Holy Trinity Church
Publish Date: 2017-08-13
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Holy Trinity Church

General Information

  • Phone:
  • (740) 282-9835
  • Fax:
  • (740) 282-2091
  • Street Address:

  • 300 South Fourth Street

  • Steubenville, OH 43952
  • Mailing Address:

  • P.O. Box 788

  • Steubenville, OH 43952


Past Bulletins


Gospel and Epistle Readings

Matins Gospel Reading

Tenth Orthros Gospel
The Reading is from John 21:1-14

At that time, being raised from the dead, Jesus revealed himself to the disciples by the Sea of Tiberias; and he revealed himself in this way. Simon Peter, Thomas called the Twin, Nathanael of Cana in Galilee, the sons of Zebedee, and two others of his disciples were together. Simon Peter said to them, "I am going fishing." They said to him, "We will go with you." They went out and got into the boat; but that night they caught nothing. Just as day was breaking, Jesus stood on the beach; but the disciples did not know that it was Jesus. Jesus said to them, "Children, have you any fish?" They answered him, "No." He said to them, "Cast the net on the right side of the boat, and you will find some." So they cast it, and now they were not able to haul it in, for the quantity of fish. The disciple whom Jesus loved said to Peter, "It is the Lord!" When Simon Peter heard that it was the Lord, he put on his clothes, for he was stripped for work, and sprang into the sea. But the other disciples came in the boat, dragging the net full of fish, for they were not far from the land, but about a hundred yards off.

When they got out on land, they saw a charcoal fire there, with fish lying on it, and bread. Jesus said to them, "Bring some of the fish that you have just caught." So Simon Peter went aboard and hauled the net ashore, full of large fish, a hundred and fifty-three of them; and although there were so many, the net was not torn. Jesus said to them, "Come and have breakfast." Now none of the disciples dared ask him, "Who are you?" They knew it was the Lord. Jesus came and took the bread and gave it to them, and so with the fish. This was now the third time that Jesus was revealed to the disciples after he was raised from the dead.


Epistle Reading

Prokeimenon. First Tone. Psalm 32.22,1.
Let your mercy, O Lord, be upon us.
Verse: Rejoice in the Lord, O ye righteous.

The reading is from St. Paul's First Letter to the Corinthians 4:9-16.

Brethren, God has exhibited us apostles as last of all, like men sentenced to death; because we have become a spectacle to the world, to angels and to men. We are fools for Christ's sake, but you are wise in Christ. We are weak, but you are strong. You are held in honor, but we in disrepute. To the present hour we hunger and thirst, we are ill-clad and buffeted and homeless, and we labor, working with our own hands. When reviled, we bless; when persecuted, we endure; when slandered, we try to conciliate; we have become, and are now, as the refuse of the world, the off-scouring of all things. I do not write this to make you ashamed, but to admonish you as my beloved children. For though you have countless guides in Christ, you do not have many fathers. For I became your father in Christ Jesus through the gospel. I urge you, then, be imitators of me.


Gospel Reading

10th Sunday of Matthew
The Reading is from Matthew 17:14-23

At that time, a man came up to Jesus and kneeling before him said, "Lord, have mercy on my son, for he is an epileptic and he suffers terribly; for often he falls into the fire, and often into the water. And I brought him to your disciples, and they could not heal him." And Jesus answered, "O faithless and perverse generation, how long am I to be with you? How long am I to bear with you? Bring him here to me." And Jesus rebuked him, and the demon came out of him, and the boy was cured instantly. Then the disciples came to Jesus privately and said, "Why could we not cast it out?" He said to them, "Because of your little faith. For truly I say to you, if you have faith as a grain of mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, 'Move hence to yonder place,' and it will move; and nothing will be impossible to you. But this kind never comes out except by prayer and fasting." As they were gathering in Galilee, Jesus said to them, "The Son of man is to be delivered into the hands of men, and they will kill him, and he will be raised on the third day."


