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Holy Trinity Cathedral
Publish Date: 2021-11-28
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Holy Trinity Cathedral

General Information

  • Phone:
  • (419) 243-9189
  • Fax:
  • (419) 243-3799
  • Street Address:

  • 740 Superior Street

  • Toledo, OH 43604
  • Mailing Address:

  • 740 Superior Street

  • Toledo, OH 43604


Contact Information




Services Schedule

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.


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Parish News

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      

PARISH COUNCIL MEMBERS USHERING TODAY

Harry D. Proestos – Steve Papadimos

TODAY’S MEMORIAL SERVICE IS FOR:  William Sares – 20 years  Evangeline Sares – 18 years 

May Their Memory Be Eternal

THIS WEEK’S ALTAR FLOWERS ARE SPONSORED ANONYMOUSLY 

THIS WEEK’S COFFEE HOUR IS SPONSORED by The Sares Family in loving memory of William & Evangeline   May Their Memory Be Eternal

EPISTLE READERS ARE:   English:  Paul Sieben       Greek:  Debbie Paterakis

PROSFORA OFFERED TODAY BY:  The Sares Family   Thank You and God Bless You

IN THE HOSPITAL THIS PAST WEEK:  Becky Skiadas (Saint Annes)

Perastika and Speedy Recovery  

THIS WEEK AT HOLY TRINITY:            

Tuesday, November 30th: Saint Andrew Orthros 9 am Divine Liturgy 10 am, Warm hands to Warm hearts 7pm, Advent Bible Study 7:30-8:30 via zoom            

Wednesday, December 1st: Bible Study 10 am and 7 pm, Adult Greek School 6pm, Young Adults 6 pm

Thursday, December 2nd:  Daughters of Penelope

Saturday, December 4th:  Saint Barbara Orthros 9 am Divine Liturgy 10 am, GOYA Retreat 10am-2pm 

Sunday, December 5th:  Parish Council Elections after Divine Liturgy

SALE ALERT: 1 Cookbook and 1 Apron for $25. It makes a great gift for the holidays and it will be already packaged for you.  (While supplies last.)  If you are interested, please, see Faye, Pam, Sophie, or Barb.

Our Daughters of Penelope need your help. A nearby elementary school, Chase Stem Academy, had a fire in their boiler room. It burned up all the toys hidden in there that were collected, so far, for underprivileged kids' Christmas gifts. Please help us bring some joy! Donate toys or gifts for elementary school kids. If your last name begins with A - M please bring something for K through 4th grade. If your last name begins with N through Z, please bring in something for 5 through 8th grade.    Leave your gifts in the community hall after liturgy - or anytime you are near church you can drop them off with a note: Chase donation.  Any kind of donation is welcome. Thank you.

Attention parents! If your son age 8 to 18 is interested in serving in the Altar please visit www.holytrinitytoledo.com/altar-boys/ to register for the Altar. Father Larry will send out a schedule for the Altar boys.

Pantry Update:  Inventory was completed on November 1st and the Pantry items most needed are: peanut butter, jelly, Ritz and saltine crackers, hamburger helper, mac n cheese, cereal, dish soap, bar soap, toilet paper, shampoo and deodorant. Please know that we are so very grateful to all of our parishioners who continue to make monetary and food donations. Thank you all!

Warm Hand to Warm Hearts:  We have started our Classes on Knitting and Crocheting with those who want to learn how to Knit & Crochet and those that know how to Knit & Crochet.  We will be meeting the last Tuesday of the month, in the Church Hall.  Our next gathering will be November 30, 2021, at 7 p.m.  Bring with you a size 8 or 9 pair of Knitting needles and size K or 6.50 Crochet hook.  Yarn and directions will be provided. Come no matter whether you know how to or are advanced yarners. We will have a good time together helping one another.

ARE YOU CURRENT WITH YOUR STEWARDSHIP OBLIGATION? We have 5 weeks remaining in this year’s campaign.  We need everyone’s participation to reach our stewardship goal for this year!  Thank you to everyone who has paid and pledged.

Sunday Coffee Hours – As we begin to open, we are once again allowed to have Coffee hour.  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 December & January.  Please call Connie Mynihan at 419-250-4899 or email at cmynihan5@gmail.com

ALTAR FLOWERS ARE NEEDED FOR: April 3rd.  The 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 MEMORIAL SERVICES- December 5th – Stavroula Bekos – 40 days; Neocles Leontis – 1 year; John Matthews (Trisagion)-30 years

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Hymns of the Day

Resurrectional Apolytikion in the Plagal Second Mode

Angelic powers were above Thy tomb, and they that guarded Thee became as dead. And Mary stood by the grave seeking Thine immaculate Body. Thou hast despoiled Hades and wast not tried thereby. Thou didst meet the Virgin and didst grant us life. O Thou Who didst arise from the dead, Lord, glory be to Thee.

Apolytikion for Stephen the New in the Fourth Mode

Trained on the mountain in ascetical labours, with the whole armour of the Cross thou didst vanquish the spiritual arrays of unseen enemies; and when thou hadst stripped thyself with great courage for contest, thou didst slay Copronymus with the sword of the true Faith. For both these things hast thou been crowned by God, O righteous Martyr, blest Stephen of great renown.

