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Greek CommunityChurchGOARCH highlights Holy Trinity GOC in Salt Lake City

GOARCH highlights Holy Trinity GOC in Salt Lake City

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In 1904, newly arrived Greek immigrants were settling along Second, Third and Fourth South between First and Sixth West in Salt Lake City, Utah. This section of the City became known as “Greek Town.” Greek Town became the economic, social, and residential center for thousands of Greeks who called Salt Lake their home.

On January 22, 1905, a general meeting of all the Greeks was called. Over 200 met in the Odd Fellows Building in Salt Lake City to organize the Greek Community of Utah. Plans were made to raise money, selected a church site, and obtained the services of an Orthodox priest.

Within a few months, a property was purchased at 439 West 400 South, Salt Lake City, and a loan of $7,000 was negotiated with Walker Brothers Bank for construction of the Church. In April 1905, the first Orthodox priest arrived from Greece. On Sunday, October 29, 1905, the church was dedicated and was given the name Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church.

Holy Trinity Church of Salt Lake City became the 14th organized Greek Orthodox Parish Community in the United Sates, the oldest between St. Louis and San Francisco.

Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church is more active than ever with local chapters of GOYA, Philopotchos, AHEPA, Daughters of Penelope and many more affiliated organizations and ministries.

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Learn more about Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church in Salt Lake City, Utah at https://gocslc.org

SOURCE; GOARCH.ORG

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