Holy Trinity Cathedral
Publish Date: 2020-01-05
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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 Fourth Mode

Having learned the joyful proclamation of the Resurrection from the Angel, and having cast off the ancestral condemnation, the women disciples of the Lord spake to the Apostles exultantly: Death is despoiled and Christ God is risen, granting great mercy to the world.

Apolytikion for Eve of Epiphany in the Fourth Mode

River Jordan was turned back by Elisseus' mantle once, when the fiery man of zeal Elias had been taken up; then were its waters divided hither and thither. The running streams became dry passage unto him, truly as a sign and type of Baptism, whereby we pass to the other side of the shifting stream of this fleeting life. Christ hath appeared in the Jordan River, to sanctify the waters.

Seasonal Kontakion in the Fourth Mode

In the running waters of the Jordan River, on this day the Lord of all crieth to John: Be not afraid and hesitate not to baptize Me, for I am come to save Adam, the first-formed man.

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 – 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.


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: 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!



    Vasilopita 2020

    Vasilopita 2020

    Come and celebrate the New Year with your fellow Parishioners and enjoy a delicious chicken dinner


Saints and Feasts

January 05

Sunday before Epiphany

January 05

Eve of the Theophany of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ

January 05

The Holy Martyrs Theopemptus and Theonas

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.

January 05

Righteous Syncletike of Alexandria

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).

January 05

Apollinaria of Egypt

January 05

Gregory of Akrita


Gospel and Epistle Readings

Matins Gospel Reading

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.

Epistle Reading

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.

Gospel Reading

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."


Wisdom of the Fathers

It is the sole and peculiar property of the Substance that transcends all, to be able to bestow on men the indwelling of the Holy Spirit, and make those that draw near unto It partakers of the divine nature.
St. Cyril of Alexandria
Commentary on the Gospel of St. Luke, Homily 10., 4th Century

But this exists in Christ, not as a thing received, nor by communication from another, but as His own, and as belonging to His substance, for He baptizes in the Holy Spirit.
St. Cyril of Alexandria
Commentary on the Gospel of St. Luke, Homily 10., 4th Century

Everyone that preaches true faith and good works, what does he do but prepare the way of the Lord so that He may come into the hearts of his hearers, and may make straight the path for God, forming right dispositions within them by the words of his exhortations?
St. Gregory the Great
On the Mystical Church, P. G. 76 (cols 1159-1170) in Toal, I:89, Sixth Century


Greek Orthodox Archdiocese News

Gov. Cuomo and Archbishop Elpidophoros Announce Construction to resume on St Nicholas


NEW YORK – Earlier today, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo officially welcomed Archbishop Elpidophoros of America to New York and announced plans to resume the rebuilding of St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church and National Shrine at the World Trade Center. This was the Governor's first meeting with His Eminence since the Archbishop was elected by the Holy Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate as Archbishop of America to succeed Archbishop Demetrios in May. The project will be driven by a new non-profit organization with an independent, 13-member board - the Friends of St. Nicholas. The new entity has been formed to ensure that the sacred space is completed as expeditiously as possible and can begin welcoming visitors from around the world. The Friends of St. Nicholas will aim to resume construction with a two-year target to complete the church

Archiepiscopal Encyclical for the feast of Saint Basil and the New Year


Beloved brothers and sisters in Christ, On this first day of the year of our Lord 2020, I greet you in His love with a heart filled with joy and peace. Our Incarnate Savior is with us, guiding us in His divine will, granting us wisdom, filling our hearts with hope in His eternal promises, and leading us in our sacred ministry to share the Gospel of salvation.

Archbishop Elpidophoros Stands with Jewish Community in the face of Rising Anti-Semitism


NEW YORK – His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America has joined with New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and the major faith leaders of New York State in condemning the recent attacks on the Jewish Community of New York, and in particular, the horrific attack at a Synagogue in the Hasidic town of Monsey, on Saturday, December 28. That statement reads as follows: