Sunday Services Orthros 9:00 AM Divine Liturgy 10:00 AM Church School Following Holy Communion Week Day Divine Liturgy Orthros 9:00 AM Divine Liturgy 10:00 AM Evening Services Consult Echo Calendar or Weekly Bulletin for times.
Holy Trinity’s Mission Statement: To worship and glorify God, by promoting the teachings, of the Greek Orthodox Faith. To encourage all members' participation through our Greek culture, educational programs, community outreach and fundraising activities while serving God, our community and humanity
Kypros Proestos – Matt Simko – Maria Tzanakis-Emmanuel T. Yakumithis
THIS WEEK’S ALTAR FLOWERS ARE SPONSORED BY: Dennis & Katherine Lawrence in loving memory of Demetra Petros. May Her Memory Be Eternal
THIS WEEK’S EPISTLE READERS ARE: English: George Veronie Greek: Helen Matthews
THIS WEEK’S COFFEE HOUR IS SPONSORTED BY: Our Holy Trinity Choir in honor of Music Ministry Sunday. Please join them for coffee, refreshments, and fellowship today in our Veronie Community Hall.
THIS WEEK’S PROSFORA IS OFFERD BY: Connie Mynihan Thank You and God Bless You
IN THE HOSPITAL THIS PAST WEEK: Gust Elmer (St. Annes) Dora Kokolakis (St. Anne) Tina Papalekas (UTMC)
Perastika and a Speedy Recovery
THIS WEEK AT HOLY TRINITY:
Sunday October 2nd: Hope and Joy outing to Erie Orchard!
Thursday, October 6th: AHEPA Meeting 7 pm at Church. Daughters meeting Sidon
Friday, October 7th: Hellenic Dance Festival Troy Michigan
Saturday, October 8th: Hellenic Dance Festival Troy Michigan
Sunday, October 9th: Hellenic Dance Festival Troy Michigan
NEW NEW NEW Pantry needs update! Our Pantry has been so active these past two months! Please consider donating. Our most urgent needs are: canned tuna, canned corn, beefaroni/spaghettio canned meals, toilet paper, shampoo, body wash. Thank you for making this ministry a success!
WE ARE APPROACHING THE LAST QUARTER OF OUR 2022 STEWARDSHIP CAMPAIGN. As a reminder...Have you submitted your pledge card? Are you current with your payments? Thank you!
NEW Holy Trinity Pantry needed items: Saltine crackers, Shelf-stable milk, canned tuna, canned chicken, shampoo, body wash, vegetable oil. Our pantry accepts all nonperishable food and hygiene items. We also gratefully accept money donations, and we can do the shopping for you! Thank you to all parishioners who support this church ministry!
Philoptochos News: Philoptochos is continuing to strive for all women of our parish to join this dynamic group that supports all the needs of our beloved Holy Trinity. Participation in our activities is flexible and accommodates women’s varying availability and time commitment. Stewardship is being accepted for continuing and new members for 2022. The amount of your stewardship to this organization is your choice, with the average membership steward giving $50. We are obligated to the first $21 to our National and Metropolis Philoptochos, and the remainder of your donation stays here at our parish and supports our projects in our local community. Payment can be forwarded to Maria Kopan, Membership, and can also be made through PayPal at ToledoPhiloptochos@gmail.com
Sunday Coffee Hours –There are many Sundays available and it is a great way for your family, or a few families together, to offer fellowship and refreshments to our community. Please let Carole know which Sunday you would like to offer Coffee Hour.
ATTENTION PROSFORA BAKERS: ***PROSFORA NEEDED FOR THE MONTHS OF October and November. Please call Connie Mynihan at 419-250-4899 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
ALTAR FLOWERS ARE NEEDED FOR: February 12, 2023 cost is $50 for 2 beautiful vases. It’s a great way to show your support in honor or memory of someone and beautify our altar too! Call the Church office if you’re interested.
UP-COMING MEMORIALS: October 9th-Antonia Tom-40 days, Nikolaos Verikakis-40 days; October 16th – Thomas G. Pelphrey – 23 years; October 23rd – Stavroula Bekos – 1 year
The Metropolis of Detroit Hellenic Folk Dance Festival is Back! Please see the flyer for more information.
Together, the Archdiocese and IOCC aim to raise $1 million for both immediate and long-term support of the Ukrainian people. Please click on the flyer for more information.
Blessed are You, O Christ our God, who made fisherman all-wise, by sending down upon them the Holy Spirit, and through them, drawing all the world into Your net. O Loving One, glory be to You.
Fifth Orthros Gospel
The Reading is from Luke 24:13-35
At that time, [Peter rose and ran to the tomb; stooping and looking in, he saw the linen cloths by themselves; and he went home wondering at what had happened. That very day] two of them were going to a village named Emmaus, about seven miles from Jerusalem, and talking with each other about all these things that had happened. While they were talking and discussing together, Jesus Himself drew near and went with them. But their eyes were kept from recognizing Him. And He said to them, "What is this conversation which you are holding with each other as you walk?" and they stood still, looking sad. Then one of them, named Cleopas, answered Him, "Are you the only visitor to Jerusalem who does not know the things that have happened there in these days?" And He said to them, "What things?" And they said to him, "Concerning Jesus of Nazareth, who was a prophet mighty in deed and word before God and all the people, and how our chief priests and rulers delivered Him up to be condemned to death, and crucified Him. But we had hoped that He was the one to redeem Israel. Yes, and besides all this, it is now the third day since this happened. Moreover, some women of our company amazed us. They were at the tomb early in the morning and did not find His body; and they came back saying that they had even seen a vision of angels, who said that He was alive. Some of those who were with us went to the tomb, and found it just as the women had said; but Him they did not see." And He said to them, "O foolish men, and slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken! Was not it necessary that the Christ should suffer these things and enter into this glory?" And beginning with Moses and all the prophets, He interpreted to them in all the scriptures the things concerning Himself. So they drew near to the village to which they were going. He appeared to be going further, but they constrained Him, saying, "Stay with us, for it is toward evening and the day is now far spent." So He went in to stay with them. When He was at table with them, He took the bread and blessed, and broke it, and gave it to them. And their eyes were opened and they recognized Him; and He vanished out of their sight. They said to each other, "Did not our hearts burn within us while He talked to us on the road, while He opened to us the scriptures?" And they rose that same hour and returned to Jerusalem; and they found the eleven gathered together and those who were with them, who said, "The Lord has risen indeed, and has appeared to Simon!" Then they told what had happened on the road and how He was known to them in the breaking of the bread.
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.
2nd Sunday of Luke
The Reading is from Luke 6:31-36
The Lord said, "As you wish that men would do to you, do so to them. If you love those who love you, what credit is that to you? For even sinners love those who love them. And if you do good to those who do good to you, what credit is that to you? For even sinners do the same. And if you lend to those from whom you hope to receive, what credit is that to you? Even sinners lend to sinners, to receive as much again. But love your enemies, and do good, and lend, expecting nothing in return; and your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High; for he is kind to the ungrateful and the selfish. Be merciful, even as your Father is merciful."
Saint Justina who was from Damascus, lived in virginity for the sake of Christ. Saint Cyprian, who was from Antioch, began as an initiate of magic and worshipper of the demons. A certain foolish young man who had been smitten with Justina's beauty hired Cyprian to draw her to love him; when Cyprian had wed every demonic device he knew, and had failed, being repulsed by the power of Christ Whom Justina invoked, he understood the weakness of the demons and came to know the truth. Delivered from demonic delusion, he came to Christ and burned all his books of magic, was baptized, and later ascended the episcopal throne in his country. Later, he and Justina were arrested by the Count of Damascus, and having endured many torments at his hands, they were sent finally to Diocletian in Nicomedia, where they were beheaded about the year 304.