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Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church
Publish Date: 2018-10-14
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Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church

General Information

  • Phone:
  • (540) 362-3601
  • Fax:
  • (540) 362-3638
  • Street Address:

  • 30 Huntington Blvd. N.E.

  • Roanoke, VA 24012


Contact Information



Services Schedule

Sunday Services: Orthros 9:00am / Divine Liturgy 10:00am


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News & Information

Friday - October 26 - 9:00am
Divine Liturgy for St. Demetrios
(Orthros 8am)


Philoptochos
October 14 & 21: tables for Operation Christmas Child will be set up in the hall to accept donations. A donation of $25.00 covers items in the shoe box; $9.00 covers shipping.  Empty shoe boxes will be available for anyone to take and fill (the box will have a rubber band (to hold box together), list of appropriate gifts, & donation envelope). Boxes will need to be returned by October 28th.

Grecian Luncheon & Bake Sale: Sunday, November 11. It's time for our Luncheon and Bake Sale. Please make copies and distribute into your communities and please place your own orders!  Here are full details.

Opportunity to Help: there will be two baskets in the Fellowship Hall:  one for Ronald McDonald House and one for our church pantry. If every family brings one non-perishable item of food for each basket, once a week or every other week, we can be of great assistance within our communities. The Ronald McDonald House accepts non-perishable food items for cooking or ready to eat and dish soap and laundry soaps/supplies. The other basket, which is for our Church Pantry, calls for the same type of items, except no soaps or laundry supplies, to help people of our communities (within our church and people that come in to ask for help). Let's work together for those in need and bring glory to our God.

Kroger Plus Card: For all those in the community that carry a Kroger Plus card, please affiliate your Kroger Plus card with the Roanoke Philoptochos, which is posted at www.kroger.com as Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church Philoptochos. That doesn't affect your rewards but benefits our organization because Philoptochos can receive monetary contributions from Kroger. To register your Kroger Plus account to Philoptochos, please follow the below steps:
1) Go to www.kroger.com
2) Click on Sign in/ Register ( if you do not have an account please create one)
3) Click on Community and then on Kroger Community Rewards
4) Select the option: I'm a Customer and then select HOLY TRINITY GREEK ORTHODOX CHURCH PHILOPTOCHOS with the Organization Number HL950 and click on confirm. 

If you need any assistance contact Georgia Liagki  via the church email   htrinityroa@verizon.net or call (540)-362-3601.

October 28   
Fr. Nick will dedicate the new Saint Demetrios Library and Conference room with a Hagiasmos (blessing service) following Divine Liturgy.  Later, during Fellowship, there will be an Oxi Day celebration.

Hellenic Club   
The Hellenic Club will be participating in the Walk to End Alzheimer’s on Saturday, October 27, 2018 at Elmwood Park Amphitheater.  The ceremony begins at 9 a.m. and the walk at 9:30 a.m.  We will meet near the stage area at 8:45 a.m.  In order to sign up for the walk, please go to www.alz.org and find the Roanoke walk.  From there, search the team “Holy Trinity” to join or donate.  After the walk, we will have brunch at 202 Social House, 202 Market Street at 11:00 a.m.  Everyone is invited to join us for brunch even if you do not participate in the walk.  Please RSVP that you will be joining us for brunch by October 19th either by email at ptsims@ntelos.net or 434.851.6830.


Official Message on Ukraine  ( Greek Version )


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Welcome to All Visitors!
Please join us for fellowship in the Church Hall immediately following the Divine Liturgy. For those visiting an Orthodox Church for the first time, please be aware that Holy Communion is a sign of unity of faith, which is only offered to Baptized and Chrismated Orthodox Christians. All present are welcomed to come forward and receive the antidoron (or blessed bread) which is distributed at the end of the service. For those interested in learning more about the Orthodox Christian faith, please feel free to speak with Fr. Nick after the service.


Prayer Card
Click this link to download the Prayer Card PDF in PDF format, or Prayer Card DOC in Word format. The PDF file may be printed and filled in by hand or the Word file may be edited and kept up-to-date. Use this when offering prosphora, for memorial services, or for prayer requests in general.


Office Hours: Tuesday & Thursday 10:00am- 12:00pm;  Wednesday & Friday 1:00pm-4:00pm;  Saturdays and other times, including Confession, by appointment.  Because unexpected things sometimes come up on short notice, please call [1-518-947-1724] before coming.


