Holy Trinity Church
Publish Date: 2020-09-06
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Holy Trinity Church

General Information

  • Phone:
  • (207) 783-6795
  • Fax:
  • (207) 783-6795
  • Street Address:

  • 155 Hogan Rd.

  • Lewiston, ME 04240
  • Mailing Address:

  • PO Box 1344

  • Lewiston, ME 04243-1344

Contact Information

Services Schedule

Sunday Services

Orthros 9:00 AM

Divine Liturgy 10:00 AM

Weekday Services

       please check Parish Calendar for scheduled Holy Day Services




Past Bulletins

Holy Trinity News


Sunday, September 6, 2020

13th Sunday of Matthew

IΓ' Κυριακή του Ματθαΐου

  Orthos 9:00AM followed by the Divine Liturgy 10:00AM οn Facebook Live

or on YouTube following the conclusion of the service

Ανάμνηση Θαύματος Αρχαγγέλου Μιχαήλ στις Χωναίς (ή Κολασσαίς)

The Commemoration of the Miracle Wrought by Archangel Michael in Colossae (Chonae)

Announcements for Week of September 6:

Commemorated today: 

 The Church is now open for up to 50 people.  Masks must be worn at all times, while in the church.  Please bring your own mask and sanitzers to clean any areas that you may touch.  Please review the guidelines, which include the mandates from the State of Maine for Religious gatherings. 

Holy Days this Week:

  • Monday September 7:  Sozon the Martyr; Kassiane the Hymnographer
  • Tuesday, September 8:  Nativity of the Theotokos
  • Wednesday, September 9:  Synaxis of the Parents:  Joachim & Anna
  • Thursday, September 10:  The Martyrs Menodora, Metrodora, & Nymphoodora
  • Friday, September 11:  Theodora of Alexandria; Euphrosynos the Cook
  • Saturday, September 12:  Saturday before the Elevation; The Hieromartyrs Autonomos & Kournoutos of Iconium

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Upcoming Events & Services:

Monday, September 7:  6:00PM Great Vespers with Artoklasia for Nativity of the Theotokos

Tuesday, September 8:  Nativity of Theotokos 8:00AM Orthos|9:00AM Divine Liturgy

Wednesday & Thursday, September 9 & 10:  45th Biennial Clergy-Laity Congress to be held virtually.  Please see additional information in "Other News" to represent our Parish.

Saturday, September 12:  Greek Festival

Sunday, September 13:  6:00PM Great Vespers with Artoklasia for the feast of the Elevation of the Cross

Monday, September 14:  Elevation of the Cross 8:00AM Orthos|9:00AM Divine Liturgy

Friday, September 25:  6:00PM Vesperal Liturgy Falling Asleep of Apostle John the Theologian

Monday, September 28:  Parish Council Meeting @ 6:30pm

All Services Live on Facebook :  Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church of Lewiston, Maine

Also recorded on YouTube Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church

Text for Services can be found at

Services for Sunday, August 30Orthos & Divine Liturgy

Live Liturgical Services:

Daily recorded and services are also available on

Stewardship & Donations can now be made online.  The link for secure payments is on our web pageHoly Trinity Greek Orthodox Church  or by clicking here support Holy Trinity


Please consider sponsoring the coffee hours.  Click on the link to sign upHoly Trinity Fellowship/Memorial Sign-up Sheet  This link will bring you to the sign up page.  Please allow about 5 minutes for your changes to be saved and viewed on the view page.


COVID-19 Reopening Guidelines


Other News

Lewiston Auburn Greek Festival 2020


Hello Everyone-
Our Greek Festival To Go is TWO WEEKS away! Things seem to be falling into place. Here’s where we stand.
🇬🇷 The Festival is on Saturday, September 12 from 11 am to 7 pm.
🇬🇷 We are offering a limited menu of Spanakopita, Gyros (meat or vegetarian), Greek Fries, and Baklava. Food is a la carte, and prices range fro $5-$10, the most expensive item being a 5-pack of baklava. It is strictly a drive-thru event, first come, first serve. There is no advance ordering. Payment can be made by credit card, check, or cash. Workers will be masked and gloved.
🇬🇷 Patrons will enter the parking lot from Hogan Rd, follow a designated lane to an Order station to complete a menu/order form and pay, then proceed to a Pick-up station, exiting via the driveway in front of the church. One-way traffic from beginning to end. 
🇬🇷 In addition to our flyers and signs at church and in the community, look for our Banner, which will be displayed early next week on Main St in Lewiston across from the Peck Building.
🇬🇷 Also look for our ads in the Sun Journal on Sunday, September 6 (Labor Day Weekend), and Friday, September 11.
🇬🇷 Friday, Sept 11 will be a setup day. Food will be prepped and Stations will be set up outside.
🇬🇷 We will not need as many workers as our usual Festival, but it could be a long day for those who do work. If you would like to help either day, please let me know.  * Please bring your own mask.
🇬🇷 Thanks to all those who have donated their time, talent, and dollars to the Festival effort.
Remember to pray for good weather!

