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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:
  • (412)366-8700
  • Fax:
  • (412)366-8710
  • Street Address:

  • 985 Providence Blvd.

  • Pittsburgh, PA 15237-5951


Contact Information





Services Schedule

Worship Schedule

8:15 a.m. Orthros

9:30 a.m. Divine Liturgy

Worship Locations:

Sunday worship location: Holy Trinity Church, 985 Providence Boulevard, Pittsburgh, PA 15237

Weekday/Feast Day worship location: St. George Chapel, 8941 Ringeisen Rd., Allison Park, PA


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Hymns of the Day

Apolytikion of Annunciation of the Theotokos in the Fourth Tone

Today is the crowning of our salvation and the revelation of the mystery before all ages. For the Son of God becomes the son of the Virgin, and Gabriel proclaims the grace. Wherefore, we also cry out with him, "Rejoice, you who are full of grace, the Lord is with you." (Page 66)

Resurrectional Apolytikion in the Seventh Tone

By Your Cross You destroyed death and to the thief You opened paradise. You transformed the sorrow of the Myrrh-bearers, and commanded the Apostles to proclaim that You have risen from the dead, Christ our God, granting the world great mercy. (Page 53)

Apolytikion of Holy Trinity Church (Page 75) in the First Tone

English: Blessed are You, O Christ our God, Who has shown forth the fishermen to be most wise by sending down upon them the Holy Spirit. And through them, You drew the world into Your net. O merciful One, glory to You!
Greek: Ευλογητός ει Χριστέ, ο Θεός ήμων, ο πανσόφους τους αλιείς αναδείξας, καταπέμψας αυτοίς το Πνεύμα το άγιον, και δι΄αυτών την οικουμένην σαγηνεύσας, φιλάνθρωπε, δόξα σοι.
Phoenetics: Ev-lo-yi-tos i Hri-ste o The-os i-mon. O Pan-so-fous tous a-li-is a-na-di-xas ka-ta-pemp-sas af-tis to Pnev-ma to A-yi-on, ke di af-ton tin i-kou-men-in sa-i-nef-sas, fi-lan-thro-pe, do-xa si.

Seasonal Kontakion in the Eighth Tone

English: O Champion General, I your City now ascribe to you / triumphant anthems as the tokens of my gratitude, / being rescued from the terrors, O Theotokos. / Inasmuch as you have power unassailable, / from all kinds of perils free me so that unto you / I may cry aloud: Rejoice O unwedded Bride. Greek: Τη Υπερμάχω Στρατηγώ τα νικητήρια / Ως λυτρωθείσα των δεινων ευχαριστήρια / Αναγράφω σοι η Πόλις σου, Θεοτόκε / Αλλ΄ως έχουσα το κράτος απροσμάχητον / Εκ παντοίων με κινδύνων ελευθέρωσον / Ινα κράζω σοι, Χαίρε Νύμφη ανύμφευτε. Phoenetics: Ti i-per-ma-a-ho stra-ti-go ta ni-ki-ti-ri-a, / os li-tro-thi-sa ton di-non ef-ha-ri-sti-ri-a,/ a-na-gra-fo si i po-li sou The-o-to-ke. / Al-os e-hou-sa to kra-tos a-pros-ma-hi-ton, / ek pan-ti-on me kin-din-on e-lef-the-ro-son, / i-na kra-zo si: He-re nim-fi a-nim-fef-te. (Page 54)
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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.


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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.


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March 26

Irenaeus the Hieromartyr of Hungary

Hieromartyr Irenaeus suffered during the persecution against Christians under the Roman emperors Diocletian and Maximian (284-305). He was a presbyter, and he and his wife raised their children in Christian piety. Saint Irenaeus was greatly respected for his education and strict manner of life. He was later made Bishop of Sirmium in Pannonia. Because of his fervent preaching of the Gospel he was arrested and brought before an official named Probus. Refusing to deny Christ and offer sacrifice to the pagan gods, the saint was handed over for torture. Witnessing his torments were the saint’s parents, relatives and friends, who attempted to persuade him to submit, but the martyr remained steadfast. After cruel tortures, the holy confessor spent a long time in prison. Probus tried to persuade the martyr, urging him to spare his life for the sake of his sons. Saint Irenaeus replied, “My sons believe in God, Who will care for them. As for me, nothing will force me to renounce my Christ.” The governor ordered the saint to be thrown into a river. They led the martyr on the bridge crossing the River Sava, where he knelt and prayed to the Lord for his flock. Then they beheaded the Hieromartyr Irenaeus, and threw his body into the river.


