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:
Emmanuel Yakumithis – Kristin Zink – Kathy Chaka
THIS WEEK’S MEMORIAL IS FOR: William Tzanakis – 40 Days May His Memory Be Eternal
TRISAGION PRAYERS FOR: Haralambia Georgakis – 23 years May Her Memory Be Eternal
THIS WEEK’S ALTAR FLOWERS ARE SPONSORED BY: Mike & Rhanda Karniotis in celebration of their 55th wedding Anniversary. May God Continue to Bless Them Always
THIS WEEK’S EPISTLE READERS ARE: English: Josh Lytle Greek: Basil Apostolou
THIS WEEK’S PROSFORA IS OFFERD BY: The family of William Tzanakis and Dawn Anagnos
Thank You and God Bless You
THIS WEEK’S COFFEE HOUR IS SPONSORED BY: The Family and Friends of William Tzanakis. Please join them after church for coffee and refreshments in our Veronie Community Hall.
THIS WEEK AT HOLY TRINITY:
Monday, January 30th- Three Hierarchs Orthros 9 am Divine Liturgy 10 am
Tuesday, January 31st – Bible Study 10 am, Warm hands to Warm hearts 1 pm
Wednesday, February 1st-Bible Study 7 pm, Adult Greek School 6 pm via zoom
Thursday, February 2nd- Presentation of the Lord Orthros 9 am Divine Liturgy 10 am
Sunday, January 29th: Young Adult Walleye Game
GREEK LETTERS DAY! Today, January 30th is the Feast of the Three Hierarchs and Greek Letters Day. Please join our Greek Schools students directly after Liturgy for a presentation marking this important day.
WARM HANDS TO WARM HEARTS Our next Knitting and Crocheting gathering is Tuesday, January 31st, at 1 pm, in the Veronie Hall. WE NEED YOU. Many Hands working together make more lap blankets. Please consider joining us to see what we are all about. Together, we can make HEARTS happy by making a difference in the lives of others. How can I help if I don’t knit or crochet, you ask? 1. You can donate yarn to keep our supply stocked. 2. You can join us to sort rectangles by color and/or arrange them to create a beautiful design. 3. You can sew rectangles together if this is a skill you can offer. 4. You can fold blankets and tie them up with ribbons and tags. 5. You can join us when we deliver finished lap blankets.
Final payments for the Cape Cod trip are due by March 12th. I will be available after Church or you can give the checks to Gene. If you still wish to purchase the trip insurance; you will need to go online as soon as possible. Tour# 1969153. All travel insurance checks have been mailed out. Thank you.
Stewardship: Our 2023 Stewardship Campaign is now underway. Please turn in your pledge card as soon as possible. Thank you to everyone who has participated! We need all of you!
Apokriatiko Luncheon – This year’s Apokriatiko Luncheon will be on Sunday February 19th in the Veronie Community Hall following the Divine Liturgy. The luncheon will be Kokkinisto Beef & Makaronatha for $18. Children under 12 for $10 and kids under 5 are free. We’ll have Greek music to enjoy and dance to. Please purchase your tickets after church no later than Sunday February 12.
New Pantry Update Happy New Year Holy Trinity. Our Pantry had a very busy December and is in need of the following items: Canned chicken, jelly, peanut butter, shelf-stable milk, and spaghettios/canned meals. We always welcome all nonperishable food items, hygiene items and monetary donations. Thank you for making our Pantry a great success!
Scholarship Applications - The local scholarship application will soon be 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. Due date is April 19, 2023.
The District scholarship application is now available online only at www.bsf.buckeyedistrict11.org and will be due March 31, 2023. As a reminder, the District scholarship does not have a minimum GPA requirement. Please refer to www.ahepa.org for details on the National scholarship.
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
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 January and February. Please call Connie Mynihan at 419-250-4899 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
ALTAR FLOWERS ARE NEEDED FOR August 6, 2023 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: February 5th-Dora Kokolakis-40days; February 26th – Jim Veronie-1 year
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.
