Holy Trinity Cathedral
Publish Date: 2020-09-27
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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      


Pete Papadimos – Steve Papadimos – Harry Dean Proestos

TRISAGION PRAYERS FOR:  Costas Sevastakis – 10 years May His Memory Be Eternal

THIS WEEK’S ALTAR FLOWERS ARE SPONSORED BY:  Frank & Kristine Reder in honor of their 25th wedding anniversary which is September 30th.  May God Continue to Bless Them Always

OUTDOOR COFFEE HOUR TODAY after Church.  Please join in us in the court yard for a coffee hour sponsored by our Sunday School.

THIS WEEK AT HOLY TRINITY All meetings are On line:

Sunday, September 27th-       Coffee Talk 4 pm

                                               Parents of Young Children 8 pm

Wednesday, September 30th-Bible Study 10 am and 7pm

                                               Adult Greek School via Zoom

Thursday, October 1st-           Daughter’s of Penelope


Friday, October 2nd-               Dinner and Discussion 7 pm

Sunday School:  Our Next Sunday School Sunday is October 18th

Greek Kitchen:  Greek Kitchen is back!  Please see order forms for more information. 

PASTICHIO FOR SALE $25 per tray.  Please see George after Church or call the Church office if you’re interested. 

GYRO to GO… The AHEPA and Daughters are selling gyros to go on Friday October 23, 2020 from 11:00 am to 1:30 pm.  Only drive thru is available.  Gyro and fries - $12.00, Veggie Gyro - $10.00, 2 pieces of baklava - $5.00.  Pass it on to your family, friends, neighbors and co-workers.  If you are available to help out serving please contact Tony Capranica – 419-540-1150 or JoAnn Cook – 419-944-5517.

ARE YOU CURRENT WITH YOUR STEWARDSHIP PLEDGE?... We’re nearing the final quarter of this year’s Stewardship Campaign and if you haven’t paid or pledged – now is the time.  Thank you to everyone who has paid their pledge in full and who are current.  We appreciate it!

Greek School News:  During the restrictions of the current Covid-19 pandemic, classes will begin online via the Zoom platform.  Youth Classes will occur Saturdays, beginning September 19, 2020, and Adult Classes will occur Wednesdays, beginning September 16, 2020.  All classes conclude by May 12, 2021.  Greek School will switch to in-person classes when allowed.  For Registration information please go to Holy Trinity Toledo Greek School 2020-2021 Registration – Youth or Holy Trinity Toledo Greek School 2020-2021 Registration - Adult.  Below is the schedule.

Schedule details are provided below.


Kindergarten                     Saturdays, beginning 9/19/20           9:20-10:00 am

Level 1/First Grade            Saturdays, beginning 9/19/20          10:00-10:40 am

Level 2/ Second Grade      Saturdays, beginning 9/19/20          10:50-11:30 am

Level 3/Third Grade          Saturdays, beginning 9/19/20          11:40 am-12:20 pm

Level 4 and above              See Adult Class Schedule                       


Beginner/Session I             Wednesdays, beginning 9/16/20      6:00-6:40 pm

Intermediate/Session II      Wednesdays, beginning 9/16/20      6:40-7:20 pm

Advanced/Session III         Wednesdays, beginning 9/16/20      7:20-8:00 pm

New Ministry!  Warm Hands to Warm Hearts of Holy Trinity:  Open to all members, young, old, male, or female.  All you have to do is knit or crochet, any kind of yarn, any size of needle or hook, any color or any pattern, just so it is the size of 7 inches by 9 inches.  When you are done drop it in a box in the Narthex and it will be turned into a Scarf, a Baby Blanket or Lap Blanket that can be given by Father Larry to make a shut in feel warm and that they are remembered by our Church.  For more details please see the attached description.  For questions please call Dorothy Yakumithis (419-867-0734) or Phyllis Manton ( 419-290-2527).

Phase 2:  Please remember that we have entered into phase 2 of reopening.  Phase 2 means that we are allowed to have more people in Church.  The number has increased to 60 people.  All of the other restrictions and directives contain to be in use.  Please see the revised protocol for more information.    