Seasonal Kontakion in the Third Mode

On this day the Virgin cometh to the cave to give birth to * God the Word ineffably, * Who was before all the ages. * Dance for joy, O earth, on hearing * the gladsome tidings; * with the Angels and the shepherds now glorify Him * Who is willing to be gazed on * as a young Child Who * before the ages is God.
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Gospel and Epistle Readings

Matins Gospel Reading

First Orthros Gospel
The Reading is from Matthew 28:16-20

At that time, the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain to which Jesus had directed them. And when they saw him they worshipped him; but some doubted. And Jesus came and said to them, "All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, to the close of the age. Amen."


Epistle Reading

Prokeimenon. Plagal Second Mode. Psalm 27.9,1.
O Lord, save your people and bless your inheritance.
Verse: To you, O Lord, I have cried, O my God.

The reading is from St. Paul's Letter to the Ephesians 2:4-10.

Brethren, God who is rich in mercy, out of the great love with which he loved us, even when we were dead through our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved), and raised us up with him, and made us sit with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, that in the coming ages he might show the immeasurable riches of his grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. For by grace you have been saved through faith; and this is not your own doing, it is the gift of God: not because of works, lest any man should boast. For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.


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."


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Saints and Feasts

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November 28

13th Sunday of Luke


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November 28

Stephen the New

The righteous Stephen was born in Constantinople in 715 to pious parents named John and Anna. His mother had prayed often to the most holy Theotokos in her church at Blachernae to be granted a son, and one day received a revelation from our Lady that she would conceive the son she desired. When Anna had conceived, she asked the newly-elected Patriarch Germanus (see May 12) to bless the babe in her womb. He said, "May God bless him through the prayers of the holy First Martyr Stephen." At that moment Anna saw a flame of fire issue from the mouth of the holy Patriarch. When the child was born, she named him Stephen, according to the prophecy of Saint Germanus.

Stephen struggled in asceticism from his youth in Bithynia at the Monastery of Saint Auxentius, which was located at a lofty place called Mount Auxentius (see Feb. 14). Because of his extreme labours and great goodness, he was chosen by the hermits of Mount Auxentius to be their leader. The fame of his spiritual struggles reached the ears of all, and the fragrance of his virtue drew many to himself.

During the reign of Constantine V (741-775), Stephen showed his love of Orthodoxy in contending for the Faith. This Constantine was called Copronymus, that is, "namesake of dung," because while being baptized he had soiled the waters of regeneration, giving a fitting token of what manner of impiety he would later embrace. Besides being a fierce Iconoclast, Constantine raised up a ruthless persecution of monasticism. He held a council in 754 that anathematized the holy icons. Because Saint Stephen rejected this council, the Emperor framed false accusations against him and exiled him. But while in exile Saint Stephen performed healings with holy icons and turned many away from Iconoclasm. When he was brought before the Emperor again, he showed him a coin and asked whose image the coin bore. "Mine," said the tyrant. "If any man trample upon thine image, is he liable to punishment?" asked the Saint. When they that stood by answered yes, the Saint groaned because of their blindness, and said if they thought dishonouring the image of a corruptible king worthy of punishment, what torment would they receive who trampled upon the image of the Master Christ and of the Mother of God? Then he threw the coin to the ground and trampled on it. He was condemned to eleven months in bonds and imprisonment. Later, he was dragged over the earth and was stoned, like Stephen the First Martyr; wherefore he is called Stephen the New. Finally, he was struck with a wooden club on the temple and his head was shattered, and thus he gave up his spirit in the year 767.


Allsaint
November 28

Irenarchos & his Companion Martyrs at Sebaste

Saint Irenarchos, who was from Sebastia, lived during the reign of Diocletian. In his youth he ministered to the holy Martyrs during the time of their punishment in prison. Once, on beholding seven women being tormented in behalf of Christ, and marvelling at their courage, and seeing how, although they were weak in body, they nonetheless became like men before the tyrant and put him to shame, the Saint was enlightened by divine grace and confessed Christ with boldness. Tried by fire and water, he was beheaded together with the holy women in the year 298.


Allsaint
November 28

Auxentius, 16 Martyrs of Tiberioupolis


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Wisdom of the Fathers

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

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

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Archdiocese News

Archbishop Elpidophoros Receives Members of AHEPA Queens Chapter 326

11/23/2021

On Tuesday, November 23, 2021 His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America received members of the AHEPA Queens Chapter 326 at the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese.

Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Grants $300,000 in Scholarships

11/23/2021

The Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America is pleased to announce that it has granted approximately $300,000 in scholarships to those in need of financial assistance in 2021.

Communique From the Holy Eparchial Synod

11/23/2021

On November 22, 2021, His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America convened the Holy Eparchial Synod via video conference for a regularly scheduled meeting.

Sunday Sermon Series Launched by Department of Religious Education

11/19/2021

With new leadership for the Department of Religious Education comes a new initiative. The Department of Religious Education of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America is pleased to announce the launch of the Sunday Sermon Series.

“How-to” Green Your Parish, Episode 31: "How-to" Green Your Parish – It’s Not Politics!

11/18/2021

This week’s “How-to” Green Your Parish episode features Franchesca Duval “It’s Not Politics!”
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