2018 DOWAMA Parish Life Conference

The patio of the El Dorado Hotel, looking over the mountains in the distance

Bienvenidos! Welcome!

We are honored to host our diocesan family for the first-ever Santa Fe Parish Life Conference! We know you’ll enjoy the conference location at the beautiful El Dorado Hotel and Spa in our historic plaza area.

Weekend Highlights

Exciting activities at local museums are planned for our youth and children. In case you didn’t know, Santa Fe is the third largest art market, next to New York City and Los Angeles.

Our children (aged 4-12) will have two outing days: to the Georgia O’Keefe museum and to the Santa Fe Children’s museum. Other activities include: music, snacks, and arts and crafts. Our teens will do a service project with components serving both our local homeless population and the environment. The teens will also have an outing to the world-famous MeowWolf interactive art installation.

We look forward to seeing you! Please check back soon as we’ll be adding information in the coming weeks about our exciting time together. In the meantime you can register and download related documents at the archdiocese event page. For specific PLC questions or needs, please contact us.

Holy Trinity Iconostasis Open House

Saturday September 16th, 10am-noon
Holy Trinity Orthodox Church,
231 E. Cordova, Santa Fe, NM

Father John Bethancourt will hold an open house on Saturday, September 16 at 10:00 a.m. to present the recent installation of a new Iconostasis, the wall that separates the nave and the sanctuary. Master wood carver Ivan Dimitrov will speak on his experience carving the Iconostasis and Father John Bethancourt will give a brief talk on the biblical scenes displayed.

All are welcome. For more information call (505) 983-5826.

Autumn Classes Announced

As we are all settling into our fall schedules Fr. John is pleased to begin again his weekly study sessions.

Beginning Saturday, September 9, the Inquirer’s Class will be meeting on Saturdays in September at 4pm. From the curious to the seasoned, all are invited to learn more from this introduction to Orthodox faith and tradition. Please invite friends and acquaintances that you think might be interested.

Then, on Wednesday, September 27 at 11am, Fr. John will begin afresh his Wednesday morning book study. This fall we will be reading The Benedict Option by Rod Dreher.

For those who can’t come on Wednesdays but would like to have some discussion around the themes in the book, we will have a separate gathering, most likely over a few Saturdays. If you would like to participate in those please let Fr. John know.