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Holy Trinity
Publish Date: 2017-02-26
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General Information

  • Phone:
  • (918) 583-2082
  • Fax:
  • (918) 583-2083
  • Street Address:

  • 1222 S. Guthrie Ave.

  • Tulsa, OK 74119


Contact Information






Services Schedule

Saturday Evening Vespers: 5:30 pm

Sunday Morning Orthros 9 AM

Sunday Morning Divine Liturgy 10 AM


Past Bulletins


Calendar

  • Calendar

    February 26 to March 5, 2017

    Sunday, February 26

    Cheesefare Sunday

    9:00AM Orthros

    10:00AM Divine Liturgy

    12:00PM Cheesefare Fiesta Lunch Hosted By GOYA

    Monday, February 27

    Clean Monday

    Lenten Fast Begins

    6:00PM Compline

    Tuesday, February 28

    10:30AM Bible Study

    6:30PM Bible Study

    6:30PM GOYA Dance Practice

    Wednesday, March 1

    10:30AM Faith Group

    6:00PM Presanctified Liturgy

    Thursday, March 2

    6:30PM GOYA Dance Practice

    Friday, March 3

    Goya Retreat

    6:00PM 1st Salutations to Virgin Mary

    Saturday, March 4

    Third Saturday of Souls

    8:30AM Orthros

    9:30AM Divine Liturgy

    1:00PM Oratorical Festival

    5:30PM Great Vespers

    Sunday, March 5

    Sunday of Orthodoxy

    First Sunday of Lent

    9:00AM Orthros

    10:00AM Divine Liturgy

    5:00PM Sunday of Orthdoxy Vespers at St. Antony


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Hymns of the Day

Resurrectional Apolytikion in the Third Mode

Let all things above in heav'n rejoice, and let all things below on earth be glad. With all the might and strength of His arm an eternal deed the Lord did perform. Beneath His feet He has trampled down death by death, and first born of the dead has He become. From the womb of Hades has He delivered us, and to all the world has granted His great redeeming mercy.
Εὐφραινέσθω τὰ οὐράνια, ἀγαλλιάσθω τὰ ἐπίγεια, ὅτι ἐποίησε κράτος, ἐν βραχίονι αὐτοῦ, ὁ Κύριος, ἐπάτησε τῷ θανάτῳ τὸν θάνατον, πρωτότοκος τῶν νεκρῶν ἐγένετο, ἐκ κοιλίας ᾅδου ἐρρύσατο ἡμᾶς, καὶ παρέσχε τῷ κόσμῳ τὸ μέγα ἔλεος.

Seasonal Kontakion in the Plagal Second Mode

O Master, Prudence, Guide of Wisdom, Instruction to the foolish and Defender of the poor, strengthen my heart and grant it discernment. Give me words, Word of the Father, for behold, I shall not keep my lips from crying out to You, "O Merciful One, have mercy on me who has fallen."
Τῆς σοφίας ὁδηγέ, φρονήσεως χορηγέ, τῶν ἀφρόνων παιδευτά, καὶ πτωχῶν ὑπερασπιστά, στήριξον, συνέτισον τὴν καρδίαν μου Δέσποτα. Σὺ δίδου μοι λόγον, ὁ τοῦ Πατρός Λόγος· ἰδοὺ γὰρ τὰ χείλη μου, οὐ μὴ κωλύσω ἐν τῷ κράζειν σοι· Ἐλεῆμον, ἐλέησόν με τὸν παραπεσόντα.
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Saints and Feasts

Photini
February 26

The Holy Great Martyr Photine, the Samaritan Women

Saint Photine was the Samaritan Woman who encountered Christ our Saviour at Jacob's Well (John 4:1-42). Afterwards she laboured in the spread of the Gospel in various places, and finally received the crown of martyrdom in Rome with her two sons and five sisters, during the persecutions under the Emperor Nero.


