Holy Trinity Cathedral
Publish Date: 2024-04-14
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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


 Maria Tzanakis – Emmanuel T. Yakumithis – Kristin Zink – Kathy Chaka

TRISAGION PRAYERS FOR: Andrew Sares - 1 year; Maria Cole, Otis T. and Freda M. Hawkins

40 DAY BLESSING FOR: Yianni Konstantinos Yakumithis Geiger, born March 11th, 2024 to parents Scott Geiger and Anna Maria Yakumithis. May God continue to bless him always! 

THIS WEEK’S EPISTLE READERS ARE:  In Greek: Pete Kanios    English: Daniel Ellis


THE PROSFORA (Eucharistic Bread), prepared on behalf of the worshiping faithful, was provided today by Helen Matthews and Anthe Christides. Thank you and God bless you!

THIS WEEK’S COFFEE HOUR IS SPONSORED ANONYMOUSLY. Please stay after church service for coffee, refreshments, and fellowship.


Sunday, April 14th: Greek Independence Day Parade 6 PM, Great Vespers at St. George Monroe

Monday, April 15th: Guest Priest Fr. Alex Radulescu Great Compline 6 PM, Byzantine Music Fellowship 7 PM

Tuesday, April 16th: Bible Study 10 am

Wednesday, April 17th: Pre-Sanctified Liturgy 6 pm Potluck and Lenten Discussion to follow

Thursday, April 18th: Young at Heart 6 PM

Friday, April 19th: Confession 6 PM, Akathist 7 PM

Father Alex Radulescu will serve Great Compline on Monday while Father Larry serves and speaks at his Parish.  Please welcome Father Alex on Monday.

Philoptochos–Stewardship for Philoptochos is due at the end of April. Please submit your stewardship by cash, check, or BlueFire. Any questions can be directed to Maria Kopan at 419-250-3478.

YAH has a trip to The Ark Encounter planned for Monday, Oct. 14th - Thursday, Oct.17th.  Cost is $560 per person, double occupancy.  A $75 deposit is due by May 15th.  Final deposit due by August 1, 2024. Only 46 seats available and the trip is now open to anyone in the community and your friends. We had a wonderful time in Cape Cod, so come join us.  Please, see Faye Haberman or Kris Reder if interested.  No credit cards- checks are to be payable to Young at Heart. Secure your seat as soon as possible!

PANTRY UPDATE!  We are seeing many new faces visit our Pantry each month. Our church Pantry ministry continues to grow. We need a very large variety of nonperishable food items but are especially in need of the following:  canned chicken, jelly, cereal, shelf-stable milk.  Some of our neighbors that visit our pantry do not have a refrigerator, so shelf-stable milk is very important.  You can get it at the Dollar Tree, Kroger's, or any major grocery store. We have been overwhelmed by the generosity of our parishioners. We are so grateful for your food, hygiene and monetary donations.  Thank you!

Attention: Warm Hands to Warm Hearts (WHWH): We are in need of yarn donations. Our inventory is running low. We are looking for bright and cheerful colors; no black, please. We need size 4 yarn (Standard 4 ply yarn). If you have any or know of anyone who has extra yarn, we will certainly put it to good use. Please note: our April meeting is canceled. Our next WHWH meeting will be on May 28th, 2024, at 1:00 PM in the Veronie Community Hall. Hope to see you there! For questions for more information, please contact Maria Petros (419-473-2387) or Elena Perry (419-265-6275).

THE RAFTOPOULOS SCHOLARSHIP is now available.  If you would like an application form, please contact the Church office. Deadline is May 1, 2024.

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  Due date is April 19, 2024.  The District scholarship application is available online at and will be due March 31, 2024.  As a reminder, the District scholarship does not have a minimum GPA requirement. Please refer to for details on the National scholarship. A special note to the young men who are applying for the local and/or District scholarships.  Special consideration is given to applicants who are members of either the AHEPA or the Sons of Pericles.  If you are not a member please contact Tony Capranica – 419-540-1150 – about becoming a member of either Order.

ALTAR FLOWERS ARE NEEDED FOR June 30, 2024. 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.

UPCOMING MEMORIALS: April 21st - Jennie Samonides - 1 year; Richard & Barbara Hartford - 2 years (Trisagion); May 26th - Michael Yakumithis - 3 years; June 9th - Barbara Veronie - 40 days




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 Sun. of St. John Climacus in the Plagal Fourth Mode

With the streams of thy tears, thou didst cultivate the barrenness of the desert; and by thy sighings from the depths,thou didst bear fruit a hundredfold in labours; and thou becamest a luminary, shining with miracles upon the world, O John our righteous Father. Intercede with Christ God that our souls be saved.

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

To you, Theotokos, invincible Defender, having been delivered from peril, I, your city, dedicate the victory festival as a thank offering. In your irresistible might, keep me safe from all trials, that I may call out to you: "Hail, unwedded bride!"

