Holy Trinity Church
Publish Date: 2020-01-05
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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 Fourth Mode

The women disciples of the Lord, having learned from the Angel the joyous news of the Resurrection and having rejected the ancestral decision, then told the apostles elatedly: Death has been stripped of its power; Christ God has risen, granting to the world His great mercy.

Apolytikion for Eve of Epiphany in the Fourth Mode

Jordan River once turned back when Elisha struck its stream with his mantle in the wake of Elias's ascent; and the water was parted to the one side and to the other. And thus the fluid stream became a dry way for him, a symbol and truly a type of Baptism, by which we now pass over the streaming passage of the present life. And Christ appeared at the Jordan River to sanctify the waters.

Seasonal Kontakion in the Fourth Mode

To the flowing streams today of River Jordan comes the Lord and cries aloud to John the Baptist, and He says, "be not afraid to baptize me now; for I have come to save Adam, the first-formed man."

Gospel and Epistle Readings

Epistle Reading

Prokeimenon. Plagal Second Mode. Psalm 27.9,1.
O Lord, save your people and bless your inheritance.
Verse: To you, O Lord, I have cried, O my God.

The reading is from St. Paul's Second Letter to Timothy 4:5-8.

TIMOTHY, my son, always be steady, endure suffering, do the work of an evangelist, fulfil your ministry.

For I am already on the point of being sacrificed; the time of my departure has come. I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Henceforth there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, will award to me on that Day, and not only to me but also to all who have loved his appearing.

Gospel Reading

Sunday before Epiphany
The Reading is from Mark 1:1-8

The beginning of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. As it is written in the prophets, 'Behold, I send my messenger before your face, who shall prepare your way; the voice of one crying in the wilderness: prepare the way of the Lord, make his paths straight.' John was baptizing in the wilderness, preaching a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins. And there went out to him all the country of Judea, and all the people of Jerusalem; and they were baptized by him in the river Jordan, confessing their sins. Now John was clothed with camel's hair, and had a leather girdle around his waist, and ate locusts and wild honey. And he preached, saying, "After me comes he who is mightier than I, the thong of whose sandals I am not worthy to stoop down and untie. I have baptized you with water; but he will baptize you with the Holy Spirit."


Wisdom of the Fathers

It is the sole and peculiar property of the Substance that transcends all, to be able to bestow on men the indwelling of the Holy Spirit, and make those that draw near unto It partakers of the divine nature.
St. Cyril of Alexandria
Commentary on the Gospel of St. Luke, Homily 10., 4th Century

But this exists in Christ, not as a thing received, nor by communication from another, but as His own, and as belonging to His substance, for He baptizes in the Holy Spirit.
St. Cyril of Alexandria
Commentary on the Gospel of St. Luke, Homily 10., 4th Century


News and Announcements

Stewardship Pledges

If you weren't able to turn in your 2020 Stewardship pledge last Sunday, please get a copy off of the candle stand and turn a copy in today. Thank you for your service and dedication to our community! 

Bible Study Begins

Bible Study under the leadership of Fr. Matthew Moore will be starting again on Thursday, January 9 at 10:00AM.  We will be studying the Book of Matthew.

Prosfora Workshop

We will have a Prosfora Worksop on Saturday, January 11, from 2pm-4pm. We’ll be learning one way to bake prosfora, our liturgical bread, from start-to-finish, and what all the symbols on the prosfora seal mean. This is appropriate for everyone from young children to older adults. Please RSVP by January 6 so we have enough supplies. Bring your own seal if you have one!

Festival Preparation Begins

Preparation for the 2020 Festival will begin on January 13 through January 17 at 9:00AM each day.  The first step on this busy road begins with grinding walnuts on each of the above days.  If you have some free time, come out and lend a hand.

Random Act of Kindness

You may have seen the flyers in the church suggesting that each day we perform a random act of kindness.  It’s easy and you can do it from your own home.  Just find a box and each day you add an item to the box.  The flyer gives a preferred food suggestion for each day.  Then on January 26, bring the box to church.  It’s that easy.  The boxes will be taken to an area food bank.  You can pick up a flyer to find out what the food suggestion is for each day.

Philoptochos Gyro Fundraiser

The next Gyro fundraiser is Tuesday, January 14 from 10:00AM-2:00PM.  There is a Gyro preparation day on Monday, January 13 at 8:00AM.  Come on either or both days and lend a hand.                        



  • Parish Calendar

    January 5 to January 20, 2020

    Sunday, January 5

    Eve of Theophany

    8:50AM Orthros

    10:00AM Divine Liturgy & Blessing of Waters

    Monday, January 6

    Holy Theophany

    9:00AM Orthros, Divine Liturgy, & Water Blessing - Theophany

    5:00PM Choir Rehearsal - canceled

    Tuesday, January 7

    9:00AM Orthros & Divine Liturgy - St. John the Baptist

    Wednesday, January 8

    5:00PM Confession

    6:00PM Paraklesis

    Thursday, January 9

    10:00AM Bible Study

    Saturday, January 11

    2:00PM Prosfora Workshop

    Sunday, January 12

    Vasiloptia Cutting after Liturgy

    8:50AM Orthros

    10:00AM Divine Liturgy

    2:00PM Blessing the Ohio River

    Monday, January 13

    9:00AM Grind Walnuts for Festival

    9:00AM Gyro Sale Prep

    Tuesday, January 14

    9:00AM Grind Walnuts for Festival

    10:00AM Gyro Sale

    7:00PM Parish Council

    Wednesday, January 15

    9:00AM Grind Walnuts for Festival

    5:00PM Confession

    6:00PM Paraklesis

    Thursday, January 16

    9:00AM Grind Walnuts for Festival

    10:00AM Bible Study

    Friday, January 17

    9:00AM Orthros & Divine Liturgy - St. Anthony

    9:00AM Grind Walnuts for Festival

    Sunday, January 19

    8:50AM Orthros

    10:00AM Divine Liturgy

    Monday, January 20

    Offices Closed