Holy Trinity Cathedral
Publish Date: 2019-11-17
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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 9:30 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

Resurrectional Apolytikion in the Plagal First Mode

Let us worship the Word, O ye faithful, praising Him that with the Father and the Spirit is co-beginningless God, Who was born of a pure Virgin that we all be saved; for He was pleased to mount the Cross in the flesh that He assumed, accepting thus to endure death. And by His glorious rising, He also willed to resurrect the dead.

Apolytikion for Gregory the Wonderworker in the Plagal Fourth Mode

By vigilance in prayer, and continuance in the working of wonders, thou didst acquire thine achievements as a surname; wherefore, intercede with Christ our God, O Father Gregory, to enlighten our souls, lest we sleep in sin unto death.

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 Fourth Mode

Today, the most pure temple of the Savior, the precious bridal chamber and Virgin, the sacred treasure of God, enters the house of the Lord, bringing the grace of the Divine Spirit. The Angels of God praise her. She is the heavenly tabernacle.

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

Emmanuel T. Yakumithis – Manuel Yakumithis – Kathy Chaka – Steve Jenkins   

THIS WEEK’S MEMORIAL IS FOR:     John Chrysochoos – 3 years     May His Memory Be Eternal


THIS WEEK’S EPISTLE READERS ARE:  In English: Kathy Andros In Greek: Dr. Panos Doukides

THIS WEEK’S COFFEE HOUR IS SPONSORED BY:  OurStewardshipCommittee in honor of Stewardship Sunday. Please join them for coffee, lunch, and fellowship after Church today in our Community Center.

The Prosfora, the Eucharistic Bread, prepared on behalf of the worshipping faithful was offered this week by Chrysochoos Family and Ann Mulopulos    Thank You and God Bless You

Today is Stewardship Sunday.  Please remember to place your pledge card in the basket in the Narthex. If you forgot your card there will be some available on the candle stand.  Father will bless your offering after Liturgy and please stay for fellowship and lunch as we celebrate the many blessings God has granted our parish family.

Parish Assembly meeting after Church today in our Community Center - As a reminder you must be in good standing in order to vote.

Greek School after Sunday school today.


Monday, November 18th        -Philoptochos Board meeting 7:00 p.m.

Wednesday, November 20th  -Bible Study 10:00 a.m. & 6:30 a.m.

                                                 -Greek School Youth – 4-6pm Adults 6-9pm

Thursday, November 21st      -Entrance of the Virgin Mary into the Temple

                                                     Orthros 9:00 am Divine Liturgy 10:00 am

                                                 -City of Toledo Annual Homeless Luncheon 11-1pm

                                                 -Young at Heart Dinner & meeting 6:00 p.m.

Friday, November 22nd          -Taverna Talk with Fr. Larry Bar Louie 6:00 p.m.

Fri. & Sat., Sun.  Nov.22nd & 23rd & 24th  -Greek Kitchen Pick-up 11:00 am – 1:00 pm    

Saturday, November 23rd      -Parents of Young Children meeting at the Simko home 6:00 p.m.

                                                 -GOYA Retreat at Assumption Church St. Clair Shores                         

GOYA Christmas Card–Donation $20-includes all organizations–Sign up after Church – Deadline is Dec. 8th

We’re in the last quarter of this year…. Are you current on your Stewardship commitment?... Ifyou haven’t pledged or paid please do so..  if you have..  Thank you so much! 

Daughters of Penelope selling raffle tickets for $10 per block for the OSU vs Michigan game. Proceeds will benefit their scholarship fund.   Please see Marina Cooper or JoAnn Cook after church to purchase yours.

Clothing drive for needy family: In recent days a family lost everything in a fire.  We have been asked to help where we can.  The following items are needed for a mother, her daughter and two sons.  For the young lady: medium shirts, size 13/14 jr. size pants, socks and under garments; Mom: large shirts, size 10 pants, socks, under garments, size 8 ½ shoes. For the older boy: Size 38-42 waist pants, 3XL shirts, socks, under garments; and the younger son: size 6/7 pants, 6/7 and 7/8 shirts, socks, undergarments. These can be gentle used or new.  There will be a table in the hall where you can leave the items.  Thank you for anything you can offer.

