- November 8 - Memorial for George (35yrs) & Virginia (10yrs) Demas and a Trisagion for Andrew (65yrs) & Theodora (25yrs) Kyrargyros.
- November 16th - 40 Day Memorial for Goldie Anderson
- November 22nd - 5yr Memorial for Kosta Skeriotis
VIEWING & FUNERAL FOR METROPOLITAN MAXIMOS - It is with tremendous sadness and with hope in the Resurrection that we announce the passing of our beloved Metropolitan Maximos, who served as our Metropolitan of Pittsburgh for 32 years.
We pray that Christ place his soul "in the dwelling place of the righteous; grant rest to him in the bosom of Abraham; and number him among the saints and have mercy on us as a good God who loves mankind."
The viewing is today (Friday 11/6) from 2pm-8pm at St. Nicholas Cathedral.
A liturgy will be held Saturday morning at 8:30am at St. Nicholas Cathedral followed by 1 hour of public viewing and at 11 the Funeral. Due to the restrictions and limited seating please contact St. Nicholas Cathedral's office and speak with Barbara (the secretary).
The Trisagion and Commital will take place at St. Gregory Palamas Monastery on Tuesday at 11am.
May His Memory be Eternal! Kalo Paradeiso!
GOYA/Church Family Bowling - SUNDAY at 1pm at Fair Oaks Lanes!
EXPECT NOVEMBER'S VOICE NEWSLETTER NEXT WEEK
YOUNG ADULT REATREAT: The American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese, the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Pittsburgh Y2AM and the Ukrainian Orthodox League invite all Young Adults to an online Retreat.
Speakers for the Retreat are Metropolitan Gregory of Nyssa and Very Rev Fr Stephen Loposky, both of the American Carpatho-Russian Diocese, Rev Fr Gregory Jensen, Sts Cyril & Methodius Orthodox Church, Madison, WI of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA and Rev Fr Anastasios Athanasiou, Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, Ambridge, PA of the Metropolis of Pittsburgh.
Attend as your day permits! So far 60+ people are signed up. Sign up here
THANKSGIVING BASKET COLLECTION: For 36 years our parish has come together to help put thanksgiving dinner on the table for many families. Last year we provided for 28 families. This year in addition to Sophia Chickos and Harriet Sickles, Nicholas Marvin will also be leading the collection. Please make checks payable to Holy Trinity. The baskets will be packed on November 21st and delivered on November 22nd. You can even give through our online giving portal here.
A message from Nicholas Marvin: My name is Nicholas Marvin and I am a senior at Central Valley High School. I have decided to take on the Thanksgiving Basket Donations for my Senior Project this year. I hope to increase the number of baskets from 28 to possibly 40 this year. The cost of filling one basket for a family is approximately $45, so any donations would be greatly appreciated. I will be available the next several Sundays in the Narthex after church and in the hall during coffee hour if you are interested in making a donation. The boxes will be packed on November 21 st and delivered on November 22 nd . My goal is to help as many needy families in Ambridge as I can, and give them a Happy Thanksgiving.
ARE WE LIVING IN THE LAST DAYS? With all of the upheaval in the world, many people wonder if these are the last days before the coming of Christ. And we hear about the “rapture”.
But these discussions in America happen solely within the context of some Protestant groups’ interpretation of the Bible’s Book of Revelation. But what does the Orthodox Church say? What does the Book of Revelations tell us … interpreted by the Orthodox Church… the Church that gave us the Bible!
Fr. Vincent Dranginis, Pastor, will have a brief discussion of the Book of Revelations and “the last days” on Sunday Nov. 22 at 2:30 p.m. in St. John’s Orthodox Church. Free. You and your parishioners are welcome to attend.
Social distancing will be practiced and masks must be worn. To help with social distancing, please RSVP to John Righetti at 412 518 7149 or email@example.com.
HOPE & JOY TOY DRIVE: We will continue to collect new toys to be given to those in need. A box is in the hallway off of the narthex for donations. Gift Cards can also be donated. We plan to donate these, as we do annually, to the Women's Shelter in Beaver.
CHECK-IN VOLUNTEERS: In the current policies of the metropolis we are required to have a check-in person or team for every service. We are looking for additional volunteers who are willing to come a little early to check people in and, if able, to help sanitize after the services. Please contact Fr. Anastasios if you are interested in helping a necessary function during these times.
ANNUAL CHRISTMAS CARD: We are now accepting donations for the annual Christmas Card. Please contact Debbie for any questions.
ONLINE GIVING & STEWARDSHIP:is now 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: