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Holy Trinity Church
Publish Date: 2024-06-16
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Holy Trinity Church

General Information

  • Phone:
  • (978) 458-8092
  • Fax:
  • (978) 970-0935
  • Street Address:

  • 62 Lewis Street

  • Lowell, MA 01854


Contact Information






Services Schedule

Orthros: 9:00am 
Divine Liturgy: 10:00am
Sunday Fellowship: following Divine Liturgy


Past Bulletins


Today's Calendar

Sunday of the Fathers of the First Ecumenical Council:  The 7th Sunday after the Feast of Holy Pascha is observed by the Orthodox Church as the Sunday of the Fathers of the First Ecumenical Council. This day commemorates the 318 God-bearing Fathers who gathered in Nicaea in 325 at the request of the Emperor, Saint Constantine the Great, to address the heresy of Arianism together with other issues that concerned the unity of the Church.  They affirmed the unity of the Faith through the Nicene Creed also referred to as the Symbol of Faith.
Memorial Service - Μνημόσυνο:  1 year for Charles Metropolis and 2 years for Anthony Dugas.  May their memories be eternal.
Parish Council Members on Duty: Gregory Curtis, Daniel Routsis, Thomas Themeles and George Potamitis
Fellowship Hour: After Divine Liturgy, please join us in the Church Hall for Fellowship Coffee Hour hosted by Philoptochos. 
Summer Hours (Orthros 8am, Divine Liturgy 9am) Sunday, June 16 - Sunday, September 08.
 
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Weekly Calendar

Upcoming Church Services (Orthros 8am & Divine Liturgy 9am unless otherwise noted):  
June 22, Saturday: Divine Liturgy, Saturday of Souls - Ψυχοσάββατο
June 23, Sunday: Divine Liturgy of Pentecost Sunday, followed by the Vesper Service of the bending of the knee. Feast Day of our Church. Θεία Λειτουργία της Πεντηκοστής και Εσπερινός της Γονυκλισιας. Εορτή της εκκλησίας μας.

 Greek Festival - June 21-23

Friday: 4-9pm  -  Saturday: 12-10pm  -  Sunday:12-6pm

Friday- DJ Panos and Nick Diamond and 7pm Sons & Daughters of Alexander the Great Greek Dance Group 
Saturday- DJ Panos and Nick Diamond, KOKORAS ENSEMBLE & Dimitra Aristeidou and 7pm Metropolis of Boston Dance Group
Sunday- DJ Panos and Nick Diamond, HAA Dancers and Main Raffle will be drawn at 5pm
SPREAD THE WORD to everyone to attend our Holy Trinity Church Greek Festival!
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Announcements

 Holy Trinity News
Upcoming Church Services (Orthros 8am & Divine Liturgy 9am unless otherwise noted):  
June 22, Saturday: Divine Liturgy, Saturday of Souls - Ψυχοσάββατο
June 23, Sunday: Divine Liturgy of Pentecost Sunday, followed by the Vesper Service of the bending of the knee. Feast Day of our Church. Θεία Λειτουργία της Πεντηκοστής και Εσπερινός της Γονυκλισιας. Εορτή της εκκλησίας μας.
June 24 Monday: Divine Liturgy, Monday of the Holy Spirit - Θεία Λειτουργία του Αγίου Πνεύματος
 Philoptochos News: www.facebook.com/Holy-Trinity-Ladies-Philoptochos-Lowell 
Next Philoptochos meeting in early September.
FAITH: An Endowment for Orthodoxy and Hellenism is pleased to share a scholarship opportunity for the graduating high school seniors in your parish. Through the FAITH Scholarship for Academic Excellence program, the FAITH Endowment awards merit-based scholarships to exemplary young people in the Hellenic-American Greek Orthodox community who achieve academic excellence and are actively involved in their church and community. The application for the 2024 FAITH Scholarship for Academic Excellence is now available at:  thefaithendowment.org/scholarships.
Scholarships are awarded on a merit basis with applicants given the option to be considered for additional financial need-based allocations. Applicants must be graduating high school seniors of Hellenic descent and/or Greek Orthodox faith who are enrolling in a 4-year accredited U.S. university this fall.  Full criteria and eligibility listed in application. Deadline for submission is June 28th, 2024.
Church Office Hours
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 8:00am - 1:00pm and Friday 8:00am-11am.  Please use the side entrance and ring the doorbell. If you prefer to use the elevator entrance, call the office upon arrival to be let in.
 Pastoral Visits
Please call the Church Office at 978 458-8092 to arrange a hospital, nursing home or shut-in visit by Fr. Nick.  Health care facilities are unable to contact us because of HIPAA regulations.
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese News & On-Line Ministries www.goarch.org:
Communications Department:  https://www.goarch.org/departments/communications
Family Care:  https://www.goarch.org/departments/family
New Charter for the Second Centennial: https://charter.goarch.org/ 
The Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America (GOA) announces the launch of a dedicated website (charter.goarch.org) aimed at providing comprehensive, up-to-date, and accurate information concerning the proposed revision of the Archdiocese’s Charter.
 