Prosfora bakers! It is scheduling time for November, December & January.  There are many holidays coming up. Only a few individuals this year have responded and are signing up to make the Prosfora.  The Prosfora is your gift to our church.  For Christmas evening (day and night) services alone we need six bakers! PLEASE check your schedules and be generous with your time.  Contact Connie Mynihan at 419-250-4899 (please leave a message if I don’t answer) or email: and sign up for your Sunday(s) or for the Holidays.

GREEK KITCHEN: Last minute orders are being accepted!  Thanksgiving, Christmas and get-togethers are just around the corner.. Twenty-four pieces of delicious Baklava - $30.00, Chocolate Baklava - $30.00 Spanakopita - $20.00 or Tiropita - $20.00.  Also you can go to: to order online.  Pick up at Holy Friday, Saturday or Sunday Nov. 22-24.   If you need further information or have any questions, please contact Connie Mynihan at 419-250-4899 or email

Sacred Space and Art:  Encountering the Divine in Orthodox Christian Iconography - Saturday, November 23, 9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. St. Nicholas Church, Ann Arbor.   A symposium examining the ancient practice of iconography as an intersection of spiritual life and artistic expression. Speakers: Rev. Dr. Teodor Petrutiu, Michael Kapetan & Diane Plaskon Koory. Registration is $10 – Register by 11/15 by calling 734-332-8200. 

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: December 22nd    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 February 9th & 16th.    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: December 1st – Thelma Petas 1 yr.;Nick Petas 14 yrs.; Frances Petas – 20 yrs.; Stergios Petas 34 yrs.     May Their Memory Be Eternal

Offerings Report: Sunday, November 10th Trays: $190   Candles: $103   Stewardship: $3,242 Thank you!





Saints and Feasts

November 17

9th Sunday of Luke

November 17

Gregory the Wonderworker & Bishop of Neo-Caesarea

Saint Gregory was born in Neocaesarea of Pontus to parents who were not Christians. He studied in Athens, in Alexandria, in Beirut, and finally for five years in Caesarea of Palestine under Origen, by whom he was also instructed in the Faith of Christ. Then, in the year 240, he became bishop of his own city, wherein he found only seventeen Christians. By the time the Saint reposed about the year 265, there were only seventeen unbelievers left there. Virtually the whole duration of his episcopacy was a time of continual, marvellous wonders worked by him. Because of this, he received the surname "Wonderworker"; even the enemies of the truth called him a second Moses (see Saint Basil the Great's On the Holy Spirit, ch. 29).

November 17

Righteous Mother Hilda of Whitby

Our righteous Mother Hilda was of noble birth, being a kinswoman of Saint Edwin, King of Northumbria (celebrated Oct. 12). At the age of thirty-three she renounced the world, and lived another thirty-three years as a nun and abbess. The last six years of her life she suffered a burning fever with patience and nobility, and reposed in peace in the year 680.

November 17

Gennadios I and Maximus, Patriarchs of Constantinople


Gospel and Epistle Readings

Matins Gospel Reading

Eleventh Orthros Gospel
The Reading is from John 21:14-25

At that time, Jesus revealed himself to his disciples after he was raised from the dead, and he said to Simon Peter, "Simon, son of John, do you love me more than these?" He said to him "Yes, Lord; you know that I love you." He said to him, "Feed my lambs." A second time he said to him, "Simon, son of John, do you love me?" He said to him, "Yes, Lord; you know that I love you." He said to him, "Tend my sheep." He said to him the third time, "Simon, son of John, do you love me?" Peter was grieved because he said to him the third time, "Do you love me?" And he said to him, "Lord, you know everything; you know that I love you." Jesus said to him, "Feed my sheep. Truly, truly, I say to you, when you were young, you girded yourself and walked where you would; but when you are old, you will stretch out your hands, and another will gird you and carry you where you do not wish to go." (This he said to show by what death he was to glorify God.) And after this he said to him, "Follow me."

