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Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church
Publish Date: 2020-11-29
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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


Past Bulletins


News & Information

Upcoming Special Services

 Monday - November 30 - 9:00am
Divine Liturgy for St. Andrew
(Orthros 8am)

Nativity Fast Continues Thru December 24
 

Registration
Remember that you just register to attend Sunday and special services.
If you do not have the email form from the listserv there is a link (enter name, number attending and dates) on the homepage. 

Christian Education
All weekly classes for youth, an occasional message from Fr Nick and other resources are on this page at the website.

Community News

*Please send any news for this section to the Church Office directly

Philoptochos News
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

As you are all aware, we are experiencing turbulent times with the pandemic. Please continue to support and pray for each other, staying close and standing firm in our faith and looking to our Lord and Savior.

With all of this happening, Philoptochos has been unable to do fundraisers, such as our annual bake sale/luncheon, and to continue as ‘the friend of the poor’ and the hands and feet of Christ. The calling to reach out to each other and our communities as the hands and feet of Christ is not just for Philoptochos members. It is for all of us who are called by His name. We, your sisters and Philoptochos, are reaching out to you now for assistance to provide the love and blessings into our communities that we have been called, honored and privileged to do. Philoptochos reaches out with blessings within our church and extended communities, like RAM House, Feeding America, Ronald McDonald House. But when Philoptochos reaches out, we all reach out. We are a family within the Body of Christ.

So we appeal to you today for your assistance in maintaining the work of Christ. There will be a tray every Sunday at church marked Philoptochos for donations. Also, there will be the baskets that we have for our pantry and Ronald McDonald House in conference room, for non- perishable food items. If you prefer your donations for certain locations, please specify on your envelope.

Thank you and God bless,

Ladies Philoptochos, Holy Trinity, Roanoke

Encyclical on National Philoptochos Sunday


Nativity Season News
> It is the time of the year to express our Holiday Greetings to our fellow parishioners, through the Holy Trinity Community Christmas Card.

Please complete the information (list the names as you want them to appear) and mail it along with your donation to our church office by December 1st with the check made payable to “Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church” and designated for Christmas Card.

This year there is also the option to send an email at htrinityroa@verizon.net with the family names of your household only, as they are to appear on the Christmas card and make your donation online at:

Support Holy Trinity through an online donation

Minimum donation is $10.00 per household, per line.

> Iif you wish to donate money for the purchase of poinsettias, to decorate our church for the holiday season, they are $20.00 per plant. Please complete the information and mail it to:

Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church  Attn: Philoptophos
30 Huntington Blvd. ΝΕ
Roanoke, VA 24012

Your check needs to be payable to “Philoptochos” and designated for Poinsettias.

The option for online giving will be also available, at the same link, under the sign: Poisenttias.

 Recent Encyclicals from Archbishop  Eplidophoros


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Welcome to All Visitors!
Please join us for fellowship [when COVID-19 restrictions are removed]  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.


Prayers and Offerings
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.   If you wish to contribute online please use this link


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. 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 Ephesians 4:1-7.

Brethren, I, a prisoner for the Lord, beg you to lead a life worthy of the calling to which you have been called, with all lowliness and meekness, with patience, forbearing one another in love, eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called to the one hope that belongs to your call, one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of us all, who is above all and through all and in all. But grace was given to each of us according to the measure of Christ's gift.


Gospel Reading

13th Sunday of Luke
The Reading is from Luke 18:18-27

At that time, a ruler came to Jesus and asked him, "Good Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?" And Jesus said to him, "Why do you call me good? No one is good but God alone. You know the commandments: 'Do not commit adultery, Do not kill, Do not steal, Do not bear false witness, Honor your father and mother.' " And he said, "All these I have observed from my youth." And when Jesus heard it, he said to him, "One thing you still lack. Sell all that you have and distribute it to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow me." But when he heard this he became sad, for he was very rich. Jesus looking at him said, "How hard it is for those who have riches to enter the kingdom of God! For it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God." Those who heard it said, "Then who can be saved?" But he said, "What is impossible with men is possible with God."


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Wisdom of the Fathers

Take heed, then, often to come together to give thanks to God, and show forth His praise. For when ye assemble frequently in the same place, the powers of Satan are destroyed, and the destruction at which he aims is prevented by the unity of your faith.
St. Ignatius of Antioch
Epistle to the Ephesians Ch. 13, 2nd century

It is only when in the darkness of this world we discern that Christ has already "filled all things with Himself" that these things, whatever they may be, are revealed and given to us full of meaning and beauty. A Christian is one who, wherever he looks, finds Christ and rejoices in Him.
Fr. Alexander Schmemann
For the Life of the World, p. 113, 20th century

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Hymns of the Day

Resurrectional Apolytikion in the Plagal Fourth Mode

From on high didst Thou descend, O Compassionate One; to burial of three days hast Thou submitted that Thou mightest free us from our passions. O our Life and Resurrection, Lord, glory be to Thee.

Apolytikion of the Holy Trinity in the Plagal Fourth Mode

Εὐλογητὸς εἶ, Χριστὲ ὁ Θεὸς ἡμῶν, ὁ πανσόφους τοὺς ἁλιεῖς ἀναδείξας, καταπέμψας αὐτοῖς τὸ Πνεῦμα τὸ ἅγιον, καὶ δι' αὐτῶν τὴν οἰκουμένην σαγηνεύσας, φιλάνθρωπε, δόξα σοι.

Blessed are You, O Christ our God who, by sending down the Holy Spirit upon them, made the fishermen wise and through them, illumined the world, and to You the universe is ever drawn. O Loving God, Glory to You.

Seasonal Kontakion in the Third Mode

On this day the Virgin cometh to the cave to give birth to * God the Word ineffably, * Who was before all the ages. * Dance for joy, O earth, on hearing * the gladsome tidings; * with the Angels and the shepherds now glorify Him * Who is willing to be gazed on * as a young Child Who * before the ages is God.
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