Reminder and Thank you!  We would like to thank everyone for your patience as we continue to open up our beloved Cathedral.  We thank you for doing your best to follow the rules that we have been asked to put into place.  We would also like to remind you to please keep your mask on even after you find your seat.  The only 

ATTENTION PROSFORA BAKERS:  Prosfora is needed for the months of September and October.  Please call Connie Mynihan at 419-250-4899 or email at

ALTAR FLOWERSD ARE NEEDED FOR January 17thand 24th 2021.   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 MEMORIAL SERVICES:    October 4th – John Veronie - 6 months; October 25th - Pauline (Photos) Kambour – 6 months   May Their Memory Be Eternal




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. Grave Mode. Psalm 28.11,1.
The Lord will give strength to his people.
Verse: Bring to the Lord, O sons of God, bring to the Lord honor and glory.

The reading is from St. Paul's Second Letter to the Corinthians 6:1-10.

Brethren, working together with him, we entreat you not to accept the grace of God in vain. For he says, "At the acceptable time I have listened to you, and helped you on the day of salvation." Behold, now is the acceptable time; behold, now is the day of salvation. We put no obstacle in any one's way, so that no fault may be found with our ministry, but as servants of God we commend ourselves in every way: through great endurance, in afflictions, hardships, calamities, beatings, imprisonments, tumults, labors, watching, hunger; by purity, knowledge, forbearance, kindness, the Holy Spirit, genuine love, truthful speech, and the power of God; with the weapons of righteousness for the right hand and for the left; in honor and dishonor, in ill repute and good repute. We are treated as impostors, and yet are true; as unknown, and yet well known; as dying, and behold we live; as punished, and yet not killed; as sorrowful, yet always rejoicing; as poor, yet making many rich; as having nothing, and yet possessing everything.

Gospel Reading

1st Sunday of Luke
The Reading is from Luke 5:1-11

At that time, as Jesus was standing by the lake of Gennesaret, he saw two boats by the lake; but the fishermen had gone out of them and were washing their nets. Getting into one of the boats, which was Simon's, he asked him to put out a little from the land. And he sat down and taught the people from the boat. And when he had ceased speaking, he said to Simon, "Put out into the deep and let down your nets for a catch." And Simon answered, "Master, we toiled all night and took nothing! But at your word I will let down the nets." And when they had done this, they enclosed a great shoal of fish; and as their nets were breaking, they beckoned to their partners in the other boat to come and help them. And they came and filled both the boats, so that they began to sink. But when Simon Peter saw it, he fell down at Jesus' knees, saying, "Depart from me, for I am a sinful man, O Lord." For he was astonished, and all who were with him, at the catch of fish which they had taken; and so also were James and John, sons of Zebedee, who were partners with Simon. And Jesus said to Simon, "Do not be afraid; henceforth you will be catching men." And when they had brought their boats to land, they left everything and followed him.


Hymns of the Day

Resurrectional Apolytikion in the Grave Mode

Thou didst abolish death by Thy Cross; Thou didst open Paradise to the thief; Thou didst transform the myrrh-bearers' lamentation, and didst bid Thine Apostles to preach that Thou art risen, O Christ God, granting great mercy to the world.

Apolytikion for Martyr Callistratus & his Companions in the Fourth Mode

Thy Martyrs, O Lord, in their courageous contest for Thee received as the prize the crowns of incorruption and life from Thee, our immortal God. For since they possessed Thy strength, they cast down the tyrants and wholly destroyed the demons' strengthless presumption. O Christ God, by their prayers, save our souls, since Thou art merciful.

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 Second Mode

O Protection of Christians that cannot be put to shame, mediation unto the creator most constant: O despise not the voices of those who have sinned; but be quick, O good one, to come unto our aid, who in faith cry unto thee: Hasten to intercession and speed thou to make supplication, O thou who dost ever protect, O Theotokos, them that honor thee.

