Holy Trinity Cathedral
Publish Date: 2019-12-08
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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

Resurrectional Apolytikion in the Plagal Fourth Mode

From on high didst Thou descend, O Compassionate One; to burial of three days hast Thou submitted that Thou mightest free us from our passions. O our Life and Resurrection, Lord, glory be to Thee.

Seasonal Kontakion in the Third Mode

On this day the Virgin cometh to the cave to give birth to * God the Word ineffably, * Who was before all the ages. * Dance for joy, O earth, on hearing * the gladsome tidings; * with the Angels and the shepherds now glorify Him * Who is willing to be gazed on * as a young Child Who * before the ages is God.

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

Maria Tzanakis – Kypros Proestos – Emmanuel T. Yakumithis – Manuel Yakumithis

THIS WEEK’S ALTAR FLOWERS ARE SPONSORED BY: Dianne & Peter Sun and Debbie & Robert Ritchie in loving memory of Chris & Cleo Zervos.    May Their Memory Be Eternal

THIS WEEK’S EPISTLE READER IS:       In English & Greek   Elena Perry

THIS WEEK’S COFFEE HOUR IS SPONSORED BY:  The Theodorou Family in honor of their children, Logan, Blake & Nikko who will be chrismated into the faith today.  May God Continue to Bless Them Always.   Please join them for coffee, refreshments and fellowship after Church today in our Community Center.

The Prosfora, the Eucharistic Bread, prepared on behalf of the worshipping faithful was offered this week by Mary Dedes.     Thank You and God Bless You

IN THE HOSPITAL THIS PAST WEEK:        William Tzanakis & George Mulopulos  (Toledo)

                                                          Kostas Tsapranis   (St. Luke)    Perastika and a Speedy Recovery

Parish Council Elections today after Divine Liturgy.  In order to vote you must be in good standing.

Greek School after Sunday School today


Tuesday, December 10th       -No Byzantine Music Fellowship – Will meet on December 17th 7:00 pm

Wednesday, December 11th  -Bible Study 10:00 a.m. & 6:30 p.m.

                                                -Greek School 4-6pm (Youth) 6-9pm (Adults)

Thursday. December 12th    -St. Spyridon Orthros 9:00 a.m. Divine Liturgy 10:00 a.m.

                                                -Young at Heart Christmas Party at Angelo’s 6:00 p.m.

Saturday, December 14th      -Sunday School Pageant rehearsal 9:30 – 11:00 a.m.

                                                -HOPE/JOY Retreat 11:30 – 2:00 p.m.

GOYA Christmas Card – Donation $20 Includes all organizations–Sign up after Church–Deadline is today.

SUNDAY SCHOOL will be collecting items for Chase School for the holiday season.  The items needed at this time are as follows: Pajamas-boys and girls; Gloves- particularly K- 3rd grade; Shoes; Belts; uniform clothes -(pants black, navy or khaki) (short and long sleeve polo shirts in any color); and scarves Thank you so much for considering donating much-needed items to Chase School.

Men’s Bible Study has been moved to Thursday, December 19th 6:00 pm at Charlie’s on Central

We’re in the last month of our 2019 Stewardship Campaign. Are you current on your Stewardship commitment?... Ifyou haven’t pledged or paid please do so..  if you have..  Thank you so much! 

Sunday School Christmas Pageant Rehearsal:  December 14th from 9:30-11 am there will be a dress rehearsal for the Christmas pageant.  Please make every effort to attend.  If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Paula Apostolou, Dr, Susan Sieben, or Presbytera Jenny.

Hope and Joy Christmas Retreat!  The Hope and Joy kids will meet for their retreat after the dress rehearsal on December 14th.  The retreat will begin at 11:30 and end at 2:00pm.  We look forward to seeing as many of our kids as possible as we prepare to receive the Christ child on Christmas!

On December 15th you are invited to the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral Sunday School Christmas Pageant!  Please join us as we celebrate the coming of our Lord.  After the pageant the Parish Council will offer a free brunch and we will have a special guest for our children!!!!

Donate to Philoptochos for The Providence Center for Social & Economic Empowerment – Items needed are: Blankets, Bath Towels & Wash Cloths, Socks (all ages) Baskets are in the Community Center for donations

Prosfora bakers! It is scheduling time for January & February.  There are many holidays coming up. Only a few individuals this year have responded and are signing up to make the Prosfora.  The Prosfora is your gift to our church.  For Christmas evening (day and night) services alone we need six bakers! PLEASE check your schedules and be generous with your time.  Contact Connie Mynihan at 419-250-4899 (please leave a message if I don’t answer) or email: and sign up for your Sunday(s) or for the Holidays.

GREEK KITCHEN:  Christmas and get-togethers are just around the corner.. Twenty-four pieces of delicious Baklava - $30.00, Chocolate Baklava - $30.00 Spanakopita - $20.00 or Tiropita - $20.00.  Also you can go to: to order online.  If you need further information or have any questions, please contact Connie Mynihan at 419-250-4899 or email

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 5th 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!

