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Holy Trinity Church
Publish Date: 2021-10-10
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Holy Trinity Church

General Information

  • Phone:
  • (724) 266-5336
  • Fax:
  • (724) 266-2220
  • Street Address:

  • 2930 Beaver Road

  • Ambridge, PA 15003
  • Mailing Address:

  • 2930 Beaver Road

  • Ambridge, PA 15003


Contact Information




Services Schedule

Sundays: 8:30am Orthros, 9:30 am Divine Liturgy

Weekdays: 9am Orthros & Liturgy


Past Bulletins


Worship

Worship

Join us for in-person Church. 

 

A change will be coming to our live-stream of our regularly scheduled services, hopefully it will not cause an issue.  Please check via our public facebook page at www.facebook.com/HTAmbridge at the times listed below.   

 

Upcoming Services:

Sunday Hours - 8:30am Orthros, 9:30am Divine Liturgy




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Church News

FR. ANASTASIOS VACATION & RETREAT: Fr. Anastasios will be away from the parish from the night of October 3rd through October 16th to have a family vacation and to attend the National Clergy Retreat.  Fr. John Chakos will be substituting on October 10th for Orthros & Liturgy and for emergencies, please contact Fr. Michael Kochis of St. Vladimir in Ambridge at 412-992-0320.

 

UPCOMING MEMORIALS:

  • October 10th - 1yr Memorial for Goldie Anderson

 

PARISH COUNCIL meeting moved to Wednesday the 20th.

 

October 17th— AHEPA MOVIE: Join the Beaver Valley AHEPA as they host a viewing of “Lethal Nationalism: Genocide of the Greeks 1913-1923” in our Hall following Divine Liturgy on October 17th. Please see weekly bulletins and the October voice for more information.

Movie Description: “Under the fog of war during World War I, the genocide of the Greeks was carried out at the hands of the Ottoman and Nationalist Turks. This Genocide became the model for all Genocides to follow, Nearly a million Greeks were killed, millions more were uprooted as part of the Ottoman and Nationalist Turks’ campaign of ethnic cleansing. Lethal Nationalism explores this dark chapter of history.” Amazon Rating: 13 years and Older

 

Catechism Class - This class is designed to teach the foundational elements of our faith which is perfect for those interested in learning about Orthodoxy, as well as those wanting to deepen their understanding.  Classes will begin on Tuesday, October 19th from 6:30-8pm in the Church Hall.  This course will repeat most Tuesdays until it is complete, the entire schedule will be made available on the first session.  

 

2021 Stewardship Drive Is Coming to a Close: Part of being a member in good standing is having a pledge card submitted, please make sure you have a pledge card submitted for upcoming general assemblies and elections.  2022 Drive will start later this Fall.  We have 135 members in 2021 but we still have time to reach our goal of 200 Stewards!

 

MEN'S MINISTRY to start this fall.  

 

PRAYER CHAIN - Members of Holy Trinity are being brought together in efforts to pray for those in need of prayers.  Please contact Joanie Ondrako, Fr. Anastasios, or the Office to join the prayer team, a group of people who will pray for the names given each day.

Prayer requests can be submitted anonymously and will be on the prayer list as long as your request is wanted, even up to a year.  To request a prayer, click here.

 

ONLINE GIVING & STEWARDSHIPIs OPEN! Online giving can be found by clicking here!  Please consider your continued support of our church through becoming one of our online giving families.  You can make general contributions and stewardship contributions.

 

REGULAR GIVING: The church is still accepting donations in normal ways through the mail and drop off.  Thank you to all of those who have continued to contribute in these challenging times.

 

Live-Stream: If you don't have a Facebook account, don't worry! You can still access our services right on our website (HTGOC.ORG) or a larger video directly on Facebook, learn more by watching the following video: https://youtu.be/QJPpkshi2d4

