Holy Trinity Cathedral
Publish Date: 2019-01-06
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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

Apolytikion for Holy Epiphany in the First Mode

When Thou wast baptized in the Jordan, O Lord, the worship of the Trinity was made manifest; for the voice of the Father bare witness to Thee, calling Thee His beloved Son. And the Spirit in the form of a dove confirmed the certainty of the word. O Christ our God, Who hast appeared and hast enlightened the world, glory be to Thee.

Seasonal Kontakion in the Fourth Mode

You appeared to the world today, and Your light, O Lord, has left its mark upon us. With fuller understanding we sing to You: "You came, You were made manifest, the unapproachable light."

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

Kathy Chaka – Greg Cook – Steve Jenkins – Dr. Dean Kopan

THIS WEEK’S ALTAR FLOWERS ARE SPONSORED BY:  Mrs. Penny Perris in loving memory of her mother Paraskevi Sfakianos.  May Her Memory Be Eternal

THIS WEEK’S EPISTLE READERS ARE:     In English:  Joyce Anagnos  In Greek:  Dawn Anagnos

THIS WEEK’S COFFEE HOUR IS SPONSORED BY: Our Parish Council.    Please join them for coffee, refreshments and fellowship after Church today in our Community Center.

IN THE HOSPITAL THIS PAST WEEK: Gust Elmer   (St. Anne)  Perastika and a Speedy Recovery

Vasilopita reservations can be made after church today during coffee hour.

HOPE and JOY Meeting today after Liturgy: The Hope and Joy kids will meet beginning with lunch at noon.  If your child is in Greek school please have them take a sandwich and proceed to Greek School.  They will join the group after lunch.  

Greek School today after Sunday School


Monday, January 7th           -St. John the Baptist   Orthros 9:00 am   Divine Liturgy 10:00 a.m.

                                               -Philoptochos Board meeting 6:00 p.m.

Tuesday, January 8th           -Byzantine Music Fellowship 7-8:30 p.m.

Wednesday, January 9th     –Bible Study 10:00 a.m. & 6:30 p.m.

                                              -Greek School children 4-6pm Adults 6-9am

Thursday, January 10th      -Daughters of Penelope meeting at Tony’s Quarterdeck 6:00 p.m.

Saturday, January 12th      -GOYA Movie night and coffee talk at the Temple home 6:00 pm                      

VASILOPITA BAKERS NEEDED – If you’re able to make a vasilopita for the January 13th celebration please call Ann Mulopulos at 419-472-9182.

JOIN US for Byzantine Music Fellowship this Tuesday January 8, 7-8:30pm to learn the Kalanda for this year’s Vasilopita luncheon. All ages and experience levels are welcome. Light refreshments will be provided, so please RSVP to Elainie Lillios in person or via email Hope to see you for a fun evening of singing and fellowship.

PHILOPTOCHOS GENERAL MEETING – Monday, January 14, 2019 7:00 p.m.

AHEPA Ypsilanti #118 Membership Dinner – The AHEPA chapter is holding a Membership Dinner on Saturday January 26, 2019 at 1:00 at the Holy Trinity Education Building.  The purpose of the dinner is to invite anyone that may be interested in becoming a member of the Order of AHEPA or reinstating their past membership.  The officers encourage all members to participate and to bring at least one new member to the dinner.  The menu will be lamb shanks and is free to all brothers and prospective members.  Also in attendance will be the Supreme President of the Order of AHEPA – George E. Loucas as well as several other dignitaries.  Reservations are very important.  Call Tony Capranica (419.540.1150) or George Arvanitis (419.340.3487).

KROGER COMMUNITY REWARDS:  If you do not already have an account, please, create one by going to and follow the prompts.  Scroll to “Community Rewards” and select our name, which is Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Philoptochos and our ID# is CM658 (note that ID# has changed) Also, if you have any questions or issues, please, contact Faye Haberman at 419-865-4344 or  I will be more than happy to assist you.  Thank you so much for supporting Philoptochos and Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral!