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March 26

26 Martyrs in Crimea

These twenty-six martyrs were among the many killed by the Goths around the year 375 under Jungerich, a persecutor of Christians. Ancient synaxaria of the Gothic Church recount their martyrdom in the time of the emperors Valentinian, Valens, and Gratian. The historian Sozomen says that King Athanaric was enraged to see his subjects embracing Christianity because of the preaching of the Arian bishop Ulfilas. So, he ordered many of them to be tortured and executed, often without a trial. King Athanaric’s ministers placed a statue in a chariot and paraded it before the tents which Christians used for church services. Those who worshiped the idol and offered sacrifice were spared, the rest were burned alive in the tent. Jungerich gave orders to burn down a church during divine services. In the fiery inferno 308 people perished, of whom only twenty-one are known by name. There was also an anonymous man who came to the tent and confessed Christ. He was martyred with the others. Different manuscripts give variants of their names. In the reign of Valentinian and Theodosius (383-392), the Gothic king’s widow Gaatha (who was an Orthodox Christian) and her daughter Duclida gathered up the relics of the holy martyrs and brought them to Syria with the help of some priests and a layman named Thyellas. Gaatha later returned to her native land, where she was stoned and died as a martyr, along with her son Agathon. The relics of the holy martyrs were left to Duclida, who went to Cyzicus in Asia Minor and gave some of the relics for the founding of a church. Saint Duclida died in peace.


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Gospel and Epistle Readings

Epistle Reading

Prokeimenon. Seventh Tone. 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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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

He that prays with fasting hath his wings double, and lighter than the very winds. ... For nothing is mightier than a man who prays sincerely. ... But if thy body be too weak to fast continually, still it is not too weak for prayer, nor without vigor for contempt of the belly. For although thou canst not fast, yet canst thou avoid luxurious living.
St. John Chrysostom
Homily 57 on Matthew 17,4,5. B#54, pp.355,356., 4th Century

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Parish News and Events

TODAY’S EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES

 

Memorial Today

Memorial prayers will be offered at the conclusion of the Divine Liturgy today for the repose of the souls of the servants of God, Anne Chapas (40 days) and Frank Chapas (7 years). The Coffee Hour is being sponsored in their memory by their family. May their memory be eternal.

 

Parish St. John Chrysostom Oratorical Festival Today

Holy Trinity Church School will hold its Parish St. John Chrysostom Oratorical Festival today following Coffee Hour, at approximately 12:00 noon. Young people from our Church School ministry will be delivering brief messages about Church topics to help them better understand and express their faith. Anyone who is interested in hearing and encouraging these young evangelists is welcome to stay for this brief (approximately 30 minute) program in the church.

 

Ten Minutes of JOY

Ten Minutes of JOY Our children in JOY (grades 3-6) will meet today with Father Radu for ten minutes after their Sunday School lesson. This monthly encounter will be an opportunity for personal interaction and a meaningful dialogue on various aspects of our faith.

 

GOYA Lenten Soup Sales

The GOYA is once again offering its very popular Lenten soup and sauces sales during the Sundays of Lent, through April 2. Among the many good reasons to buy some to take home are that they are strict Lenten recipes, they provide fund-raising support for our GOYA ministry ... plus they taste great and they are good for you! Please visit the Lenten Soup Sales table in Gallery during Coffee Hour today! Thank you for supporting our youth as you strive to maintain and grow your spiritual discipline of fasting during Lent!

 

Philoptochos Pascha Bread Sale

Please note that today is the last day to place your order for the Philoptochos Pascha Bread Sale. Order forms were included in the March edition of the Herald and can also be found outside of the church office window. Orders will be ready for pick up on Palm Sunday, April 9. All proceeds benefit the charitable endeavors of the Philoptochos.

 

Greek Room Greek Independence Day Celebration

The Greek Nationality Room Committee of the University of Pittsburgh will hold its annual Greek Independence Day Celebration today at 5:30 PM at the Frick Fine Arts Auditorium of the University of Pittsburgh. This year’s annual commemorative event, in addition to the lecture-presentation, exhibit, and artwork, will also feature thematic poetry and dances representative of the areas from which Greeks fled as refugees, generously-presented by the Grecian Odyssey Dancers. A sampling of Greek regional olive oils, and artisanal bread, complemented by light refreshments, will be served following the program. For more information, contact: asbmh@pitt.edu.

