Holy Trinity Church
Publish Date: 2021-09-19
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Holy Trinity Church

General Information

  • Phone:
  • (609) 653-8092
  • Fax:
  • (609) 653-0375
  • Street Address:

  • 7004 Ridge Ave

  • Egg Harbor Township, NJ 08234
  • Mailing Address:

  • 7004 Ridge Ave

  • Egg Harbor Township, NJ 08234

Contact Information

Services Schedule

Sunday Services: Orthros 8:15 am.

                         Divine Liturgy 9:30 am.

Past Bulletins

Hymns of the Day

Resurrectional Apolytikion in the Fourth Mode

Having learned the joyful proclamation of the Resurrection from the Angel, and having cast off the ancestral condemnation, the women disciples of the Lord spake to the Apostles exultantly: Death is despoiled and Christ God is risen, granting great mercy to the world.

Apolytikion for Afterfeast 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 Fourth Mode

Lifted up on the Cross by Your free will, Christ God, grant mercies to the new commonwealth that bears Your name. Gladden our faithful rulers by Your power, giving them victories over their adversaries. May Your alliance be for them a weapon for peace, an invincible standard.

Saints and Feasts

September 19

Afterfeast of the Holy Cross

September 19

Sunday after Holy Cross

September 19

Plato the new Hieromartyr of Patmos

September 19

Trophimus, Sabbatius, & Dorymedon the Martyrs

In 278, during the reign of Probus, Saints Trophimus and Sabbatius came to Antioch, and seeing the city celebrating the festival of Apollo at Daphne lamented the blindness of the people, and presented themselves as Christians to Atticus the Governor. Saint Trophimus was stripped of his clothing, and was stretched out and beaten until the earth was red with his blood. Then he was hung up, scraped on his sides, and imprisoned in torments. Saint Sabbatius was tortured so savagely that he gave up his spirit in his sufferings. Trophimus was sent to Synnada, wearing iron shoes fitted with sharp iron nails within; he was further tormented without mercy, then cast into prison. Dorymedon, a counsellor, and a pagan, came to the prison and cared for Trophimus. When a certain feast came, Dorymedon was asked why he did not sacrifice to the idols; he proclaimed himself a Christian, for which he was imprisoned, pierced with heated spits, frightfully punished, and finally beheaded with Saint Trophimus.

September 19

Theodore of Tarsus, Archbishop of Canterbury


Gospel and Epistle Readings

Epistle Reading

Prokeimenon. Fourth Mode. Psalm 103.24,1.
O Lord, how manifold are your works. You have made all things in wisdom.
Verse: Bless the Lord, O my soul.

The reading is from St. Paul's Letter to the Galatians 2:16-20.

Brethren, knowing that a man is not justified by works of the law but through faith in Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Christ Jesus, in order to be justified by faith in Christ, and not by works of the law, because by works of the law shall no one be justified. But if, in our endeavor to be justified in Christ, we ourselves were found to be sinners, is Christ then an agent of sin? Certainly not! But if I build up again those things which I tore down, then I prove myself a transgressor. For I through the law died to the law, that I might live to God. I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me; and the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.

Gospel Reading

Sunday after 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."


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




Pangari Schedule: Rami Nassar, George Efstatos & Stephanie Farrell.

We welcome Father Emmanuel Pratsinakis back to our parish and we thank him for leading us in the celebration of the Divine Liturgy today.

The Metropolis of New Jersey Clergy-Laity Congress will take place at the Venetian on Monday, September 20th. Please pray for our delegation of parish council members and Philoptochos sisters and all those who will be in attendance.

Today's Coffee Hour will be hosted by Maria Marinakis in the Fellowship Hall. If you are hosting the coffee hour please make sure that all products are nut free. We have children with severe nut allergies. Thank you!  Please call or email Faten Dib 609-226-2691 or today and offer to sign up for a Sunday to host the coffee hour!

Greek School and Sunday School Registration forms are now available. (see attached flyers)


Mask wearing is now optional, but we are strongly encouraging those who are not vaccinated and those who have medical conditions to continue wearing masks.  

We will not be social distancing as we were before.  However, those with special medical situations should contact Ginny, Lisa, or Father George so that they can attend the services safely and with peace of mind.

We will no longer register online for church services.

We should also sanitize our hands upon entering the Church, and we are still not kissing icons or the priest's hand.

If anyone is feeling sick they should stay home in order to protect others.


September 23, Thursday, Divine Liturgy 9:00 / 10:00 am., The Conception of St. John the Baptist


September 26: Philoptochos Memorial

September 26: Philoptochos Past President's Luncheon

October 3: Sunday School Begins

October 9: Ocean City Block Party 

November 6: Philoptochos Bid-N-Buy


Holy Communion is offered to those baptized Orthodox Christians who have prepared themselves for the reception of the Sacrament by prayer and fasting. Blessed Bread is available for all our visitors at the very end of the Divine Liturgy. Our Sunday School students receive Holy Communion first and then we will approach from the center aisles, starting with the front pews, one pew at a time.

Philoptochos will continue to sell Shop Rite Gift Cards. Please see attached flyer with information on how to purchase.
Our annual Bid-N-Buy will be held on Saturday, November 6th. Please see attached flyer for details. This year we are asking for monetary donations. Let us do the shopping for you! 
Sunday School begins October 3rd. Please hand in registration forms to the church office. Please contact Sarai Taraborrelli ( if you have any questions. 
We look forward to seeing all the children in Sunday School again!
GOYA Fundraiser: Please see attached flyer for our GOYA annual fundraiser. Also attached is the flyer for the 5th Annual GOYA Welcome Back Weekend.
The Ocean City Block Party takes place on Saturday October 9th at 9th Street and Asbury Ave.  This is a fundraiser that benefits the Church.  Help is needed as listed below.  If you can lend a hand at all, or just one of the times below it would be appreciated
-Friday October 8th help is needed in the morning to slice onions in the commercial kitchen, gather and organize items needed for the Block Party, and then from 4:30p.m. to 5:00p.m. to load the truck at the commercial kitchen.  The most important part where help will be needed this day is loading the truck at 4:30p.m.
-Saturday October 9th:

Beginning around 7:15a.m. at 9th Street and Asbury Ave. in Ocean City to unload the truck and set up;

9:00a.m. to 5:00p.m. help is needed to cut tomatoes, cut Gyro, make Gyro’s, take customer’s orders, run the register, etc.;

            5:00p.m. to 5:45p.m. help is needed to load everything into the truck;

6:15p.m. to 7:30p.m. help is needed at the commercial kitchen to unload the truck, wash items and put away.

Please contact Brian Sacco at 609-412-2305 or to let him know if you can help.  Thank You.


Our first Bible Study of the Ecclesiastical Year will be on Tuesday, September 28th, via Zoom at 7:00 pm. A link will be sent prior to Bible Study


If you are planning a family memorial, please contact the church office far in advance of the date, so that we can properly register your family for church attendance.


Due to safety regulations, please do not park cars along the curb in front of the church and the community center during church services and other events. Thank you!