Sunday Services: Orthros 9:00am / Divine Liturgy 10:00am
Upcoming Special Services
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.
Class exercises for children and youth are now online with a link from the homepage...new 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.
Wendy Larson-Harris's father, Lee Larson, age 80, passed away on November 4th in Brooklyn Park, MN. Wendy was able to get back home in time to be with her family, and will be staying in Minnesota for a few weeks. Please hold Wendy, Marwood, Zoe, and Dashiell and the rest of their family in your prayers.
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 Second Mode. Psalm 27.9,1.
O Lord, save your people and bless your inheritance.
Verse: To you, O Lord, I have cried, O my God.
The reading is from St. Paul's Letter to the Ephesians 2:4-10.
Brethren, God who is rich in mercy, out of the great love with which he loved us, even when we were dead through our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved), and raised us up with him, and made us sit with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, that in the coming ages he might show the immeasurable riches of his grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. For by grace you have been saved through faith; and this is not your own doing, it is the gift of God: not because of works, lest any man should boast. For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.
8th Sunday of Luke
The Reading is from Luke 10:25-37
At that time, a lawyer stood up to put Jesus to the test, saying, "Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?" He said to him, "What is written in the law? How do you read?" And he answered, "You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your strength, and with all your mind; and your neighbor as yourself." And he said to him, "You have answered right; do this, and you will live."
But he, desiring to justify himself, said to Jesus, "And who is my neighbor?" Jesus replied, "A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and he fell among robbers, who stripped him and beat him, and departed, leaving him half dead. Now by chance a priest was going down that road; and when he saw him he passed by on the other side. So likewise a Levite, when he came to the place and saw him, passed by on the other side. But a Samaritan, as he journeyed, came to where he was; and when he saw him, he had compassion, and went to him and bound up his wounds, pouring on oil and wine; then he set him on his own beast and brought him to an inn, and took care of him. And the next day he took out two denarii and gave them to the innkeeper, saying, 'Take care of him; and whatever more you spend, I will repay you when I come back.' Which of these three, do you think, proved neighbor to the man who fell among the robbers?" He said, "The one who showed mercy on him." And Jesus said to him, "Go and do likewise."