Holy Trinity Cathedral
Publish Date: 2019-09-15
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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 9:30 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 Fourth Mode

Having learned the joyful proclamation of the Resurrection from the Angel, and having cast off the ancestral condemnation, the women disciples of the Lord spake to the Apostles exultantly: Death is despoiled and Christ God is risen, granting great mercy to the world.

Apolytikion for Afterfeast of the Holy Cross in the First Mode

Save, O Lord, Thy people and bless Thine inheritance; grant Thou unto the faithful victory over adversaries. And by the power of Thy Cross do Thou preserve Thy commonwealth.

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

Lifted up on the Cross by Your free will, Christ God, grant mercies to the new commonwealth that bears Your name. Gladden our faithful rulers by Your power, giving them victories over their adversaries. May Your alliance be for them a weapon for peace, an invincible standard.

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                                           

Steve Papadimos – Harry D. Proestos – Frank Reder – George Sares

THIS WEEK’S ALTAR FLOWERS ARE SPONSORED BY: Mr. & Mrs. Charles Bailey in honor of Maria Cole’s birthday which was September 8thMay God Continue to Bless Her Always

TRISAGION PRAYERS FOR:   Spiros Theodorou (5 years)   May His Memory Be Eternal

THIS WEEK’S EPISTLE READERS ARE:   In English:  Alex Yakumithis  In Greek: Helen Matthews

The Prosfora, the Eucharistic Bread, prepared on behalf of all the worshipping faithful was offered this week by Dawn Anagnos and Despina Apostolou.  Also, appreciation to Dawn for offering bread for last Sunday as well.       Thank You and God Bless You

IN THE HOSPITAL THIS PAST WEEK:  Faye Grevis  - Toni Tom  (Toledo) Jennifer Garcia - (St. Vincent) Perastika and a Speedy Recovery    

THIS WEEK’S COFFEE HOUR IS SPONSORED BY:  The Anagnos family in honor of George’s birthday September 14th and Dawn’s birthday which is today.  May God Continue to Bless Them Always.  Please join them for coffee, refreshments and fellowship after Church today in our Community Center.

Philoptochos will pass a special tray today to benefit Hellenic College/Holy Cross


Monday, September 16th       -Philoptochos General meeting 7:00 p.m.

Tuesday, September 17th       -Parish Council meeting 6:00 p.m. 

                                                 -Byzantine Music Fellowship 7:00 p.m.

Wednesday, September 18th –Bible Study with Fr. Larry 10:00 a.m. & 6:30 p.m.

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

Thursday, September 19th    -Young at Heart dinner & meeting 6:00 p.m. Celebrating

                                                  their 30th year!

Friday, September 20th         -Paraklesis 7:00 p.m. 

Special thank you to everyone who worked tirelessly last weekend at this year’s Greek American Festival to make it a huge success!  We appreciate all of you!

Philoptochos First General Meeting: Please join us for wine and cheese on Monday, September 16, 2019 7:00 p.m. in the Ahepa Room in our Community Center.  Hope to see you there!!!

Sunday School Welcome Back Fair!!! Sunday, September 22nd Come and join us for the first day of Sunday School and Greek School.  You can register your child and have lots of fun.  We will have face painting, Cotton Candy, Ice cream Sundae, Cracker Jacks, popcorn, and lots of fun!!!!

Adult Study Opportunities:  Bible Study begins on Wednesday, September 18th at 10 am and 6:30 pm.  Frappe with Father Larry will be October 4th.  Holy Trinity's Men's Bible Study will have its’ first meeting Thursday, October 10th 6 pm at Charlies on Central.   

HOPE and JOY:. To all of our parents if kids in k-6 grades hope and joy begins in Sunday, September 29th!  We will begin after Sunday School with lunch.  If your child is in Greek School have them take their lunch to class and join the group after Greek School.

First Annual Metropolis to Detroit Hellenic Dance Festival: Holy Trinity is pleased to announce that we will be hosting the first metropolis of Detroit Hellenic Dance Festival! This is open to all of our dancers and will be held over the Columbus Day weekend which is October 11-13.  Please see Persilla or Maria with any questions.

Prosfora bakers! It is scheduling time for September, October & November.  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).

Have you turned in your Stewardship Pledge Card and are you current on your commitment?...  if you haven’t please do so as during the summer donations tend to be less but our bills still need to be paid.  Thank you so much!  We appreciate it.

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: November 10th & 24th 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 October 13th.    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 MEMORIALSSeptember 22nd – Maroulla Loizou 40 Days; Costas Christides – 3 months (Trisagion)  September 29th  Elizabeth Voudouris – 1 year ; Petula Stamos – 5 years; Eugenia Stamos – 60 years  October 6th   Eustace Tokles – 5 years ; October  20th  Thomas Pelphrey – 20 years; October 27th  Ilias Bekos  - 6 months     May Their Memory Be Eternal

Offerings Report: Sunday, Sept. 8th Candles: $113    Stewardship: $2,977    Thank you!


Saints and Feasts

September 15

Sunday after Holy Cross

September 15

Nikitas the Great Martyr

This Saint was of high birth among the Goths beyond the Danube River. He was taken by Athanaric, pagan ruler of the Goths, and after being tortured, was burned to death for his confession of Christ. According to some, this took place during the reign of Saint Constantine the Great; according to others, under the Emperor Gratian.

