Holy Trinity Church
Publish Date: 2020-02-16
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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

Contact Information

Services Schedule

Sunday Worship

Matins - 9am
Divine Liturgy - 10am

Wednesday Nights

Confession - 5pm
Salutaions to the Theotokos (Virgin Mary)
 - 6pm

Past Bulletins

Hymns of the Day

Resurrectional Apolytikion in the Second Mode

When You descended unto death, O Life Immortal, You rendered to Hades a mortal blow by the lightning of Your divinity, and when from the depths of darkness You also raised the dead, all the heavenly powers cried out: O Giver of Life, Christ our God, glory to You.

Seasonal Kontakion in the Third Mode

I revolted senselessly out of Your fatherly glory; I have squandered sinfully all of the riches You gave me. Hence to You, using the Prodigal's words, I cry out, I have sinned before You, merciful loving Father. O receive me in repentance, I pray, and treat me as one of Your hired hands.

Gospel and Epistle Readings

Epistle Reading

Prokeimenon. Second Mode. Psalm 117.14,18.
The Lord is my strength and my song.
Verse: The Lord has chastened me sorely.

The reading is from St. Paul's First Letter to the Corinthians 6:12-20.

Brethren, "all things are lawful for me," but not all things are helpful. "All things are lawful for me," but I will not be enslaved by anything. "Food is meant for the stomach and the stomach for food" -- and God will destroy both one and the other. The body is not meant for immorality, but for the Lord, and the Lord for the body. And God raised the Lord and will also raise us up by his power. Do you not know that your bodies are members of Christ? Shall I therefore take the members of Christ and make them members of a prostitute? Never! Do you not know that he who joins himself to a prostitute becomes one body with her? For, as it is written, "The two shall become one flesh." But he who is united to the Lord becomes one spirit with him. Shun immorality. Every other sin which a man commits is outside the body; but the immoral man sins against his own body. Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, which you have from God? You are not your own; you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body and in your spirit which belong to God.

Gospel Reading

Sunday of the Prodigal Son
The Reading is from Luke 15:11-32

The Lord said this parable: "There was a man who had two sons; and the younger of them said to his father, 'Father, give me the share of the property that falls to me.' And he divided his living between them. Not many days later, the younger son gathered all he had and took his journey into a far country, and there he squandered his property in loose living. And when he had spent everything, a great famine arose in that country, and he began to be in want. So he went and joined himself to one of the citizens of that country, who sent him into his fields to feed swine. And he would gladly have filled his belly with the pods that the swine ate; and no one gave him anything. But when he came to himself he said, 'How many of my father's hired servants have bread enough and to spare, but I perish here with hunger! I will arise and go to my father, and I will say to him, 'Father, I have sinned against heaven and before you; I am no longer worthy to be called your son; treat me as one of your hired servants.' And he arose and came to his father. But while he was yet at a distance, his father saw him and had compassion, and ran and embraced him and kissed him. And the son said to him, 'Father, I have sinned against heaven and before you; I am no longer worthy to be called your son.' But the father said to his servants, 'Bring quickly the best robe, and put it on him; and put a ring on his hand, and shoes on his feet; and bring the fatted calf and kill it, and let us eat and make merry; for this my son was dead, and is alive again; he was lost, and is found.' And they began to make merry. Now his elder son was in the field; and as he came and drew near to the house, he heard music and dancing. And he called one of the servants and asked what this meant. And he said to him, 'Your brother has come, and your father has killed the fatted calf, because he has received him safe and sound.' But he was angry and refused to go in. His father came out and entreated him, but he answered his father, 'Lo, these many years I have served you, and I never disobeyed your command; yet you never gave me a kid, that I might make merry with my friends. But when this son of yours came, who has devoured your living with harlots, you killed for him the fatted calf!' And he said to him, 'Son, you are always with me, and all that is mine is yours. It was fitting to make merry and be glad, for this your brother was dead, and is alive; he was lost, and is found.'"


Wisdom of the Fathers

But if he had despaired of his life, and, ... had remained in the foreign land, he would not have obtained what he did obtain, but would have been consumed with hunger, and so have undergone the most pitiable death: ...
St. John Chrysostom

... but since he repented, and did not despair, he was restored, even after such great corruption, to the same splendour as before, and was arrayed in the most beautiful robe, and enjoyed greater honours than his brother who had not fallen.
St. John Chrysostom


News and Announcements

Festival Monetary Donations Needed

As many of you are aware we rely heavily on the festival to sustain the operations of our parish.  We are asking our membership to cover some of our expenses by sponsoring items purchased thus far:

Walnuts      $  780.00

Fillo dough   $ 300.00

Registers      $2,000.00

Any donatiion is much appreciated and will allow us to help keep our treasury in the positive!  Please listhow you would like your contribution to be spent.

Baking Schedule

There is a Festival baking schedule posted on the upstairs hall bulletin board and also on the bulletin board in the Fellowship Hall.  Baking schedules can be picked up from the candlestand to take home.

Bible Study

Bible Study meets on Thursday at 10:00AM.


Festival Preparation

Volunteers will be assembling dolmathes on Tuesday, February 18 and Thursday, February 20.   Please consider coming to the church to help.           

GOYA Prayer Rope Sale

The GOYA is selling prayer Ropes for $10.  To buy yours, please see any GOYA or their advisor, Rikki.

GOYA Basketball Tournament at Holy Cross

The GOYA Basketball Tournament will be at Holy Cross in Pittsburgh, PA, the weekend of February 21  through February 23.              

Pledge Envelopes

Please look for your 2020 pledge envelopes on the Pangari,  If yours is not there, call the church office at 740-282-9835.

Philoptochos Gyro Fundraiser

Thank you to all who worked on the gyro sales.  Gyro sales will resume in September, after the festival.                     

General Assembly

General Assembly is today after Liturgy.                        


Office Closed

The Holy Trinity offices will be closed on Monday, February 17, to commemorate Presidents' Day.



  • Parish Calendar

    February 16 to March 2, 2020

    Sunday, February 16

    8:50AM Orthros

    10:00AM Divine Liturgy

    11:30AM General Assembly

    Monday, February 17

    Offices Closed

    St. Theodore Tyro

    9:00AM Orthros & Divine Liturgy

    Tuesday, February 18

    9:00AM Assemble Dolmathes for Festival

    5:30PM AHEPA Meeting

    Thursday, February 20

    9:00AM Assemble Dolmathes for Festival

    Friday, February 21

    GOYA Basketball Tournament -Holy Cross, Pittsburgh

    Sunday, February 23

    Judgement / Meatfare Sunday

    8:50AM Orthros

    10:00AM Divine Liturgy

    Monday, February 24

    Begin Fasting from Meat

    Tuesday, February 25

    9:00AM Assemble Dolmathes for Festival

    Saturday, February 29

    9:00AM Saturday of Souls - Orthros and Divine Liturgy

    Sunday, March 1

    Forgiveness / Cheesefare Sunday

    8:50AM Orthros

    10:00AM Divine Liturgy

    Monday, March 2

    Clean Monday - Lent Begins