Holy Trinity Church
Publish Date: 2020-02-02
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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 Plagal Fourth Mode

From on high You descended, Most Merciful; for us You condescended to a threeday burial to set us free from the passions. O Lord, our Resurrection and our Life, glory to You!

Apolytikion for Presentation of Our Lord in the First Mode

Lady full of grace, rejoice, O Virgin Theotokos, for Christ our God, the Sun of righteousness has risen from you and He illumined those in darkness. And you, righteous Elder, be glad in heart, receiving in your embraces the One who liberates our souls and bestows on us the Resurrection.

Seasonal Kontakion in the First Mode

You sanctified the virginal womb by Your birth, O Lord, and blessed the hands of Symeon fittingly, O Christ God; and even now You came and saved us. Now, give peace to our Nation in time of war, and empower our Leaders, so loved by You, the only one who loves humanity.

Gospel and Epistle Readings

Epistle Reading

Prokeimenon. Third Mode. Luke 1: 46-48.
My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior.
Verse: For he has regarded the humility of his servant.

The reading is from St. Paul's Letter to the Hebrews 7:7-17.

BRETHREN, it is beyond dispute that the inferior is blessed by the superior. Here tithes are received by mortal men; there, by one whom it is testified that he lives. One might even say that Levi himself, who receives tithes, paid tithes through Abraham, for he was still in the loins of his ancestor when Melchizedek met him. Now if perfection had been attainable through the Levitical priesthood (for under it the people received the law), what further need would there have been for another priest to arise after the order of Melchizedek, rather than one named after the order of Aaron? For when there is a change in the priesthood, there is necessarily a change in the law as well. For the one of whom these things are spoken belonged to another tribe, from which no one has ever served at the altar. For it is evident that our Lord was descended from Judah, and in connection with that tribe Moses said nothing about priests. This becomes even more evident when another priest arises in the likeness of Melchizedek, who has become a priest, not according to a legal requirement concerning bodily descent but by the power of an indestructible life. For it is witnessed of him, "Thou art a priest for ever, after the order of Melchizedek."

Gospel Reading

The Presentation of Our Lord and Savior in the Temple
The Reading is from Luke 2:22-40

At that time, the parents brought the child Jesus up to Jerusalem to present him to the Lord (as it is written in the law of the Lord, "Every male that opens the womb shall be called holy to the Lord") and to offer a sacrifice according to what is said in the law of the Lord, "a pair of turtle doves, or two young pigeons." Now there was a man in Jerusalem, whose name was Symeon, and this man was righteous and devout, looking for the consolation of Israel, and the Holy Spirit was upon him. And it had been revealed to him by the Holy Spirit that he should not see death before he had seen the Lord's Christ. And inspired by the Spirit he came into the temple; and when the parents brought in the child Jesus, to do for him according to the custom of the law, he took him up in his arms and blessed God and said,

"Lord, now let your servant depart in peace, according to your word; for my eyes have seen your salvation which you have prepared in the presence of all peoples, a light for revelation to the Gentiles, and for glory to your people Israel."

And his father and his mother marveled at what was said about him; and Symeon blessed them and said to Mary his mother, "Behold, this child is set for the fall and rising of many in Israel, and for a sign that is spoken against (and a sword will pierce through your own soul also), that thoughts of many hearts may be revealed." And there was a prophetess, Anna, the daughter of Phanuel, of the tribe of Asher; she was of a great age, having lived with her husband seven years from her virginity, and as a widow till she was eighty-four. She did not depart from the temple, worshiping with fasting and prayer night and day. And coming up at that very hour she gave thanks to God, and spoke of him to all who were looking for the redemption of Jerusalem. And when they had performed everything according to the law of the Lord, they returned into Galilee, to their own city, Nazareth. And the child grew and became strong, filled with wisdom; and the favor of God was upon him.


Wisdom of the Fathers

The Ancient of Days, who in times past gave Moses the Law on Sinai, appears this day as a babe. As Maker of the Law He fulfills the Law, and according to the Law He is brought into the temple and given over to the Elder.
Festal Menaion. Great Vespers.

Simeon the righteous receives Him, and beholding the fulfillment of the divine ordinance now brought to pass, rejoicing he cries aloud, "My eyes have seen the mystery hidden from the ages, made manifest in these latter days, the Light that disperses the dark folly of the Gentiles without faith and the Glory of the newly chosen Israel."
Festal Menaion. Great Vespers.


News and Announcements

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.

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

There is no Bible Study on Thursday, February 6.  However, Bible Study resumes on Thursday, February 13 at 10:00AM.


Festival Preparation

Volunteers will be de-stemming grape leaves on February 3-4.   Please consider coming to the church to help.           

Random Act of Kindness

According to President, Angie Mahfood, Random Act of Kindness was a huge success.  At this time, a total of 27 boxes of food was donated.  They were distributed to Cancer Dietary, Urban Mission, Friendship Room, and the Salvation Army.  Thank you and God bless all who participated in this project.  

GOYA Calendar Sale

The GOYA is selling special calendars that outline the Orthodox Christian Church year. Instead of a traditional monthly calendar, it outlines the major seasons in the Church and is adorned with beautiful icons and photos of the Holy Land. They are $20 each. Overthrow the Tyranny of Months!

GOYA Basketball Tournament

The GOYA Basketball Tournament will be 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 Meeting

The next Philoptochos meetiing is scheduled for Thursday, February 6, at 6:30PM at the Steubenville Country Club.  Reservations are due by Monday, February 3.

Festival Mailing

Festival mailing is scheduled for Monday, February 3, at 6:30PM.

Philoptochos Gyro Fundraiser

The last Gyro fundraiser is Tuesday, February 11, from 10:00AM-2:00PM.  There is a Gyro preparation day on Monday, February 10 at 8:00AM.  Come on either or both days and lend a hand.   Gyro sales will resume after the festival.                     

Philoptochos Second Tray

The Philoptochos Society will pass the second tray on Sunday, February 9.

General Assembly

General Assembly is scheduled for February 16, after Liturgy.                           


Choir Rehearsal

Choir rehearsal is scheduled for Monday, February 3, at 5:00PM.  All are welcome.



  • Parish Calendar

    January 31 to February 17, 2020

    Friday, January 31

    GOYA Basketball Tournament - Canton

    Sunday, February 2


    8:50AM Orthros

    10:00AM Divine Liturgy

    Monday, February 3

    6:30PM Mailing for Festival

    Tuesday, February 4

    9:00AM De-Stem Grape Leaves

    Thursday, February 6

    St. Photios

    10:00AM Bible Study

    6:30PM Philoptochos Meeting

    Sunday, February 9

    8:50AM Orthros

    10:00AM Divine Liturgy

    Monday, February 10

    St. Haralambos

    9:00AM Orthros & Divine Liturgy

    9:00AM Gyro Sale Prep

    Tuesday, February 11

    10:00AM Gyro Sale

    7:00PM Parish Council

    Thursday, February 13

    9:00AM Assemble Dolmathes for Festival

    10:00AM Bible Study

    Sunday, February 16

    8:50AM Orthros

    10:00AM Divine Liturgy

    11:30AM General Assembly

    Monday, February 17

    Offices Closed

    St. Theodore Tyro