Holy Trinity Cathedral
Publish Date: 2021-01-03
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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      


Maria Tzanakis – Emmanuel T. Yakumithis – Kathy Chaka

THIS WEEK’S MEMORIALS ARE FOR: Jim Mitsopoulos (40 days)
Nafsika (10 years) Costas (26 years) Proestou
May Their Memory Be Eternal

TRISAGION PRAYERS FOR: Rev. Fr. Chris W. Hadgigeorge – 5 years
May His Memory Be Eternal

THIS WEEK’S ALTAR FLOWERS ARE SPONSORED BY Mrs. Penny Perris in loving memory of her mother Paraskevi Sfakianos May Her Memory Be Eternal

The Prosfora, Eucharistic Bread, prepared on behalf of the worshipping faithful is offered today by: The Proestou, Hadgigeorge, Bohland, & Senerius Families Thank You and God Bless You

CONDOLENCES to the Family of Debbi Ioannidis, Lima, Ohio, who passed away on Christmas Day and whose funeral was yesterday. May Her Memory Be Eternal

THIS WEEK AT HOLY TRINITY All meetings are On line:
Monday, January 4th-Parish Council Meeting 6pm
Tuesday, January 5th-Eve of the Epiphany 9:00 a.m. Vesperal Divine Liturgy Lesser Blessing of Waters
Wednesday, January 6th-Feast of the Epiphany 9:00 a.m. Orthros 10:00 a.m. Divine Liturgy
Great Blessing of Waters
Evening Bible Study 7 pm
Thursday, January 7th- Feast of St. John the Baptist 9:00 a.m. Orthros 10:00 a.m. Divine Liturgy
Daughter’s of Penelope meeting
AHEPA Meeting
Friday, January 8th-Dinner and Discussion 7pm

HAVE YOU PAID YOUR 2020 STEWARDSHIP PLEDGE IN FULL?... If you haven’t paid – Please do. Thank you to everyone who has paid.. We appreciate it!

PHYLLO FOR SALE – 2 for $5.00 – Call the Church Office

SPANAKOPITA AND DOLMATHES AVAILABLE: Spanakopita $20 - Dolmathes $12 Call Connie Mynihan 419-250-4899 or the Church office if you’re interested.

HOLY TRINITY PANTRY UPDATE!- Our Pantry continues to serve our neighborhood community. After taking inventory, our present needs are: Boxes of breakfast cereal, breakfast bars, Pop tarts, shelf-stable milk, jelly, boxes of crackers, liquid hand soap, hats, mittens, for children and adults. As always, we welcome all nonperishable food donations. Thank you!

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 January & February. Please call Connie Mynihan at 419-250-4899 or email at

ALTAR FLOWERS ARE NEEDED FOR : May 23rd & 30th 2021. 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: January 17th – Georgia Petros – 6 years; Demetra Petros – 8 years; Konstantine Petros, Jr. - 3 years; Konstantine Petros – 53 years
May Their Memory Be Eternal




    Vasilopita 2021

    Vasilopita 2021

    One of the most beloved traditions at Holy Trinity Cathedral is the annual Philoptochos Vasilopita Luncheon benefiting St. Basil’s Academy. This year, as with all things COVID, we are unable to hold this very special event. However, St. Basil’s Academy still needs our support. That is why on Sunday, January 17th we will be doing one of the most special parts of the dinner, the cutting of the Annual Vasilopita, in Church.

    Covid Update

    Covid Update

    Update for Covid-19 Procedures


Hymns of the Day

Resurrectional Apolytikion in the Plagal First Mode

Let us worship the Word, O ye faithful, praising Him that with the Father and the Spirit is co-beginningless God, Who was born of a pure Virgin that we all be saved; for He was pleased to mount the Cross in the flesh that He assumed, accepting thus to endure death. And by His glorious rising, He also willed to resurrect the dead.