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Gospel and Epistle Readings

Epistle Reading

Prokeimenon. Fourth Mode. Daniel 3.26,27.
Blessed are you, O Lord, the God of our fathers.
Verse: For you are just in all you have done.

The reading is from St. Paul's Letter to Titus 3:8-15.

Titus, my son, the saying is sure. I desire you to insist on these things, so that those who have believed in God may be careful to apply themselves to good deeds; these are excellent and profitable to men. But avoid stupid controversies, genealogies, dissensions, and quarrels over the law, for they are unprofitable and futile. As for a man who is factious, after admonishing him once or twice, have nothing more to do with him, knowing that such a person is perverted and sinful; he is self-condemned.

When I send Artemas or Tychicos to you, do your best to come to me at Nicopolis, for I have decided to spend the winter there. Do your best to speed Zenas the lawyer and Apollos on their way; see that they lack nothing. And let our people learn to apply themselves to good deeds, so as to help cases of urgent need, and not to be unfruitful.

All who are with me send greeting to you. Greet those who love us in the faith. Grace be with you all. Amen.


Gospel Reading

Sunday of the 7th Ecumenical Council
The Reading is from Luke 8:5-15

The Lord said this parable: "A sower went out to sow his seed; and as he sowed, some fell along the path, and was trodden under foot, and the birds of the air devoured it. And some fell on the rock; and as it grew up, it withered away, because it had no moisture. And some fell among thorns; and the thorns grew with it and choked it. And some fell into good soil and grew, and yielded a hundredfold." And when his disciples asked him what this parable meant, he said, "To you it has been given to know the secrets of the kingdom of God; but for others they are in parables, so that seeing they may not see, and hearing they may not understand. Now the parable is this: The seed is the word of God. The ones along the path are those who have heard; then the devil comes and takes away the word from their hearts, that they may not believe and be saved. And the ones on the rock are those who, when they hear the word, receive it with joy; but these have no root, they believe for a while and in time of temptation fall away. And as for what fell among the thorns, they are those who hear, but as they go on their way they are choked by the cares and riches and pleasures of life, and their fruit does not mature. And as for that in the good soil, they are those who, hearing the word, hold it fast in an honest and good heart, and bring forth fruit with patience." As he said these things, he cried out "He who has ears to hear, let him hear."


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Wisdom of the Fathers

For by seed here He means His doctrine, and by land, the souls of men, and by the sower, Himself .... For as the sower makes no distinction in the land submitted to him, but simply and indifferently casts his seed; so He Himself too makes no distinction of rich and poor, of wise and unwise, of slothful or diligent, of brave or cowardly; but He discourses unto all, fulfilling His part, although foreknowing the results.
St. John Chrysostom
Homily 44 on Matthew 12, 4th Century

When you see life's pleasures, beware that they might not distract you, for they conceal death's snares. Likewise a fisherman casts not his hook to no purpose. As bait for his hook, the enemy uses the delusion of sensuality to arouse desire, that he might thereby catch men's souls and subject them to himself. A soul which has been caught to serve the enemy's will then serves as a snare for other souls, for it conceals the grief of sin with its apparent delight.
St. Ephraim the Syrian
A Spiritual Psalter no 43, pg. 74, 4th century

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Hymns of the Day

Resurrectional Apolytikion in the Third Mode

Let the Heavens rejoice; let earthly things be glad; for the Lord hath wrought might with His arm, He hath trampled upon death by death. The first-born of the dead hath He become. From the belly of Hades hath He delivered us, and hath granted great mercy to the world.

Apolytikion for Sun. of the 7th Ecumenical Council in the Plagal Fourth Mode

Most glorified art Thou, O Christ our God, Who hast established our Fathers as luminous stars upon the earth, and through them didst guide us all to the true Faith. O Most Merciful One, glory be to Thee.

Seasonal Kontakion in the Second Mode

O Protection of Christians that cannot be put to shame, mediation unto the creator most constant: O despise not the voices of those who have sinned; but be quick, O good one, to come unto our aid, who in faith cry unto thee: Hasten to intercession and speed thou to make supplication, O thou who dost ever protect, O Theotokos, them that honor thee.
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