Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Carmel and its parishioners recently welcomed their new priest, Rev. Gregory Hohnholt, and began a new chapter in the parish’s 110-year history. Hohnholt succeeds Rev. William J. Bartz as dean of the Carmel cathedral.
“Father Bill was the preceding priest, and he retired,” Hohnholt said. “He was a Navy chaplain for about 27 years and then served his community here for about six years, but he was ready to retire.”
Hohnholt most recently served as presiding priest at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church in Nashville, Tenn. for 11 years.
“When I first went there, the parish had about 180 families,” Hohnholt said. “By the time I left, we had around 300 families. We managed to get a lot done while I was there. We built a classroom building with offices and completed a massive renovation to the sanctuary.”
Christmas 2019 was Hohnholt’s first holiday season with the church.
“The holiday season here was great,” Hohnholt said. “It was a nice, peaceful time. The Christmas Eve service was very full. Those feast days are just so really amazing days and full of the (Holy) Spirit. It was a wonderful celebration of the birth of our Lord.”
Hohnholt embraces his opportunity with the church.
“I will continue serving the Lord and serving the people,” he said. “My ultimate goal always would be to help deepen people’s relationship with Christ through worship, teaching and the sacraments.”
Hohnholt enjoys living in Carmel because of its walkability.
“Carmel is very pedestrian and bicycle-friendly,” he said. “I’ve explored a little bit in the arts district and have been able to familiarize myself with the area. I’m a big user of public libraries, and the Carmel Clay Public Library is fantastic.”
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