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Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church
Publish Date: 2021-04-04
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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


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News & Information

Upcoming Special Services

 
 Sunday - April 25 - 9:00am
Orthros & Divine Liturgy for Palm Sunday
 
Sunday - May 2 - 12:00am
Divine Liturgy for Pascha

 

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. 

Philoptochos
Philoptochos would like to thank the community for donating to the Pack a Snack program!  With the generous donations, we were able to successfully deliver 30 healthy snack bags to Round Hill Elementary school.  A special thank you to Maria and Katerina Apostolou for purchasing the snacks, packing and delivering the snack bags to the school. 

Easter Bread:   Philoptochos will be selling the Easter Bread/Tsoureki starting this Sunday for  $8 in the courtyard.

Community News
Social Event Cancellations:  due to COVID Philoptochos has cancelled the usual Holy Week and Pascha events  (i.e. Palm Sunday luncheon, decorating the tomb, etc.).  These will return next year. A decision on the meals and egg hunt for Pascha  will be made in the next few weeks.

Reminder:  the Cross Procession will be at the end of Orthros, before the start of Divine Litugy this Sunday.

Lent/Pasch Flower Donations:  updated list

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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 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 Hebrews 4:14-16; 5:1-6.

BRETHREN, since we have a high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus, the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession. For we have not a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but one who in every respect has been tempted as we are, yet without sin. Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need. For every high priest chosen from among men is appointed to act on behalf of men in relation to God, to offer gifts and sacrifices for sins. He can deal gently with the ignorant and wayward, since he himself is beset with weakness. Because of this he is bound to offer sacrifice for his own sins as well as for those of the people. And one does not take the honor upon himself, but he is called by God, just as Aaron was. So also Christ did not exalt himself to be made a high priest, but was appointed by him who said to him, "Thou art my Son, today I have begotten thee"; as he says also in another place, "Thou art a priest for ever, after the order of Melchizedek."


Gospel Reading

Sunday of the Holy Cross
The Reading is from Mark 8:34-38; 9:1

The Lord said: "If anyone wishes to come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me. For whoever would save his life will lose it; and whoever loses his life for my sake and the gospel's will save it. For what does it profit a man, to gain the whole world and forfeit his life? For what can a man give in return for his life? For whoever is ashamed of me and my words in this adulterous and sinful generation, of him will the Son of man also be ashamed, when he comes in the glory of his Father with the holy angels." And he said to them, "Truly, I say to you, there are some standing here who will not taste death before they see the kingdom of God come with power."


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Wisdom of the Fathers

And see how He also makes His discourse unexceptionable: not saying at all, "whether you will, or no, you must suffer this," but how? "If any man will come after me."
St. John Chrysostom
Homily 55 on Matthew 16, 1. B#54, p.339., 4th Century

"I force not, I compel not, but each one I make lord of his own choice; wherefore also I say, 'If any man will.' For to good things do I call you, not to things evil, or burdensome; not to punishment and vengeance, that I should have to compel.
St. John Chrysostom
Homily 55 on Matthew 16, 1. B#54, p.339., 4th Century

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Hymns of the Day

Resurrectional Apolytikion in the Second Mode

When Thou didst descend unto death, O Life Immortal, then didst Thou slay Hades with the lightning of Thy Divinity. And when Thou didst also raise the dead out of the nethermost depths, all the powers in the Heavens cried out: O Life-giver, Christ our God, glory be to Thee.

Apolytikion for Sun. of the Holy Cross in the First Mode

Save, O Lord, Thy people and bless Thine inheritance; grant Thou unto the faithful victory over adversaries. And by the power of Thy Cross do Thou preserve Thy commonwealth.

Seasonal Kontakion in the Plagal Fourth Mode

To you, Theotokos, invincible Defender, having been delivered from peril, I, your city, dedicate the victory festival as a thank offering. In your irresistible might, keep me safe from all trials, that I may call out to you: "Hail, unwedded bride!"
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