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.
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 – 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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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.
Update for Covid-19 Procedures
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.
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.
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."
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).
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)