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Baton Rouge, LA
Holy Trinity Church was founded in 1976. It was incorporated on February 11, 1976, as "Baton Rouge Chapel of the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church in New Orleans." The New Orleans' Holy Trinity Cathedral is the first Greek Orthodox church in the Americas.
At the time when the Holy Trinity Church in Baton Rouge was established the Orthodox Christian community was small but determined. However, it would not be till a decade later that a church building was dedicated.
Meanwhile, the group worshipped once a month at Louisiana State University for a short period of time and mainly in a small chapel at St. James Episcopal Church provided to the Orthodox congregation without pay.
In the early '80s the land for the church building was bought and the construction got under way. After the chapel was completed, it took three more years to decorate the interior. The icons at the iconostasis in the church were painted in Greece. Many icons together with various church items were donated by the Orthodox community in Baton Rouge and their relatives.
Holy Trinity Church in Baton Rouge was dedicated on April 4, 1987, at its present location at 2510 Stevendale Road. In July 2000, the Metropolitan of Atlanta, His Eminence Metropolitan Alexios made a pastoral visit to the Holy Trinity church in Baton Rouge.
On September 9, 2005, following Hurricane Katrina, His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios, His Eminence Metropolitan Alexios, His Grace Bishop Andonios, and others, visited Baton Rouge, which had become the temporary home of many of the New Orleans evacuees including a considerable amount of Greek Orthodox faithful. Many Orthodox faithful from New Orleans and Baton Rouge gathered together for the Service and prayers.
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