 

UPCOMING EVENTS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

Services This Week (Schedule available online at www.HolyTrinityPgh.org/calendar)

  - Mon., Mar. 27, 6:30pm: Great Compline (SG).

  - Wed., Mar. 29, 6:30pm: Pre-Sanctified Liturgy (HT) followed by Lenten Dinner and special “Faith and Family Weekday” Lenten Presentation

  - Fri., Mar. 31, 6:30pm: Service of the Akathist Hymn to the Theotokos (SG). Last of the Friday services of Lent – last chance to hymn and honor the Holy Theotokos.

 

Faith and Family Weekdays Lenten Speakers Series

This year, we will focus on the theme, “Lent: A Time to Connect.” Each week a special presentation will be offered by one of our clergy or guest presenters. Plan on being there for Pre-Sanctified Liturgy at 6:30pm, followed by a Lenten dinner and presentation in the Grand Room. The remaining speakers this year are:

  • Mar. 29 - Nick Chakos: “Connecting with Compassion”
  • Apr. 5 - Bob Stearns: “Connecting with Our God-Given Potential”

 

[Apr. 2] HOPE and JOY Pilgrimage to the Orthodox Monastery of the Transfiguration

Next Sunday, April 2 the HOPE and JOY youth ministry plan to visit the Orthodox Monastery of the Transfiguration in Ellwood City (321 Monastery Lane, Ellwood City, Pa 16117). The children and their parents should plan to arrive at 1:00 pm for a tour and talk about monastic life.  As a service project, the children have been invited to read and sing the vespers that day, which should commence around 2:00 pm. The nuns will assist them during the service. The group should plan to depart after Vespers. Please plan to visit from 1:00 - 3:00 pm that afternoon.  Additionally, as a donation the children have been asked to collect office supplies, nuts and dried fruit for Holy Week, and a bit of Easter Candy. You can either bring your donation on Sunday, April 2 or give it to Maria Bounos in advance, as she is putting a basket together for the nuns. If you plan to attend, please notify Maria Bounos by phone or text at 412-600-7096. 

 

[Apr. 2] IOCC Syria Relief Dinner

Please plan on attending the IOCC Syrian Relief Dinner & Prayer Service to be held next Sunday, April 2 at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral. The Prayer Service will begin at 4:00 pm followed by a Lenten Dinner/Reception beginning at 5:00 pm. The event will be hosted and led by several Orthodox Hierarchs including His Eminence Metropolitan Savas. Requested donations for tickets are $50 for adults; $20 for students (age 7-18); children 6 and under are free. Register online at iocc.org/pittsburgh or call Sophie (412-341-6869), Zelfa (412-417-4706) or Mari (412-915-7380). Tickets must be purchased by this Friday, March 31.

 

Upcoming Lenten and Paschal Dates

Wondering about Lenten and Paschal dates? Here’s a helpful guide to some of the important events coming up. Mark them on your calendar!

-          Saturday of Lazarus/Palm Cross/Candle prep: Apr. 8

-          Palm Sunday: Apr. 9

-          Holy Week: Apr. 9-15

-          Holy Friday (schedule off work & school): Apr. 14

-          The Great and Holy Pascha: Apr. 16

 

Welcome to the Sundays of Lent and the Divine Liturgy of Saint Basil

During the Sundays of Lent, the Orthodox Church changes from using the Divine Liturgy of Saint John Chrysostom to the Divine Liturgy of Saint Basil. Why do we do that and what are the differences? To most outward appearances, the Divine Liturgy of Saint Basil differs very little from the Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom, and those wishing to follow the service in the Divine Liturgy book may use the regular book to do so. The primary difference is in the prayers said by the priest in the later part of the service and the hymn “All of Creation” (“Epi Si Heri”) which replaces the usual “It Is Worthy” (“Axion Estin”) after the Consecration of the Holy Gifts. Why the change? In general, the prayers of St. Basil are more penitential, and therefore lend themselves to the Church's liturgical preparation for important holy days; hence, their use during Great Lent and on the eves of Nativity and Theophany. During this service, as the priest offers the prayers, there may be times when the choir completes its hymn and the priest is still offering the prayer. During this season of increased prayer and spiritual attention, please use those times to follow along with the prayers with your own heart and immerse yourself in this beautiful worship experience. Rather than “wait for” the priest to finish the prayers, join him in the prayer of your own heart! The large green Holy Trinity Divine Liturgy books indicate where the changes in those prayers are, and you may follow them to develop a greater understanding and appreciation of their beauty and meaning. A blessed Lent to all!

