Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church
Publish Date: 2018-11-18
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Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church

General Information

  • Phone:
  • (615) 333-1047
  • Fax:
  • (615) 331-2027
  • Street Address:

  • 4905 Franklin Pike

  • Nashville, TN 37220

Contact Information

Services Schedule

Sat. Vespers 5:00 PM

Matins 8:50 AM

Divine Liturgy 10:00 AM

Past Bulletins

Hymns of the Day

Resurrectional Apolytikion in the Plagal Fourth 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.

Apolytikion for Great Martyr Plato in the Fourth Mode

Thy Martyrs, O Lord, in their courageous contest for Thee received as the prize the crowns of incorruption and life from Thee, our immortal God. For since they possessed Thy strength, they cast down the tyrants and wholly destroyed the demons' strengthless presumption. O Christ God, by their prayers, save our souls, since Thou art merciful.

Apolytikion for the Church in the Plagal Fourth Mode

Blessed are You, O Christ our God; you made the fishermen all-wise by sending down upon them the Holy Spirit, and through them you drew the world into your net. O Lover of mankind, glory to You.

Eυλογητός εί, Χριστέ ο Θεός υμών, ο πανσόφους τούς αλιείς αναδείξας, καταπέμψας αύτοις το Πνεύμα το Άγιον, καί δι αυτών την οικουμένην σαγηνεύσας, Φιλάνθρωπε, δόξα σοι!

Evloyitós i, Hristé o Theós imón; o pansófous tous aliís anadhíxas, katapémpsas aftís to pnévma to áyion, ke dhi aftón tin ikouménin sayinéfsas, Filánthrope, dhóxa si.

Seasonal Kontakion in the Fourth Mode

Today, the most pure temple of the Savior, the precious bridal chamber and Virgin, the sacred treasure of God, enters the house of the Lord, bringing the grace of the Divine Spirit. The Angels of God praise her. She is the heavenly tabernacle.

Gospel and Epistle Readings

Epistle Reading

Prokeimenon. Plagal Fourth Mode. Psalm 75.11,1.
Make your vows to the Lord our God and perform them.
Verse: God is known in Judah; his name is great in Israel.

The reading is from St. Paul's Letter to the Ephesians 4:1-7.

Brethren, I, a prisoner for the Lord, beg you to lead a life worthy of the calling to which you have been called, with all lowliness and meekness, with patience, forbearing one another in love, eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called to the one hope that belongs to your call, one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of us all, who is above all and through all and in all. But grace was given to each of us according to the measure of Christ's gift.

Gospel Reading

9th Sunday of Luke
The Reading is from Luke 12:16-21

The Lord said this parable: "The land of a rich man brought forth plentifully; and he thought to himself, 'What shall I do, for I have nowhere to store my crops?' And he said, 'I will do this: I will pull down my barns, and build larger ones; and there I will store all my grain and my goods. And I will say to my soul, 'Soul, you have ample goods laid up for many years; take your ease, eat, drink, be merry.' But God said to him, 'Fool! This night your soul is required of you; and the things you have prepared, whose will they be?' So is he who lays up treasure for himself, and is not rich toward God." As he said these things, he cried out: "He who has ears to hear, let him hear."


Weekly Calendar

  • Holy Trinity Calendar

    November 18 to November 25, 2018

    Sunday, November 18

    8:50AM Matins

    10:00AM Divine Liturgy

    11:15AM Forty Day Blessing

    11:30AM Philoptochos Chapter Meeting

    12:00PM JOY Meeting

    12:30PM Active Shooter Seminar

    3:00PM Baptism

    Monday, November 19

    6:00PM Parish Council Meeting

    Tuesday, November 20

    9:00AM Bible Study

    6:00PM Vespers

    Wednesday, November 21

    Entrance of the Theotokos

    8:00AM Matins

    9:00AM Divine Liturgy

    Thursday, November 22

    Church Office Closed

    Thanksgiving Day

    9:00AM Divine Liturgy

    Friday, November 23

    Church Office Closed

    Saturday, November 24

    5:00PM Vespers

    Sunday, November 25

    St. Katherine

    8:50AM Matins

    10:00AM Divine Liturgy

    11:30AM Memorial



Altar Team: Luke

Coffee Hour today is being hosted by John Miller.  Thank you!  In addition, the Regas and Thornton families will be providing desserts in memory of Nicki Axiotopoulos.  May her memory be eternal!