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Saints and Feasts

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August 13

Dorotheus, Abba of Gaza

Saint Dorotheos was born in Antioch, Syria, in the year 506 or 508 A.D. He began his education very early in life and profited from the social statusof his parents. He received a classical education in the Greco-Roman world, which included medical studies, thus allowing him to work as a physician. Despite his great mind, Dorotheos yearned for a life of seclusion in the monastery. He inquired through letters with the holy men Barsanuphius and John (see February 6th) as how to begin the process towards monasticism. Many of these letters exist to this day and provide insight to the life of Dorotheos and his relationship with his mentors.

Dorotheos entered the monastery of Thawatha where Barsanuphius and John lived. His quick mind and advanced education made life in the monastery difficult as he struggled with social encounters and even challenged his abbot when he knew of better ways to run the monastery. This struggle against pride lasted a great while and served as an ongoing lesson for Dorotheos. He worked as assistant to the holy father John and enjoyed this position of communication between John and the rest of the community.

As he progressed in the spiritual life, Dorotheos was given spiritual charge over younger monks to which he was hesitant to accept as he struggled with interactions with others. Despite his reservations, Dorotheos took charge over a young man named Dositheos and taught him the monastic life, a relationship which proved to be difficult but beneficial for both. When John died, Dorotheos left the monastery of Thawatha and founded his own monastery where he took charge of many young monks, training them in the spiritual art.


Healdemonicboy
August 13

10th Sunday of Matthew


Transfiguration
August 13

Apodosis of the Transfiguration


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Hymns of the Day

Resurrectional Apolytikion in the First Tone

The stone had been secured with a seal by the Judeans, * and a guard of soldiers was watching Your immaculate body. * You rose on the third day, O Lord * and Savior, granting life unto the world. * For this reason were the powers of heaven crying out to You, O Life-giver: * Glory to Your resurrection, O Christ; * glory to Your eternal rule; * glory to Your dispensation, only One who loves mankind.
The stone that had been sealed before Your tomb by the Jews and the soldiers guarding did watch over Your pure and sacred body. O Savior the third day You arose, and unto all the world did You give life. Where by all the heavenly powers did proclaim that You are the giver of life. Glory unto our resurrected Christ. Glory unto Your Kingdom. Glory to Your dispensation O You alone who loves all.

Apolytikion for Apodosis of Transfiguration in the Grave Tone

You were transfigured upon the mountain, O Christ our God, showing to Your disciples Your glory as much as they could bear. Do also in us, sinners though we be, shine Your everlasting light, through the intercessions of the Theotokos, O Giver of light. Glory to You.

Seasonal Kontakion in the Grave Tone

You were transfigured upon the mount, O Christ our God, and Your disciples, in so far as they could bear, beheld Your glory. Thus, when they see You crucified, they may understand Your voluntary passion, and proclaim to the world that You are truly the effulgence of the Father.
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Holy Trinity Calendar

  • Weekly Schedule

    August 13 to August 20, 2017

    Sunday, August 13

    8:30AM Orthros

    9:30AM Liturgy

    Monday, August 14

    6:00PM Great Vespers w/ Lamentations

    Tuesday, August 15

    HOLY DORMITION

    8:30AM Orthros

    9:30AM Liturgy

    Wednesday, August 16

    FR. NICK VACATION

    Sunday, August 20

    8:30AM Orthros - H.T.

    9:30AM Liturgy - H.T.

  • Goya Camp

    August 13 to August 27, 2017

    Sunday, August 13

    8:30AM Orthros

    9:30AM Liturgy

    Monday, August 14

    6:00PM Great Vespers w/ Lamentations

    Tuesday, August 15

    HOLY DORMITION

    8:30AM Orthros

    9:30AM Liturgy

    Wednesday, August 16

    FR. NICK VACATION

    Sunday, August 20

    8:30AM Orthros - H.T.

    9:30AM Liturgy - H.T.

