Holy Trinity Church

Randolph , New Jersey

Holy Trinity Church

Founded 1964

Diocese: Diocese of New York and New Jersey

Deanery: New Jersey Deanery


120 Dover-Chester Rd (County Road 513)
Randolph, New Jersey 07801

Mailing address:

PO Box 630
Ironia, NJ 07845


Church: 973-366-8360

Parish Contacts

PO Box 630
Ironia, NJ 07845
Home: 973-366-8360
Retired, Attached


From the South
Take I-95N/287N and Rts. 202/206 North.  In the town of Chester, turn right (East) on Rt. 24.  Go one mile, passing through the town of Chester.  Keep straight onto Rt. 513 as Rt. 24 turns right. Proceed 7 miles to Church driveway on left.

From the East
Take I-80 West to I-287 North.  Take Exit 39 (Dover-Whippany) to Rt. 10 West. Go 9.4 miles on Rt. 10 to jughandle at Rt. 513 (Dover-Chester Road).  Turn north (left via jughandle) at light onto Rt. 513 (Dover-Chester Road); Church is .4 miles on right.

From the West
Take I-80 East to Exit 28 (Ledgewood ñ Lake Hopatcong).  Go .5 miles to Rt. 46 East, then .9 miles to Rt. 10 East.  Travel 3.9 miles on Rt. 10 East and turn left at light onto Rt. 513 (Dover-Chester Road).  Church is .3 miles on right.

From the North
Take Rt. 23 South to Rt. 94 South, to Rt. 15 South.  At North Warren St., Dover, bear right and then turn right onto Rt. 513. Proceed 2.1 miles, and then bear left on 513 ñ proceed .8 miles to Church on left.

Schedule of Services

All Services are in English

6:00 PM Vespers. (Check calendar at Church Website)
Saturday Evening

9:45 AM Prayer Service to St. Xenia of St. Petersburg (celebrated on the first Sunday of the month); 9:45 AM General Confession (on the 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month except during Great Lent); 10:00 AM Divine Liturgy followed by Church School and Coffee Fellowship
Sunday Morning

Adult Study during the Spring and Fall (Check calendar at Church Website)
Wednesday Evening

9:00 AM Divine Liturgy (Check calendar at Church Website)
Mornings of Great Feasts

7:00 PM Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts.
Wednesday Evenings in Great Lent

Parish Background

In the Spring of 1964 a group of Orthodox Christians met with Fr. John Nehrebecki, Dean of the New Jersey Deanery, to discuss organizing an English-speaking parish in rapidly-growing Morris County.  From that moment a parish was quickly born.  Metropolitan LEONTY gave his blessing for the parish to organize, and a place for holy services was found (First Memorial Presbyterian Church in Dover, which was home to the parish for 4 years). The parish was incorporated, and Fr. Michael Karas was the first rector.

In 1965 the parish purchased a home and acreage in Randolph Township.  By year-end Fr. George Hasenecz was assigned as rector, continuing in that capacity until 2009.  Metropolitan IRENEY conducted ground-breaking ceremonies for the Church building in 1967; construction was complete one year later.  The first Liturgy in the new structure took place on November 10, 1968.  In October 1969, Metropolitan IRENEY, Archbishop KIPRIAN of Pennsylvania, and New Jersey Deanery clergy participated in the consecration of the Altar and blessing of the Church.

The parish grew and prospered. In 1975, to meet the needs of the pastor’s growing family, the congregation built a new rectory.  Over time Holy Trinity’s unique and beautiful edifice was filled with all necessary ecclesiastical appointments, and the parish took its place among the older established parishes of the Diocese.  As further evidence of that achievement, an offshoot parish of Holy Trinity, Holy Spirit Mission in Sussex County, began holding services in 1988.  Outreach activities have included regularly providing food for the needy, “adopting” a sister parish in Novosibirsk, Russia, and numerous other regular and ad hoc charitable ventures.

Church facility renovations and upgrades took place in 1991, 1997, and 2001.  Beautiful sacred murals in the altar and choir were installed in 2003 and 2005.  In 2003 Metropolitan HERMAN bestowed the Order of St. Innocent on Archpriest George Hasenecz, on the 40th anniversary of his priesthood.  The parish celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2004, and In 2005 Fr. George marked the 40th year of his pastorate.  In 2008 he announced his retirement plans, and Fr. David Fox began a transition period under Fr. George’s mentorship.  In May 2009 Fr. David became Acting Rector of Holy Trinity parish.  In July, the congregation honored Fr. George with a gala retirement celebration.

Holy Trinity parish is a growing, welcoming community of Orthodox Christians who seek to live and practice their faith.