Eden
February 26

Forgiveness Sunday

The Holy Fathers have appointed the commemoration of Adam's exile from the Paradise of delight here, on the eve of the holy Forty-day Fast, demonstrating to us not by simple words, but by actual deeds, how beneficial fasting is for man, and how harmful and destructive are insatiety and the transgressing of the divine commandments. For the first commandment that God gave to man was that of fasting, which the first-fashioned received but did not keep; and not only did they not become gods, as they had imagined, but they lost even that blessed life which they had, and they fell into corruption and death, and transmitted these and innumerable other evils to all of mankind. The God-bearing Fathers set these things before us today, that by bringing to mind what we have fallen from, and what we have suffered because of the insatiety and disobedience of the first-fashioned, we might be diligent to return again to that ancient bliss and glory by means of fasting and obedience to all the divine commands. Taking occasion from today's Gospel (Matt. 6:14-21) to begin the Fast unencumbered by enmity, we also ask forgiveness this day, first from God, then from one another and all creation.


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Scripture Readings

Scripture Readings

Orthros Gospel: Mark 16:9-20  (3rd Morning Gospel)

Epistle Reading: Romans 13:11-14; 14:1-4 (Of Cheesefare Sunday)

Gospel Reading: Matthew 6:14-21 (Of Cheesefare Sunday)


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Community News and Events

Great Lent Begins This Week

As we begin Great Lent, remember to be diligint and vigilant in practicing Spritiual Disciplines.  Also, make it a priority this year to try two things: first, come to at least one of the Lenten Services each week, second, at some point during Great Lent, make sure to attend each of the Lenten Services at least once.  As a reminder, on Mondays we will have Compline, on Wednesdays we will have Pre-Sanctified Liturgy, and on Fridays we will have Salutations/Akathist to the Theotokos.  All of the services will begin at 6:00 pm, as they did last year.

Saint John Chrysostom Oratorical Festival

Our Saint John Chrysostom Oratorical Festival has been moved to Saturday, March 4 at 1:00 pm.  Everyone is invited to come hear our young people present their speeches. 

MAYFEST and Tulsa Tough

MAYFEST and TULSA TOUGH - Calling all volunteers!  WE NEED YOU!  We will be participating at Mayfest (May 18th-21st) and Tulsa Tough (June 9th-11th).  We need help and leaders in many areas.  For Mayfest, please contact Nick Salis at nicholas-salis@utulsa.edu and for Tulsa Tough contact Katie Najera or Anastasia Boon.  Tonya Boone is also available to answer questions.  tboone@ekkoranch.com

EVERYONE, please mark your calendars, and plan to come down to MAYFEST with your friends/co-workers for a GYRO LUNCH to help support our fundraising efforts.  

Home/Business Blessings

There are sheets available in the Narthex for you to fill out and request a home or business blessing.  We will schedule the blessings each week after we collect the request every Sunday.  Please forgive the delay in getting started, we will be contacting everyone this week to schedule the blessings.  This is a wonderful tradition and opportunity we look forward to each year!

Community Center Update

There was a lot of activity this past week, as you can see.  

  • The Footings hsould be completed this week, an Plunbing and electrial rough in the remainder of the week, so we can pour the slab
  • We are evaluating Feezer/Cooler bids.  The cooler will be twice as big as our current one, and hte freezer will be about the same size.  All lodcated inside the new kitchen
  • There is an Interior Meeting tentatively scheduled for Wednesday, March 1, at 4:30 pm at GH@'s office to look at light fixtures, bbanquet hall and bathroom tiels.  Contat Andy Revelis for confirmation.  
  • Our Men & Meat fellowship event broughtin $1450 for the building fund!  
  • Fund raising in an ongoing effort in order to minimize the loan amount and consequently our monthlypaymnets.  Please contact Father George or Tonya if you would like to make a donation.  Tlhank You!
  • As a reminder, please do not enter or walk around the construction site!!