 

 Lenten and Holy Week Schedules of Services

The March issue of The Herald contains a complete schedule of services for Lent and Holy Week. Please post them in a conspicuous place in your home. Make a family plan and circle the services you are able to attend and place them on your schedule and on your phone’s calendar! As the hymn from the Book of Psalms tells us during the Great Compline service, “God is with us.” Lent provides us a special time to be with Him. See you there!

 

Lenten Coffee Hour Reminder

Please keep in mind that throughout Lent our Coffee Hours following the Divine Liturgy observe the Orthodox Lenten fasting schedule. Anyone sponsoring a memorial coffee hour or providing Church School snacks is asked to take care that non-meat and non-dairy items are provided. The Philoptochos and the Church School can provide a list of suggestions for good alternatives. Thank you for helping our community grow in this proper and helpful Orthodox spiritual practice and discipline.

 

Lenten Resources Available on the Internet

Looking for educational or inspirational information and resources for Lent? Try one of the best religious sites on the Internet: the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America. To visit the general site, go to lent.goarch.org. There you will find Lenten messages, scriptures, prayers, articles, hymns, videos and more.

 

Stewardship Message: “200 Hours”

Let’s say you were just assigned a job that would take you 200 hours to complete, after your regular work is done! That's TWENTY 10-hour days! Now, what if 20 friends volunteered to come and help? You'd be done in ONE 10-hour day! And if 40 people helped, you'd be done in HALF a day! And so goes the power of sharing the labor, the power in numbers, in having a team. This is yet more important here, because what we're referring to is the labor of love that only few, unfortunately, have been sharing to this point. We're talking about the Festival food prep sessions that continue on the dates below. 200 hours is how long it took to prepare the 260 baklava trays; and it took about the same to make the 240 spanakopita trays. The teams of volunteers joyfully give their time and talents and enjoyed the camaraderie, good humor and even music, but the tired bodies are also evident at the end of the day.  It doesn’t have to be that way, if we apply the power of sharing the labor with a greater number of us! You may not have realized it, but the festival has started! What excuse can possibly keep you from helping your fellow parishioners, and cutting down the labor hours, by giving just a little bit of your time for this most important fundraiser of our community? We're all busy. Let’s admit it, though – we all can still make time. Many busy people have. Let's all mark our calendars. Men and women of all ages are needed! It would be great to see you, and embrace you with love and friendship.

 

Festival Cooking Schedule: April/May

It’s time! Festival cooking is here. Please mark these dates on your calendar, put them in your phone, hand them on your refrigerator, or do whatever you need to be sure to be there…and remember to invite some friends! Watch for more dates all the way through July in the April edition of the Holy Trinity Herald!

 

Date

Day

Times

Food Item Being Prepared

April 25

Tuesday

9am-9pm

Apricot Rolls

May 2

Tuesday

9am-9pm

Finkia, Koulourakia

May 5

Friday

9am-9pm

Souvlakia

May 6

Saturday

9am-5pm

Souvlakia

May 9

Tuesday

9am-9pm

Kourambiethes

May 16

Tuesday

9am-9pm

Galaktoboureko

May 23

Tuesday

9am-9pm

Souzoukakia

 

Festival Ad Book Volunteers Needed

The Festival season is quickly coming upon us. Last year's Festival was a banner event for our Holy Trinity community. With your help, we made tremendous strides last year. We are seeking volunteers to join the 2017 Festival Ad Book committee. Please contact Al Backeris or Connie Bistolas to join the Ad Book campaign or email inquiries and interest to festivalads@HolyTrinityPgh.org.

 

Need Physical Assistance to Receive Holy Communion?

Do you require physical assistance to receive Holy Communion? The Holy Trinity Parish Council and Hospitality Ministry team would be glad to help. Please indicate you require help when your row is dismissed and they will provide someone to accompany you and provide assistance and safety.

 

Online Giving Reminder

Holy Trinity Church’s online giving program makes it possible to make contributions of various kinds to Holy Trinity Church online. Our secure system allows you to conveniently make donations online. You can choose to make a one-time contribution or establish a recurring weekly or monthly contribution. Best of all, you don’t need to remember to write a check or bring your offering to church - it’s already taken care of! Payments can be made via checking account, savings account, credit card or debit card. Visit www.HolyTrinityPgh.org/give to get started!