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Our Calendar

  • Next Two Weeks

    October 10 to October 25, 2021

    Sunday, October 10

    1yr Memorial - Goldie Anderson

    Fr. Anastasios Vacation

    Fr. John Chakos Substituting

    8:30AM Orthros

    9:30AM Divine Liturgy

    1:00PM GOYA Bowling at Fair Oaks Lanes

    Monday, October 11

    Fr. Anastasios Vacation

    Tuesday, October 12

    Fr. Anastasios @ APC National Clergy Retreat

    Wednesday, October 13

    Fr. Anastasios @ APC National Clergy Retreat

    6:30PM Dance Practice: Jr. Hellenic Dancers

    7:00PM Dance Practice: Little Angels

    7:15PM Dance Practice: Sr. Hellenic Dancers

    Thursday, October 14

    Fr. Anastasios @ APC National Clergy Retreat

    Friday, October 15

    Fr. Anastasios @ APC National Clergy Retreat

    Saturday, October 16

    Fr. Anastasios Away

    Sunday, October 17

    Fr. Anastasios back

    8:30AM Orthros

    9:30AM Divine Liturgy

    12:30PM AHEPA Movie

    Monday, October 18

    9:00AM CANCELED -Orthros & Liturgy - Luke the Evangelist

    7:00PM GOYA Meeting

    Tuesday, October 19

    6:30PM Catechism Class

    Wednesday, October 20

    7:00PM Parish Council

    Saturday, October 23

    2:00PM Baptism

    Sunday, October 24

    8:30AM Orthros

    9:30AM Divine Liturgy

    Monday, October 25

    Voice Deadline

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Hymns of the Day

Resurrectional Apolytikion in the Grave Mode

By means of Your Cross, O Lord, You abolished death. * To the robber You opened Paradise. * The lamentation of the myrrhbearing women You transformed, * and You gave Your Apostles the order to proclaim to all * that You had risen, O Christ our God, * and granted the world Your great mercy.
Κατέλυσας τῷ Σταυρῷ σου τὸν θάνατον, ἠνέῳξας τῷ Λῃστῇ τὸν Παράδεισον, τῶν Μυροφόρων τὸν θρῆνον μετέβαλες, καὶ τοῖς σοῖς Ἀποστόλοις κηρύττειν ἐπέταξας, ὅτι ἀνέστης Χριστὲ ὁ Θεός, παρέχων τῷ κόσμῳ τὸ μέγα ἔλεος.

Apolytikion for Martyrs Eulampius & Eulampia in the 4th Mode

Your Martyrs, O Lord, were worthily awarded by You * the crowns of corruption, in that they contested for You our immortal God. * Since they possessed Your power, they defeated the tyrants, * dashing the demons' powerless displays of defiance. * O Christ God, at their fervent entreaties, save our souls.
Οι Μάρτυρές σου, Κύριε, εν τή αθλήσει αυτών, στεφάνους εκομίσαντο τής αφθαρσίας, εκ σού τού Θεού ημών, σχόντες γάρ τήν ισχύν σου, τούς τυράννους καθείλον, έθραυσαν καί δαιμόνων, τά ανίσχυρα θράση. Αυτών ταίς ικεσίαις, Χριστέ ο Θεός, σώσον τάς ψυχάς ημών.

Apolytikion for the Church in the 4th Mode

Blessed are You, O Christ our God; Who has shone forth the fishermen to be all wise, by sending upon them the Holy Spirit and through them, You gathered the whole world in Your net, O lover of Mankind, glory to You.

Εύλογητός εἶ Χριστὲ ὁ Θεος ἡμῶν ὁ πανσόφους τοὺς ἁλιεῖς ἁναδείξας καταπέμψας αὐτοῖς τὸ Πνεῦμα τὸ ἅγιον καὶ δι᾽ αὐτῶν τῆν οἰκουμένην σαγηνεύσας φιλάνθρωπε δόξα Σοι.

Seasonal Kontakion in the 2nd Mode

A protection of Christians unshamable, intercessor to our Holy Maker, unwavering, please reject not the prayerful cries of those who are in sin. Instead, come to us, for you are good; your loving help bring unto us, who are crying in faith to you: hasten to intercede and speed now to supplicate, as a protection for all time, Theotokos, for those who honor you.
Προστασία τῶν Χριστιανῶν ἀκαταίσχυντε, μεσιτεία πρὸς τὸν Ποιητὴν ἀμετάθετε. Μὴ παρίδῃς ἁμαρτωλῶν δεήσεων φωνάς, ἀλλὰ πρόφθασον, ὡς ἀγαθή, εἰς τὴν βοήθειαν ἡμῶν, τῶν πιστῶς κραυγαζόντων σοι· Τάχυνον εἰς πρεσβείαν, καὶ σπεῦσον εἰς ἱκεσίαν, ἡ προστατεύουσα ἀεί, Θεοτόκε, τῶν τιμώντων σε.
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Gospel and Epistle Readings

Epistle Reading

Prokeimenon. Grave Mode. Psalm 28.11,1.
The Lord will give strength to his people.
Verse: Bring to the Lord, O sons of God, bring to the Lord honor and glory.