Apolytikion for Forefeast of the Theophany in the Fourth Mode

Be thou ready, Zabulon; prepare thyself, O Nephthalim. River Jordan, stay thy course and skip for gladness to receive the Sovereign Master, Who cometh now to be baptized. O Adam, be thou glad with our first mother, Eve; hide not as ye did of old in Paradise. Seeing you naked, He hath appeared now to clothe you in the first robe again. Christ hath appeared, for He truly willeth to renew all creation.

Apolytikion of the Church in the Plagal Fourth Mode

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.

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.

Gospel and Epistle Readings

Matins Gospel Reading

Eighth Orthros Gospel
The Reading is from John 20:11-18

At that time, Mary stood weeping outside the tomb, and as she wept she stooped to look into the tomb; and she saw two angels in white, sitting where the body of Jesus had lain, one at the head and one at the feet. They said to her, "Woman, why are you weeping?" She said to them, "Because they have taken away my Lord, and I do not know where they have laid Him." Saying this, she turned round and saw Jesus standing, but she did not know that it was Jesus. Jesus said to her, "Woman, why are you weeping? Whom do you seek?" Supposing Him to be the gardener, she said to Him, "Sir, if you have carried Him away, tell me where you have laid Him, and I will take Him away." Jesus said to her, "Mary." She turned and said to him in Hebrew, "Rabboni!" (which means Teacher). Jesus said to her, "Do not hold me, for I have not yet ascended to the Father; but go to my brethren and say to them, I am ascending to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God." Mary Magdalene went and said to the disciples, "I have seen the Lord"; and she told them that He had said these things to her.

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."


Saints and Feasts

January 03

Sunday before Epiphany

January 03

Gordios the Martyr of Caesarea

The Martyr Gordios who was from Caesarea of Cappadocia, was a centurion by rank. Unable to bear the impiety of the heathen, he withdrew to the wilderness to purify himself through prayer and fasting. After he perceived that his ascetical training had prepared him sufficiently, he came down from the mountains when a certain pagan festival was held in Caesarea, attended by all, and presented himself before the multitude. Although the spectacles of the festival continued, no one paid them any heed, but all eyes were turned upon him. From his sojourn in the mountains, his look was wild, his beard was long, his raiment squalid, his body like a skeleton; yet a certain grace shone round about him. He was recognized, and a loud shout and tumult was made as his fellow Christians rejoiced, and the enemies of the truth cried out for his death. He boldly professed his faith before the Governor, and after torments was beheaded, in the reign of Licinius in the year 314. Saint Basil the Great delivered a homily on Saint Gordios, mentioning that some of those in his audience had been present at the saint's martyrdom (PG 31:497).

January 03

Malachi the Prophet

The Prophet Malachi ("messenger of God") is the last of the twelve minor Prophets, and also of all the Prophets of the Old Testament. He prophesied in the days of Nehemias, a wise man among the Jews, who also held a high and powerful position in the court of Artaxerxes the Long-armed, King of the Persians, who reigned from 465 to 424 B.C. Malachis' book of prophecy is divided into four chapters; he foretold the coming of Christ as the Sun of Righteousness (4:2)


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


Greek Orthodox Archdiocese News

COVID-19 and Climate Change: Living with and Learning from a Pandemic Subtitle: Halki Summit IV


Halki Summit IV, taking place on January 26-28, 2021 at 8:00-9:30 PM EST, will focus on the implications and lessons of COVID-19 in relation to climate change.

A Social Media Gift for the Youth by the Youth


On December 10, 2020, the Saint Basil Academy children and staff welcomed Archbishop Elpidophoros for their socially distant Christmas celebration. Traditionally, in the past, the Greek Orthodox Archbishop visits the Academy for the annual Christmas celebration: His Eminence is welcomed by hundreds of guests who come to watch the annual Christmas pageant, to celebrate the spirited gift opening and to pay homage to their spiritual leader.

Holy Eparchial Synod Meets, Sends Christmas Wishes


This, the 99th, meeting of the Holy Eparchial Synod is of historic significance in expectation of the 100th Anniversary of the Archdiocese, which will be celebrated in the year 2022. Among the important decisions of the Holy Eparchial Synod were the appointment of the Synodal Hierarchs as Chairmen of the newly composed Archdiocesan Council committees.