Holy Trinity Cathedral
Publish Date: 2020-11-29
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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 9:00 AM Divine Liturgy 10:00 AM Evening Services Consult Echo Calendar or Weekly Bulletin for times.

Past Bulletins

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      


Kypros Proestos – Steve Papadimos – Frank Reder

THIS WEEK’S TRISAGION PRAYERS ARE FOR: Frieda Sevastakis – 4 years
May Her Memory Be Eternal

THIS WEEK’S ALTAR FLOWERS ARE SPONSORED BY: Paula Dionyssiou in honor of Anthony & Julia Mullen’s 1st wedding Anniversary. May God Continue to Bless Them Always Also in loving memory of Andreas Dionyssiou May His Memory Be Eternal

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

THIS WEEK AT HOLY TRINITY All meetings are On line:
Monday, November 30th- St. Andrew Orthros 9 am Divine Liturgy 10 am
Wednesday, December 2nd-Bible Study 10 am and 7 pm
Adult Greek School via Zoom
Friday, December 4th- St. Barbra Orthros 9 am Divine Liturgy 10 am
Dinner and Discussion via zoom 7 pm

ARE YOU CURRENT WITH YOUR STEWARDSHIP PLEDGE?... With a little over a month remaining in this campaign... Have you paid this year’s commitment? If you haven’t paid – Please do. Thank you to everyone who has paid their pledge in full and who are current. We appreciate it!

PLEASE SUPPORT OUR GOYANS!.. by participating in their GOYA Christmas Card. Forms have been mailed - the cost is $20 (this includes all organizations) Please make checks out to GOYA. Please turn in your form with your money by December 4th. Thank you!

PHILOPTOCHOS VASILOPITA SALE - Let’s continue our tradition and purchase your Vasilopita from Philoptochos! The Vasilopita Sale is in lieu of our annual Vasilopita Dinner. Benefitting our many charitable ministries A sweet, moist, fluffy, yeast bread Ten inches round, weighs two pounds, with a New Year’s coin Mail your completed Order Form with payment (checks payable to Philoptochos) by Thursday, December 10, 2020 to Pattie Senerius 7001 Leicester Road Toledo, OH 43617 Pre-paid order pick-up at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 740 Superior St. (Use Summit St. entrance) Sunday, December 27th, After Church (11:30 A.M. - 1:00 P.M.)

KINDNESS COUNTS! Spreading kindness through faith, philanthropy and faith in action!
“Kindness Counts” is an initiative that was presented at the 2020 virtual National Philoptochos Biennial Convention. The definition of kindness as a noun is: “ the quality of being friendly, generous and considerate.” Kindness, as an action, can change lives! This initiative is timely in that the challenges we have faced in recent months with the COVID-19 pandemic, have necessitated and yes, required us, to be friendly, generous and considerate of family & friends, neighbors and strangers alike. In these tumultuous times we live in, simple human kindness is needed now more than ever.

It’s been said that kindness is love with work boots on and through our ‘army of agape’ as His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros has described our ministry, we can spread kindness through acts large and small. Kindness also doesn’t have to cost a cent; people are the currency of kindness!
#Philoptochos #PhiloKind #ChooseKindness #BeKind #KindnessIsContagious #ArmyOfAgape #PhiloStrong

HOLY TRINITY PANTRY - Due to the growing use of our Pantry, our needs are constantly changing. In addition to the items listed in the November Echo, the Pantry is now in need of: laundry detergent, jelly, shelf-stable milk, pasta meat sauce, crackers, hand sanitizer, and hand soap. We would also like to start collecting new or gently-used hats, scarves, and mittens. And as always, we happily welcome any nonperishable food items. Thank you!

Daughters of Penelope 2020 Poinsettia Scholarship Fundraiser - Order your Christmas home or work poinsettia plants now! Give them as gifts! Choose from: A) Large one stem poinsettia plants with five or blooms or B) extra-large plants with multiple blooms and multiple stems. These are available in either red or white. Also, choose some gorgeous wreaths measuring 22" around with bows and pinecone accents, available with red blooms. Order deadline, November 18. Don't wait! For pricing information email and get ready for drive through pick up Saturday, December 5 from 10 to 2. ARE YOU CURRENT WITH

Phase 2: Please remember that we have entered into phase 2 of reopening. Phase 2 means that we are allowed to have more people in Church. The number has increased to 60 people. All of the other restrictions and directives contain to be in use. Please see the revised protocol for more information.