Christine R

Festival Donations

 Festival website:


45th Biennial Clergy-Laity Congress


The 45th Biennial Clergy-Laity Congress, which was duly noticed and scheduled for the end of this month in the Metropolis of Pittsburgh, has been postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic. His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros and the Holy Eparchial Synod have re-scheduled the Congress for September 9 & 10, 2020 to be held virtually.


The theme chosen by His Eminence is from the words of Saint Paul in his First letter to the Corinthians: “… the greatest of these is love.” (1 Cor. 13:13)

If you are interested in being a deligate from Holy Trinity, please contact Father Jon, Dr. John Carson, or Jaye Goulet for additional information and to help you register.

2020 Parish Council

John Carson, President

(714) 658-5867

Jaye Goulet, Vice President


Peter Vayanos Secretary

Stella Gammaitoni, Treasurer

David Legloahic, Asst. Treasurer

Steve Mihalakis

John Kroeger

Peter Mars

Dina Medouris

Roger Park

John Kesaris


Othneil Kroger

 Stefan  Kroger


Ladies' Society News


Christine Sirois, President

Dina Medouris, Vice President

Linda Simones, Secretary

Christine Rattey, Treasurer


The Resurrection of Saint Nicholas


Re-Broadcast of 60 Minutes on CBS
Sunday, Sept. 6th

“The Resurrection of Saint Nicholas” (originally shown on April 12, 2020) will be re-broadcast on 60 Minutes this Sunday, Sept. 6th.  Check your local listing for the time where you live.

With a brief update on the transformation of the project since the election of Archbishop Elpidophoros and the recommencement of construction on August 3, 2020, CBS’s Scott Pelley paints a moving portrait of the struggle to rebuild the only House of Worship destroyed on 9/11.

Tune in to hear the emotional testimonies of parishioners, and to join in the ongoing mission to finish the Church and National Shrine by the Twentieth Anniversary of 9/11 — September 11, 2021.

Your donations are as important as ever to erect Saint Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church and National Shrine on a firm foundation for the future.



Message from Fr. Jon


Pastoral Message


Priest’s Message

September 2020

On the Ecclesiastical New Year and New Beginnings

September 1 is the Ecclesiastical New Year!  This past year has challenged everyone.  Life during a pandemic is muted, cautious, and worrisome.  The good news for our community is that our area is doing fairly well and our Holy Trinity Church family has been spared.  Let us observe some challenges and the solutions.

Challenge – Multimedia usage

We were blessed to receive a good sound system via donation this summer.  The challenge is that Facebook Live does not transmit the sound properly. 


In the Ecclesiastical New Year (ENY) we will acquire a device that connects the sound board to the phone.  The good news is we will be back on the air soon.  This may take some adjusting, so please be patient. 

Also, we have the opportunity to develop our multimedia presence online.  Fr. Steven, who is an IT graphics design expert, has offered to help us set up a more permanent presence online!  With just three cameras and a laptop computer dedicated to broadcasting our liturgical life, we can have a regular and very polished presence on UTube.  This can be done with a minimum expense.  If you are interested in helping donate or helping with this ministry, please contact me.

Challenge – Liturgical Life at home and in church

Liturgy keeps us connected to God in a profound and grace filled way.  The new reality of Liturgical Life requires us to rethink and respond in a positive way.  The only universally accessible resources for Liturgical life are and the new Liturgy Hymnal.  Thus, our participation at home and at church are very much needed. 


In the ENY we are going to distribute a copy of the new Liturgy Hymnal to all who wish to have one.  This will be your own copy in which you can place your name in the front cover.  Please bring it with you to church or use it from home.  Initially, we will give one book to each adult and one book for the children of each family.  If we need to acquire more books in the future, please speak with me if you want to donate additional books.  Over time we will come to love and appreciate the effort made to produce the books and become very familiar with the text and music.  For those who must be at home, I have begun home visitations to bring communion to everyone.

