Trapeza of the Open Door

Trapeza of the Open Door

In a monastic community, a trapeza (or refectory), is the dining hall where monks and pilgrims gather for food and conversation (although monks don't usually talk during meals). It is a place for hospitality.     

Here at Holy Martyrs' we always have breakfast and  fresh hot coffee in the mornings for you. And some times someone brings us donuts. Watch today’s latest news on television. Read about it in the newspaper. Have a conversation with a friend and neighbor. And we try to always have a hot meal to share with you following the noon prayers. 

There is also a washer and dryer and laundry soap so you can wash your clothes. Bring your computer or note book. There is Wi-Fi. 

We serve all no matter what faith.

We are located in the white A frame building on the corner across from Webster Elementary School.     

Hospitality

“Hospitality is the way we come out of ourselves. It is the first step toward dismantling the barriers of the world. Hospitality is the way we turn a prejudiced world around, one heart at a time.”    

Received As Christ

Everyone—everyone—is received as Christ. 

Everyone receives a warm answer—on the phone, at the door, in the office. Sarcasm has no room here. Put-downs have no room here. One-upmanship has no room here. Classism has no room here. 

Holy Martyrs heart is to be a place without boundaries, a place where truth of the oneness of all things shatters all barriers, a point where all the differences of the world meet and melt, where Christians, Jew and Gentile, slave and free, woman and man all come together as equals.