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.
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
Steven Papadimos Harry D. Proestos Frank Reder
TRISAGION PRAYERS FOR: Konstantine Petros, Jr. - 3 years Georgia Petros – 6 years Demetra Petros – 8 years Konstantine Petros - 53 years May Their Memory Be Eternal
THIS WEEK’S ALTAR FLOWERS ARE SPONSORED BY: Denny & Katherine Lawrence in loving memory of Konstantine Petros, Georgia Petros, Demetra Petros, and Konstantine Petros Jr. May Their Memory Be Eternal
Special thank you to Dawn Anagnos for offering the Community Vasilopita today.
THIS WEEK AT HOLY TRINITY All meetings are On line:
Monday, January 18th-Office closed for Martin Luther King Day
Wednesday, January 20th- Morning Bible Study 10 am Evening Bible Study 7 pm
Adult Greek School 6pm-8pm
Friday, January 22nd-Young Adult Taverna Talk
Saturday, January 23rd-Children’s Greeks School first group begins 9:20am-12:20 pm
Today is Vasilopita Sunday! As a way to raise money for the Academy, Fr. Larry will call individuals and organizations up to the altar to receive their piece of vasilopita just like every year. Only this year, as individuals and organizations receive their piece, we are asking that free will donations be made at that time.
As a way to let everyone in the community help St. Basil’s Academy, everyone who is in Church that day will receive a piece of vasilopita bread at the end of the service and they can make a free will donation as well.
HOPE and JOY Zoom Meeting Today at 3 pm!
AHEPA/Daughters Scholarships… The local, District and National scholarships are now available for submission. The local AHEPA/Daughters scholarships use the same application to determine recipients. The application can be found at www.toledo.buckeyedistrict11.org. The application can be downloaded and filled out on the computer. Typed application is preferable to handwritten, but not required. Due date is April 19, 2021.
The District scholarship application is available online at www.bsf.buckeyedistrict11.org and will be due March 31, 2021. This application can only be filled out online. Download is not available. As a reminder, the District scholarship does not have a minimum GPA requirement.
Please refer to www.ahepa.org for details on the various National scholarships.
Philoptochos is now collecting 2021 Stewardship. Please make your check
payable to Philoptochos and mail to:
Presvytera Ann Hadgigeorge
Philoptochos Assist. Treasurer
7234 Wembley Terrace W
Toledo, OH 43617
Your stewardship supports our many charitable ministries. Thank you for your
HAVE YOU PAID YOUR 2020 STEWARDSHIP PLEDGE IN FULL?... If you haven’t paid – Please do. Thank you to everyone who has paid.. We appreciate it!
PHYLLO FOR SALE – 2 for $5.00 – Call the Church Office
DOLMATHES AVAILABLE:Dolmathes price has been reduced while supplies last 1 for $10 2 for $15. Call Connie Mynihan 419-250-4899 or the Church office if you’re interested.
HOLY TRINITY PANTRY UPDATE!- Our Pantry continues to serve our neighborhood community. After taking inventory, our present needs are: Boxes of breakfast cereal, breakfast bars, Pop tarts, shelf-stable milk, jelly, boxes of crackers, liquid hand soap, hats, mittens, for children and adults. As always, we welcome all nonperishable food donations. Thank you!
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 time you may take off your mask is when you receive communion.
ATTENTION PROSFORA BAKERS: ***PROSFORA NEEDED FOR THE MONTHS OF January & February. Please call Connie Mynihan at 419-250-4899 or email at email@example.com
ALTAR FLOWERS ARE NEEDED FOR : May 23rd & 30th 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: February 14th – George Mulopulos – 1 year
May His Memory Be Eternal
One of the most beloved traditions at Holy Trinity Cathedral is the annual Philoptochos Vasilopita Luncheon benefiting St. Basil’s Academy. This year, as with all things COVID, we are unable to hold this very special event. However, St. Basil’s Academy still needs our support. That is why on Sunday, January 17th we will be doing one of the most special parts of the dinner, the cutting of the Annual Vasilopita, in Church.
