Welcome to Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church. Our Parish serves a wide geographical area encompassing the State of Delaware as well as southern New Jersey, northeast Maryland and portions of southeastern Pennsylvania. Here, you will find information regarding religious services and ministries offered by the Church, activities of auxiliary organizations, as well as opportunities for engagement in those ministries and stewardship.
Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church is the only Greek Orthodox Church in Delaware. The end of the 19th century saw the first known Greek settlers arrive in Wilmington and by the 1920s the early manifestations of a Community began to take root. The Church was formally organized under a Parish Council in 1934 and in 1948, the cornerstone was laid for the impressive Byzantine style edifice located at 808 North Broom Street in Wilmington, Delaware. From its impressive dome to its beautiful interior hand painted iconography adorning the ceiling, the Church is an architectural jewel. The Community Center adjacent to the Church allows parishioners to gather for educational and cultural pursuits and host the annual Greek Festival. But most important, the Church complex not only remains the center of the Greek Community, but serves as the religious home to hundreds of regional Orthodox parishioners and a testament to the legacy of those who have nurtured the Greek Community over its nearly 100 years of existence in Wilmington.
Fr. Christoforos Oikonomidis
Fr. Christoforos Oikonomidis, and by the grace of the Triune God and the blessing of our spiritual Father and chief-shepherd, His Eminence Metropolitan Apostolos of New Jersey, has been assigned to serve this blessed community as our parish priest.
He was born and raised in Peiraias, Greece. He been a clergyman for 21 years and served in Greece from 2002 through 2015, when he became part of this blessed Metropolis of New Jersey. He was the Proistamenos of St. Thomas Greek Orthodox Church in Cherry Hill, NJ, from 2015 to 2021, and he served the liturgical and administrative needs of the small but wonderful parish of Evangelismos in Philadelphia, PA, from November of 2022 to November of 2023. He has also been the Chancellor of the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of New Jersey since 2021, assigned by His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America, the Patriarchal Vicar of the Metropolis at the time. He was extremely humbled and honored to receive, by the sacred hands of His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, the Offikion of the “Archimandrite of the Ecumenical Throne” during his Apostolic visit to the United States of America in October of 2021.
He is a graduate of the Ecclesiastical High School of Athens and the Theological School of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. He has completed the courses in Liturgical Studies at the Masters Program in the School of Theology of the University of Athens, under the direction of Professor Dr. George Filias. In May of 2022, he graduated from the Master of Theology Program in Liturgical Studies at the Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology in Brookline, MA.
As the Chancellor of the Metropolis, and having served as a clergyman in the Delaware Valley for many years, he had the opportunity to get to know the Parish of Holy Trinity and recognizes all the efforts of so many people of this Parish, who work hard for the growth and spiritual progress of our Church.