ALTAR FLOWERS ARE NEEDED FOR March 1st & March 29th   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: December 15th – Costas Christides – 6 months; John Melas –  9 years (Trisagion) Dec. 22nd – Harry Hartford – 7 yrs. (Trisagion)   May Their Memory Be Eternal

Offerings Report: Sunday, December 1st  Trays: $155  Candles: $338 Stewardship: $3,005 Thank you!





Saints and Feasts

December 08

10th Sunday of Luke

December 08

Forefeast of the Conception by St. Anna of the Most Holy Theotokos

December 08

Apollo, Tychikos, Sosthenes, Cephas, Epaphroditos, Caesar, & Onesiphoros, Apostles of the 70

December 08

Patapius the Righteous of Thebes

This Saint was from the Thebaid of Egypt and struggled many years in the wilderness. He departed for Constantinople, and having performed many miracles and healings, he reposed in peace in a mountain cave on the Gulf of Corinth, where his holy relics are found incorrupt to the present day.


Gospel and Epistle Readings

Matins Gospel Reading

Third Orthros Gospel
The Reading is from Mark 16:9-20

When Jesus rose early on the first day of the week, he appeared first to Mary Magdalene, from whom he had cast seven demons. She went and told those who had been with him, as they mourned and wept. But when they heard that he was alive and had been seen by her, they would not believe it.

After this he appeared in another form to two of them, as they were walking into the country. And they went back and told the rest, but they did not believe them.

Afterward he appeared to the eleven themselves as they sat at table; and he upbraided them for their unbelief and hardness of heart, because they had not believed those who saw him after he had risen. And he said to them, "Go into all the world and preach the gospel to the whole creation. He who believes and is baptized will be saved; but he who does not believe will be condemned. And these signs will accompany those who believe: in my name they will cast out demons; they will speak in new tongues; they will pick up serpents, and if they drink any deadly thing, it will not hurt them; they will lay their hands on the sick, and they will recover."

So then the Lord Jesus, after he had spoken to them, was taken up into heaven, and sat down at the right hand of God. And they went forth and preached everywhere, while the Lord worked with them and confirmed the message by the signs that attended it. Amen.

Epistle Reading

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 Letter to the Ephesians 4:1-7.

Brethren, I, a prisoner for the Lord, beg you to lead a life worthy of the calling to which you have been called, with all lowliness and meekness, with patience, forbearing one another in love, eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called to the one hope that belongs to your call, one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of us all, who is above all and through all and in all. But grace was given to each of us according to the measure of Christ's gift.

Gospel Reading

10th Sunday of Luke
The Reading is from Luke 13:10-17

At that time, Jesus was teaching in one of the synagogues on the sabbath. And there was a woman who had a spirit of infirmity for eighteen years; she was bent over and could not fully straighten herself. And when Jesus saw her, he called her and said to her, "Woman, you are freed from your infirmity." And he laid his hands upon her, and immediately she was made straight, and she praised God. But the ruler of the synagogue, indignant because Jesus had healed on the sabbath, said to the people, "There are six days on which work ought to be done; come on those days and be healed, and not on the sabbath day." Then the Lord answered him, "You hypocrites! Does not each of you on the sabbath untie his ox or his donkey from the manger, and lead it away to water it? And ought not this woman, a daughter of Abraham whom Satan bound for eighteen years, be loosed from this bond on the sabbath day?" As he said this, all his adversaries were put to shame; and all the people rejoiced at all the glorious things that were done by him.


Wisdom of the Fathers

So great an evil is envy. For not against strangers only, but even against our own, is it ever warring.
St. John Chrysostom
Homily 40 on Matthew 12, 4th Century

And yet here He speaks only; whereas elsewhere in many cases He heals by laying on of hands also. But nevertheless none of these things made them meek; rather, while the man was healed, they by his health became worse. For His desire indeed was to cure them before him, and He tried innumerable ways of healing, both by what He did in their presence, and by what He said: but since their malady after all was incurable, He proceeded to the work.
St. John Chrysostom
Homily 40 on Matthew 12, 4th Century


Greek Orthodox Archdiocese News

Meeting of the Joint Commission of Eastern and Oriental Orthodox Churches in the United States


NEW YORK – Representatives of Eastern and Oriental Orthodox churches met Dec. 4, at the headquarters of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America.

Archiepiscopal Encyclical for the Feast of St. Nicholas


The name of Saint Nicholas brings joy to people around the world as nearly a synonym for love and generosity. Even more does his name evoke reverence and delight among Orthodox Christians, who know the wondrous deeds God worked through His servant. By the power of Christ within, Saint Nicholas fought injustice, raised the dead, healed the sick, and supplied the needs of the flock under his care. In these wonders we rejoice.