Sunday Services: Orthros 9:00am / Divine Liturgy 10:00am
Upcoming Special Services
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All weekly classes for youth, an occasional message from Fr Nick and other resources are on this page at the website.
Happy and safe Thanksgiving to everyone.
This past week Mr. Suttie Economy underwent heart surgery at Carilion Memorial. With God's help the operation was successful. We all wish him a speedy and painless recovery
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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
At the recent General Assembly, November 8, we discussed the auction of the Chicken Restaurant on the corner of Williamson Rd and Huntington Blvd. At the assembly, it was approved that we bid on the restaurant in an amount not to exceed $200,000.
The auction was held on Friday the 13th. We were successful in purchasing the facility for $185,000.
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. Grave Mode. Psalm 28.11,1.
The Lord will give strength to his people.
Verse: Bring to the Lord, O sons of God, bring to the Lord honor and glory.
The reading is from St. Paul's Letter to the Ephesians 2:14-22.
Brethren, Christ is our peace, who has made us both one, and has broken down the dividing wall of hostility, by abolishing in his flesh the law of commandments and ordinances, that he might create in himself one new man in place of the two, so making peace, and might reconcile us both to God in one body through the cross, thereby bringing the hostility to an end. And he came and preached peace to you who were far off and peace to those who were near; for through him we both have access in one Spirit to the Father. So then you are no longer strangers and sojourners, but you are fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God, built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Christ Jesus himself being the cornerstone, in whom the whole structure is joined together and grows into a holy temple in the Lord; in whom you also are built into it for a dwelling place of God in the Spirit.
9th Sunday of Luke
The Reading is from Luke 12:16-21
The Lord said this parable: "The land of a rich man brought forth plentifully; and he thought to himself, 'What shall I do, for I have nowhere to store my crops?' And he said, 'I will do this: I will pull down my barns, and build larger ones; and there I will store all my grain and my goods. And I will say to my soul, 'Soul, you have ample goods laid up for many years; take your ease, eat, drink, be merry.' But God said to him, 'Fool! This night your soul is required of you; and the things you have prepared, whose will they be?' So is he who lays up treasure for himself, and is not rich toward God." As he said these things, he cried out: "He who has ears to hear, let him hear."
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.