Upcoming GOYA Events

Thank you for supporting our Cheesefare Luncheon after Divine Liturgy today.  It is important that ALL GOYAns are here to help.Our GOYAns will meet on Tuesday/Thursday evenings night for Greek Dance Practice at 6:30.  Remember next Thursday, March 9 is our next GOYA Fellowship outing to  Also, we are planning a fun outing on Thursday evening, March 9th at the Sky Zone Trampoline Park, from 6:30-8:00, and families are welcome!  We need reservations by Sunday, March 5; which includes a $15 per person (pre-paid) admission.  Contact Athena Reich if you have any questions (918) 557-4592.  

Stewardship Update

Do you remember that the 2017 Budget that our Parish Assembly approved calls for approximately $300,000 in expenses.  This averages out to aout $5800 per week.  With your support, we are well on our way to exceeding a great 2016 Stewardship Year.  Thanks to thei 72 Stewards for setting an example for all of us to follow!  Please prayerfully consider your pledge to our Lord's Church for 2017, and return your pledge card to Father George.

 Bible Study Classes

We are happy that our Bible Study Classes will this week on Tuesday at 10:30 am and 6:30 pm.  

Parish Listserv

If you are not receiving emails from our Parish Listserv, you can subscribe from our website, or send an email to frgeo@htgoctulsa.org and Father George will add you to the list.

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Gospel and Epistle Readings

Epistle Reading

Prokeimenon. Plagal Fourth Mode. Psalm 75.11,1.
Make your vows to the Lord our God and perform them.
Verse: God is known in Judah; his name is great in Israel.

The reading is from St. Paul's Letter to the Romans 13:11-14; 14:1-4.

Brethren, salvation is nearer to us now than when we first believed; the night is far gone, the day is at hand. Let us then cast off the works of darkness and put on the armor of light; let us conduct ourselves becomingly as in the day, not in reveling and drunkenness, not in debauchery and licentiousness, not in quarreling and jealousy. But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh, to gratify its desires.

As for the man who is weak in faith, welcome him, but not for disputes over opinions. One believes he may eat anything, while the weak man eats only vegetables. Let not him who eats despise him who abstains, and let not him who abstains pass judgment on him who eats; for God has welcomed him. Who are you to pass judgment on the servant of another? It is before his own master that he stands or falls. And he will be upheld, for God is able to make him stand.

Προκείμενον. Plagal Fourth Mode. ΨΑΛΜΟΙ 75.11,1.
Εὔξασθε καὶ ἀπόδοτε Κυρίῳ τῷ Θεῷ ἡμῶν.
Στίχ. Γνωστὸς ἐν τῇ Ἰουδαίᾳ ὁ Θεός, ἐν τῷ Ἰσραὴλ μέγα τὸ ὄνομα αὐτοῦ.

τὸ Ἀνάγνωσμα Πρὸς ῾Ρωμαίους 13:11-14, 14:1-4.

Ἀδελφοί, νῦν ἐγγύτερον ἡμῶν ἡ σωτηρία ἢ ὅτε ἐπιστεύσαμεν. Ἡ νὺξ προέκοψεν, ἡ δὲ ἡμέρα ἤγγικεν· ἀποθώμεθα οὖν τὰ ἔργα τοῦ σκότους, καί ἐνδυσώμεθα τὰ ὅπλα τοῦ φωτός. Ὡς ἐν ἡμέρᾳ, εὐσχημόνως περιπατήσωμεν, μὴ κώμοις καὶ μέθαις, μὴ κοίταις καὶ ἀσελγείαις, μὴ ἔριδι καὶ ζήλῳ. Ἀλλʼ ἐνδύσασθε τὸν κύριον Ἰησοῦν Χριστόν, καὶ τῆς σαρκὸς πρόνοιαν μὴ ποιεῖσθε, εἰς ἐπιθυμίας. Τὸν δὲ ἀσθενοῦντα τῇ πίστει προσλαμβάνεσθε, μὴ εἰς διακρίσεις διαλογισμῶν. Ὃς μὲν πιστεύει φαγεῖν πάντα, ὁ δὲ ἀσθενῶν λάχανα ἐσθίει. Ὁ ἐσθίων τὸν μὴ ἐσθίοντα μὴ ἐξουθενείτω, καὶ ὁ μὴ ἐσθίων τὸν ἐσθίοντα μὴ κρινέτω· ὁ θεὸς γὰρ αὐτὸν προσελάβετο. Σὺ τίς εἶ ὁ κρίνων ἀλλότριον οἰκέτην; Τῷ ἰδίῳ κυρίῳ στήκει ἢ πίπτει. Σταθήσεται δέ· δυνατὸς γάρ ἐστιν ὁ θεὸς στῆσαι αὐτόν.


