Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church
Publish Date: 2019-10-13
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Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church

General Information

  • Phone:
  • (914) 235-6100
  • Fax:
  • (914) 235-0708
  • Street Address:

  • 10 Mill Road

  • New Rochelle, NY 10804
  • Mailing Address:

  • 10 Mill Road

  • New Rochelle, NY 10804

Contact Information

Services Schedule

Orthros begins at 9:00am; Divine Liturgy and Sunday School, 10:00am

Past Bulletins

Hymns of the Day

Resurrectional Apolytikion in the Plagal Fourth Mode

From on high didst Thou descend, O Compassionate One; to burial of three days hast Thou submitted that Thou mightest free us from our passions. O our Life and Resurrection, Lord, glory be to Thee.

Apolytikion for Sun. of the 7th Ecumenical Council in the Plagal Fourth Mode

Most glorified art Thou, O Christ our God, Who hast established our Fathers as luminous stars upon the earth, and through them didst guide us all to the true Faith. O Most Merciful One, glory be to Thee.

Apolytikion of the Church in the Plagal Fourth Mode

Blessed are You, O Christ our God, who made fisherman all-wise, by sending down upon them the Holy Spirit, and through them, drawing all the world into Your net. O Loving One, glory be to You.

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.

Gospel and Epistle Readings

Epistle Reading

Prokeimenon. Fourth Mode. Daniel 3.26,27.
Blessed are you, O Lord, the God of our fathers.
Verse: For you are just in all you have done.

The reading is from St. Paul's Letter to Titus 3:8-15.

Titus, my son, the saying is sure. I desire you to insist on these things, so that those who have believed in God may be careful to apply themselves to good deeds; these are excellent and profitable to men. But avoid stupid controversies, genealogies, dissensions, and quarrels over the law, for they are unprofitable and futile. As for a man who is factious, after admonishing him once or twice, have nothing more to do with him, knowing that such a person is perverted and sinful; he is self-condemned.

When I send Artemas or Tychicos to you, do your best to come to me at Nicopolis, for I have decided to spend the winter there. Do your best to speed Zenas the lawyer and Apollos on their way; see that they lack nothing. And let our people learn to apply themselves to good deeds, so as to help cases of urgent need, and not to be unfruitful.

All who are with me send greeting to you. Greet those who love us in the faith. Grace be with you all. Amen.

Gospel Reading

Sunday of the 7th Ecumenical Council
The Reading is from Luke 8:5-15

The Lord said this parable: "A sower went out to sow his seed; and as he sowed, some fell along the path, and was trodden under foot, and the birds of the air devoured it. And some fell on the rock; and as it grew up, it withered away, because it had no moisture. And some fell among thorns; and the thorns grew with it and choked it. And some fell into good soil and grew, and yielded a hundredfold." And when his disciples asked him what this parable meant, he said, "To you it has been given to know the secrets of the kingdom of God; but for others they are in parables, so that seeing they may not see, and hearing they may not understand. Now the parable is this: The seed is the word of God. The ones along the path are those who have heard; then the devil comes and takes away the word from their hearts, that they may not believe and be saved. And the ones on the rock are those who, when they hear the word, receive it with joy; but these have no root, they believe for a while and in time of temptation fall away. And as for what fell among the thorns, they are those who hear, but as they go on their way they are choked by the cares and riches and pleasures of life, and their fruit does not mature. And as for that in the good soil, they are those who, hearing the word, hold it fast in an honest and good heart, and bring forth fruit with patience." As he said these things, he cried out "He who has ears to hear, let him hear."


Parish News and Events

Orthros ~ 9:00am, Divine Liturgy and Sunday School ~10:00am
Alter Boys ~ Group 4 
(11th & 12th Graders)

Sun of the 7th Ecumenical Council

Parish Council will pass a tray for National Church Music Sunday

Memorial for Thomas Soropoulos, Adam James Damascus & Penelope Damascus, Katerina & Edward Mcneilis, Theodore Resvanis, and Mary Mavromatis

AGAPE sponsored by the McNeilis family in memory of Katerina & Edward McNeilis in the Social Hall following the Liturgy

40 Day Blessing for Henry, child of Thomas & Amanda Katechis

GOYA Selling Apple Pies

Baptism ~ Child of Spiro & Olga Limniatis ~ 12 noon



Events for the Week

Tuesday, October 15th

Greek School ~ Classrooms ~ 5pm-6:30pm
Adult Greek Classes ~ Classrooms ~ 6:45-8:15pm

Wednesday, October 16th

Young at Heart ~ Social Hall ~ 11am-2pm

Thursday, October 17th

AHEPA ~ Social Hall ~ 7pm-9pm
Book Group ~ Library ~ 7:30pm-9pm

 Friday, October 18th

Saturday, October 19th

Greek School ~ Classrooms ~ 5pm-6:30pm
Scouts Recruitment Night~ Social Hall ~ 6:30pm-8pm

