for the completion of the restoration works and organization of the consecration event

Dear friends:

We are pleased to announce that the consecration of the Holy Trinity Romanian Orthodox Church Philadelphia will take place on November 1, 2015. On this occasion, we will be also celebrating the Bicentennial of this holy shrine, whose cornerstone was laid on the day of September 18, 1815.

The consecration service will be performed by His Eminence Archbishop Nicolae, accompanied by His Grace Bishop Ioan Casian, and an important group of priests.

The event will be preceded by the US East Coast Deanery Assembly. The meeting of the priests and delegates from our deanery parishes, which will be host by our parish this year, will be held on Friday and Saturday October 30 and 31, 2015.

As you may know, since we started our church restoration project, in 2007, with God’s help and your support, we have accomplished a great deal. We have always relied on your donations and we thank you so much. Your generosity helped us get to this point in our effort to restore the church. And yet, we still have some works to complete and still plenty of details to be worked out and time passes by so fast. WE URGENTLY NEED YOUR FINANCIAL SUPPORT NOW.

All of you who want to help the church and support our restoration project, please kindly send your donations as soon as possible, so that we could pay the costs of materials and labor. Your contribution will also enable us to pay our debts to the Contractor. We also need to meet the current expenses of the parish (PECO, gas, insurance, etc.) so, please, renew your membership (the 2015 membership is $170, and $85 for a single).

I would like to remind you that Holy Trinity is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and that all your donations are tax-deductible.

In order to facilitate your donation process, we have opened a PayPal account in the name of Holy Trinity Romanian Orthodox Church that can be easily accessed from the church website: Please use the PERSONAL/GIFT option and send your money to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . As PayPal doesn’t have a fee for this type of transactions, this is the most convenient option for us. During this transaction, your name and e-mail address will be recorded so that we can email you the receipt for your tax deduction.

Another way to contribute online is via bank transfer. Holy Trinity’s account number with the Bank of America is 383005438035 and routing number 031202084.

But if you choose to simply write a check, please make it payable to Holy Trinity Romanian Church, and send it to our address: Holy Trinity Romanian Orthodox Church 723 N Bodine St. Philadelphia, PA 19123-2913. Thank you.

Should you have any additional questions, please feel free to call us at 215-922-7060. We would be more than happy to help you.

Thank you for your understanding and support. 

On behalf of the Parish Council,

V. Rev. Fr. Nicolai Buga,