Eleventh Orthros Gospel
The Reading is from John 21:14-25
At that time, Jesus revealed himself to the disciples after he was raised from the dead. And he said to Simon Peter, "Simon, son of John, do you love me more than these?" He said to him, "Yes, Lord; you know that I love you." He said to him, "Feed my lambs." A second time he said to him, "Simon, son of John, do you love me?" He said to him, "Yes, Lord; you know that I love you." He said to him, "Tend my sheep." He said to him the third time, "Simon, son of John, do you love me?" Peter was grieved because he said to him the third time, "Do you love me?" And he said to him, "Lord, you know everything; you know that I love you." Jesus said to him, "Feed my sheep. Truly, truly, I say to you, when you were young, you girded yourself and walked where you would; but when you are old, you will stretch out your hands, and another will gird you and carry you where you do not wish to go." (This he said to show by what death he was to glorify God.) And after this he said to him, "Follow me." Peter turned and saw following them the disciple whom Jesus loved, who had lain close to his breast at the supper and had said, "Lord, who is it that is going to betray you?" When Peter saw him, he said to Jesus, "Lord, what about this man?" Jesus said to him, "If it is my will that he remain until I come, what is that to you? Follow me!" The saying spread abroad among the brethren that this disciple was not to die; yet Jesus did not say to him that he was not to die, but, "If it is my will that he remain until I come, what is that to you?" This is the disciple who is bearing witness to these things, and who has written these things; and we know that his testimony is true. But there are also many other things which Jesus did; were every one of them to be written, I suppose that the world itself could not contain the books that would be written. Amen.
Prokeimenon. Plagal Fourth Mode. Psalm 75.11,1.
Make your vows to the Lord our God and perform them.
Verse: God is known in Judah; his name is great in Israel.
The reading is from St. Paul's Second Letter to the Corinthians 6:16-18; 7:1.
Brethren, you are the temple of the living God; as God said, "I will live in them and move among them, and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. Therefore come out from them, and be separate from them, says the Lord, and touch nothing unclean; then I will welcome you, and I will be a father to you, and you shall be my sons and daughters, says the Lord Almighty."
Since we have these promises, beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from every defilement of body and spirit, and make holiness perfect in the fear of God.
Sunday of the Canaanite
The Reading is from Matthew 15:21-28
At that time, Jesus went to the district of Tyre and Sidon. And behold, a Canaanite woman from that region came out and cried, "Have mercy on me, O Lord, Son of David; my daughter is severely possessed by a demon." But he did not answer her a word. And his disciples came and begged him, saying, "Send her away, for she is crying after us." He answered, "I was sent only to the lost sheep of the house of Israel." But she came and knelt before him, saying, "Lord, help me." And he answered, "It is not fair to take the children's bread and throw it to the dogs." She said, "Yes, Lord, yet even the dogs eat the crumbs that fall from their master's table." Then Jesus answered her, "O woman, great is your faith! Be it done for you as you desire." And her daughter was healed instantly.
Saint Ignatius was a disciple of Saint John the Theologian, and a successor of the Apostles, and he became the second Bishop of Antioch, after Evodus. He wrote many epistles to the faithful, strengthening them in their confession, and preserving for us the teachings of the holy Apostles. Brought to Rome under Trajan, he was surrendered to lions to be eaten, and so finished the course of martyrdom about the year 107. The remnants of his bones were carefully gathered by the faithful and brought to Antioch. He is called God-bearer, as one who bare God within himself and was aflame in heart with love for Him. Therefore, in his Epistle to the Romans (ch. 4), imploring their love not to attempt to deliver him from his longed-for martyrdom, he said, "I am the wheat of God, and am ground by the teeth of the wild beasts, that I may be found to be the pure bread of God."
Saint John Chrysostom has a homily in honour of the translation of the Saint's relics (PG 50:587).