Adult Greek Classes ~ Library ~ 10am-11:30am







Ministries of the Parish

Philoptochos Ministries 

MANHATTAN HOMELESS OUTREACH – We serve homemade food, provide clothing, shoes and toiletries, along with conversation and compassion, to 125 homeless on the sidewalk of 33rd Street in Manhattan once a month during our “soup run”. At this time, we can only accept fall/winter clothing (sweatshirts, sweaters, pants, and new men's and women's underwear). We are also accepting tote bags and backpacks. Our next soup run is on October 24th, and we meet in the Church kitchen at 6:30 p.mContact Despina Kartson (dkartson@gmail.com914-779-5543/917-603-7854) or Maria Scaros (mscamer@hotmail.com203-531-5500203-399-7292)

COMMUNITY FOOD DRIVE: We're open for business. Each week our community collects food staples for the HOPE Food Pantry in New Rochelle. Your generous contributions are an enormous help to needy families who are often faced with the continued threat of homelessness and the difficult decision of paying rent or buying food. Such staples as rice, canned tuna, peanut butter, breaakfast cereal, canned vegetables and pasta are always in great need. For your convenience, the drop off bin is the white box located outside the church office. As always, thank you for your generous support. 
KNITTING FOR CHARITY - We will resume our meetings in January 2020 . Please contact Anthoula DeKnatel with any questions or 914-723-6285

PHILOPTOCHOS BOOK GROUP -The Philoptochos Book Group will meet Thursday, October 17th at 7:30 pm in the library to discuss:  “We Are Completely Beside Ourselves" by Karen Joy Fowler.


YOUNG AT HEART - The Young at Heart will have its first meeting of the fall on Wednesday, October 2nd. If you have any questions please call Marlene at 914-337-5208. 

HOLY TRINITY DANCE TROUPE -Dancing enthusiasts, we gather together our kindred spirits and sharing the joy of dance!!! If you have any questions please contact Eirini Metaxas at 914.656.1242 or  

HOLY TRINITY SCOUTING –What do Neal Armstrong, Steven Spielberg, Michael Bloomberg, and Sam Walton have in common? They were all Scouts who reached the ultimate rank in Scouting- Eagle. Scouting is about character building, citizenship and leadership. It is a youth activity where modern / busy families can find time to connect together by conducting various activities, service projects, educational endeavors, and tons of fun and play. If you are interested in seeing your son or daughter ages 5 -17 build confidence skills and attain independence, join us in an upcoming meeting: We meet at Holy Trinity Church the first, third and fifth Friday of each month from 6:30 to 8 pm. The first meeting for the 2019-2020 cycle has been scheduled for Friday, September 27thFor more information, please contact  us or


GIRL SCOUTS - Interested in being part of 2.5 million strong—more than 1.7 million girls and 750,000 adults who believe in the power of every G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader)™ to change the world?  Join the Girl Scouts!!  We’re the preeminent leadership development organization for girls.  And with programs from coast to coast and across the globe, Girl Scouts offers every girl a chance to practice a lifetime of leadership, adventure, and success. Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.  We have all levels (Daisies, Brownies, Juniors, Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors).  For more information please contact Helen Dallaris ( or Marina Kartanos (mkartanos76@hotmailcom).



Saints and Feasts

October 13

Benjamin the Deacon

October 13

Sunday of the 7th Ecumenical Council

On the Sunday that falls on or immediately after the eleventh of this month, we chant the Service to the 350 holy Fathers of the Seventh Ecumenical Council, which gathered in Nicaea in 787 under the holy Patriarch Tarasius and during the reign of the Empress Irene and her son, Constantine Porphyrogenitus, to refute the Iconoclast heresy, which had received imperial support beginning with the Edict issued in 726 by Emperor Leo the Isaurian. Many of the holy Fathers who condemned Iconoclasm at this holy Council later died as Confessors and Martyrs for the holy Icons during the second assult of Iconoclasm in the ninth century, especially during the reigns of Leo the Armenian and Theophilus.

October 13

Chryssi the New Martyr of Greece


Wisdom of the Fathers

For by seed here He means His doctrine, and by land, the souls of men, and by the sower, Himself .... For as the sower makes no distinction in the land submitted to him, but simply and indifferently casts his seed; so He Himself too makes no distinction of rich and poor, of wise and unwise, of slothful or diligent, of brave or cowardly; but He discourses unto all, fulfilling His part, although foreknowing the results.
St. John Chrysostom
Homily 44 on Matthew 12, 4th Century

When you see life's pleasures, beware that they might not distract you, for they conceal death's snares. Likewise a fisherman casts not his hook to no purpose. As bait for his hook, the enemy uses the delusion of sensuality to arouse desire, that he might thereby catch men's souls and subject them to himself. A soul which has been caught to serve the enemy's will then serves as a snare for other souls, for it conceals the grief of sin with its apparent delight.
St. Ephraim the Syrian
A Spiritual Psalter no 43, pg. 74, 4th century