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.
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.
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
Steve Papadimos – Harry D. Proestos – Frank Reder – George Sares
THIS WEEK’S ALTAR FLOWERS ARE SPONSORED BY: Denny & Kathy Lawrence in loving memory of Georgia, Konstantine Sr., Konstantine Jr., and Demetra Petros. May Their Memory Be Eternal
THIS WEEK’S EPISTLE READER IS: In English: Vasilia Legakis In Greek: Pete Kanios
The Prosfora, the Eucharistic Bread, prepared on behalf of the worshipping faithful was offered this week by Connie Mynihan. Thank you and God Bless You
THIS WEEK’S COFFEE HOUR IS SPONSORED BY: Becky Skiadasin honor of her husband John’s birthday. May God Continue to Bless Him Always. Please join them for coffee, refreshments and fellowship after Church today in our Community Center.
Greek School lessons today at noon.
We would like to congratulate two of Adult Greek School Students for passing the Ellinomatheia 2 exams! Congratulations to Mr. Don Isenhath and Mr. Gary Barney. Mr. Barney received a perfect score! Dawn is with her students this morning at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church in Troy Michigan supporting them as they receive their certificates.
THIS WEEK AT HOLY TRINITY:
Monday, January 20th -Church Office closed in honor of Martin Luther King Day
Tuesday, January 21st -Young at Heart Casino night 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday, January 22nd -Bible Study 10:00 a.m. & 6:30 p.m.
Greek School – Children 4:00 p.m. Adults 6:00 p. m.
Friday, January 24th -Young Adult Taverna Talk with Fr. Larry 6:00 p.m.
HOUSE BLESSINGS: It is customary in the Orthodox faith to have your home blessed after Epiphany. If you would like your home blessed please return your form to the Church office or call.
Pan-Orthodox Great Vespers Saturday, February 1st 5:00 p.m. here at Holy Trinity. Pot Luck Dinner, fellowship, and discussion for all ages.
2020 Philoptochos stewardship is now due. Please give donation to Presvytera Ann, Ann Mulopulos, or Pattie Senerius.
YOUNG AT HEART Hollywood Casino Night Tuesday, January 21st at 6:00 p.m. Call Becky for reservations by Monday, January 20th. 419-944-4834.
GREEK NIGHT at the Walleye Game - Saturday, February 29th. Tickets are $19 - Sign-up sheet will be in the Community Center.
Donate to Philoptochos for The Providence Center for Social & Economic Empowerment - Items needed are: Blankets, Bath Towels & Wash Cloths, Socks (all ages) Baskets are in the Community Center for donations
Super Bowl Blocks… AHEPA Ypsilanti #118 is selling the Super Bowl Block tickets again this year. They are $15.00 per block. First and third quarter winners will receive $125, halftime winner will receive $250 and the final winner will receive $500. Check with the officers for your ticket.
YOUNG AT HEART Las Vegas Trip has been cancelled.
SUNDAY SCHOOL will be collecting items for Chase School for the holiday season. The items needed at this time are as follows: Pajamas-boys and girls; Gloves- particularly K- 3rd grade; Shoes; Belts; uniform clothes (pants black, navy or khaki) (short and long sleeve polo shirts in any color); and scarves Thank you so much for considering donating much-needed items to Chase School.
We Need Prosfora bakers! It is scheduling time for January, February & March. The Prosfora is your gift to our church. Contact Connie Mynihan at 419-250-4899 or email: email@example.com and sign up for your Sunday(s).
BROWSE OUR BOOKSTORE.. If you haven’t checked it out lately come see all the neat gift items. Incense burners, jewelry and religious items.
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 Sundays: March 1st & 8th 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 March 29th 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 MEMORIALS: January 26th – Patricia Bellner – 40 days; Demetra Theodorou – 1 year; Matina Nicholas - 1 year; February 16th – Maroulla Loizou – 6 months; February 23rd – Efstratios Marangos – 20 years May Their Memory Be Eternal
Offerings Report: Sunday, January 12thTrays: $227 Candles: $ 258 Stewardship: $2,788 Thank you!
Come and hear area clergy speak about the Old Testament
February 29th is Walleye Greek Night! make your reservations after Church.
The new President of Hellenic College Holy Cross is coming to Detroit. We are invited to hear him speak on January 21st. Let Father Larry know if you will attend.
Saint Macarius the Great was from the Thebaid of Egypt, a disciple, as some say, of Saint Anthony the Great. He was born about 331 and struggled in asceticism in the desert at Scete. Although young, he was called "the child elder" because of his great wisdom and austere manner of life. He was ordained presbyter and reposed in 391, at the age of sixty. There are fifty homilies ascribed to him.
It is said of Saint Macarius that he became as a God upon earth, for even as God protects the whole world, so did he cover the faults he saw as if he did not see them. Once he came back to his cell to find a thief taking his things and loading them on a camel. Macarius' non-possessiveness was so great that he helped the thief load the camel. When the camel refused to rise, Macarius returned to his cell and brought a small hoe, said that the camel wanted the hoe also, loaded it on, and kicked the camel telling it to get up. The camel obeyed Macarius' command, but soon lay down again, and would not move until everything had been returned to Macarius. His contemporary, Saint Macarius of Alexandria, was so called because he came from Alexandria and was therefore of that Greek-speaking colony; while Saint Macarius the Great is also called "of Egypt," that is, he belonged to the ancient race native to Egypt, the Copts.
The great teacher and invincible defender of the One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic Church, Saint Mark, was the offspring and scion of the imperial city, Constantinople. Reared by most pious parents, and instructed in secular and spiritual wisdom, he became preeminent in both. Saint Mark lived as an ascetic on the Prince's Islands and later in the monastery of Saint George Magana in Constantinople. He passed through all the degrees of the priesthood, and was finally advanced to the dignity of Archbishop and the lofty throne of the Metropolis of Ephesus. At the insistence of Emperor John Paleologos, the Saint was sent to the council of the Latins in Florence, to unite the churches that had been divided for so many years. He astounded the papal teachers with the divine wisdom of his words, and was the only one who did not sign the blasphemous decree of that false council. Because of this, the Holy Church of Christ has ever honored this great man as a benefactor, teacher, sole defender, and invincible champion of the Apostolic Confession. He reposed in 1443.
Saint Arsenius, who had Palestine as his homeland, was born in 876, the son of devout parents. From childhood he was consecrated to God and assumed the monastic habit. He studied in Seleucia, where he also received the dignity of the priesthood. After he had moved from thence to Constantinople, he was appointed Metropolitan of Corfu. He adorned the throne there by his virtue and instruction. When advanced in age, he returned to Constantinople and appeased the unjust rage of Emperor Constantine Porphyrogenitus against the leaders of Corfu. Finally, during his journey back to his see, he fell ill at Corinth and reposed in the Lord about the middle of the tenth century.
Saint Macarius of Alexandria, was so called because he came from Alexandria and was therefore of that Greek-speaking colony; while Saint Macarius the Great is also called "of Egypt," that is, he belonged to the ancient race native to Egypt, the Copts. Whenever Saint Macarius of Alexandria heard of a virtue practiced by any man, he strove to practice it even more fully himself. When he was already old, he visited the community of Saint Pachomius in Tabennisi and, without revealing who he was, asked admittance. Saint Pachomius, on account of Macarius' age, was reluctant to receive him, but after-wards yielded to his entreaties. Shortly thereafter Great Lent began, and Macarius followed such a severe rule of fasting and prayer that many in the brotherhood complained to Pachomius asking if he had brought this old man to put them to shame. Learning Macarius' identity in a revelation, Saint Pachomius thanked him for breaking the pride of his monks and sent him away in peace.
Ninth Orthros Gospel
The Reading is from John 20:19-31
On the evening of that day, the first day of the week, the doors being shut where the disciples were for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and said to them: "Peace be with you." When he had said this, he showed them his hands and his side. Then the disciples were glad when they saw the Lord. Jesus said to them again, "Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, even so I send you." And when he had said this, he breathed on them, and said to them: "Receive the Holy Spirit. If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven; if you retain the sins of any, they are retained."
Now Thomas, one of the twelve, called the Twin, was not with them when Jesus came. So the other disciples told him: "We have seen the Lord." But he said to them: "Unless I see in his hands the print of the nails, and place my finger in the mark of the nails, and place my hand in his side, I will not believe."
Eight days later, his disciples were again in the house, and Thomas was with them. The doors were shut, but Jesus came and stood among them, and said: "Peace be with you." Then he said to Thomas, "Put your finger here, and see my hands; and put out your hand, and place it in my side; do not be faithless, but believing." Thomas answered him, "My Lord and my God!" Jesus said to him, "Have you believed because you have seen me? Blessed are those who have not seen and yet believe."
Now Jesus did many other signs in the presence of the disciples, which are not written in this book; but these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that believing you may have life in his name.
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 Colossians 3:4-11.
Brethren, when Christ who is our life appears, then you also will appear with him in glory. Put to death therefore what is earthly in you: fornication, impurity, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry. On account of these the wrath of God is coming upon the sons of disobedience. In these you once walked, when you lived in them. But now put them all away: anger, wrath, malice, slander, and foul talk from your mouth. Do not lie to one another, seeing that you have put off the old nature with its practices and have put on the new nature, which is being renewed in knowledge after the image of its creator. Here there cannot be Greek and Jew, circumcised and uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave, free man, but Christ is all, and in all.
12th Sunday of Luke
The Reading is from Luke 17:12-19
At that time, as Jesus entered a village, he was met by ten lepers, who stood at a distance and lifted up their voices and said: "Jesus, Master, have mercy on us." When he saw them he said to them, "Go and show yourselves to the priests." And as they went they were cleansed. Then one of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned back, praising God with a loud voice; and he fell on his face at Jesus's feet, giving him thanks. Now he was a Samaritan. Then said Jesus: "Were not ten cleansed? Where are the nine? Was no one found to return and give praise to God except this foreigner?" And he said to him: "Rise and go your way; your faith has made you well."