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Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church
Publish Date: 2017-03-26
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Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church

General Information

  • Phone:
  • (914) 235-6100
  • Fax:
  • (914) 235-0708
  • Street Address:

  • 10 Mill Road

  • New Rochelle, NY 10804
  • Mailing Address:

  • 10 Mill Road

  • New Rochelle, NY 10804


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Services Schedule

Orthros begins at 9:00am; Divine Liturgy and Sunday School, 10:00am


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Hymns of the Day

Resurrectional Apolytikion in the Grave Mode

Thou didst abolish death by Thy Cross; Thou didst open Paradise to the thief; Thou didst transform the myrrh-bearers' lamentation, and didst bid Thine Apostles to preach that Thou art risen, O Christ God, granting great mercy to the world.

Apolytikion of the Church in the Plagal Fourth Mode

Blessed are You, O Christ our God, who made fisherman all-wise, by sending down upon them the Holy Spirit, and through them, drawing all the world into Your net. O Loving One, glory be to You.

Seasonal Kontakion in the Plagal Fourth Mode

To you, Theotokos, invincible Defender, having been delivered from peril, I, your city, dedicate the victory festival as a thank offering. In your irresistible might, keep me safe from all trials, that I may call out to you: "Hail, unwedded bride!"
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Gospel and Epistle Readings

Epistle Reading

Prokeimenon. Grave Mode. Psalm 28.11,1.
The Lord will give strength to his people.
Verse: Bring to the Lord, O sons of God, bring to the Lord honor and glory.

The reading is from St. Paul's Letter to the Hebrews 6:13-20.

BRETHREN, when God made a promise to Abraham, since he had no one greater by whom to swear, he swore to himself, saying, "Surely I will bless you and multiply you." And thus Abraham, having patiently endured, obtained the promise. Men indeed swear by a greater than themselves, and in all their disputes an oath is final for confirmation. So when God desired to show more convincingly to the heirs of the promise the unchangeable character of his purpose, he interposed with an oath, so that through two unchangeable things, in which it is impossible that God should prove false, we who have fled for refuge might have strong encouragement to seize the hope set before us. We have this as a sure and steadfast anchor of the soul, a hope that enters into the inner shrine behind the curtain, where Jesus has gone as a forerunner on our behalf, having become a high priest for ever after the order of Melchizedek.


Gospel Reading

Sunday of St. John Climacus
The Reading is from Mark 9:17-31

At that time, a man came to Jesus kneeling and saying: "Teacher, I brought my son to you, for he has a dumb spirit; and wherever it seizes him it dashes him down; and he foams and grinds his teeth and becomes rigid; and I asked your disciples to cast it out, and they were not able." And he answered them, "O faithless generation, how long am I to be with you? How long am I to bear with you? Bring him to me." And they brought the boy to him; and when the spirit saw him, immediately it convulsed the boy, and he fell on the ground and rolled about, foaming at the mouth. And Jesus asked his father, "How long has he had this?" And he said, "From childhood. And it has often cast him into the fire and into the water, to destroy him; but if you can do anything, have pity on us and help us." And Jesus said to him, "If you can! All things are possible to him who believes." Immediately the father of the child cried out and said, "I believe; help my unbelief!" And when Jesus saw that a crowd came running together, he rebuked the unclean spirit, saying to it, "You dumb and deaf spirit, I command you, come out of him, and never enter him again." And after crying out and convulsing him terribly, it came out, and the boy was like a corpse; so that most of them said, "He is dead." But Jesus took him by the hand and lifted him up, and he arose. And when he had entered the house, his disciples asked him privately, "Why could we not cast it out?" And he said to them, "This kind cannot be driven out by anything but prayer and fasting." They went on from there and passed through Galilee. And he would not have any one know it; for he was teaching his disciples, saying to them, "The Son of man will be delivered into the hands of men, and they will kill him; and when he is killed, after three days he will rise."


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Parish News and Events

Parish News and Events

03/26/2017

4th Sunday of Lent. St John the Climacus

Orthros, 9:00am, Divine Liturgy and Sunday School, 10:00am

Greek Afternoon School presentation forIndependdence Day
by Maria Haralampopoulos and Elaina Poulos

Memorials for Bessie Camarinos, James N. Kavourias,
Amalia Resvanis, and Aristedes & Athanasia Zervoulias

40 Day Blessing for Anthony son of John & Gretchen Manolakis

Agape sponsored by Vasili Zervoulias and family in memory of
Aristides & Athanasia Zervoulias following Church services

GREEK INDEPENDENCE DAY PARADE ON 5TH AVE

 

 

Church Services for the Week

Monday, March 27th 

Wednesday, March 29th


Small Compline Service 6:30pm

Pre-Sanctified Divine Liturgy, 6:00pm. Dedicated to the Philoptochos.
Philoptochos Lenten Super and Retreat to follow
Friday, March 31st

AKATHIST HYMN, 7:00pm

 

Events of the Week 
 
Monday, March 27th

Monday School ~ Daskos Room ~ 7pm-9pm

Tuesday, March 28th

 

Wednesday, March 29th

Mommy & Me ~ Classrooms ~ 11:30am  
Greek School ~ Classrooms ~ 5pm-6:30pm
Adult Greek School ~ Classrooms ~ 6:45-8:15pm

Knitting for Charity will join the Philoptochos Lenten Super and Retreat ~ 6:00pm