The reading is from St. Paul's Second Letter to the Corinthians 6:1-10.

Brethren, working together with him, we entreat you not to accept the grace of God in vain. For he says, "At the acceptable time I have listened to you, and helped you on the day of salvation." Behold, now is the acceptable time; behold, now is the day of salvation. We put no obstacle in any one's way, so that no fault may be found with our ministry, but as servants of God we commend ourselves in every way: through great endurance, in afflictions, hardships, calamities, beatings, imprisonments, tumults, labors, watching, hunger; by purity, knowledge, forbearance, kindness, the Holy Spirit, genuine love, truthful speech, and the power of God; with the weapons of righteousness for the right hand and for the left; in honor and dishonor, in ill repute and good repute. We are treated as impostors, and yet are true; as unknown, and yet well known; as dying, and behold we live; as punished, and yet not killed; as sorrowful, yet always rejoicing; as poor, yet making many rich; as having nothing, and yet possessing everything.

Προκείμενον. Grave Mode. ΨΑΛΜΟΙ 28.11,1.
Κύριος ἰσχὺν τῷ λαῷ αὐτοῦ δώσει.
Στίχ. Ἐνέγκατε τῷ Κυρίῳ υἱοὶ Θεοῦ, ἐνέγκατε τῷ Κυρίῳ δόξαν καὶ τιμήν.

τὸ Ἀνάγνωσμα Πρὸς Κορινθίους β' 6:1-10.

Ἀδελφοί, συνεργοῦντες δὲ καὶ παρακαλοῦμεν μὴ εἰς κενὸν τὴν χάριν τοῦ θεοῦ δέξασθαι ὑμᾶς - λέγει γάρ, Καιρῷ δεκτῷ ἐπήκουσά σου, καὶ ἐν ἡμέρᾳ σωτηρίας ἐβοήθησά σοι· ἰδού, νῦν καιρὸς εὐπρόσδεκτος, ἰδού, νῦν ἡμέρα σωτηρίας - μηδεμίαν ἐν μηδενὶ διδόντες προσκοπήν, ἵνα μὴ μωμηθῇ ἡ διακονία· ἀλλʼ ἐν παντὶ συνιστῶντες ἑαυτοὺς ὡς θεοῦ διάκονοι, ἐν ὑπομονῇ πολλῇ, ἐν θλίψεσιν, ἐν ἀνάγκαις, ἐν στενοχωρίαις, ἐν πληγαῖς, ἐν φυλακαῖς, ἐν ἀκαταστασίαις, ἐν κόποις, ἐν ἀγρυπνίαις, ἐν νηστείαις, ἐν ἁγνότητι, ἐν γνώσει, ἐν μακροθυμίᾳ, ἐν χρηστότητι, ἐν πνεύματι ἁγίῳ, ἐν ἀγάπῃ ἀνυποκρίτῳ, ἐν λόγῳ ἀληθείας, ἐν δυνάμει θεοῦ, διὰ τῶν ὅπλων τῆς δικαιοσύνης τῶν δεξιῶν καὶ ἀριστερῶν, διὰ δόξης καὶ ἀτιμίας, διὰ δυσφημίας καὶ εὐφημίας· ὡς πλάνοι καὶ ἀληθεῖς· ὡς ἀγνοούμενοι, καὶ ἐπιγινωσκόμενοι· ὡς ἀποθνῄσκοντες, καὶ ἰδού, ζῶμεν· ὡς παιδευόμενοι, καὶ μὴ θανατούμενοι· ὡς λυπούμενοι, ἀεὶ δὲ χαίροντες· ὡς πτωχοί, πολλοὺς δὲ πλουτίζοντες· ὡς μηδὲν ἔχοντες, καὶ πάντα κατέχοντες.