Challenge – Sunday Church School / Youth Ministry

Covid19 has caused everyone to think of the safety and well-being of our youth.  At this writing, it is not responsible to place youth in very close proximity to one another, even with a mask.  Thus, Sunday Church School in a classroom setting is suspended until further notice.  The Sunday Church School must be transformed to accommodate social distancing and learning the Orthodox Faith from home. 


In the ENY, Stephan Kroger and I will be setting up hands on events with proper social distancing for youth and adults.  Some of these will be field trips on Saturdays or after church on Sunday.  Some will take place at church after Liturgy.  Most of the events will be family events with youth and adults participating.  All events will be announced and publicized ahead of time for maximum participation.  The one mountain hike event we did in July with the GOYA youth was well received and a joy to participate in.

My hope is to prepare a list of resources for parents/youth to further their education in our Orthodox Faith from home.  This can be a coordinated effort or self-paced study.

Challenge – Coffee Hour

In the ENY, we hope to spend time with each other in worship at Liturgy and in fellowship as well.  The challenge here is resetting the church hall in a social distancing manner and also having appropriate items offered after Liturgy.


We should reset the tables in pairs to keep social distance, wear masks when not drinking coffee or consuming food.  Our Holy Trinity church should consider acquiring healthy food items (no donuts) that are individually wrapped so we do not pass on contagious viruses or germs to another person.  These can be donated by everyone.  Some examples would be granola bars, small packages of nuts and healthy snack foods, individual breakfast bars, etc.  We are seeking out a blessing from His Eminence to restart this.  For the moment, let us continue to worship together and social distance in the parking lot.  The weather is delightful this time of year.

Challenge – Spiritual Growth in the Ecclesiastical New Year

Each year we strive to grow in life, faith and spiritual understanding.  The ENY we should seek out a good and reasonable goal to grow in Christ.


We can set a daily goal or a weekly goal that is easily placed into our schedules.  Some examples include: reading the daily Bible readings in our church calendar, setting aside 10 minutes in the morning and/or evening to pray with your icons, reading a good Orthodox spiritual classic (I have suggestions!), participation in a Bible study from home (I am working on some ideas!), etc.  This will bring joy and grace into our lives.

Happy Ecclesiastical New Year!

Love, Fr. Jon


Hymns of the Day

Resurrectional Apolytikion in the Fourth Mode

The women disciples of the Lord, having learned from the Angel the joyous news of the Resurrection and having rejected the ancestral decision, then told the apostles elatedly: Death has been stripped of its power; Christ God has risen, granting to the world His great mercy.
Τὸ φαιδρὸν τῆς Ἀναστάσεως κήρυγμα, ἐκ τοῦ Ἀγγέλου μαθοῦσαι αἱ τοῦ Κυρίου Μαθήτριαι, καὶ τὴν προγονικὴν ἀπόφασιν ἀπορρίψασαι, τοῖς Ἀποστόλοις καυχώμεναι ἔλεγον· Ἐσκύλευται ὁ θάνατος, ἠγέρθη Χριστὸς ὁ Θεός, δωρούμενος τῷ κόσμῳ τὸ μέγα ἔλεος.

Apolytikion for Miracle of Michael in Colossae in the Fourth Mode

Supreme Commanders of the Hosts of Heavens, we, the unworthy, importune and beseech thee that by thy supplications thou encircle us in the shelter of the wings of thine immaterial glory, guarding us who now fall down and cry to thee with fervour: Deliver us from dangers of all kinds, as the great marshal of the heavenly hosts on high.
Τῶν οὐρανίων στρατιὼν Ἀρχιστράτηγε, δυσωπούμέν σε ἀεὶ ἡμεῖς οἱ ἀνάξιοι, ἵνα ταὶς σαὶς δεήσεσι τειχίσης ἡμᾶς, σκέπη τῶν πτερύγων τῆς ἀϋλου σου δόξης, φρουρῶν ἡμᾶς προσπίπτοντας ἐκτενῶς καὶ βοῶντας, ἐκ τῶν κινδύνων λύτρωσαι ἡμᾶς, ὡς Ταξιάρχης τῶν ἄνω δυνάμεων.

Apolytikion for the Church in the Plagal Fourth Mode

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.

