Holy Trinity Church
Publish Date: 2023-11-26
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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

Contact Information

Services Schedule

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

Weekdays: 9am Orthros & Liturgy

Past Bulletins



Join us for in-person Church. 

Please check via our public facebook page at at the times listed below.   




8:30am Orthros

9:30am Divine Liturgy



  • November 30th - St. Andrew the First-Called Apostle - 9am Orthros & Liturgy
  • December 11th - St. Spyridon - 5:30pm Evening Liturgy


Upcoming Memorials:

  • December 3rd
    • 6 months - Carol Pournaras


Church News

2024 STEWARDSHIP CARDS ARE AVAILABLE - We ask that they be turned in by Christmas Eve!


CHRISTMAS CARD INFO DUE BY NOVEMBER 26th - Form on Pangari and in online bulletin.


CHECK #953 Torn During Delivery - If you made a check out to the church, we only received a portion of the physical check and envelope.


PHILOPTOCHOS VASILOPITA SALE - Philoptochos will be selling Vasilopita from Holy Protection Monastery.  These will be PRE-ORDER only with no extras available on the day of pick-up.  Each loaf is shrink-wrapped and able to be frozen.  Please return completed order form to Paula Yakoumas or the church office.



  • Chapter 5 - Tuesday, December 19th
  • Chapter 6 - Tuesday, January 2nd
  • Chapter 7 - Tuesday, January 23rd
  • Chapter 8 - Tuesday, February 6th
  • Chapter 9 - Tuesday, February 20th
  • Chapter 10 - Tuesday, March 5th 


NEW YEARS EVE 2024! Mark your calendar and call the church to reserve your spot for the New Year's Eve event at our Church!  2023 was great, let's make 2024 even better!  Call the church office today to reserve your table.

18 & Over - $50

10-17 - $25

4-9 - $15

4 and Under- Free


Save the Date: PARISH VASILOPITA CUTTING -  January 7th


HELPING OUR NEIGHBORS - Our neighboring parish of St. John the Evangelist Antiochian Orthodox Church in Beaver Falls had a major roof catastrophe several months ago.  This has caused a difficult financial stress on their community and we are letting our members know that if they are looking for a cause this holiday season, financially supporting their repair would make a beautiful gift of love.  You may donate individually at .  We will also be offering an opportunity to support them all together with a collection on January 7th.


2023 PLEDGE CARDS LAST CALL Pledge cards are available on the pangari and can downloaded on our website or found attached in the "bulletin insert" section of the email bulletin. 




The boilers are in place and the heat is on. There are some small things still to be updated for the heating of our church as part of this project, while the Air-Conditioning project will continue at a later time.  If you would like to help offset the cost of the work completed or the upcoming work, please send checks to the office with "HVAC Project" in the memo line; stocks can be transferred to our community as donations; and Online Giving through the item titled "Building Fund: HVAC Project."  


YOUTH SAFETY - Please register at  This includes all Youth Safety Workers as well as Parish Council 


PRAYER CHAIN - Members of Holy Trinity are being brought together in efforts to pray for those in need of prayers.  Please contact Joanie Ondrako at 724-601-6298, 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.



In response to inquiries regarding the donation of securities to Holy Trinity, a new brokerage account has been established with PNC Investments to receive stocks, bonds, and mutual funds.  Donating appreciated securities is often preferable to donating cash as the donor may benefit from the current tax code, creating the opportunity for donors to consider even larger gifts.  Currently, this account can receive securities in lieu of cash for the fulfillment of stewardship pledges as well as directed gifts for special projects.  If after consulting with your financial advisor, you are interested in this form of giving, please contact any parish council member or the office for more information.


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:


Bulletin Inserts

    2023 Christmas Card

    2023 Christmas Card

    Send Christmas cheer through our parish Christmas Card. Orders are due November 26th so that we can get them out to our parishioners in Decmeber!