Gospel Reading

3rd Sunday of Luke
The Reading is from Luke 7:11-16

At that time, Jesus went to a city called Nain, and his disciples and a great crowd went with him. As he drew near to the gate of the city, behold, a man who had died was being carried out, the only son of his mother, and she was a widow; and a large crowd from the city was with her. And when the Lord saw her, he had compassion on her and said to her, "Do not weep." And he came and touched the bier, and the bearers stood still. And he said, "Young man, I say to you, arise." And the dead man sat up, and began to speak. And he gave him to his mother. Fear seized them all; and they glorified God, saying, "A great prophet has arisen among us!" and "God has visited his people!"

3rd Sunday of Luke
Κατὰ Λουκᾶν 7:11-16

Τῷ καιρῷ ἐκείνῳ, ἐπορεύετο εἰς πόλιν καλουμένην Ναΐν· καὶ συνεπορεύοντο αὐτῷ οἱ μαθηταὶ αὐτοῦ ἱκανοὶ καὶ ὄχλος πολύς. ὡς δὲ ἤγγισε τῇ πύλῃ τῆς πόλεως, καὶ ἰδοὺ ἐξεκομίζετο τεθνηκὼς υἱὸς μονογενὴς τῇ μητρὶ αὐτοῦ, καὶ αὕτη ἦν χήρα, καὶ ὄχλος τῆς πόλεως ἱκανὸς ἦν σὺν αὐτῇ. καὶ ἰδὼν αὐτὴν ὁ Κύριος ἐσπλαγχνίσθη ἐπ᾿ αὐτῇ καὶ εἶπεν αὐτῇ· μὴ κλαῖε· καὶ προσελθὼν ἥψατο τῆς σοροῦ, οἱ δὲ βαστάζοντες ἔστησαν, καὶ εἶπε· νεανίσκε, σοὶ λέγω, ἐγέρθητι. καὶ ἀνεκάθισεν ὁ νεκρὸς καὶ ἤρξατο λαλεῖν, καὶ ἔδωκεν αὐτὸν τῇ μητρὶ αὐτοῦ. ἔλαβε δὲ φόβος πάντας καὶ ἐδόξαζον τὸν Θεόν, λέγοντες ὅτι προφήτης μέγας ἐγήγερται ἐν ἡμῖν, καὶ ὅτι ἐπεσκέψατο ὁ Θεὸς τὸν λαὸν αὐτοῦ.


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Saints and Feasts

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October 10

Eulampius & Eulampia the Martyrs

The Martyrs Eulampius and Eulampia were from Nicomedia, and contested for Christ during the reign of Maximian, in the year 296.


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October 10

The 14 Holy Elders of Optina Monastery

On this day we also celebrate the Synaxis of the Righteous Fathers of Optina Hermitage in Russia, who struggled valiantly in the monastic life in prayer, humility, obedience, and love, and whom God deemed worthy of the lofty gifts of discernment, prophecy, clairvoyance, and eldership, that is, the grace to guide souls on the unerring path of salvation. They are Leo (who reposed in 1841), Macarius (1860), Moses (1862), Anthony (1865), Hilarion (1873), Ambrose (1891), Anatolius (1894), Isaacius (1894), Joseph (1911), Barsanuphius (1913), Anatolius (1922), Nectarius (1928), Nicon (1931), and Isaacius (1936).


Nainwidow
October 10

3rd Sunday of Luke


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Wisdom of the Fathers

That dead man was being buried, and many friends were conducting him to his tomb. But there meets him Christ, the Life and Resurrection, for He is the destroyer of death and of corruption; He it is "in Whom we live and move and have our being" (Acts 17:28); He it is Who has restored the nature of man to that which it originally was; and has set free our death-fraught flesh from the bonds of death.
St. Cyril of Alexandria
Commentary on the Gospel of St. Luke, Homily 36.42, p. 153., 5th Century

The virgin's son met the widow's son. He became like a sponge for her tears and as life for the death of her son. Death turned about in its den and turned its back on the victorious one.
St. Ephrem the Syrian
Commentary on Tatian's Diatessaron, 6.23. (Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture. vol. 3: Luke, Intervarsity Press)

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Greek Orthodox Archdiocese News

Archbishop Elpidophoros Offers Agiasmo at Greek-American Institute

09/17/2021

Archbishop Elpidophoros offers Agiasmo for the Greek-American Institue of Zoodohos Peghe Church in the Bronx for the beginning of the school year.