 

“God’s House – Our Responsibility”
Attention all Holy Trinity parishioners, parents and youth: We all know the Church is “God’s House.” He expects us, however, to take care of it. That means leaving things the way we found them, cleaning up after ourselves and caring for every part of God’s House even better than we treat our own. Holding an event? Leave the place the way you found it – or better. Coffee Hour? Please place all your trash in the cans after and be sure not to spill or crush things on the floor. And children? Please help them understand – kindly – their need to also take care of God’s House. We can all do this together! Thank you!

 

In the Hospital? Home-Bound? Please let the Church Office know! 
In today’s age of information privacy, churches are not notified when parishioners are admitted to hospitals, nursing homes or other care facilities. Both those facilities and your church depend on having the church notified by a friends or family member so pastoral care and outreach can be offered. The same goes for those homebound. If you or any of your loved ones are in any of these situations, please contact the Church Office at 412-366-8700 to request a visit from our priests or our new and wonderful Visitation Ministry. Also, interested in helping reach out to fellow parishioners in those situations? Please contact Amy Armanious at visitation@HolyTrinityPgh.org.

 

Welcome, Holy Trinity Guests!

We welcome all our guests to Holy Trinity Church today, whether as visitors from out of town, family members joining others here for worship today or even soon-to-be members here for the first time. No matter what the reason the Holy Spirit brought you here today, we welcome you with open arms and hearts filled with the love of Christ. Please help us welcome you by signing in at the hospitality table in the Narthex, where you will be presented with a yellow lapel Cross to help our Holy Trinity family know you're here. Please fill out an information card so we can contact you with any information you may need concerning life here at Holy Trinity Church.

 

About Receiving Holy Communion in the Orthodox Church

As an extension of our hospitality and outreach ministries, we welcome all who have come to worship with us today. Whether you are an Orthodox Christian, an inquirer to the faith or a first-time guest in an Orthodox Church, we are pleased to have you with us and thankful for the opportunity to share and bear witness to this ancient and timeless Faith. In accordance with the holy canons and traditions of the Church, please note that Holy Communion and the other Holy Mysteries (Sacraments) are received only by those who are baptized and chrismated (confirmed) Orthodox Christians who have properly prepared through prayer, fasting and confession. All others are invited receive the antidoron (blessed bread) and a blessing from the priest at the conclusion of the Divine Liturgy. The antidoron is not a sacramental offering, but is blessing and a reflection of the agape (love) feast that followed worship in the ancient Christian Church. Please join our parish family for hospitality after the holy services and allow us to meet and welcome you. Interested in joining or learning more about the Orthodox Christian Faith? Please see one of our priests or complete a visitor’s card today!

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Calendar of Events

  • Upcoming Holy Trinity Church Events

    March 26 to April 9, 2017

    Sunday, March 26

    8:15AM Orthros

    9:30AM Divine Liturgy

    10:45AM Church School Class Session

    10:45AM + Anne Chapas (40 Days) and Frank Chapas (7 years) Memorial + Coffee Hour

    12:00PM Parish Oratorical Festival at Holy Trinity Church

    5:30PM Greek Room Celebration of Greek Independence Day

    Monday, March 27

    6:30PM Great Compline (SG)

    Tuesday, March 28

    9:00AM "Hearts of Faith" Women's Ministry

    Wednesday, March 29

    6:30PM Pre-Sanctified Liturgy followed by Lenten Dinner and Faith & Family Weekday Lenten Presentation (HT)

    Friday, March 31

    6:30PM Service of the Akathist Hymn (SG)

    Saturday, April 1

    11:00AM Metropolis of Pittsburgh Philoptochos Daffodil Luncheon

    6:00PM Lecture-Concert: A Byzantine Musical Journey Through Holy Week

    Sunday, April 2

    8:15AM Orthros

    9:30AM Divine Liturgy

    10:45AM Church School Class Session

    1:00PM HOPE/JOY Visit to Holy Transfiguration Monastery

    Monday, April 3

    6:30PM Great Compline (SG)

    Wednesday, April 5

    6:30PM Pre-Sanctified Liturgy followed by Lenten Dinner and Faith & Family Weekday Lenten Presentation (HT)

    Saturday, April 8

    8:30AM Orthros/ 9:30am Liturgy: Saturday of Lazarus followed by ALL youth making Palm Crosses & Cupping Candles

    Sunday, April 9

    HOLY WEEK

    8:15AM Orthros

    9:30AM Divine Liturgy

    11:00AM GOYA Community Palm Sunday Fish Lunch

    7:00PM Bridegroom Service (HT)


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