Thursday, March 23, 2006

Photo of Holy Trinity Bulgarian Eastern Orthodox Church, in Madison, Illinois

Here is Holy Trinity Bulgarian Eastern Orthodox Church, in Madison, Illinois. It is one of the earliest Bulgarian Orthodox churches built in the United States.

The Pope and the Ecumenical Patriarch tell us that we need to pray for the healing of the schism and for the unity of Christendom.


  1. It may look plain on the outside but on the inside it is a very pretty little Orthodox church. It is very historic to the eastern europeans who settled in Madison and Granite city.

  2. A follow up to the above. There are two other Orthodox churches in Madison and Granite city. In Madison is found the historic Nativity of the Virgin Mary Orthodox (OCA). The parish dates to around 1902 and this is the second church of the parish. It is a vibrant little parish and I have attended Divine Liturgy here on many occasions. While much of Madison had suffered economic hardships and some poverty this little church had been a beacon of stability and hope in a sometimes challenging enviroment. In a way I love the sort of gritty industrial blue collar town that is Madison with all its ethnic parishes. The church is beautifully cared for. Stop by on Sunday morning for Matins and Liturgy. You will be welcomed by Father Nicholas Findley and Matuska Larissa.