Communique of the Holy Eparchial Synod

09/17/2021

On Thursday, September 16, 2021, His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America convened a regular meeting of the Holy Eparchial Synod via video conference, in order to deliberate on significant matters that affect the Archdiocese of America.

“How-to” Green Your Parish, Episode 22: Greening your Parish – Getting Started

09/16/2021

The “How-to” Green Your Parish series is an initiative of the Department of Inter-Orthodox, Ecumenical and Interfaith Relations. New episodes will be released weekly featuring ideas and ways to introduce creation care and sustainability in your parish and home.

Fr. Nicholas Triantafilou Elevated to Protopresbyter of the Ecumenical Throne

09/16/2021

On Tuesday, September 14, 2021, Rev. Protopresbyter Nicholas Triantafilou was elevated to Protopresbyter of the Ecumenical Throne by the recommendation of His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America and with the blessing of His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew.

Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Exceeds One Million Dollars Donated for Greece Fires Relief

09/15/2021

In just one month’s time, the faithful of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America have responded to the call of His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America, raising over 1 million dollars in order to provide support to those who have been impacted by the devastating fires in Greece this summer.

Center for Family Care Webinar

09/14/2021

https://bit.ly/freedom-from-fear

Archbishop Elpidophoros of America Receives Dn. George Hazlaris

09/13/2021

His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America received at the Archdiocese the newly ordained Rev. Dn. George Hazlaris to receive a blessing following his ordination and assignment to the Greek Orthodox Church of our Saviour in Rye, NY.

Archbishop Elpidophoros of America Meets with Newly Appointed Consul of the Hellenic Republic to New York

09/13/2021

His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America received the newly appointed Consul of the Hellenic Republic to New York, Dimitrios Papageorgiou, along with the Consul General, Dr. Konstantinos Koutras.

Faith Matters Newsletter - September/October 2021

09/13/2021

Dear Friends, As we shift together from summer to fall, we welcome a new season of growth for the Department. We are pleased to introduce both Niki Devaris Morgulis, our new Coordinator of Programs & Special Assistant to the Director, and Ana Eveleigh, our new intern. Please be confident in our prayers for your health and safety in a continuously difficult year.

Bishop Athenagoras Ordains Deacon George Hazlaris

09/13/2021

On September 11, 2021, George Hazlaris was ordained to the Holy Diaconate by His Grace Bishop Athenagoras of Nazianzos at the Greek Orthodox Church of Our Savior in Rye, NY. AXIOS!!!

Archbishop Elpidophoros Meets With New Consul General of Cyprus in NY

09/13/2021

On September 10, 2021, His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America received Mr. Michalis Firillas, the new Consul General of Cyprus in New York.

Archbishop Elpidophoros of America Meets with AHEPA Supreme President

09/17/2021

Archbishop Elpidophoros Meets with New AHEPA Supreme President Mr. Jimmy Kokotas and the Executive Director of AHEPA Mr. Basil Mossaidis at the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America in New York City.

Holy Trinity Church in New Rochelle Holds Festival

09/24/2021

There was no need to travel all the way to the Aegean this past weekend to experience Greek hospitality, culture, and food. Locals only had to attend the long-awaited return of the annual Greek Festival hosted by the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church of New Rochelle.

“Faith in Freedom” Video Series: Episode 7 featuring Homi D Gandhi

09/24/2021

In honor of the 200th year anniversary of Greek independence, the Department of Inter-Orthodox, Ecumenical and Interfaith Relations, will release a video the 25th of each month as part of the “Faith in Freedom” series. This series features the voices of various religious leaders speaking about the meaning of freedom in their faith tradition.

“How-to” Green Your Parish, Episode 23: Greening your Parish – Creating a Parish Guide

09/24/2021

This week’s “How-to” Green Your Parish episode features Franchescha Duval “Greening your Parish – Creating a Parish Guide”:

Teaching Children About 1821 Using New Technologies: “Learning, Creating and playing in the digital world"

09/21/2021

The Department of Greek Education will be offering a webinar Saturday September 25, 2021 1:00 pm EST. The webinar is presented by, The Museum of School Life and Education (Μουσείο Σχολικής Ζωής και Εκπαίδευσης)

District Greek Language Programs Receive New Tech Devices and Software from the Office of Greek Education

09/21/2021

The Office of Greek Education of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, with the generosity of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation, was able to purchase Chromebooks, projectors, and Interactive Panels for the District Language programs.
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