    Updated* Application for Nomination to Parish Council 2024-25

    Updated* Application for Nomination to Parish Council 2024-25

    Calling all interested parishioners to apply to serve on the parish council for the 2024 & 2025 years. The Seminar was changed to Monday, November 27th at Ypapanti.

    2024 Stewardship Pledge

    2024 Stewardship Pledge

    Please return by Christmas Eve.

    New Year's Eve

    New Year's Eve

    Join us for another fun celebration!

    Vasilopita Sale Form

    Vasilopita Sale Form

    Philoptochos will be selling Vasilopita from Holy Protection Monastery. These will be PRE-ORDER only with no extras available on the day of pick-up. Each loaf is shrink-wrapped and able to be frozen. Please return completed order form to Paula Yakoumas or the church office.

    12/9 GAPA Centennial Gala

    12/9 GAPA Centennial Gala

    You are cordially invited to join G.A.P.A. for an evening of fellowship and memories at our Centennial Gala Celebrating 100 years of brotherhood, philanthropy, and service to the Greek-American community & beyond! More info and Ad Form in the pdf.

    12/29 Holiday Family Greek Night - Holy Cross PGH Philoptochos

    12/29 Holiday Family Greek Night - Holy Cross PGH Philoptochos

    Come join your parea for an evening of music, dancing, and fun! All proceeds benefit Holy Cross Philoptochos


Our Calendar

  • Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church

    November 26 to December 10, 2023

    Sunday, November 26

    Deadline for Parish Council Nomination

    Coffee Hour: LOVE+HOPE+JOY

    8yr Trisagion - Kosta Skeriotis

    Deadline for Christmas Card


    8:30AM Orthros

    9:30AM Divine Liturgy

    Thursday, November 30

    9:00AM Orthros & Liturgy - St. Andrew the First-Called Apostle

    Sunday, December 3

    6th Month Memorial - Mary Carol Pournaras

    8:30AM Orthros

    9:30AM Divine Liturgy

    Tuesday, December 5

    9:00AM Celebration of the Feast of St. Savas the Sanctified - Orthros & Liturgy followed by Open House - RSVP by 11/30

    9:30AM Viewing - Mary Menis

    10:00AM Funeral - Mary Menis

    7:00PM Vespers - St Nicholas @ St Nicholas Cathedral

    Sunday, December 10

    HOPE & JOY - Nativity Gathering after Church

    8:30AM Orthros

    9:30AM Divine Liturgy

    3:30PM Baptism

  • Regional Orthodox Calendar

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Hymns of the Day

Resurrectional Apolytikion in the Plagal 4th Mode

You descended from on high, O compassionate One, and condescended to be buried for three days, so that from the passions You might set us free. Our life and resurrection, O Lord, glory be to You.
Ἐξ ὕψους κατῆλθες ὁ εὔσπλαγχνος, ταφὴν καταδέξω τριήμερον, ἵνα ἡμᾶς ἐλευθερώσῃς τῶν παθῶν. Ἡ ζωὴ καὶ ἡ Ἀνάστασις ἡμῶν, Κύριε δόξα σοι.

For St. Stylianos the Monk of Paphlagonia in the 3rd Mode

You were styled as a sturdy column * of the Church of Christ, and as pillar * of self-control, and protector of children and babes, * Stylianos, for from youth, as if bodiless, * you were practicing ascetical discipline. * Holy father now beseech Christ our God fervently, * entreating that He grant us His great mercy.
Στήλη ἔμψυχος, τῆς ἐγκρατείας, στῦλος ἄσειστος, τῆς Ἐκκλησίας, Στυλιανὲ ἀνεδείχθης μακάριε· ἀπὸ παιδὸς γὰρ ἀσκήσας ὡς ἄσαρκος, βρεφῶν καὶ παίδων προστάτης γεγένησαι. Πάτερ Ὅσιε, Χριστὸν τὸν Θεὸν ἱκέτευε, δωρήσασθαι ἡμῖν τὸ μέγα ἔλεος.

