The Greek Orthodox Church

The Greek Orthodox Church is one of the major ancient Churches established by the Apostles, along with Rome, Jerusalem, Antioch, and Alexandria. Since the time of the Apostles, there has been an unbroken succession of Bishops overseeing the life of the Greek Church, preserving with it the Orthodox Christian Faith. The result is a Church community that is not very different from the Church of yesterday.

Our Charleston Parish

The Greek Orthodox Church of the Holy Trinity, situated at the threshold of downtown Charleston serves the spiritual needs of 500 Orthodox Christians in the Low Country.

The first service was held in 1908 at St. John’s Episcopal Church. On June 1, 1910 the charter of the Greek Orthodox Community of Holy Trinity of Charleston, SC was established. The original Church was on Fishburne and St. Philips and served the spiritual needs of the Greek Orthodox faithful for 41 years from 1911-1952. The parish outgrew that house of worship and moved to the present location on Race St. The original Church was destroyed so that the I-26 expressway could be built. The first Church Service at the new location was held on June 1, 1952.

Today, the 450 family parish, is a part of the Metropolis of Atlanta, of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, of the Ecumenical Patriarchate.  The parish is ministered by Rev. Fr. Aristotle (Father Ari) W. Damaskos and Rev. Dn. George Malanos .