September 15

Philotheos the Righteous

September 15

Bessarion of Larissa

September 15

Righteous Father Symeon, Archbishop of Thessolonica

September 15

John the New Martyr of Crete

September 15

Afterfeast of the Holy Cross

September 15

Porphyrios the Actor


Gospel and Epistle Readings

Matins Gospel Reading

Second Orthros Gospel
The Reading is from Mark 16:1-8

When the Sabbath was past, Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James, and Salome, bought spices, so that they might go and anoint Jesus. And very early on the first day of the week they went to the tomb when the sun had risen. And they were saying to one another, "Who will roll away the stone for us from the door of the tomb?" And looking up, they saw that the stone was rolled back, for it was very large. And entering the tomb, they saw a young man sitting on the right side, dressed in a white robe; and they were amazed. And he said to them, "Do not be amazed; you seek Jesus of Nazareth, who was crucified. He has risen, he is not here; see the place where they laid him. But go, tell his disciples and Peter that he is going before you to Galilee; there you will see him, as he told you." And they went out and fled from the tomb; for trembling and astonishment had come upon them; and they said nothing to any one, for they were afraid.

Epistle Reading

Prokeimenon. Fourth Mode. Psalm 103.24,1.
O Lord, how manifold are your works. You have made all things in wisdom.
Verse: Bless the Lord, O my soul.

The reading is from St. Paul's Letter to the Galatians 2:16-20.

Brethren, knowing that a man is not justified by works of the law but through faith in Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Christ Jesus, in order to be justified by faith in Christ, and not by works of the law, because by works of the law shall no one be justified. But if, in our endeavor to be justified in Christ, we ourselves were found to be sinners, is Christ then an agent of sin? Certainly not! But if I build up again those things which I tore down, then I prove myself a transgressor. For I through the law died to the law, that I might live to God. I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me; and the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.

Gospel Reading

Sunday after Holy Cross
The Reading is from Mark 8:34-38; 9:1

The Lord said: "If anyone wishes to come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me. For whoever would save his life will lose it; and whoever loses his life for my sake and the gospel's will save it. For what does it profit a man, to gain the whole world and forfeit his life? For what can a man give in return for his life? For whoever is ashamed of me and my words in this adulterous and sinful generation, of him will the Son of man also be ashamed, when he comes in the glory of his Father with the holy angels." And he said to them, "Truly, I say to you, there are some standing here who will not taste death before they see the kingdom of God come with power."


Wisdom of the Fathers

And see how He also makes His discourse unexceptionable: not saying at all, "whether you will, or no, you must suffer this," but how? "If any man will come after me."
St. John Chrysostom
Homily 55 on Matthew 16, 1. B#54, p.339., 4th Century

"I force not, I compel not, but each one I make lord of his own choice; wherefore also I say, 'If any man will.' For to good things do I call you, not to things evil, or burdensome; not to punishment and vengeance, that I should have to compel.
St. John Chrysostom
Homily 55 on Matthew 16, 1. B#54, p.339., 4th Century

If you would be victorious, taste the suffering of Christ in your person, that you may be chosen to taste His glory. For if we suffer with Him, we shall also be glorified with Him. Blessed are you if you suffer for righteousness' sake. Behold, for years and generations the way of God has been made smooth through the Cross and by death. The way of God is a daily Cross. The Cross is the gate of mysteries.
St. Isaac the Syrian
The Orthodox Way: Revised Edition, SVS Press, p. 129

Nothing comes without effort. The help of God is always ready and always near, but is given only to those who seek and work, and only to those seekers who, after putting all their powers to the test, then cry out with their whole heart: "Lord, help us."
St. Theophan the Recluse
19th Century


Greek Orthodox Archdiocese News

Archiepiscopal Encyclical for the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross


As we commemorate this most blessed Feast of the Exaltation of the Precious and Life-Giving Cross, we sing as an exclamation of faith and a witness of the Gospel to all the world, “The Cross is raised on high, and urges all the creation to sing the praises of the undefiled Passion of Him who was lifted high upon it.” (Hymn of Vespers) Today, as Orthodox Christians we raise high the Cross as an emblem of victory and an invincible shield. We raise high the Cross of Christ our Lord, proclaiming the salvation that has come through Him. We raise high the Cross, affirming that God’s love for us is greater than the power of death. And in raising high the Cross, we raise up Christ so that all the world may see our Resurrected Lord and believe.

GOA Center for Family Care Host Clergy Peer Learning Group Training Event


SOMERSET, NJ – Sixteen clergy from various places throughout the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America completed training on September 10-12, 2019 for expanding the ministry to support our clergy. The Archdiocesan Center for Family Care recently received a generous grant from Leadership 100 to train facilitators to lead clergy peer learning groups throughout the country.

Archbishop Receives ABC Representatives


NEW YORK – His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros met with leaders of the Archdiocese Benefits Committee Monday, Sept. 9, in his office at the Archdiocese. His Eminence initiated the meeting with Fr. James T. Paris, Chairman of the ABC; Fr. James Greanias, Vice-Chairman of the ABC, and Mrs. Anna Vrettos, Director of the ABC.

The US Secretary of Commerce at the Ecumenical Patriarchate


The Secretary of Commerce of the USA, Wilbur Ross, visited the see of the Ecumenical Patriarchate in the Phanar today, Sunday, September 8, 2019, and was welcomed with the honors set forth in the Patriarchal Protocol.

Policies for the Safety of Children and Youth are Being Implemented Throughout the Archdiocese and in Every Metropolis


The implementation and enforcement of the Policies for the Safety of Children and Youth take another step forward towards the goal of ensuring that every ministry and event is physically, emotionally, and spiritually safe and healthy for the children of all Greek Orthodox Churches in America.

Letter from Archbishop Elpidophoros of America Regarding New Youth Safety Policies


I am writing as Archbishop to bring to your attention an important matter that is and must be an urgent concern for all of us who work with children in every aspect of the Archdiocese, in every Metropolis and in every parish and youth ministry. This letter is to call each of us to action, and to encourage us as our clergy, our lay leaders and our fellow parishioners to mobilize to serve our children and youth.