Peter turned and saw following them the disciple whom Jesus loved, who had lain close to his breast at the supper and had said, "Lord, who is it that is going to betray you?" When Peter saw him, he said to Jesus, "Lord, what about this man?" Jesus said to him, "If it is my will that he remain until I come, what is that to you? Follow me!" So, the word went out among the brethren that this disciple would not die; but Jesus did not say to him that he would not die, but, "If it is my will that he remain until I come, what is that to you?" This is the disciple who is bearing witness to these things, and who has written these things; and we know that his testimony is true. But there are also many other things which Jesus did; were every one of them to be written, I suppose that the world itself could not contain the books that would be written. Amen.

Epistle Reading

Prokeimenon. Plagal First Mode. Psalm 11.7,1.
You, O Lord, shall keep us and preserve us.
Verse: Save me, O Lord, for the godly man has failed.

The reading is from St. Paul's Letter to the Galatians 6:11-18.

Brethren, see with what large letters I am writing to you with my own hand. It is those who want to make a good showing in the flesh that would compel you to be circumcised, and only in order that they may not be persecuted for the cross of Christ. For even those who receive circumcision do not themselves keep the law, but they desire to have you circumcised that they may glory in your flesh. But far be it from me to glory except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by which the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world. For neither circumcision counts for anything, nor uncircumcision, but a new creation. Peace and mercy be upon all who walk by this rule, upon the Israel of God. Henceforth let no man trouble me; for I bear on my body the marks of Jesus. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit, brethren. Amen.

Gospel Reading

9th Sunday of Luke
The Reading is from Luke 12:16-21

The Lord said this parable: "The land of a rich man brought forth plentifully; and he thought to himself, 'What shall I do, for I have nowhere to store my crops?' And he said, 'I will do this: I will pull down my barns, and build larger ones; and there I will store all my grain and my goods. And I will say to my soul, 'Soul, you have ample goods laid up for many years; take your ease, eat, drink, be merry.' But God said to him, 'Fool! This night your soul is required of you; and the things you have prepared, whose will they be?' So is he who lays up treasure for himself, and is not rich toward God." As he said these things, he cried out: "He who has ears to hear, let him hear."


Wisdom of the Fathers

I cannot be silent about the story of Hesychius the Horebite. He passed his life in complete negligence, without paying the least attention to his soul. Then he became extremely ill, and for an hour he left his body.
St. John Climacus
Ladder of Divine Ascent. Step 6: On Remembrance of Death, 6th Century

And when he came to himself, he begged us all to leave him immediately. And he built up the door of his cell, and he stayed in it for twelve years without ever uttering a word to anyone, and without eating anything but bread and water.
St. John Climacus
Ladder of Divine Ascent. Step 6: On Remembrance of Death, 6th Century

Just as the Fathers lay down that perfect love knows no sin, so I for my part declare that a perfect sense of death is free from fear ... The remembrance of death, like all other blessings, is a gift of God- He who has died to all things remembers death ...
St. John Climacus
Ladder of Divine Ascent. Step 6: On Remembrance of Death, 6th Century

So by his true and praise-worthy repentance the Lord showed us that even after long negligence He accepts those who desire to amend. The remembrance of death and sins precedes weeping and mourning ... The remembrance of death is a daily death ...
St. John Climacus
Ladder of Divine Ascent. Step 6: On Remembrance of Death, 6th Century


Greek Orthodox Archdiocese News

Archbishop Elpidophoros Keynote Speaker at the Ecumenical Symposium: “Truth Does Not Fear Dialogue”


NEW YORK – On November 13, His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros offered the keynote address at an Ecumenical Symposium titled “Truth does not fear dialogue,” hosted by...