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.
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 – Emmanuel T. Yakumithis – Manuel Yakumithis – Kathy Chaka
Sunday School Students will stay in Church after communion in order to witness the Blessing of the waters. After church they will gather in AHEPA room, have late snacks, and watch a short video on Epiphany.
CHRISMATION: Nancy Ann Liponoga Sponsor: Dr. Susan K. Sieben May God Continue to Bless Her Always
40-DAY BLESSINGS FOR: Baby Carmen Sophia born November 6th, 2019 to parents Antonio & Sophia (Kentris) Eufracio. Baby Eliana Konstantina born November 10th, 2019 to parents Pericles & Molly Tsipis. May God Bless Them Always.
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 READER IS: In English: JoAnn Cook In Greek: Peter Cook
The Prosfora, the Eucharistic Bread, prepared on behalf of the worshipping faithful was offered this week by Connie Mynihan. Also, appreciation to Mrs. Maria Melas for offering Artoclasia in honor of Faye & Gene Haberman for their health and welfare. Thank you and God Bless You
THIS WEEK’S COFFEE HOUR IS SPONSORED BY: Jennifer Legakis in honor of her father, George Servetas, who celebrates his 78th birthday and Dr. Susan K. Sieben in honor of the chrismation of Nancy Ann Liponoga. May God Continue to Bless Them Always Please join them for coffee, refreshments and fellowship after Church today in our Community Center.
This morning we will have the Lesser Blessing of the water.
Oath of Office today in Church for our newly elected Parish Council Members for the 2020-2022 term.
May God bless them and their endeavors as they serve our Parish.
Greek School lessons today at noon.
HOPE & JOY gathering today after Church 12:45 p.m.
THIS WEEK AT HOLY TRINITY:
Monday, January 6th –Epiphany Orthros 9:00 a.m. Divine Liturgy 10:00 a.m.
Great Blessing of the Water
-Parish Council meeting 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday, January 7th -St. John the Baptist Orthros 9:00 a.m. Divine Liturgy 10:00 a.m.
-No Byzantine Music Fellowship
Wednesday, January 8th -Bible Study 10:00 a.m. & 6:30 p.m.
Greek School – Children 4:00 p.m. Adults 6:00 p. m.
Thursday, January 9th -Men’s Bible Study 6:00 p.m. at Charlie’s on Central
-AHEPA meeting 6:00 p.m. at Charlie’s on Central
CANCELED: Unfortunately the Byzantine Music Fellowship January 7 “Kalanda Open House” listed in the Echo has been canceled. Please adjust your calendars accordingly. We hope to see you for next year’s open house!
2020 Philoptochos stewardship is now due. Please give donation to Presvytera Ann, Ann Mulopulos, or Pattie Senerius.
Community Vasilopita sponsored by Philoptochos Sunday, January 12, 2020. Adults $15 Children (12 & under) $7.00. Invitation and reservation forms have been mailed.
Vasilopita Bakers Needed – Please call Ann Mulopulos at 419-472-9182 Thank you!
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
Super Bowl Blocks… AHEPA Ypsilanti #118 is selling the Super Bowl Block tickets again this year. They are $15.00 per block. First and third quarter winners will receive $125, halftime winner will receive $250 and the final winner will receive $500. Check with the officers for your ticket.
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.
Prosfora bakers! It is scheduling time for January, February & March. The Prosfora is your gift to our church. Contact Connie Mynihan at 419-250-4899 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org and sign up for your Sunday(s).
LOST EARRING: Please call the Church office if you’ve lost a silver earring.
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 19th 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.
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: January 26th – Demetra Theodorou – 1 yr.; Patricia Bellner – 40 days
February 23rd – Efstratios Marangos – 20 years May Their Memory Be Eternal
Offerings Report: Sunday, December 29th Trays: $80 Candles: $175 Stewardship: $1,898 Thank you!
Come and celebrate the New Year with your fellow Parishioners and enjoy a delicious chicken dinner
When the persecution of Diocletian broke out in 290, Saint Theopemptus, a bishop, was taken for his confession of Christ, and convicted Diocletian to his face for his error and ungodliness. Remaining unhurt after cruel tortures, he was given poison to drink, which had been prepared by a sorcerer named Theonas. Protected by divine grace from this also, he drew Theonas to Christ, and after other torments, was beheaded. Saint Theonas was cast into a pit and buried alive.
Saint Syncletike was from Alexandria in Egypt. She lived eighty-three years in virginity and asceticism, and became the leader and teacher of many nuns. What Saint Anthony the Great was to men, she became to women: a model of mortification of the flesh, of patience in afflictions, and of wise instruction; for this, she is known a "Amma," a title corresponding to "Abba." Towards the end of her long life, she was stricken with an exceedingly painful disease, which she endured with faith and magnanimity. She reposed in the middle of the fourth century. It is said of Saint Syncletike that she was the virgin who hid Saint Athanasius from the Arians for more than a year in the environs of Alexandria, and it is to Saint Athanasius that her life is ascribed (PG 18:1488-1557).
Seventh Orthros Gospel
The Reading is from John 20:1-10
On the first day of the week Mary Magdalene came to the tomb early, while it was still dark, and saw that the stone had been taken away from the tomb. So she ran, and went to Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one whom Jesus loved, and said to them, "They have taken the Lord out of the tomb, and we do not know where they have laid him." Peter then came out with the other disciple, and they went toward the tomb. They both ran, but the other disciple outran Peter and reached the tomb first; and stooping to look in, he saw the linen cloths lying there, but he did not go in. Then Simon Peter came, following him, and went into the tomb; he saw the linen cloths lying, and the napkin, which had been on his head, not lying with the linen cloths but rolled up in a place by itself. Then the other disciple, who reached the tomb first, also went in, and he saw and believed; for as yet they did not know the scripture, that he must rise from the dead. Then the disciples went back to their homes.
Prokeimenon. Plagal Second Mode. Psalm 27.9,1.
O Lord, save your people and bless your inheritance.
Verse: To you, O Lord, I have cried, O my God.
The reading is from St. Paul's Second Letter to Timothy 4:5-8.
TIMOTHY, my son, always be steady, endure suffering, do the work of an evangelist, fulfil your ministry.
For I am already on the point of being sacrificed; the time of my departure has come. I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Henceforth there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, will award to me on that Day, and not only to me but also to all who have loved his appearing.
Sunday before Epiphany
The Reading is from Mark 1:1-8
The beginning of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. As it is written in the prophets, 'Behold, I send my messenger before your face, who shall prepare your way; the voice of one crying in the wilderness: prepare the way of the Lord, make his paths straight.' John was baptizing in the wilderness, preaching a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins. And there went out to him all the country of Judea, and all the people of Jerusalem; and they were baptized by him in the river Jordan, confessing their sins. Now John was clothed with camel's hair, and had a leather girdle around his waist, and ate locusts and wild honey. And he preached, saying, "After me comes he who is mightier than I, the thong of whose sandals I am not worthy to stoop down and untie. I have baptized you with water; but he will baptize you with the Holy Spirit."