Monastery of Pantokratoros in Daou Pentelis) of the Orthodox Church were transported from New York to Holy Trinity in Biloxi, where they were sealed in the church altar along with names of those from Holy Trinity who are deceased or still living as well as friends of Holy Trinity.