Active Shooter Training Seminar – Today, November 18th at 12:30 pm in the Church Hall, the Tennessee Highway Patrol’s Division of Homeland Security will be here conducting a seminar on emergency response training in the event of an active shooter.  This event is a part of our overall emergency preparedness strategy.  We hope many will attend. 

This year's Sunday School Christmas Pageant will take place on Sunday December 16th.  If you would like your children to participate, please contact Jonathan McClish via email at or let him know in person.  Rehearsals for the pageant will be after Church on Sunday, December 2nd and Sunday, December 9th as well as a final dress rehearsal on Saturday, December 15th at 11:00 am.  If your child will be involved, it is important to have them present at as many of the rehearsals as possible. Please let Jonathan know which, if any, of the rehearsals your child will miss upon signing them up. Thank you.

Christmas for Glengarry Elementary Children!  Glengarry Elementary School in South Nashville is SO thankful for the 7-year partnership we have built with Holy Trinity! We believe we truly have the sweetest and best-behaved students in Nashville, but our children come from very challenging circumstances, with 98% of them living below the poverty line. Each year Holy Trinity parishioners have generously donated funds and we have been able to provide Christmas gifts for our homeless and neediest students. This year we are doing things a little differently. An Angel Tree has been set up in the fellowship hall. It has ornaments that represent each family and list the children’s names, ages, clothing sizes, and toy wishes. We are asking parishioners who would like to participate to please select an ornament and purchase gifts for each child on the ornament. We recommend spending approximately $25 per child and purchasing at least one warm clothing item and toy for each child. Please bring the gifts, wrapped and with the child's first name and the number listed on the top of the ornament on a gift tag, to the church by Sunday, December 16. Sponsors AHEPA (contact Tim Weeks) and Philoptochos (contact Sandra Pappas) will have a table by the Angel Tree to document your selection of ornaments and receive your gifts through December 16.

The Book Group is now reading On Fasting and Feasts by St. Basil the Great.  It is available in the bookstore for $17.  Stop by and pick up your copy today!  We will be meeting Sunday, December 16th at 7:00 pm at the home of Helen Rogers and Larry Kamm to discuss.

Philoptochos has soft white wheatberry (for use in making kollyva) for sale.  The bags are 2 lbs and are for sale for $3.00.  Anyone interested, please see Alexandra Pappas.

If you would like to host a coffee hour, please contact the Church office at (615) 333-1047.

                                       PARISH PRAYER LIST

Anatoliy (Tony); Bettye Faye Dykes; Kathy McClintock; Dimitri; Judson Phillips; Joel Rivera; Malcolm; Evan Parhas; Alyssa; Keith Singley; Evie; Ann; David Ward; Bill (Vasilios) Katsaitis; Fr. George Vaporis; Eleni Taylor; Isabella Marie Fuller; Bryan; Jeff; Gary; Dorothy Nicklas; Mary Beth; Karen Ingraham; Mick Elias Kuttab; Byron Dwight Wallace; Fred Preuss; Michael; Anna; Nicholas; Patrick; Elli; Eleni; Rhea & Juan Carlos; Lazarus; Subdeacon Victor & Robin Poletajev; Rod Caulkins; Christos Tsiodras; James Vaughn; Marie; George Pierides; Kassiani; George S.; James Embrey, Sr.; Jana; Anastasia; Evangelia; Christoforos; Ekaterina; Emily; Jacob Sotiriadis; Paula; Twila; Teresa; George; Basil; Heather Ritscher; Matt, Ali, Lucas & Olivia Ritscher; James & Wesley Austin; Gary Andrew; Andreas; Klitos; Kleo; Erica; Susan; Antonia; Glenda; Joann



Saints and Feasts

November 18

Holy New Martyr Anastasius of Paramythia

November 18

Anastasios the New Martyr


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