Evlogitós i, Hristé o Theós imón, o pansófous tous alís anadíxas, katapémpsas aftí to Pnévma to ágion, ke di’ aftón tin ikouménin saginéfsas, filánthrope, dóxa si.

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.

Seasonal Kontakion in the Fourth Mode

In your holy birth, Immaculate One, Joachim and Anna were rid of the shame of childlessness; Adam and Eve of the corruption of death. And so your people, free of the guilt of their sins, celebrate crying: "The barren one gives birth to the Theotokos, who nourishes our life."
Ιωακείμ καί Άννα όνειδισμού ατεκνίας, καί Αδάμ καί Εύα, εκ τής φθοράς τού θανάτου, ηλευθερώθησαν, Άχραντε, εν τή αγία γεννήσει σου, αυτήν εορτάζει καί ο λαός σου, ενοχής τών πταισμάτων, λυτρωθείς εν τώ κράζειν σοι, Η στείρα τίκτει τήν Θεοτόκον, καί τροφόν τής ζωής ημών.

Gospel and Epistle Readings

Matins Gospel Reading

Second Orthros Gospel
Κατὰ Μᾶρκον 16:1-8

Καὶ διαγενομένου τοῦ σαββάτου Μαρία ἡ Μαγδαληνὴ καὶ Μαρία ἡ τοῦ ᾿Ιακώβου καὶ Σαλώμη ἠγόρασαν ἀρώματα ἵνα ἐλθοῦσαι ἀλείψωσιν αὐτόν. καὶ λίαν πρωῒ τῆς μιᾶς σαββάτων ἔρχονται ἐπὶ τὸ μνημεῖον, ἀνατείλαντος τοῦ ἡλίου. καὶ ἔλεγον πρὸς ἑαυτάς· τίς ἀποκυλίσει ἡμῖν τὸν λίθον ἐκ τῆς θύρας τοῦ μνημείου; καὶ ἀναβλέψασαι θεωροῦσιν ὅτι ἀποκεκύλισται ὁ λίθος· ἦν γὰρ μέγας σφόδρα. καὶ εἰσελθοῦσαι εἰς τὸ μνημεῖον εἶδον νεανίσκον καθήμενον ἐν τοῖς δεξιοῖς, περιβεβλημένον στολὴν λευκήν, καὶ ἐξεθαμβήθησαν. ὁ δὲ λέγει αὐταῖς· μὴ ἐκθαμβεῖσθε· ᾿Ιησοῦν ζητεῖτε τὸν Ναζαρηνὸν τὸν ἐσταυρωμένον· ἠγέρθη, οὐκ ἔστιν ὧδε· ἴδε ὁ τόπος ὅπου ἔθηκαν αὐτόν. ἀλλ᾿ ὑπάγετε εἴπατε τοῖς μαθηταῖς αὐτοῦ καὶ τῷ Πέτρῳ ὅτι προάγει ὑμᾶς εἰς τὴν Γαλιλαίαν· ἐκεῖ αὐτὸν ὄψεσθε, καθὼς εἶπεν ὑμῖν. καὶ ἐξελθοῦσαι ἔφυγον ἀπὸ τοῦ μνημείου· εἶχε δὲ αὐτὰς τρόμος καὶ ἔκστασις, καὶ οὐδενὶ οὐδὲν εἶπον· ἐφοβοῦντο γάρ.

Second Orthros Gospel
The Reading is from Mark 16:1-8

When the Sabbath was past, Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James, and Salome, bought spices, so that they might go and anoint Jesus. And very early on the first day of the week they went to the tomb when the sun had risen. And they were saying to one another, "Who will roll away the stone for us from the door of the tomb?" And looking up, they saw that the stone was rolled back, for it was very large. And entering the tomb, they saw a young man sitting on the right side, dressed in a white robe; and they were amazed. And he said to them, "Do not be amazed; you seek Jesus of Nazareth, who was crucified. He has risen, he is not here; see the place where they laid him. But go, tell his disciples and Peter that he is going before you to Galilee; there you will see him, as he told you." And they went out and fled from the tomb; for trembling and astonishment had come upon them; and they said nothing to any one, for they were afraid.

Epistle Reading

Προκείμενον. Fourth Mode. ΨΑΛΜΟΙ 103.24,1.
Ὡς ἐμεγαλύνθη τὰ ἔργα σου Κύριε, πάντα ἐν σοφίᾳ ἐποίησας.
Στίχ. Εὐλόγει ἡ ψυχή μου τὸν Κύριον.

τὸ Ἀνάγνωσμα Πρὸς Κορινθίους α' 16:13-24.

Ἀδελφοί, γρηγορεῖτε, στήκετε ἐν τῇ πίστει, ἀνδρίζεσθε, κραταιοῦσθε. Πάντα ὑμῶν ἐν ἀγάπῃ γινέσθω. Παρακαλῶ δὲ ὑμᾶς, ἀδελφοί - οἴδατε τὴν οἰκίαν Στεφανᾶ, ὅτι ἐστὶν ἀπαρχὴ τῆς Ἀχαΐας, καὶ εἰς διακονίαν τοῖς ἁγίοις ἔταξαν ἑαυτούς - ἵνα καὶ ὑμεῖς ὑποτάσσησθε τοῖς τοιούτοις, καὶ παντὶ τῷ συνεργοῦντι καὶ κοπιῶντι. Χαίρω δὲ ἐπὶ τῇ παρουσίᾳ Στεφανᾶ καὶ Φουρτουνάτου καὶ Ἀχαϊκοῦ, ὅτι τὸ ὑμῶν ὑστέρημα οὗτοι ἀνεπλήρωσαν. Ἀνέπαυσαν γὰρ τὸ ἐμὸν πνεῦμα καὶ τὸ ὑμῶν· ἐπιγινώσκετε οὖν τοὺς τοιούτους. Ἀσπάζονται ὑμᾶς αἱ ἐκκλησίαι τῆς Ἀσίας· ἀσπάζονται ὑμᾶς ἐν κυρίῳ πολλὰ Ἀκύλας καὶ Πρίσκιλλα, σὺν τῇ κατʼ οἶκον αὐτῶν ἐκκλησίᾳ. Ἀσπάζονται ὑμᾶς οἱ ἀδελφοὶ πάντες. Ἀσπάσασθε ἀλλήλους ἐν φιλήματι ἁγίῳ. Ὁ ἀσπασμὸς τῇ ἐμῇ χειρὶ Παύλου. Εἴ τις οὐ φιλεῖ τὸν κύριον Ἰησοῦν Χριστόν, ἤτω ἀνάθεμα. Μαρὰν ἀθά. Ἡ χάρις τοῦ κυρίου Ἰησοῦ Χριστοῦ μεθʼ ὑμῶν. Ἡ ἀγάπη μου μετὰ πάντων ὑμῶν ἐν Χριστῷ Ἰησοῦ. Ἀμήν.

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 First Letter to the Corinthians 16:13-24.

Brethren, be watchful, stand firm in your faith, be courageous, be strong. Let all that you do be done in love. Now, brethren, you know that the household of Stephanas were the first converts in Achaia, and they have devoted themselves to the service of the saints; I urge you to be subject to such men and to every fellow worker and laborer. I rejoice at the coming of Stephanas and Fortunatus and Achaicos, because they have made up for your absence; for they refreshed my spirit as well as yours. Give recognition to such men. The churches of Asia send greetings. Aquila and Prisca, together with the church in their house, send you hearty greetings in the Lord. All the brethren send greetings. Greet one another with a holy kiss. I, Paul, write this greeting with my own hand. If any one has no love for the Lord, let him be accursed. Our Lord, come! The grace of the Lord Jesus be with you. My love be with you all in Christ Jesus. Amen.