    Wednesday, August 23

    9:00AM Office Hours

    6:00PM Paraklesis

    Thursday, August 24

    4:00PM Confession

    Friday, August 25

    9:00AM Office Hours

    Sunday, August 27

    8:30AM Orthros

    9:30AM Liturgy

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Local Parish News

WEEKLY BULLETIN – August 13, 2017

 10th Sunday of Matthew


ANNOUNCEMENTS & UPCOMING EVENTS

 

 


SACRAMENTS

Welcome to all visitors! Everyone is welcome in the Orthodox Church and may receive the blessed bread (antidoron) at the end of the service; but only practicing Orthodox Christians may receive the sacrament of Holy Communion.

KEEP IN YOUR PRAYERS

Hunter Adkins, Flora Alexander, George Berris, Ellen Cebula, Sophia Diamond, Georgiann Hart, Angela Kohelis-Dobson, Nick Kirlangitis, Eleftheria Klouvas, George Maragos,  Mary McElhaney, Anna Moten, George & Stella Panagis, Pete & Irene Petrides, Chuck & Erma Rangos, Jim Ritter, Alexis & Helen Satiropoulis, John Synodinos, Electra Vounousakis & Nicole Zorne.

(If you have names to add or remove from this list, please contact the church office.)

FELLOWSHIP HOUR

Today’s coffee hour will be hosted by the Parish Council.

 

 

 

 

FAST SCHEDULE

Strict Fast – Monday-Wednesday-Friday

SCHEDULE FOR THE WEEK

Monday,        August 14

 6:00 P.M.      Great Vespers with                                      Lamentations

Tuesday,      August 15

                        Holy Dormition

8:30 A.M.       Orthros

9:30 A.M.       Liturgy

5:30 P.M.        AHEPA Meeting at The Ville

SUMMER_VACATION

Father Nick will be on vacation from August 16 – August 22. For any pastoral emergencies, please contact the church office. One of the local priests will be assigned to help.

NEXT SUNDAY

August 20 – 11th Sunday of                               Matthew

8:30 A.M.     Orthros

9:30 A.M.     Liturgy

1 Yr. Memorial – William Apesos

ANNOUNCEMENTS

CHOIR

The choir returns this week after a brief rest. We thank you for your indulgence during their absence last month, and welcome them back.

DECORATING EPITAPHIO

Decorating for the Epitaphio for Holy Dormition will be tomorrow, Monday, August 14 at 10:00 A.M.  Everyone is welcome to help. All helping hands are greatly appreciated.

HOUSE BLESSINGS

House Blessings will begin Tuesday, September 5. Please check the schedule in the September issue of The Net.  After looking over the schedule, if you need to reschedule or if your name is not listed, please contact the office to make any needed changes.

A.H.E.P.A. MEETING

The AHEPA will be meeting this week, Tuesday, August 15, at 5:30 P.M. at The Ville.

GREEK SCHOOL

Greek School will be resuming in September. Anyone interested in attending, please contact Pam Makricosta at 304-670-8489

UPCOMING EVENTS

PHILOPTOCHOS BOARD MEETING

The Philpotochos board  will be meeting on Thursday, August 24, at 6:30, at Gio’s Restaurant at 3013 Pennsylvania Ave., Weirton, WV 26062. Please contact Marianne Balakos if you need to verify that you are a board member.

A.H.E.P.A. STEAK FRY

The AHEPA Lodge #103 will be having the 3rd Annual Steak Fry & Membership Night on Thursday, August 24, at 6:00 P.M. The steak fry will be held at the AHEPA Lodge – West St., Weirton, WV. The cost is $35 per person and includes a grilled NY Strip Steak with all the fixings, plus beer, wine, and soft drinks. All proceeds benefit AHEPA and local charities. RSVP to Nick Tranto 304-670-5259, Nick Latousakis 304-479-1719, or James Banketas at 304-479-2511 no later than August 18.

CHIAN PICNIC

The Chian Picnic will be held August 27, 2017.The picnic will take place here at Holy Trinity in the Hellenic 

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