Gospel Reading

Forgiveness Sunday
The Reading is from Matthew 6:14-21

The Lord said, "If you forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father also will forgive you; but if you do not forgive men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.

"And when you fast, do not look dismal, like the hypocrites, for they disfigure their faces that their fasting may be seen by men. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward. But when you fast, anoint your head and wash your face, that your fasting may not be seen by men but by your Father who is in secret; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you.

"Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust consume and where thieves break in and steal, but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust consumes and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also."

Forgiveness Sunday
Κατὰ Ματθαῖον 6:14-21

Εἶπεν ὁ Κύριος· ᾿Εὰν γὰρ ἀφῆτε τοῖς ἀνθρώποις τὰ παραπτώματα αὐτῶν, ἀφήσει καὶ ὑμῖν ὁ πατὴρ ὑμῶν ὁ οὐράνιος· ἐὰν δὲ μὴ ἀφῆτε τοῖς ἀνθρώποις τὰ παραπτώματα αὐτῶν, οὐδὲ ὁ πατὴρ ὑμῶν ἀφήσει τὰ παραπτώματα ὑμῶν. ῞Οταν δὲ νηστεύητε, μὴ γίνεσθε ὥσπερ οἱ ὑποκριταὶ σκυθρωποί· ἀφανίζουσι γὰρ τὰ πρόσωπα αὐτῶν ὅπως φανῶσι τοῖς ἀνθρώποις νηστεύοντες· ἀμὴν λέγω ὑμῖν ὅτι ἀπέχουσι τὸν μισθὸν αὐτῶν. σὺ δὲ νηστεύων ἄλειψαί σου τὴν κεφαλὴν καὶ τὸ πρόσωπόν σου νίψαι,ὅπως μὴ φανῇς τοῖς ἀνθρώποις νηστεύων, ἀλλὰ τῷ πατρί σου τῷ ἐν τῷ κρυπτῷ, καὶ ὁ πατήρ σου ὁ βλέπων ἐν τῷ κρυπτῷ ἀποδώσει σοι ἐν τῷ φανερῷ. Μὴ θησαυρίζετε ὑμῖν θησαυροὺς ἐπὶ τῆς γῆς, ὅπου σὴς καὶ βρῶσις ἀφανίζει, καὶ ὅπου κλέπται διορύσσουσι καὶ κλέπτουσι· θησαυρίζετε δὲ ὑμῖν θησαυροὺς ἐν οὐρανῷ, ὅπου οὔτε σὴς οὔτε βρῶσις ἀφανίζει, καὶ ὅπου κλέπται οὐ διορύσσουσιν οὐδὲ κλέπτουσιν· ὅπου γάρ ἐστιν ὁ θησαυρὸς ὑμῶν, ἐκεῖ ἔσται καὶ ἡ καρδία ὑμῶν.


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Wisdom of the Fathers

Here it were well to sigh aloud, and to wail bitterly: for not only do we imitate the hypocrites, but we have even surpassed them.
St. John Chrysostom
Homily 20 on Matthew 6, 4th Century

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