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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
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 email@example.com with the family names of your household only, as they are to appear on the Christmas card and make your donation online at:
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.