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Holy Trinity Cathedral
Publish Date: 2022-05-15
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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:

Kypros Proestos – Matt Simko – Maria Tzanakis

THIS WEEK’S MEMORIAL IS FOR:   All Deceased AHEPA and Daughters of Penelope Members 

Savvas Moraitis-2years

May Their Memory Be Eternal

THIS WEEK’S ALTAR FLOWERS ARE SPONSORED BY:  Emmanuel & Kelly Yakumithis in honor of their son Alex’s 20th birthday.  May God Continue to Bless Him Always

THIS WEEK’S EPISTLE READERS ARE:  English: Joanne Cook     Greek:  Basil Apostolou

THIS WEEK’S COFFEE HOUR SPONSORED BY:  AHEPA and Daughters of Penelope in honor of AHEPA Day.  Please join them for coffee, refreshments, and fellowship after Church in our Community Center.

PROSFORA OFFERED BY:  AHEPA, Daughters of Penelope, and the Moraitis family.  Artoclasia offered by Dawn Anagnos     Thank you and God Bless you.

IN THE HOSPITAL THIS PAST WEEK:  Marlene Thomas (Toledo Hospital)

Last day of Sunday School and Greek School is today.  There will be a short presentation after Liturgy.

THIS WEEK AT HOLY TRINITY:          

Sunday, May 15th:  Coffee Talk with Father Larry 4pm-5pm Sip

Tuesday, May 17th:  Festival Meeting 6 pm

Wednesday, May 18th:  No bible study this week

Thursday, May 19th:  Young at Heart 6 pm

Saturday, May 21st:  Ss. Constantine and Helen Orthros 9 am Divine Liturgy 10 am

Sunday, May 22nd:  Graduation Sunday

Today is AHEPA Sunday – As designated by the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, today is AHEPA Sunday.  In celebration of the day the Toledo AHEPA Family – Ypsilanti #118 and Dodona #24 – will be having an Artoklasia service and Memorial Service after today’s liturgy.  Please join us after the liturgy for an expanded coffee hour of sandwiches and other goodies.

Church Scoreboard:  The parish council and church volunteers have begun clearing out Father Chris’ old office in order to make it the parish archival room.  One item we are in need of finding a home for is the old scoreboard.  If anyone is interested, please see Father or a member of the Parish Council. We will have it out in the Superior side lobby.  It will be available for the next week.      

Father Larry will be out to the office from May 18-May 20. 

Echo Articles for the June, July & August issue is due tomorrow, May 16th

MDSC 70th Anniversary Celebration scheduled for Saturday, May 21st has been cancelled. Anyone that purchased tickets will be issued a refund over the next week or two. Unfortunately, we did not receive the support in ticket sales we anticipated. Our 75th anniversary is a few years away, and we hope to see you there!

Hello Holy Trinity Parishioners.  Holy Trinity Pantry Updated list of needs for May: Canned chicken, canned tuna, vienna sausages, hearty soups, canned chili, Hamburger Helper, spaghetti noodles, crackers, cereal, pop tarts, vegetable oil, body wash. Thank you Holy Trinity Parishioners for your generous donations!!!

Warm Hands to Warm Hearts are in need of yarn. We just completed making another 13 Blankets and are out of yarn. If you have yarn you will not use, we would love to have it. Just bring it to church or call Dorothy Yakumithis 419-867-0734 or Maria Petros 419-473-2387 and we will pick it up. Thank you for your help.

Philoptochos News:  Philoptochos is continuing to strive for all women of our parish to join this dynamic group that supports all the needs of our beloved Holy Trinity. Participation in our activities is flexible and accommodates women’s varying availability and time commitment. Stewardship is being accepted for continuing and new members for 2022. The amount of your stewardship to this organization is your choice, with the average membership steward giving $50.  We are obligated to the first $21 to our National and Metropolis Philoptochos, and the remainder of your donation stays here at our parish and supports our projects in our local community. Payment can be forwarded to Maria Kopan, Membership, and can also be made through PayPal at ToledoPhiloptochos@gmail.com   

MDSC Camper Registration and Staff Application Now Open! Don’t miss this opportunity to give your kids the gift of camp! We are celebrating our 70th season and look forward to welcoming campers and staff from our Metropolis for a fun, memorable, and safe experience steeped in our Orthodox faith. Please visit www.gomdsc.org. For more information, contact us at gomdsc@gmail.com or 248-909-6372

2022 Stewardship Campaign is well underway.  Have you submitted your pledge card?  If not please do so.  We want to  include everyone in the Stewardship listing in the Echo.  Thank you to all of you who have submitted.

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 cmynihan5@gmail.com

ALTAR FLOWERS ARE NEEDED FOR:  November 27th 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:  May 22nd – Michael Yakumithis 1 year

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    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.


    Young at Heart Meeting May 2022

    Young at Heart Meeting May 2022

    Join the Young at Heart for the May meeting!


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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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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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Saints and Feasts

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May 15

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.


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May 15

Pachomius the Great

Saint Pachomius was born of pagan parents in the Upper Thebaid of Egypt. He was conscripted into the Roman army at an early age. While quartered with the other soldiers in the prison in Thebes, Pachomius was astonished at the kindness shown them by the local Christians, who relieved their distress by bringing them food and drink. Upon inquiring who they were, he believed in Christ and vowed that once delivered from the army, he would serve Him all the days of his life. Released from military service, about the year 313, he was baptized, and became a disciple of the hermit Palamon, under whose exacting guidance he increased in virtue and grace, and reached such a height of holiness that "because of the purity of his heart," says his biographer, "he was, as it were, seeing the invisible God as in a mirror." His renown spread far, and so many came to him to be his disciples that he founded nine monasteries in all, filled with many thousands of monks, to whom he gave a rule of life, which became the pattern for all communal monasticism after him. While Saint Anthony the Great is the father of hermits, Saint Pachomius is the founder of the cenobitic life in Egypt; because Pachomius had founded a way of monasticism accessible to so many, Anthony said that he "walks the way of the Apostles." Saint Pachomius fell asleep in the Lord before his contemporaries Anthony and Athanasius the Great, in the year 346. His name in Coptic, Pachom, means "eagle."


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May 15

Achillius the Wonderworker, Archbishop of Larissa

Saint Achillius was one of the 318 God-bearing Fathers who were present at the First Ecumenical Council; after returning to Larissa he cast down many pagan temples, delivered many from the demons, and raised up churches to the glory of God. He reposed about the middle of the fourth century.


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May 15

Placing of the Honorable Head of the Apostle Titus


Allsaint
May 15

Barbaros the Myrrhbearer of Kerkyra


Allsaint
May 15

Andrew the Hermit & Wonderworker


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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

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Archdiocese News

SPEAKER SERIES BONUS EDITION: Orthodox Scholars Preach - Sunday of the Paralytic, May 15

05/12/2022

Fr. Eugen J. Pentiuc: Priest | Professor | Author | Editor
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