Seasonal Kontakion in the 3rd Mode

On this day the Virgin Maid * goes to the grotto to give birth * to the pre-eternal Word * in an ineffable manner. * Dance for joy, all the inhabited earth, on hearing. * Glorify along with Angels and with the shepherds * Him who willed that He appear as * a newborn Child, * the pre-eternal God.
Ἡ Παρθένος σήμερον, τὸν Προαιώνιον Λόγον, ἐν Σπηλαίῳ ἔρχεται, ἀποτεκεῖν ἀπορρήτως. Χόρευε ἡ οἰκουμένη ἀκουτισθεῖσα, δόξασον μετὰ Ἀγγέλων καὶ τῶν Ποιμένων, βουληθέντα ἐποφθῆναι, παιδίον νέον, τὸν πρὸ αἰώνων Θεόν.

Gospel and Epistle Readings

Epistle Reading

The Reading is from St. Paul's Letter to the Galatians 5:22-26; 6:1-2

Brethren, the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such there is no law. And those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. If we live by the Spirit, let us also walk by the Spirit. Let us have no self-conceit, no provoking of one another, no envy of one another. Brethren, if a man is overtaken in any trespass, you who are spiritual should restore him in a spirit of gentleness. Look to yourself, lest you too be tempted. Bear one another's burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.

Πρὸς Γαλάτας 5:22-26, 6:1-2

Ἀδελφοί, ὁ καρπὸς τοῦ πνεύματός ἐστιν ἀγάπη, χαρά, εἰρήνη, μακροθυμία, χρηστότης, ἀγαθωσύνη, πίστις, πρᾳότης, ἐγκράτεια· κατὰ τῶν τοιούτων οὐκ ἔστιν νόμος. Οἱ δὲ τοῦ Χριστοῦ, τὴν σάρκα ἐσταύρωσαν σὺν τοῖς παθήμασιν καὶ ταῖς ἐπιθυμίαις. Εἰ ζῶμεν πνεύματι, πνεύματι καὶ στοιχῶμεν. Μὴ γινώμεθα κενόδοξοι, ἀλλήλους προκαλούμενοι, ἀλλήλοις φθονοῦντες. Ἀδελφοί, ἐὰν καὶ προληφθῇ ἄνθρωπος ἔν τινι παραπτώματι, ὑμεῖς οἱ πνευματικοὶ καταρτίζετε τὸν τοιοῦτον ἐν πνεύματι πρᾳότητος, σκοπῶν σεαυτόν μὴ καὶ σὺ πειρασθῇς. Ἀλλήλων τὰ βάρη βαστάζετε, καὶ οὕτως ἀναπληρώσατε τὸν νόμον τοῦ Χριστοῦ.

Gospel Reading

13th Sunday of Luke
The Reading is from Luke 18:18-27

At that time, a ruler came to Jesus and asked him, "Good Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?" And Jesus said to him, "Why do you call me good? No one is good but God alone. You know the commandments: 'Do not commit adultery, Do not kill, Do not steal, Do not bear false witness, Honor your father and mother.' " And he said, "All these I have observed from my youth." And when Jesus heard it, he said to him, "One thing you still lack. Sell all that you have and distribute it to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow me." But when he heard this he became sad, for he was very rich. Jesus looking at him said, "How hard it is for those who have riches to enter the kingdom of God! For it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God." Those who heard it said, "Then who can be saved?" But he said, "What is impossible with men is possible with God."