Gospel Reading

13th Sunday of Matthew
Κατὰ Ματθαῖον 21:33-42

Εἶπεν ὁ Κύριος τήν παραβολὴν ταύτην· ῎Αλλην παραβολὴν ἀκούσατε. ἄνθρωπός τις ἦν οἰκοδεσπότης, ὅστις ἐφύτευσεν ἀμπελῶνα καὶ φραγμὸν αὐτῷ περιέθηκε καὶ ὤρυξεν ἐν αὐτῷ ληνὸν καὶ ᾠκοδόμησε πύργον, καὶ ἐξέδοτο αὐτὸν γεωργοῖς καὶ ἀπεδήμησεν. ὅτε δὲ ἤγγισεν ὁ καιρὸς τῶν καρπῶν, ἀπέστειλε τοὺς δούλους αὐτοῦ πρὸς τοὺς γεωργοὺς λαβεῖν τοὺς καρποὺς αὐτοῦ. καὶ λαβόντες οἱ γεωργοὶ τοὺς δούλους αὐτοῦ ὃν μὲν ἔδειραν, ὃν δὲ ἀπέκτειναν, ὃν δὲ ἐλιθοβόλησαν. πάλιν ἀπέστειλεν ἄλλους δούλους πλείονας τῶν πρώτων, καὶ ἐποίησαν αὐτοῖς ὡσαύτως. ὕστερον δὲ ἀπέστειλε πρὸς αὐτοὺς τὸν υἱὸν αὐτοῦ λέγων· ἐντραπήσονται τὸν υἱόν μου. οἱ δὲ γεωργοὶ ἰδόντες τὸν υἱὸν εἶπον ἐν ἑαυτοῖς· οὗτός ἐστιν ὁ κληρονόμος· δεῦτε ἀποκτείνωμεν αὐτὸν καὶ κατάσχωμεν τὴν κληρονομίαν αὐτοῦ. καὶ λαβόντες αὐτὸν ἐξέβαλον ἔξω τοῦ ἀμπελῶνος, καὶ ἀπέκτειναν. ὅταν οὖν ἔλθῃ ὁ κύριος τοῦ ἀμπελῶνος, τί ποιήσει τοῖς γεωργοῖς ἐκείνοις; λέγουσιν αὐτῷ· κακοὺς κακῶς ἀπολέσει αὐτούς, καὶ τὸν ἀμπελῶνα ἐκδώσεται ἄλλοις γεωργοῖς, οἵτινες ἀποδώσουσιν αὐτῷ τοὺς καρποὺς ἐν τοῖς καιροῖς αὐτῶν. λέγει αὐτοῖς ὁ ᾿Ιησοῦς· οὐδέποτε ἀνέγνωτε ἐν ταῖς γραφαῖς, λίθον ὃν ἀπεδοκίμασαν οἱ οἰκοδομοῦντες, οὗτος ἐγενήθη εἰς κεφαλὴν γωνίας· παρὰ Κυρίου ἐγένετο αὕτη, καὶ ἔστι θαυμαστὴ ἐν ὀφθαλμοῖς ἡμῶν;

13th Sunday of Matthew
The Reading is from Matthew 21:33-42

The Lord said this parable, "There was a householder who planted a vineyard, and set a hedge around it, and dug a wine press in it, and built a tower, and let it out to tenants, and went into another country. When the season of fruit drew near, he sent his servants to the tenants, to get his fruit; and the tenants took his servants and beat one, killed another, and stoned another. Again he sent other servants, more than the first; and they did the same to them. Afterward he sent his son to them, saying 'They will respect my son.' But when the tenants saw the son, they said to themselves, 'This is the heir; come, let us kill him and have his inheritance.' And they took him and cast him out of the vineyard and killed him. When therefore the owner of the vineyard comes, what will he do to those tenants?" They said to him, "He will put those wretches to a miserable death, and let out the vineyard to other tenants who will give him the fruits in their seasons." Jesus said to them, "Have you never read in the scriptures: 'The very stone which the builders rejected has become the head of the corner; this was the Lord's doing, and it is marvelous in our eyes?'"


Saints and Feasts

September 06

13th Sunday of Matthew

September 06

Holy Martyr Calodote

September 06

The Commemoration of the Miracle Wrought by Archangel Michael in Colossae (Chonae)

The feast today in honour of the Archangel Michael commemorates the great miracle he wrought when he delivered from destruction a church and holy spring named for him. The pagans, moved by malice, sought to destroy the aforesaid church and holy spring by turning the course of two rivers against them. But the Archangel appeared and, by means of the Cross and a great earthquake that shook the entire area, diverted the waters into an underground course. Henceforth, the name of that place changed from Colossae to Chonae, which means "funnels" in Greek.


Holy Trinity Calendar

  • Holy Trinity Calendar

    September 6 to September 20, 2020

    Sunday, September 6

    9:00AM Orthros

    10:00AM Divine Liturgy

    Monday, September 7

    6:00PM Great Vespers w/ Artoklasia - Nativity of the Theotokos

    Tuesday, September 8

    Nativity of the Theotokos

    8:00AM Orthros/Liturgy - Nativity of the Theotokos

    Sunday, September 13

    9:00AM Orthros

    10:00AM Divine Liturgy

    6:00PM Great Vespers w/ Artoklasia - Exaltation of Cross

    Monday, September 14

    Elevation of the Holy Cross

    8:00AM Orthros/Liturgy - Exaltation of the Cross

    Sunday, September 20

    9:00AM Orthros

    10:00AM Divine Liturgy