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.
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.
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
Debbie Morris – Pete Papadimos – Steve Papadimos – Harry D. Proestos
40 DAY BLESSING FOR: Baby Nicholas born December 6, 2018 to parents Tim & Jodi Manton May God Continue to Bless Him Always
TRISAGION PRAYERS FOR: Angela Stylianides – 10 years May Her Memory Be Eternal
THIS WEEK’S ALTAR FLOWERS ARE SPONSORED BY:John & Becky Skiadas in honor of John’s nameday which was on the 7th, their 53rd wedding anniversary on the 16th and John’s birthday on the 20th May God Continue to Bless Them Always
THIS WEEK’S EPISTLE READERS ARE: In English: Marianna Temple In Greek: Christiana Christides
IN THE HOSPITAL THIS PAST WEEK: Fritzie Rousos (Flower) Perastika and a Speedy Recovery
Community Vasilopita today after Divine Liturgy
Parish Council Oath of Office/Swearing in today after the Divine Liturgy – Election of Officers immediately following in the Community Center.
THIS WEEK AT HOLY TRINITY:
Monday, January 14th -Philoptochos General meeting 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday, January 15th -No Byzantine Music Fellowship
Wednesday, January 16th –Bible Study 10:00 a.m. & 6:30 p.m.
-Greek School children 4-6pm Adults 6-9am
Thursday, January 17th -St. Anthony Orthros 9am Divine Liturgy 10am
-Young at Heart Lunch and meeting 12:00 noon
Friday, January 18th -St. Athanasios Orthros 9am Divine Liturgy 10am
February Hellenic Echo Articles due Tuesday, January 15th – Please contact the Church office
if you will not have an article. Thank you!
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).
GREEK SCHOOL Presentation and Coffee Hour Sunday, January 27th in honor of Greek Letters Day and the 3 Hierarchs.
KROGER COMMUNITY REWARDS: If you do not already have an account, please, create one by going to www.krogercommunityrewards.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org I will be more than happy to assist you. Thank you so much for supporting Philoptochos and Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral!
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. Open Sundays: January 20th, February & 24th. In the event that no one signs up for a Sunday to host a coffee hour, only coffee will be available at the Community Center. So come one, come all and sign up today to host a "Holy Trinity Coffee Hour Please call the Church office today and offer to sign up for a Sunday to host a coffee hour!
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 May 26th & June 30th 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 MEMORIALS –January 27th – Helen Goniotakis – 40 days May Her Memory Be Eternal
Offerings Report: Sunday, Jan. 6th Candles: $318 Trays: $178 Stewardship: $2,662 Thank you!
Saints Hermylus and Stratonicus contested for piety's sake during the reign of Licinius, in the year 314. Saint Hermylus was a deacon, and Stratonicus was his friend. For his confession of Christ, Hermylus was beaten so fiercely that his whole body was covered with wounds. Stratonicus, seeing him endure this and other torments that left him half dead, wept with grief for his friend. From this he was discovered to be a Christian, and when he had openly professed his Faith and had been beaten, he and Hermylus were cast into the Danube River, receiving the crown of martyrdom.
Eleventh Orthros Gospel
The Reading is from John 21:14-25
At that time, Jesus revealed himself to his 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!" So, the word went out among the brethren that this disciple would not die; but Jesus did not say to him that he would not 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. First Mode. Psalm 32.22,1.
Let your mercy, O Lord, be upon us.
Verse: Rejoice in the Lord, O ye righteous.
The reading is from St. Paul's Letter to the Ephesians 4:7-13.
BRETHREN, grace was given to each of us according to the measure of Christ's gift. Therefore it is said, "When he ascended on high he led a host of captives, and he gave gifts to men." (in saying, "He ascended," what does it mean but that he had also descended into the lower parts of the earth? He who descended is he who also ascended far above all the heavens, that he might fill all things.) And his gifts were that some should be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, some pastors and teachers, to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ, until we all attain to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to mature manhood, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ.
Sunday after Epiphany
The Reading is from Matthew 4:12-17
At that time, when Jesus heard that John had been arrested, he withdrew into Galilee; and leaving Nazareth he went and dwelt in Capernaum by the sea, in the territory of Zebulun and Naphtali, that what was spoken by the prophet Isaiah might be fulfilled: "The land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali, toward the sea, across the Jordan, Galilee of the Gentiles, the people who sat in darkness have seen a great light, and for those who sat in the region and shadow of death light has dawned." From that time Jesus began to preach, saying, "Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand."