Holy Trinity Cathedral
Publish Date: 2023-05-28
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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.

Past Bulletins

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


Maria Tzanakis – Emmanuel Yakumithis – Gene Haberman – Kathy Chaka

THIS WEEK’S MEMORIALS ARE FOR: Jennie Samonides – 40 Days

All Deceased Members of Young at Heart

TRISAGION PRAYERS FOR:    Virginia Grevis – 7 years    George Grevis – 18 years

May Their Memory Be Eternal

 THIS WEEK’S ALTAR FLOWERS ARE SPONSORED BY:  The Ellis Family for their health and welfare.  May God Continue to Bless Them Always.

 THIS WEEK’S EPISTLE READERS ARE:  In Greek:  Basil Apostolou   In English:  George Veronie 

 PROSFORA OFFERED by the Samonides Family and Young at Heart.  Also, appreciation to Young at Heart members for offering the Artoclasia for the health and welfare of their members. 

 THIS WEEK’S COFFEE HOUR IS SPONSORED by our Young at Heart Members in loving memory of all their deceased members.  Please join them for coffee, refreshments and fellowship after Church in our Veronie Community Hall. 

 CONDOLENCES to the family of Mary Lou Spanoudis whose funeral is this Tuesday, May 30th here at Holy Trinity.  May Her Memory Be Eternal

IN THE HOSPITAL THIS PAST WEEK:  Gloria Moulopoulos (St. Anne) Andreas Proestou (Toledo)


Monday, May 29th:  Office closed in observance of Memorial Day

Tuesday, May 30th:  Warm hands to Warm Hearts 1 pm

Saturday, June 3rd:  Saturday of the Souls 9 am Orthros 10 am Divine Liturgy

FESTIVAL WORKSHOP SCHEDULE:  Can you believe it!  Its time to get ready for the Greek American Festival 2023!  This is a wonderful opportunity for our parish family to work together to support this very important ministry.  Below please find this year’s schedule. 

Remember to please bring a small sauce pan and pastry brush when noted. Bring your own apron.  If you have any questions call the Church office – 419-243-9189

Sunday, June 11th After church Services:  Baklava (bring sauce pan & brush)

Monday, June 12th (9:00 a.m.):  Baklava (bring sauce pan & brush)

Sunday, June 18th After church services:  Dolmathes

Monday, June 19th (9:00 a.m. & 5:00 p.m.) Dolmathes

Tuesday, June 20th (9:00 a.m.)  Dolmathes if needed

Sunday, June 25th After church services:  Spanakopita (bring sauce pan & brush) 

Sunday, July 9th After church services:  Galaktobouriko (bring sauce pan & brush)

Monday, July 10th {9:00 a.m.):  Galaktobouriko (bring sauce pan & brush)

Sunday, July 16th After church services:  Koulourakia

Monday, July 17th (9:00 a.m.):   Koulourakia             

Sunday, July 23rd After church services:  Finikia

Monday, July 24th (9:00 a.m.):  Finikia

Sunday, July 30th After church services:  Paximathia

Monday, July 31st d (9:00 a.m.): Kourambiethes

Sunday, August 6th After church services:  Make-ups Workshops (Ouzo)

Monday, August 7th (9:00 a.m.)Make-ups Workshops (Ouzo)

Holy Trinity Trip to Holy Dormition Monastery in Rives Junction, MI – All are welcome.  Saturday, June 24th.  We will car pool.  Please RSVP to Dr. Susan Sieben 419-450-2782.  More details to follow

YAH Cape Cod Trip update:  I will be distributing the itinerary packages after Church.  If you do not receive the package prior to the trip; you will be given the package prior to boarding the bus.  If you plan on parking your car for the week; you need to provide me your information, so I can let Carole know.  Please, let me know immediately, because there is a lot more preparation needed that I need to take care of in the upcoming 3 weeks.  You need to provide your name, make/model of vehicle, & license plate.  For those who have already given me the information.  Thank you!

Here is the list for our most needed Pantry items.  Please consider donating this month!  Thank you!   We need: canned chicken, canned tuna, jelly, saltine or Ritz crackers. We will always gladly accept all nonperishable food items, hygiene items, and monetary donations. Thank you for giving to this very worthy ministry.

Warm hands to Warm Hearts: Our next meeting for Warm Hands to Warm Hearts is May 30, 2023, at 1 PM, at the church, in the Ahepa Room, of the Veronie Hall.    We welcome everyone to come, there are many jobs to do so all hands are needed.  If you knit or crochet the Lap Blanket rectangles are 7 inches by 9 inches, any color any yarn.  If you want to learn how to knit or crochet we will be happy to teach you.  We also need Yarn donations so if you have or know of anyone who has extra yarn, we sure can use it.  It takes 25 rectangles to make one Lap Blanket.  They turn out so beautiful and are really appreciated by the ones who receive them. For questions contact Elena Perry 419-265-6275, or Maria Petros 419-473-2387

STEWARDSHIP:  The first quarter of our 2023 Stewardship Campaign is over and we still are missing a lot of pledges.  To all of you who have submitted your commitment card, we thank you.  To those of you who haven’t, please do so.   We need everyone’s support to reach our goal of $275,000.  Let’s make this the best campaign ever!

MDSC Staff Application Now Open! For those interested in serving our camp please visit for more information.

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 April and May.  Please call Connie Mynihan at 419-250-4899 or email at

ALTAR FLOWERS ARE NEEDED FOR November 26th 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:  June 11th – Chris Theodorou – 5 years; Demetra Theodorou – 3 years; Spiros Theodorou – 7 years





    Holy Trinity Trip to Holy Dormition Monastery in Rives Junction, MI – All are welcome. Saturday, June 24th. We will car pool. Please RSVP to Dr. Susan Sieben 419-450-2782.

    Saturday of Souls

    Saturday of Souls

    Saturday of Souls June 3rd

    Ukraine Relief Fund

    Ukraine Relief Fund

    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.


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 Holy Ascension in the Fourth Mode

Thou hast ascended in glory, O Christ our God, and gladdened Thy disciples with the promise of the Holy Spirit; and they were assured by the blessing that Thou art the Son of God and Redeemer of the world.

Apolytikion for Fathers of the 1st Council in the Plagal Fourth Mode

Most glorified art Thou, O Christ our God, Who hast established our Fathers as luminous stars upon the earth, and through them didst guide us all to the true Faith. O Most Merciful One, glory be to Thee.

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 Second Mode

O Christ our God, upon fulfilling Your dispensation for our sake, You ascended in Glory, uniting the earthly with the heavenly. You were never separate but remained inseparable, and cried out to those who love You, "I am with you and no one is against you."

Gospel and Epistle Readings

Matins Gospel Reading

Tenth Orthros Gospel
The Reading is from John 21:1-14

At that time, Jesus revealed Himself again to the disciples by the Sea of Tiberias; and He revealed Himself in this way. Simon Peter, Thomas, called the Twin, Nathanael of Cana in Galilee, the sons of Zebedee, and two others of His disciples were together. Simon Peter said to them, "I am going fishing." They said to him, "We will go with you." They went out and got into the boat, but that night they caught nothing. Just as day was breaking, Jesus stood on the beach, yet the disciples did not know that it was Jesus. Jesus said to them, "Children, have you any fish?" They answered him, "No." He said to them, "Cast the net on the right side of the boat, and you will find some." So they cast it, and now they were not able to haul it in, for the quantity of fish. That disciple whom Jesus loved said to Peter, "It is the Lord!" When Simon Peter heard that it was the Lord, he put on his clothes, for he was stripped for work, and sprang into the sea. But the other disciples came in the boat, dragging the net full of fish, for they were not far from the land, but about a hundred yards off. When they got out on land, they saw a charcoal fire there with fish lying on it, and bread. Jesus said to them, "Bring some of the fish that you have just caught." So Simon Peter went aboard and hauled the net ashore, full of large fish, a hundred and fifty-three of them; and although there were so many, the net was not torn. Jesus said to them, "Come and have breakfast." Now none of the disciples dared ask Him, "Who are you?" They knew it was the Lord. Jesus came and took the bread and gave it to them, and so with the fish. This was now the third time that Jesus was revealed to the disciples after He was raised from the dead. .

Epistle Reading

Prokeimenon. Fourth Mode. Daniel 3.26,27.
Blessed are you, O Lord, the God of our fathers.
Verse: For you are just in all you have done.

The reading is from Acts of the Apostles 20:16-18, 28-36.

IN THOSE DAYS, Paul had decided to sail past Ephesos, so that he might not have to spend time in Asia; for he was hastening to be at Jerusalem, if possible, on the day of Pentecost. And from Miletos he sent to Ephesos and called to him the elders of the church. And when they came to him, he said to them: "Take heed to yourselves and to all the flock, in which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to care for the church of God which he obtained with the blood of his own Son. I know that after my departure fierce wolves will come in among you, not sparing the flock; and from among your own selves will arise men speaking perverse things, to draw away the disciples after them. Therefore be alert, remembering that for three years I did not cease night or day to admonish every one with tears. And now I commend you to God and to the word of his grace, which is able to build you up and to give you the inheritance among all those who are sanctified. I coveted no one's silver or gold or apparel. You yourselves know that these hands ministered to my necessities, and to those who were with me. In all things I have shown you that by so toiling one must help the weak, remembering the words of the Lord Jesus, how he said, 'it is more blessed to give than to receive.' " And when he had spoken thus, he knelt down and prayed with them all.

Gospel Reading

Fathers of the 1st Council
The Reading is from John 17:1-13

At that time, Jesus lifted up his eyes to heaven and said, "Father, the hour has come; glorify your Son that the Son may glorify you, since you have given him power over all flesh, to give eternal life to all whom you have given him. And this is eternal life, that they know you the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent. I glorified you on earth, having accomplished the work which you gave me to do; and now, Father, you glorify me in your own presence with the glory which I had with you before the world was made.

"I have manifested your name to the men whom you gave me out of the world; yours they were, and you gave them to me, and they have kept your word. Now they know that everything that you have given me is from you; for I have given them the words which you gave me, and they have received them and know in truth that I came from you; and they have believed that you did send me. I am praying for them; I am not praying for the world but for those whom you have given me, for they are mine; all mine are yours, and yours are mine, and I am glorified in them. And now I am no more in the world, but they are in the world, and I am coming to you. Holy Father, keep them in your name, which you have given me, that they may be one, even as we are one. While I was with them, I kept them in your name, which you have given me; I have guarded them, and none of them is lost but the son of perdition, that the scripture might be fulfilled. But now I am coming to you; and these things I speak in the world, that they may have my joy fulfilled in themselves."


Saints and Feasts

May 28

Fathers of the 1st Council

The heresiarch Arius was a Libyan by race and a protopresbyter of the Church of Alexandria. In 315, he began to blaspheme against the Son and Word of God, saying that He is not true God, consubstantial with the Father, but is rather a work and creation, alien to the essence and glory of the Father, and that there was a time when He was not. This frightful blasphemy shook the faithful of Alexandria. Alexander, his Archbishop, after trying in vain to correct him through admonitions, cut him off from communion and finally in a local council deposed him in the year 321. Yet neither did the blasphemer wish to be corrected, nor did he cease sowing the deadly tares of his heretical teachings; but writing to the bishops of other cities, Arius and his followers requested that his doctrine be examined, and if it were unsound, that the correct teaching be declared to him. By this means, his heresy became universally known and won many supporters, so that the whole Church was soon in an uproar.

Therefore, moved by divine zeal, the first Christian Sovereign, Saint Constantine the Great, the equal to the Apostles, summoned the renowned First Ecumenical Council in Nicaea, a city of Bithynia. It was there that the shepherds and teachers of the Church of Christ gathered from all regions in the year 325. All of them, with one mouth and one voice, declared that the Son and Word of God is one in essence with the Father, true God of true God, and they composed the holy Symbol of Faith up to the seventh article (since the remainder, beginning with "And in the Holy Spirit," was completed by the Second Ecumenical Council). Thus they anathematized the impious Arius of evil belief and those of like mind with him, and cut them off as rotten members from the whole body of the faithful.

Therefore, recognizing the divine Fathers as heralds of the Faith after the divine Apostles, the Church of Christ has appointed this present Sunday for their annual commemoration, in thanksgiving and unto the glory of God, unto their praise and honour, and unto the strengthening of the true Faith.

May 28

Zacharias the New Martyr

May 28

Hieromartyr Eutychius, Bishop of Melitene

All information concerning this Martyr has been lost, except that he presented himself before the tyrants, mocked the idols, suffered many unspeakable torments, and was finally drowned in the sea.

May 28

Nikitas, Bishop of Chalcedon

May 28

Helikonis the Martyr

May 28

Heladios the Hieromartyr of the East


Wisdom of the Fathers

For there is One God, and One Mediator between God and Man, the Man Christ Jesus. For He still pleads even now as Man for my salvation; ...
St. Gregory the Theologian
4th Theological Oration, 4th Century