Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church
Publish Date: 2020-11-01
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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

 Friday - November 13 - 9:00am
Divine Liturgy for St. John Chrysostom
(Orthros 8am)
Saturday - November 21 - 9:00am
Divine Liturgy for the Entry of the Theotokos
(Orthros 8am)

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. 

From the Parish Council
I hope this note finds you well. As you are aware, we have a General Assembly scheduled for Sunday November 8. Please remember that only members in good standing may vote. Statements have been sent out in the last week or so. Please make an effort to catch up on your giving. With all that 2020 has brought, this is our only Assembly for the year.
In Christ, Matthew Mandros 

Turn Clocks Back
Remember clocks 'fall back' an hour this Saturday night!

Christian Education
Class exercises for children and youth are now online with a link from the classes have been uploaded this week.  Fr Nick is also offering additional supplements now geared not only to youth but to parents as well.  All are accessed at this page at the website.

Community News
1.  Maria Farmakis, daughter of Jimmy and Barbara Farmakis, is in need of our prayers for her and her young family. She is fighting Triple Negative Breast Cancer, presently with chemotherapy and surgery in January, followed by radiation. Let’s unite together, as the family we are, with prayers, cards and encouragement. And anyone that knows the family well, please let us know if there is a deeper need. Mail cards to:
 Maria Farmakis, 13846 Ballantyne Meadows Drive, Charlotte, NC 28277

 2.  Suttie Economy, father of Della Ann Economy-Bryant, is celebrating his 95th birthday today, October 30(1925). Most of us know Mr. Suttie, as he is one of, if not the oldest members of our community. For those who grew up in this community, Mr. Suttie can be recognized as the happy, generous man with the gifts of goose eggs and juicy fruit gum. “What do we do with this goose egg Mr. Suttie?” “You eat it! Scramble it up with feta and MMMM (as he made a smacking sound on his fingers, like Chef Louis on The Little Mermaid). Now, here, have a pack of Juicy Fruit Gum.” Mr. Economy, is a proud Naval Veteran of WWII. He served on the USS ENGLISH DDS 696, the destroyer that escorted the atomic bomb, and also fought the fire and rescued the men from THE BUNKER HILL. After his military service, he ran his family’s restaurant, The Clover Lunch and then Sun-Ann’s restaurant with his wife, Annie. Our sweet Mr. Suttie now resides at Virginia Veterans Care Center, 4550 Shenandoah Ave, NW, Roanoke, VA, 24017. He was recently hospitalized at the LewisGayle Hospital and has since been released. He is still weak and, despite his complaints about the hospital food quality, always in good spirits. Let’s give him our prayers for a full recovery, offering him also cards and encouragement. Happy, happy birthday Mr. Suttie! God bless you Sir and thank you for your service.

3.  Mr. Basil Grapsas, a former president of our PC, has been hospitalized at the Carilion New River Valley Medical Center in Radford, VA after suffering a bad fall at his home. We all wish him a speedy recovery Please keep him in your prayers. The best way to express your support is by sending him cards at his home  address 608 Vienna Ave. Radford VA 24301.

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

Encyclical for November 1     Encyclical from the Archbishop for Oxi Day

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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. Fourth Mode. Psalm 15.3,8.
Among the saints who are in his land, the Lord has been wondrous.
Verse: I see the Lord before me continually.

The reading is from St. Paul's First Letter to the Corinthians 12:27-31; 13:1-8.

Brethren, you are the body of Christ and individually members of it. And God has appointed in the church first apostles, second prophets, third teachers, then workers of miracles, then healers, helpers, administrators, speakers in various kinds of tongues. Are all apostles? Are all prophets? Are all teachers? Do all work miracles? Do all possess gifts of healing? Do all speak with tongues? Do all interpret? But earnestly desire the higher gifts. And I will show you a still more excellent way. If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. If I give away all I have, and if I deliver my body to be burned, but have not love, I gain nothing. Love is patient and kind; love is not jealous or boastful; it is not arrogant or rude. Love does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrong, but rejoices in the right. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never ends.

Gospel Reading

5th Sunday of Luke
The Reading is from Luke 16:19-31

The Lord said, "There was a rich man, who was clothed in purple and fine linen and who feasted sumptuously every day. And at his gate lay a poor man named Lazaros, full of sores, who desired to be fed with what fell from the rich man's table; moreover the dogs came and licked his sores. The poor man died and was carried by the angels to Abraham's bosom. The rich man also died and was buried; and in Hades, being in torment, he lifted up his eyes, and saw Abraham far off and Lazaros in his bosom. And he called out, 'Father Abraham, have mercy upon me, and send Lazaros to dip the end of his finger in water and cool my tongue; for I am in anguish in this flame.' But Abraham said, 'Son, remember that you in your lifetime received your good things, and Lazaros in like manner evil things; but now he is comforted here, and you are in anguish. And besides all this, between us and you a great chasm has been fixed, in order that those who would pass from here to you may not be able, and none may cross from there to us.' And he said, 'Then I beg you, father, to send him to my father's house, for I have five brothers, so that he may warn them, lest they also come into this place of torment.' But Abraham said, 'They have Moses, and the prophets; let them hear them.' And he said, 'No, father Abraham; but if some one goes to them from the dead, they will repent.' He said to them, 'If they do not hear Moses and the prophets, neither will they be convinced if some one should rise from the dead.'"


Wisdom of the Fathers

By these words it is surely shown that in his [the rich man] daily feasting he had frequently sinned by his tongue, seeing that, while burning all over, he demanded to be cooled especially in his tongue. Again, that levity of conduct follows closely upon gluttony sacred authority testifies ... For the most part also edacity leads us even to lechery, because, when the belly is distended by repletion, the stings of lust are excited.
St. Gregory the Dialogist
The Book of Pastoral Rule, Chapter XIX, 6th century

The man who has once chosen pleasure in this life, and has not cured his inconsiderateness by repentance, places the land of the good beyond his own reach; for he has dug against himself the yawning impassable abyss of a necessity that nothing can break through.
St. Gregory of Nyssa


Hymns of the Day

Resurrectional Apolytikion in the Fourth Mode

Having learned the joyful proclamation of the Resurrection from the Angel, and having cast off the ancestral condemnation, the women disciples of the Lord spake to the Apostles exultantly: Death is despoiled and Christ God is risen, granting great mercy to the world.

Apolytikion for Unmercenaries Cosmas and Damian in the Third Mode

O Holy Unmercenaries and wonderworkers, visit our infirmities; freely ye received, freely give to us.

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.