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(Prat Thakkar, NECN: Boston, MA) - A unique Boston experience ends on a high note as church-goers who prefer to worship in German or Latin say their goodbyes to their Sunday morning tradition. Before the Mass began at Boston's historic Holy Trinity Church, parishioners heard the order themselves, that the church would be shut down. a crescendo rising above them, generations of parishioners filled the holy trinity German church for the last mass in the foreseeable future... as the Boston archdiocese shuts down its oldest ethnic parish Holy Trinity's roots run deep, established in 1844, it was the church that introduced the Christmas tree to puritan Boston. Parishioners from around Massachusetts worshipped at the 164-year-old parish, which offered masses in English, German and Latin... until last year, for nearly 2 decades it was the only church in the archdiocese to offer a Latin Mass. A.J. Hungerford, the son of a German immigrant, came from Portland Maine to attend the final service. Along with tears there is also anger and disbelief among worshippers who say the 131-year-old church is a historic jewel... Holy Trinity was designed by renowned church architect Patrick Keely with its gilded columns, color drenched windows and sculpture bedecked walls. Parishioners have 10 days to appeal the closure to Cardinal O'Malley, if it is denied, they can then appeal to Rome. But for now clutching onto hope and faith, they pushed back tears for a house of worship that had long become a home. NECN's Prat Thakkar reports.