Update for Covid-19 Procedures
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.
Tenth Orthros Gospel
The Reading is from John 21:1-14
At that time, being raised from the dead, Jesus revealed himself 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; but 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. The 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.
Prokeimenon. Grave Mode. Psalm 115.15,12.
Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints.
Verse: What shall I render to the Lord for all that he has given me?
The reading is from St. Paul's Letter to the Hebrews 13:17-21.
Brethren, obey your leaders and submit to them; for they are keeping watch over your souls, as men who will have to give account. Let them do this joyfully, and not sadly, for that would be of no advantage to you. Pray for us, for we are sure that we have a clear conscience, desiring to act honorably in all things. I urge you the more earnestly to do this in order that I may be restored to you the sooner. Now may the God of peace who brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, the great Shepherd of the sheep, by the blood of the eternal covenant, equip you with everything good that you may do His will, working in you that which is pleasing in His sight, through Jesus Christ; to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.
12th Sunday of Luke
The Reading is from Luke 17:12-19
At that time, as Jesus entered a village, he was met by ten lepers, who stood at a distance and lifted up their voices and said: "Jesus, Master, have mercy on us." When he saw them he said to them, "Go and show yourselves to the priests." And as they went they were cleansed. Then one of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned back, praising God with a loud voice; and he fell on his face at Jesus's feet, giving him thanks. Now he was a Samaritan. Then said Jesus: "Were not ten cleansed? Where are the nine? Was no one found to return and give praise to God except this foreigner?" And he said to him: "Rise and go your way; your faith has made you well."
Saint Anthony, the Father of monks, was born in Egypt in 251 of pious parents who departed this life while he was yet young. On hearing the words of the Gospel: "If thou wilt be perfect, go and sell what thou hast, and give to the poor" (Matt. 19:21), he immediately put it into action. Distributing to the poor all he had, and fleeing from all the turmoil of the world, he departed to the desert. The manifold temptations he endured continually for the span of twenty years are incredible. His ascetic struggles by day and by night, whereby he mortified the uprisings of the passions and attained to the height of dispassion, surpass the bounds of nature; and the report of his deeds of virtue drew such a multitude to follow him that the desert was transformed into a city, while he became, so to speak, the governor, lawgiver, and master-trainer of all the citizens of this newly-formed city.
The cities of the world also enjoyed the fruit of his virtue. When the Christians were being persecuted and put to death under Maximinus in 312, he hastened to their aid and consolation. When the Church was troubled by the Arians, he went with zeal to Alexandria in 335 and struggled against them in behalf of Orthodoxy. During this time, by the grace of his words, he also turned many unbelievers to Christ.
Saint Anthony began his ascetic life outside his village of Coma in Upper Egypt, studying the ways of the ascetics and holy men there, and perfecting himself in the virtues of each until he surpassed them all. Desiring to increase his labors, he departed into the desert, and finding an abandoned fortress in the mountain, he made his dwelling in it, training himself in extreme fasting, unceasing prayer, and fierce conflicts with the demons. Here he remained, as mentioned above, about twenty years. Saint Athanasius the Great, who knew him personally and wrote his life, says that he came forth from that fortress "initiated in the mysteries and filled with the Spirit of God." Afterwards, because of the press of the faithful, who deprived him of his solitude, he was enlightened by God to journey with certain Bedouins, until he came to a mountain in the desert near the Red Sea, where he passed the remaining part of his life.
Saint Athanasius says of him that "his countenance had a great and wonderful grace. This gift also he had from the Saviour. For if he were present in a great company of monks, and any one who did not know him previously wished to see him, immediately coming forward he passed by the rest, and hurried to Anthony, as though attracted by his appearance. Yet neither in height nor breadth was he conspicuous above others, but in the serenity of his manner and the purity of his soul." So Passing his life, and becoming an example of virtue and a rule for monastics, he reposed on January 17 in the year 356, having lived altogether some 105 years.