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Upcoming Events - Save the Date

June 21-22-23 Greek Festival
July 26-27-28:  Lowell Folk Festival
September 23:  AHEPA Hellas 15th Annual Golf Tournament at Four Oaks Country Club
October 15:       Holy Trinity Golf Tournament at Indian Ridge Country Club
November 02:   Philoptochos Fall Fair
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Archdiocese News

Department of Religious Education (DRE) Announces the 2024 St. John Chrysostom Oratorical Festival National Finalists

06/13/2024

With the blessing of His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America, the Department of Religious Education (DRE) of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America is overjoyed to announce the 40th Annual St. John Chrysostom Oratorical Festival National Finalists.


30 Spots Left! National YAL Conference 2024

06/12/2024

SAN DIEGO, CA - The National YAL Conference is quickly approaching, and excitement is building as we announce that there are only 30 spots left for this impactful event centered around the theme of Unify: In Christ We Are One! With exciting speakers, engaging convos, and fellowship opportunities, this conference is a must-attend for Orthodox Christian young adults across the country ages 18-35.


33rd Hermes Expo on June 19th, 2024

06/11/2024

The 33rd Hermes Expo is set to take place on June 19th, 2024, at the Grand Marquis in Old Bridge, New Jersey. This premier event is a vital platform for Greek American and Philhellenic businesses to connect, collaborate, and celebrate our rich heritage.


The Black American Orthodox Experience on OCN, Season 2 Episode 3: An Interview with John E. Wetzel – Former PA Secretary of Corrections on Prison Ministry, Mentorship & Reform

06/11/2024

In this enlightening discussion of the eighth episode of “The Black American Orthodox Experience” (season 2), a collaboration of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America and the Orthodox Christian Network, Rev. Samuel Davis engages in a dialogue with John E. Wetzel, a counselor to Congress and United State Senate when it comes to prison reform and aid towards young black and Latino men.


2024 Clergy-Laity Ministry Panelists

06/11/2024

The 2024 Clergy-Laity Congress will offer "Ministry Panels", featuring an exciting lineup of speakers who will discuss topics of importance to the clergy and laity of our Greek Orthodox Archdiocese in America. 


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Saints and Feasts

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June 16

Fathers of the 1st Council

The heresiarch Arius was a Libyan by race and a protopresbyter of the Church of Alexandria. In 315, he began to blaspheme against the Son and Word of God, saying that He is not true God, consubstantial with the Father, but is rather a work and creation, alien to the essence and glory of the Father, and that there was a time when He was not. This frightful blasphemy shook the faithful of Alexandria. Alexander, his Archbishop, after trying in vain to correct him through admonitions, cut him off from communion and finally in a local council deposed him in the year 321. Yet neither did the blasphemer wish to be corrected, nor did he cease sowing the deadly tares of his heretical teachings; but writing to the bishops of other cities, Arius and his followers requested that his doctrine be examined, and if it were unsound, that the correct teaching be declared to him. By this means, his heresy became universally known and won many supporters, so that the whole Church was soon in an uproar.

Therefore, moved by divine zeal, the first Christian Sovereign, Saint Constantine the Great, the equal to the Apostles, summoned the renowned First Ecumenical Council in Nicaea, a city of Bithynia. It was there that the shepherds and teachers of the Church of Christ gathered from all regions in the year 325. All of them, with one mouth and one voice, declared that the Son and Word of God is one in essence with the Father, true God of true God, and they composed the holy Symbol of Faith up to the seventh article (since the remainder, beginning with "And in the Holy Spirit," was completed by the Second Ecumenical Council). Thus they anathematized the impious Arius of evil belief and those of like mind with him, and cut them off as rotten members from the whole body of the faithful.

Therefore, recognizing the divine Fathers as heralds of the Faith after the divine Apostles, the Church of Christ has appointed this present Sunday for their annual commemoration, in thanksgiving and unto the glory of God, unto their praise and honour, and unto the strengthening of the true Faith.


Allsaint
June 16

Tychon the Wonderworker

This Saint was born of pious Christian parents and flourished in the fifth century. Because of his piety and purity of life he was ordained deacon by the Bishop of Amathus, and later was made Bishop of Amathus by the great Epiphanius (see May 12). He worked many signs and wonders and turned many from the worship of idols unto Christ. Once he planted a vine in the ground and it wondrously sprouted and brought forth ripe grapes. After his death, on his annual feast-day on June 16, it being yet early in the season, that vine would be laden with unripe grapes, as is natural; but as the Divine Liturgy began, the grapes would begin to darken, and by the end of it, they would be fully ripened. The third of the Vespers stichera in the Menaion service to Saint Tychon alludes to this yearly miracle.


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