Thursday, March 30th

Soup Run ~ Kitchen ~ 6:30pm

 Friday, March 31st

Greek School  ~ Classrooms ~ 5pm-6:30 
Scouts ~ Social Hall ~ 6:30pm-8pm

 Saturday, April 1st

Advanced Greek Class ~ Library ~ 10am-11:30am
Greek Regents Class ~ Library ~ 12pm-1:30pm

 

 
 
Ministries of the Parish

COOKING FOR HOPE  - During the Lenten season, when God asks us to give a little more of ourselves, please join us to cook for the HOPE Soup Kitchen of New Rochelle. HOPE serves dinner three evenings a week 52 weeks a year to our neighbors in need. We will be cooking (in our Church kitchen): April 6th – 6:00pm, May 11th – 6:00pm and June 8th – 6:00pm. If you would like to join us or have any questions please contact Stephanie Madouros (s.madouros@wssworldseas.com) or Linda Kondos (lovelyylinda@aol.com )   

COMMUNITY FOOD DRIVE During this period of Great Lent our Lord’s words “…for I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink…”take on renewed meaning. This week the Philoptochos will be handing out grocery bags for you to take home. While doing your food shopping during this Holy Lenten period, each week please consider buying two extra items for the grocery bag. Each item you put in the bag represents a meal for someone who would otherwise go hungry. Please drop off your food donations in the bin located outside the Church office. Thank you for your kind support.

MANHATTAN HOMELESS OUTREACH – We serve homemade food, provide clothing, shoes and toiletries, along with conversation and compassion, to 125 homeless on the sidewalk of 33rd Street in Manhattan once a month during our “soup run”.At this time, we can only accept warm clothing (coats, sweaters, pants), new men’s and women's underwear and toiletry items. Our next soup runs are on March 30thApril 27thMay 25thJune 22ndJuly 27thAugust 24th, and we meet in the Church kitchen at 6:30 p.m. Contact Despina Kartson (dkartson@gmail.com914-779-5543/917-603-7854) or Maria Scaros-Mercado (mscamer@hotmail.com203-531-5500203-399-7292) if you would like to join us, have questions or would like to sponsor a soup run for $150. 

YOUND AT HEART - promotes a happy and friendly environment for our seniors through monthly meetings and travel trips. Our upcomimg meeting will be on Wednesday, April 5th at 11:00am.

KNITTING FOR CHARITY- Our next meeting will be on Wednesday, March 29th at 7:30pm in the library. Contact Anthoula DeKnatel with any questions anthoulad@verizon.net or 914-723-6285

PHILOPTOCHOS BOOK GROUP - Our next meeting will be on Thursday, April 20th at 7:30pm

HOLY TRINITY DANCE TROUPE -Dancing enthusiasts, Every Sunday at 2pm we meet in the foyer. Join us in gathering together our kindred spirits and sharing the joy of dance!!! If you have any questions please contact Eirini Metaxas at 914.656.1242 or htdancers@icloud.com

SCOUTING —Studies published both in the U.S. (2015) and the U.K. (2016) are now confirming what Scouters have sensed all along.  Scouting has a measurable, positive impact in the character development of young people and children who participate in Scouting organizations are likely to have better mental health in middle age.  Children demonstrate increased cheerfulness, helpfulness, trustworthiness, hopeful future expectation as well as religious reverence, while learning to be self-reliant.  Join us for a future meeting the 1st, 3rd and 5th Friday of each month.  For more information please contact us at: Kristine Kingsley-Mulder at: ktkingsley@hotmail.com; Dave Kerwick at: djkerwick@aol.com; or Helen Dallaris at: helen@dallaris.com

YOUNG ADULT FORUM - A casual, conversational gathering of college students and young adults, discussing life, faith, and the world we live in. Next meeting Saturday, April 8th at 7:30pm.

 

 

 


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Saints and Feasts

Climicus
March 26

Sunday of St. John Climacus

The memory of this Saint is celebrated on March 30, where his biography may be found. He is celebrated today because his book, The Ladder of Divine Ascent, is a sure guide to the ascetic life, written by a great man of prayer experienced in all forms of the monastic polity; it teaches the seeker after salvation how to lay a sound foundation for his struggles, how to detect and war against each of the passions, how to avoid the snares laid by the demons, and how to rise from the rudimental virtues to the heights of Godlike love and humility. It is held in such high esteem that it is universally read in its entirety in monasteries during the Great Fast.


Gabriel1
March 26

Synaxis in honor of the Archangel Gabriel

This festive Synaxis is celebrated to the glory of the Archangel Gabriel, since he ministered to the marvelous mystery of God's incarnate dispensation.


Allsaint
March 26

Irenaeus the Hieromartyr of Hungary


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Wisdom of the Fathers

Seest thou how He now proceeds to lay beforehand in them the foundation of His doctrine about fasting? ... See, at any rate, how many blessings spring from them both. For he that is praying as he ought, and fasting, hath not many wants, and he that hath not many wants, cannot be covetous; ...
St. John Chrysostom
Homily 57 on Matthew 17,4,5. B#54, pp.355,356., 4th Century

... he that is not covetous, will be also more disposed for almsgiving. He that fasts is light, and winged, and prays with wakefulness, and quenches his wicked lusts, and propitiates God, and humbles his soul when lifted up. Therefore even the apostles were almost always fasting.
St. John Chrysostom
Homily 57 on Matthew 17,4,5. B#54, pp.355,356., 4th Century

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