13th Sunday of Luke
Κατὰ Λουκᾶν 18:18-27

Τῷ καιρῷ ἐκείνῳ, ἄρχων λέγων· διδάσκαλε ἀγαθέ, τί ποιήσας ζωὴν αἰώνιον κληρονομήσω; εἶπε δὲ αὐτῷ ὁ ᾿Ιησοῦς· τί με λέγεις ἀγαθόν; οὐδεὶς ἀγαθὸς εἰ μὴ εἷς ὁ Θεός. τὰς ἐντολὰς οἶδας· μὴ μοιχεύσῃς, μὴ φονεύσῃς, μὴ κλέψῃς, μὴ ψευδομαρτυρήσῃς, τίμα τὸν πατέρα σου καὶ τὴν μητέρα σου. ὁ δὲ εἶπε· ταῦτα πάντα ἐφυλαξάμην ἐκ νεότητός μου. ἀκούσας δὲ ταῦτα ὁ ᾿Ιησοῦς εἶπεν αὐτῷ· ἔτι ἕν σοι λείπει· πάντα ὅσα ἔχεις πώλησον καὶ διάδος πτωχοῖς, καὶ ἕξεις θησαυρὸν ἐν οὐρανῷ, καὶ δεῦρο ἀκολούθει μοι. ὁ δὲ ἀκούσας ταῦτα περίλυπος ἐγένετο· ἦν γὰρ πλούσιος σφόδρα. ἰδὼν δὲ αὐτὸν ὁ ᾿Ιησοῦς περίλυπον γενόμενον εἶπε· πῶς δυσκόλως οἱ τὰ χρήματα ἔχοντες εἰσελεύσονται εἰς τὴν βασιλείαν τοῦ Θεοῦ! εὐκοπώτερον γάρ ἐστι κάμηλον διὰ τρυμαλιᾶς ῥαφίδος εἰσελθεῖν ἢ πλούσιον εἰς τὴν βασιλείαν τοῦ Θεοῦ εἰσελθεῖν. εἶπον δὲ οἱ ἀκούσαντες· καὶ τίς δύναται σωθῆναι; ὁ δὲ εἶπε· τὰ ἀδύνατα παρὰ ἀνθρώποις δυνατὰ παρὰ τῷ Θεῷ ἐστιν.


Saints and Feasts

November 26

13th Sunday of Luke

November 26

Stylianos the Monk of Paphlagonia

St. Stylianos was from Paphlagonia living in the latter 6th century and early 7th century. He loved the Lord Jesus Christ with his whole heart and lived in strict asceticism. When he fell asleep in the Lord, his face shone like the sun and an angel appeared to take his soul to Glory. His prayers have worked many miracles, both during his earthly life and since. He is of special help to children who are ill and to childless couples. He is known as a protector of orphans.

November 26

Alypius the Stylite of Adrianopolis

Saint Alypius was from Adrianople of Bithynia; having lived upon a pillar for fifty-three years, he reposed about the year 607, at the age of one hundred.

November 26

Nikon Metanoeite

Saint Nicon, the son of a certain noble, was from Armenia. Forsaking his parents and homeland, he passed throughout the parts of the East, crying to all men, "Repent ye," because of which he received this name. Finally, he came to Lacedaemonia of the Peloponnesus, where he built a church in honour of Christ our Saviour. After having dwelt there many years in solitude, and having converted many from paganism, he departed to the Lord about the end of the ninth century.


Wisdom of the Fathers

Spiritual delight is not enjoyment found in things that exists outside the soul.
St. Isaac of Syria
Unknown, 7th century

Love of money is the worship of idols, a daughter of unbelief, an excuse for infirmities, a foreboder of old age, a harbinger of drought, a herald of hunger.
St. John Climacus
The Ladder of Divine Ascent, Step 16:2,7 and Step 17:1, 6th Century

Take heed, then, often to come together to give thanks to God, and show forth His praise. For when ye assemble frequently in the same place, the powers of Satan are destroyed, and the destruction at which he aims is prevented by the unity of your faith.
St. Ignatius of Antioch
Epistle to the Ephesians Ch. 13, 2nd century

Poverty is the resignation of cares, life without anxiety, an unencumbered traveler, alienation from sorrow, fidelity to the commandments.
St. John Climacus
The Ladder of Divine Ascent, Step 16:2,7 and Step 17:1, 6th Century

He who has conquered this passion has cut out care; but he who is bound by it never attains to pure prayer.
St. John Climacus
The Ladder of Divine Ascent, Step 16:2,7 and Step 17:1, 6th Century