Gospel and Epistle Readings

Matins Gospel Reading

First Orthros Gospel
The Reading is from Matthew 28:16-20

At that time, the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain to which Jesus had directed them. And when they saw Him they worshiped Him; but some doubted. And Jesus came and said to them, "All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to Me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, to the close of the age. Amen."

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 Hebrews 6:13-20.

BRETHREN, when God made a promise to Abraham, since he had no one greater by whom to swear, he swore to himself, saying, "Surely I will bless you and multiply you." And thus Abraham, having patiently endured, obtained the promise. Men indeed swear by a greater than themselves, and in all their disputes an oath is final for confirmation. So when God desired to show more convincingly to the heirs of the promise the unchangeable character of his purpose, he interposed with an oath, so that through two unchangeable things, in which it is impossible that God should prove false, we who have fled for refuge might have strong encouragement to seize the hope set before us. We have this as a sure and steadfast anchor of the soul, a hope that enters into the inner shrine behind the curtain, where Jesus has gone as a forerunner on our behalf, having become a high priest for ever after the order of Melchizedek.

Gospel Reading

Sunday of St. John Climacus
The Reading is from Mark 9:17-31

At that time, a man came to Jesus kneeling and saying: "Teacher, I brought my son to you, for he has a dumb spirit; and wherever it seizes him it dashes him down; and he foams and grinds his teeth and becomes rigid; and I asked your disciples to cast it out, and they were not able." And he answered them, "O faithless generation, how long am I to be with you? How long am I to bear with you? Bring him to me." And they brought the boy to him; and when the spirit saw him, immediately it convulsed the boy, and he fell on the ground and rolled about, foaming at the mouth. And Jesus asked his father, "How long has he had this?" And he said, "From childhood. And it has often cast him into the fire and into the water, to destroy him; but if you can do anything, have pity on us and help us." And Jesus said to him, "If you can! All things are possible to him who believes." Immediately the father of the child cried out and said, "I believe; help my unbelief!" And when Jesus saw that a crowd came running together, he rebuked the unclean spirit, saying to it, "You dumb and deaf spirit, I command you, come out of him, and never enter him again." And after crying out and convulsing him terribly, it came out, and the boy was like a corpse; so that most of them said, "He is dead." But Jesus took him by the hand and lifted him up, and he arose. And when he had entered the house, his disciples asked him privately, "Why could we not cast it out?" And he said to them, "This kind cannot be driven out by anything but prayer and fasting." They went on from there and passed through Galilee. And he would not have any one know it; for he was teaching his disciples, saying to them, "The Son of man will be delivered into the hands of men, and they will kill him; and when he is killed, after three days he will rise."


Saints and Feasts

April 14

Sunday of St. John Climacus

The memory of this Saint is celebrated on March 30, where his biography may be found. He is celebrated today because his book, The Ladder of Divine Ascent, is a sure guide to the ascetic life, written by a great man of prayer experienced in all forms of the monastic polity; it teaches the seeker after salvation how to lay a sound foundation for his struggles, how to detect and war against each of the passions, how to avoid the snares laid by the demons, and how to rise from the rudimental virtues to the heights of Godlike love and humility. It is held in such high esteem that it is universally read in its entirety in monasteries during the Great Fast.

April 14

Aristarchos, Pudens, Trophimos the Apostles of the 70

Saint Aristarchus is mentioned in the Epistle to the Colossians (4:10), and also in the Epistle to Philemon (v. 24). By his ascetical manner of life, this Saint proved to be another Saint John the Baptist. He became Bishop of Apamea in Syria, and brought many to the Faith of Christ. Saints Pudens and Trophimus are mentioned in II Timothy 4:20-21. Also, Acts 21:29 mentions that Trophimus was from Ephesus. According to sources that Saint Dorotheus of Tyre (celebrated on June 5) found written in Latin in Rome, these Apostles were beheaded in Rome during the reign of Nero (54-68).

April 14

Thomais the Martyr of Alexandria

April 14

Ardalion the Actor and Martyr

April 14

Demetrios the New-Martyr of Arcadia


Wisdom of the Fathers

Seest thou how He now proceeds to lay beforehand in them the foundation of His doctrine about fasting? ... See, at any rate, how many blessings spring from them both. For he that is praying as he ought, and fasting, hath not many wants, and he that hath not many wants, cannot be covetous; ...
St. John Chrysostom
Homily 57 on Matthew 17,4,5. B#54, pp.355,356., 4th Century

... he that is not covetous, will be also more disposed for almsgiving. He that fasts is light, and winged, and prays with wakefulness, and quenches his wicked lusts, and propitiates God, and humbles his soul when lifted up. Therefore even the apostles were almost always fasting.
St. John Chrysostom
Homily 57 on Matthew 17,4,5. B#54, pp.355,356., 4th Century