Reminder and Thank you! We would like to thank everyone for your patience as we continue to open up our beloved Cathedral. We thank you for doing your best to follow the rules that we have been asked to put into place. We would also like to remind you to please keep your mask on even after you find your seat. The only time you may take off your mask is when you receive communion.

ATTENTION PROSFORA BAKERS: ***PROSFORA NEEDED FOR THE MONTHS OF December & January. Please call Connie Mynihan at 419-250-4899 or email at

ALTAR FLOWERSD ARE NEEDED FOR February 14. 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 MEMORIAL SERVICES: December 13th John E. Melas – 10 years; Maroulla Louka – 40 days (Trisagion); Virginia Grevis – 5 years (Trisagion) December 27th Georgia Karahalios – 6 months May Their Memory Be Eternal



    Vasilopita Sale

    Vasilopita Sale

    Let’s continue our tradition and purchase your Vasilopita from Philoptochos! The Vasilopita Sale is in lieu of our annual Vasilopita Dinner. Benefitting our many charitable ministries

    Daughters of Penelope Poinsettia Sale

    Daughters of Penelope Poinsettia Sale

    We help you with your Holiday gift list and your Christmas Home and Work Decorating You help Daughters raise scholarship Funds

    Covid Update

    Covid Update

    Update for Covid-19 Procedures


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.

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

13th Sunday of Luke
The Reading is from Luke 18:18-27

At that time, a ruler came to Jesus and asked him, "Good Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?" And Jesus said to him, "Why do you call me good? No one is good but God alone. You know the commandments: 'Do not commit adultery, Do not kill, Do not steal, Do not bear false witness, Honor your father and mother.' " And he said, "All these I have observed from my youth." And when Jesus heard it, he said to him, "One thing you still lack. Sell all that you have and distribute it to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow me." But when he heard this he became sad, for he was very rich. Jesus looking at him said, "How hard it is for those who have riches to enter the kingdom of God! For it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God." Those who heard it said, "Then who can be saved?" But he said, "What is impossible with men is possible with God."


Saints and Feasts

November 29

13th Sunday of Luke

November 29

Paramonus, Philumenus, and their 370 Companion Martyrs in Bithynia

Saint Paramonus contested for piety's sake during the reign of Decius, in the year 250. A ruler named Aquilinus, seeking relief from a bodily malady, visited a certain therapeutic hot spring. He brought with him captive Christians from Nicomedia, and commanded them to offer sacrifice in the temple of Isis. When they refused, he had them all slaughtered, to the number of 370. Saint Paramonus, beholding their murder, boldly cried out against such an act of ungodliness. When Aquilinus heard this, he sent men to take the Saint. Some smote him with spears, others pierced his tongue and body with sharp reeds, until he died.

Saint Philumenus' contest in martyrdom took place during the reign of Aurelian, in the year 270. Coming from Lycaonia, he was conveying a load of wheat into Galatia when he was denounced as a Christian to Felix, Governor of Ancyra. Nails were driven into his hands, feet, and head, and he was commanded to run. While running in the road, he fell and gave up his holy soul into the hands of God.

November 29

Dionysios, Bishop of Corinth

November 29

Our Righteous Father Nicholas, Archbishop of Thessolonica

November 29

Phaedrus the Martyr


Wisdom of the Fathers

Love of money is the worship of idols, a daughter of unbelief, an excuse for infirmities, a foreboder of old age, a harbinger of drought, a herald of hunger.
St. John Climacus
The Ladder of Divine Ascent, Step 16:2,7 and Step 17:1, 6th Century

He who has conquered this passion has cut out care; but he who is bound by it never attains to pure prayer.
St. John Climacus
The Ladder of Divine Ascent, Step 16:2,7 and Step 17:1, 6th Century


Greek Orthodox Archdiocese News

Saint Basil Academy Board of Trustees Opening Remarks


Thank you for coming together in this virtual call as the Board of Trustees of Saint Basil Academy. 2020 has been an exceedingly challenging year, and I am proud of how you have managed and given the proper oversight to the Academy in these difficult days of the pandemic.

Cyber Monday Sale on Orthodox Marketplace


Orthodox Marketplace, the official web store of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese, is excited to announce this year's Cyber Monday Sale!

Live with the Louhs


On this week's episode of "Live with the Louhs," a radio ministry of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese, Fr. Nicholas and his wife, Dr. Roxanne Louh, a Clinical Psychologist, speak with Dr. George Dangas, a Professor of Medicine (Cardiology) and Surgery (Vascular). Dr. George speaks with the Louhs on the importance of caring for our hearts and our physical health amidst the stress of 2020.