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Holy Trinity Cathedral
Publish Date: 2019-05-19
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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


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Services Schedule

Sunday Services Orthros 9:00 AM Divine Liturgy 10:00 AM Church School Following Holy Communion Week Day Divine Liturgy Orthros 9:30 AM Divine Liturgy 10:15 AM Evening Vesperal Divine Liturgy 6:00 PM Consult Echo Calendar or Weekly Bulletin for times.


Past Bulletins


Hymns of the Day

Apolytikion of Great and Holy Pascha in the Plagal First Mode

Christ is risen from the dead, by death, trampling down upon death, and to those in the tombs He has granted life.

Resurrectional Apolytikion in the Third Mode

Let the Heavens rejoice; let earthly things be glad; for the Lord hath wrought might with His arm, He hath trampled upon death by death. The first-born of the dead hath He become. From the belly of Hades hath He delivered us, and hath granted great mercy to the world.

Apolytikion of the Church in the Plagal Fourth Mode

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.

Seasonal Kontakion in the Plagal Fourth Mode

Though You went down into the tomb, You destroyed Hades' power, and You rose the victor, Christ God, saying to the myrrh-bearing women, "Hail!" and granting peace to Your disciples, You who raise up the fallen.
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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

Maria Tzanakis – Emmanuel Yakumithis – Manuel Yakumithis – Kathy Chaka                                                                                              

THIS WEEK’S ALTAR FLOWERS ARE SPONSORED BY: Tony & Paula Melonakos in honor of their 42nd wedding anniversary.        May God Continue to Bless Them Always  

THIS WEEK’S EPISTLE READERS ARE:   In English:  Paul Sieben    In Greek:  Basil Apostolou

The Prosfora, the Eucharist Bread, prepared on behalf of all the worshipping faithful was offered this week by AHEPA and Daughters of Penelope.  The Artoclasia was offered by Dawn Anagnos   Thank You and God Bless You

IN THE HOSPITAL THIS PAST WEEK:           Debbie Paterakis  (Wildwood)         Perastika and a Speedy Recovery

SCHOLARSHIP LUNCHEON to honor our Graduates sponsored by the Toledo AHEPA family, Philoptochos, and Holy Trinity Parish Family after church today in our Community Center. 

THIS WEEK AT HOLY TRINITY:   

Monday, May 20th          -Philoptochos Board meeting 6:00 pm    Regular meeting 7:00 p.m.

Tuesday, May 21st           -STS. Constantine & Helen  Orthros 9:00 am Divine Liturgy 10:00 am

Wednesday, May 22nd    - Cemetery Visitations:  Forrest 12:30 p.m.; Woodlawn 1:30 p.m.

                                          -No morning Bible Study – please come to evening study at 6:30 p.m.

                                            Presentation on the feasts after the resurrection.   

Thursday, May 23rd        -Cemetery Visitations: St. Ignatius 12:30 pm.; Lake Township 1:30 pm

                                             Restlawn 2:30 p.m.; Willow 3:30 p.m.

Friday, May 24th              -Cemetery Visitation: Ottawa Hills 2:00 p.m.

                                           -Young Adult Taverna Talk – 6:00 p.m.

Saturday, May 25th          -Cemetery Visitation: Toledo Memorial 10:00 a.m. 

AN EVENING OF MUSIC with Joanne Chrysochoos & Andreea Lee in support of Holy Trinity’s Music Ministry – Thursday, May 30th 7:00 p.m. at Epworth United Methodist Church on Central Ave. 

Prosfora bakers! It is scheduling time for May, June and July. Check your schedules and please be generous with your time. Contact Connie Mynihan at 419-250-4899 or email: cmynihan5@gmail.comand sign up for your Sunday(s).

FESTIVAL WORKSHOPS will begin soon!... the first one is Tiropita, Monday, June 3rd 10:00 a.m. & 6:00 p.m. & Tuesday, June 4th if needed (please bring a pan & a brush)

PARISH PICNIC – Mark your calendars for Friday, June 28th here at Holy Trinity

AHEPA Memorial Golf Outing – Ypsilanti #118 is hosting a memorial golf outing on Saturday June 22 at Heatherdowns Country Club.  This year we will be honoring Chris Theodorou with all the proceeds going to the Leukemia Society and the Holy Trinity Cathedral.  Information on golfer and non-golfer registrations and sponsorships can be found at www.ypsigolfmemorial.com, or contact Tony Capranica – 419-540-1150, Chadd Schwartz – 440-669-6882 or George Arvanitis – 419-340-3487.

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.  Open Sunday: June 16th       In the event that no one signs up for a Sunday to host a coffee hour, only coffee will be available at the Community Center.  So come one, come all and sign up today to host a "Holy Trinity Coffee Hour Please call the Church office today and offer to sign up for a Sunday to host a coffee hour!

ALTAR FLOWERS ARE NEEDED FOR July 28th.   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 MEMORIALSMay 26th Virginia (3 yrs.)  & George (14 yrs.)  Grevis; All Deceased Members of Young at Heart; Zachary Markham (7yrs.) Michael Markham (8yrs.) George  Markham 15 yrs. (Trisagion)  June 2nd  Ilias Bekos – 40 Days;  Demetra Theodorou  - 6 months; Chris Theodorou – 1 year  June 9th  John Paterakis – 20 years (Trisagion)  July 7th  Maria (5yrs) & George (6yrs) Andros  July 14thGeorge Mouratidis – 1 year   May Their Memory Be Eternal

Offerings Report: Sunday, May 12th Candles: $419 Trays: $196 Stewardship: $3,010 Thank you!   

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Saints and Feasts

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May 19

Sunday of the Paralytic

Close to the Sheep's Gate in Jerusalem, there was a pool, which was called the Sheep's Pool. It had round about it five porches, that is, five sets of pillars supporting a domed roof. Under this roof there lay very many sick people with various maladies, awaiting the moving of the water. The first to step in after the troubling of the water was healed immediately of whatever malady he had.

It was there that the paralytic of today's Gospel way lying, tormented by his infirmity of thirty-eight years. When Christ beheld him, He asked him, "Wilt thou be made whole?" And he answered with a quiet and meek voice, "Sir, I have no man, when the water is troubled, to put me into the pool." The Lord said unto him, "Rise, take up thy bed, and walk." And straightaway the man was made whole and took up his bed. Walking in the presence of all, he departed rejoicing to his own house. According to the expounders of the Gospels, the Lord Jesus healed this paralytic during the days of the Passover, when He had gone to Jerusalem for the Feast, and dwelt there teaching and working miracles. According to Saint John the Evangelist, this miracle took place on the Sabbath.


Allsaint
May 19

Patrick the Hieromartyr and Bishop of Prusa and His Fellow Martyrs Acacius, Menander, and Polyaenus

Saint Patrick was Bishop of Prusa, a city in Bithynia (the present-day Brusa or Bursa). Because of his Christian Faith, he was brought before Julius (or Julian) the Consul, who in his attempts to persuade Patrick to worship as he himself did, declared that thanks was owed to the gods for providing the hot springs welling up from the earth for the benefit of men. Saint Patrick answered that thanks for this was owed to our Lord Jesus Christ, and explained that when He, Who is God, created the earth, He made it with both fire and water, and the fire under the earth heats the water which wells up, producing hot springs; he then explained that there is another fire, which awaits the ungodly. Because of this, he was cast into the hot springs, but it was the soldiers who cast him in, and not he, who were harmed by the hot water. After this Saint Patrick was beheaded with the presbyters Acacius, Menander, and Polyaenus. Most likely, this was during the reign of Diocletian (284-305).


Allsaint
May 19

Theotima & Kyriake the Martyrs


Allsaint
May 19

Our Righteous Father Memnonus the Wonderworker


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Gospel and Epistle Readings

Matins Gospel Reading

Fifth Orthros Gospel
The Reading is from Luke 24:13-35

At that time, 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 it not necessary that the Christ should suffer these things and enter into his 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.


Epistle Reading

Prokeimenon. Third Mode. Psalm 46.6,1.
Sing praises to our God, sing praises.
Verse: Clap your hands, all you nations.

The reading is from Acts of the Apostles 9:32-42.

In those days, as Peter went here and there among them all, he came down also to the saints that lived at Lydda. There he found a man named Aeneas, who had been bedridden for eight years and was paralyzed. And Peter said to him, "Aeneas, Jesus Christ heals you; rise and make your bed." And immediately he rose. And all the residents of Lydda and Sharon saw him, and they turned to the Lord. Now there was at Joppa a disciple named Tabitha, which means Dorcas. She was full of good works and acts of charity. In those days she fell sick and died; and when they had washed her, they laid her in an upper room. Since Lydda was near Joppa, the disciples, hearing that Peter was there, sent two men to him entreating him, "Please come to us without delay." So Peter rose and went with them. And when he had come, they took him to the upper room. All the widows stood beside him weeping, and showing tunics and other garments which Dorcas made while she was with them. But Peter put them all outside and knelt down and prayed; then turning to the body he said, "Tabitha, rise." And she opened her eyes, and when she saw Peter she sat up. And he gave her his hand and lifted her up. Then calling the saints and widows he presented her alive. And it became known throughout all Joppa, and many believed in the Lord.


Gospel Reading

Sunday of the Paralytic
The Reading is from John 5:1-15

At that time, Jesus went up to Jerusalem. Now there is in Jerusalem by the Sheep Gate a pool, in Hebrew called Bethesda which has five porticoes. In these lay a multitude of invalids, blind, lame, paralyzed, waiting for the moving of the water; for an angel of the Lord went down at certain seasons into the pool, and troubled the water; whoever stepped in first after the troubling of the water was healed of whatever disease he had. One man was there, who had been ill for thirty-eight years. When Jesus saw him and knew that he had been lying there a long time, he said to him, "Do you want to be healed?" The sick man answered him, "Sir, I have no man to put me into the pool when the water is troubled, and while I am going another steps down before me." Jesus said to him, "Rise, take up your pallet, and walk." And at once the man was healed, and he took up his pallet and walked.

Now that day was the sabbath. So the Jews said to the man who was cured, "It is the sabbath, it is not lawful for you to carry your pallet." But he answered them, "The man who healed me said to me, 'Take up your pallet, and walk.' "They asked him, "Who is the man who said to you, 'Take up your pallet, and walk'?" Now the man who had been healed did not know who it was, for Jesus had withdrawn, as there was a crowd in the place. Afterward, Jesus found him in the temple, and said to him, "See, you are well! Sin no more, that nothing worse befall you." The man went away and told the Jews that it was Jesus who had healed him.


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Wisdom of the Fathers

In that case [Matt 9:2] there was remission of sins, (for He said, "Thy sins be forgiven thee,") but in this, warning and threats to strengthen the man for the future; "Sin no more, lest a worse thing come unto you."
St. John Chrysostom
Homily 37 on John 1, 4th Century

Great is the profit of the divine Scriptures, and all-sufficient is the aid which comes from them ... For the divine oracles are a treasury of all manner of medicines, so that whether it be needful to quench pride, to lull desire to sleep, to tread under foot the love of money, ... from them one may find abundant resource.
St. John Chrysostom
Homily 37 on John 5, 4th Century

For where tears are-- or rather, where miracles are, there tears ought not to be; not where such a mystery is celebrating. Hear, I beseech you: although somewhat of the like kind does not take place now, yet in the case of our dead likewise, a great mystery is celebrating. Say, if as we sit together, the Emperor were to send and invite some one of us to the palace, would it be right, I ask, to weep and mourn? Angels are present, commissioned from heaven and come from thence, sent from the King Himself to call their fellow servant, and say, dost thou weep? Knowest thou not what a mystery it is that is taking place, how awful, how dread, and worthy indeed of hymns and lauds? Wouldest thou learn, that thou mayest know, that this is no time for tears? For it is a very great mystery of the Wisdom of God. As if leaving her dwelling, the soul goes forth, speeding on her way to her own Lord, and dost thou mourn? Why then, thou shouldst do this on the birth of a child: for this in fact is also a birth, and a better than that.
St. John Chrysostom
Homily 21 on Acts 9, 4th Century

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