IF YOU’RE LOOKING FOR THAT SPECIAL GIFT …Our Holy Trinity Bookstore has children’s items, jewelry, and beautiful religious items. 

ALTAR FLOWERS ARE NEEDED FOR April 21st and  May 5th  2019.    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 MEMORIALSJanuary 13th Angela Stylianides – 10 years (Trisagion)

January 27th – Helen Goniotakis – 40 days   May Their Memory Be Eternal

Offerings Report: Sunday, Dec, 30th Candles: $253  Trays: $185 Stewardship: $2,189 Thank you!




Saints and Feasts

January 06

The Theophany of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ

About the beginning of our Lord's thirtieth year, John the Forerunner, who was some six months older than Our Saviour according to the flesh, and had lived in the wilderness since his childhood, received a command from God and came into the parts of the Jordan, preaching the baptism of repentance unto the remission of sins. Then our Saviour also came from Galilee to the Jordan, and sought and received baptism though He was the Master and John was but a servant. Whereupon, there came to pass those marvellous deeds, great and beyond nature: the Heavens were opened, the Spirit descended in the form of a dove upon Him that was being baptized and the voice was heard from the Heavens hearing witness that this was the beloved Son of God, now baptized as a man (Matt. 3:13-17; Mark 1:9-11; Luke 3:1-22). From these events the Divinity of the Lord Jesus Christ and the great mystery of the Trinity were demonstrated. It is also from this that the present feast is called "Theophany," that is, the divine manifestation, God's appearance among men. On this venerable day the sacred mystery of Christian baptism was inaugurated; henceforth also began the saving preaching of the Kingdom of the Heavens.

January 06

Theophan the Recluse


Gospel and Epistle Readings

Matins Gospel Reading

The Theophany of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ
The Reading is from Mark 1:9-11

At that time, Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee and was baptized by John in the Jordan. And when he came up out of the water, immediately he saw the heavens opened and the Spirit descending upon him like a dove; and a voice came from heaven, "You are my beloved Son; with you I am well pleased."

Epistle Reading

Prokeimenon. Fourth Mode. Psalm 117.26,1.
Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.
Verse: Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good. His mercy endures forever.

The reading is from St. Paul's Letter to Titus 2:11-14; 3:4-7.

TITUS, my son, the grace of God has appeared for the salvation of all men, training us to renounce irreligion and worldly passions, and to live sober, upright, and godly lives in this world, awaiting our blessed hope, the appearing of the glory of the great God and Savior Jesus Christ, who gave himself for us to redeem us from all iniquity and to purify for himself a people of his own who are zealous for good deeds.

But when the goodness and loving kindness of God our Savior appeared, he saved us, not because of deeds done by us in righteousness, but in virtue of his own mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewal in the Holy Spirit, which he poured out upon us richly through Jesus Christ our Savior, so that we might be justified by his grace and become heirs in hope of eternal life.

Gospel Reading

The Theophany of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ
The Reading is from Matthew 3:13-17

At that time, Jesus came from Galilee to the Jordan to John, to be baptized by him. John would have prevented him, saying, "I need to be baptized by you, and do you come to me?" But Jesus answered him, "Let it be so now; for thus it is fitting for us to fulfill all righteousness." Then he consented. And when Jesus was baptized, he went up immediately from the water, and behold, the heavens were opened and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove, and alighting on him; and lo, a voice from heaven, saying, "This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased."


Wisdom of the Fathers

Why were the heavens opened? To inform you that at your baptism also this is done, God calling thee to your country on high.
St. John Chrysostom
Homily 12 on Matthew 3, 4th Century

Christ is illumined, let us shine forth with Him. Christ is baptized, let us descend with Him that we may also ascend with Him.
St. Gregory the Theologian
Oration on the Holy Lights, Epiphany 381, 10-16., 4th Century