Saints and Feasts

September 27

1st Sunday of Luke

September 27

Gideon the Righteous

September 27

Callistratus the Martyr & his 49 Companions

These Martyrs contested for the Faith during the reign of Diocletian, in the year 288. Saint Callistratus was arrested as a Christian, and after being tormented, was enclosed in a sack and cast into the sea. The sack burst, and the Saint came to dry land safe and sound. Forty-nine soldiers, seeing this, also confessed Christ, and with him were cast into prison, then beheaded.

September 27

Mark, Aristarchos, and Zenon, Apostles of the 70

September 27

Akylina the New Martyr of Thessaloniki


Wisdom of the Fathers

There is an old saying: 'Excesses meet.' Too much fasting and too much eating come to the same end. Keeping too long a vigil brings the same disastrous cost as ... sluggishness... Too much self-denial brings weakness and induces the same condition as carelessness. Often I have seen men who would not be snared by gluttony fall, nevertheless, through immoderate fasting and tumble in weakness into the very urge which they had overcome. Unmeasured vigils and foolish denial of rest overcame those whom sleep could not overcome. Therefore, 'fortified to right and to left in the armor of justice,' as the apostle says (2 Cor. 6:7), life must be lived with due measure and, with discernment for a guide, the road must be traveled between the two kinds of excess so that in the end we may not allow ourselves to be diverted from the pathway of restraint which has been laid down for us nor fall through dangerous carelessness into the urgings of gluttony and self-indulgence.
St. John Cassian
Conferences, Conference Two: On Discernment no. 16; Paulist Press pg. 76, 5th century

For now they were well instructed beforehand...But mark both their faith and their obedience. For though they were in the midst of their work when they heard His command, they delayed not, they procrastinated not, they said not, "let us return home, and converse with our kinsfolk," but "they forsook all and followed."
St. John Chrysostom
Homily 14 on Matthew 4, 4th Century


Greek Orthodox Archdiocese News

Archbishop Elpidophoros Meets with Secretary of State Pompeo


Archbishop Elpidophoros of America met with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to discuss a number of issues important to the Ecumenical Patriarchate, the Greek-American Community, and to the people of Greece, Cyprus and Turkey.

COVID-19 and Ongoing Challenges in the Ecumenical Community


COVID-19 continues to challenge the world, churches, and ministry. The National Council of Churches USA and the Orthodox Christian Studies Center of Fordham University are pleased to present the first of a series of webinars highlighting some of these ecclesial challenges. The discussion will also highlight how churches is striving to meet these challenges, as well as the opportunity to do this ministry together.

Archbishop Elpidophoros Recognized amongst “Brooklyn’s COVID Heroes”


On September 22, 2020, Archbishop Elpidophoros was recognized by Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams as one of “Brooklyn’s COVID Heroes” for the Archdiocesan COVID-19 Relief Fund. Established in March 2020 under the direction of His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros, the fund was an important part of the Archdiocese’s efforts to support those around the country impacted by the coronavirus and who faced hardship.

Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Distributes $620,775 to Applicants Affected by the COVID-19 Pandemic in the USA


“What you are doing is the work of God!” These words come from Matt of Long Island City, NY the beneficiary of a grant from the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Covid-19 Relief Fund. Matt is one of 358 grant recipients who received much needed assistance after being financial impacted by the global pandemic.

The Future of Orthodox-Catholic Relations in the USA - Orthodoxy in America Lecture, Fordham University


Ionian Village Sustains Minimal Damage from Hurricane Ionas


Late last week a rare and powerful hurricane, Ionas, caused tremendous damage in western Greece. The storm has been referred to as a “medicane,” a Mediterranean hurricane, and has created extensive destruction in the Ionian. Heavy rain and 75 m.p.h winds tore up some of the area’s most scenic and popular beaches and islands.

List of Clergy Candidates for Election to the Episcopacy of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America


In accordance with Article 14 of the Charter of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America and the pertinent Regulations of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, the Archdiocese publishes a list of candidates eligible for election to the Office of Metropolitan or Auxiliary Bishop.