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
All Members Ushering Today
Prosfora offered today by The Ilias Bekos family and Kelly Yakumithis
THIS WEEK'S ALTAR FLOWERS ARE SPONSORED BY: Ourania Bekos and Family in loving memory of Ilias Bekos.
May His Memory Be Eternal.
THIS WEEK AT HOLY TRINITY:
Sunday, April 25th-Bridegroom 7pm
Monday, April 26th-Holy Monday Bridegroom 7pm
Tuesday, April 27th-Holy Tuesday Bridegroom 7pm
Wednesday, April 28th-Holy Wednesday 9:00am Pre-Sanctified Liturgy, Unction Service 3pm and Unction Service 7pm
Thursday, April 29th-Holy Thursday Vesperal Divine Liturgy 7:30 am, Service of the Twelve Gospels 7:00pm
Friday, April 30th-Holy Friday Service of the Royal Hours 9am, Service of the Un-nailing from the Cross 3pm, Lamentations Service 7:00 pm
Saturday, May 1st-Holy Saturday Vesperal Divine Liturgy 9:30am, Orthros of Easter and Divine Liturgy 11:30 pm
Sunday, May 2nd-Holy Pascha Agape Vespers Noon at the Cathedral
2021 Holy Week and Easter Instructions
Dear Parish Family and Friends,
What a blessing it is to be able to celebrate this year’s Holy Week and Pascha together! As you can see from this year’s Easter packet, we are blessed to be able to do some of our usual Easter events. Other activities will not be happening but we hope to do them next year.
The most important thing is that we will be able to worship together. Please remember we continue to have restriction with regards to the number of worshipers allowed in Church. That number continues to be 60 people. We would like to remind you that it is important that you sign up for Liturgy. Signing up for Liturgy allows the council to prepare for the amount of people coming to worship. Please remember signing up does not guarantee a seat in Church. We do believe there is plenty of room to safely worship using the main Church floor and the choir loft. If the Church has reached capacity, both choir loft and on the main floor, you will be asked to go next door. We are blessed that we have live stream capabilities and the televisions in the hall. On Holy Friday evening we will all gather together outside and do the usual procession. Please remember the rules for being socially distant continue to apply. On Pascha, when it is time to go outside to sing “Chris is Risen” we will meet outside as usual. When it is time for communion those who are next door will come to the Church to receive communion and go back to the hall.
My friends and family in Christ, I know that this is not perfect. I am thankful that we are able to gather for worship, even in this imperfect way. This is the great feast that we look forward to each year. This year we have the opportunity and we are blessed with the ability to gather safely. Let us prepare ourselves to patiently and with faith and love draw near to Christ and great and Holy Pascha.
The Raftopoulos Scholarship: The Raftopoulos Scholarship Application is now available. Please call the Church office if you're interested in applying. Please return to the office by May 9th.
Thank you to all our parishioners who shop at Kroger and have chosen Holy Trinity as their designated charity. The funds collected from the Kroger Rewards Program over the past few years helped fund the purchase of our new Allen organ for our cathedral. If you haven’t joined the Kroger Rewards Program, please consider doing so and designate Holy Trinity Cathedral as your designated charity.
Great news from the Cookbook Committee: We are running a spring sale on our Community cookbook “Olives, Feta, Phyllo & More!”. For a limited time we will be offering the cookbook for $20 and the “Olives, Feta, Phyllo & More!” aprons are selling for $10. They will be available in person at the time of the Greek Kitchen’s pick-up and also at The Daughter’s Palm Sunday Pastry sale. They will also be available on line through our church website. The books make a wonderful Easter gift, they are a nice hostess gift, and can be a great addition to wedding shower gift basket. This is the perfect time to buy a couple of books and save them to give to family or friends later. We appreciate your support.
Warm Hand to Warm Hearts, Please keep Knitting & Crocheting thru the Spring and Summer. We are also looking for donations of yarn. If you see any, at yard or garage sales, we sure could put it to good use. Thank You.
Philoptochos Scholarship available--- Qualifying high school seniors can apply for a Service scholarship. If interested, please email Stephanie Berardinelli at email@example.com. The deadline to apply is Friday, April 30th.
The Metropolis of Detroit Philoptochos Board is proud to once again offer the Florence G. Stefanou Memorial Scholarship. The scholarship is to provide financial assistance to qualifying high school seniors, or undergraduate college students (Freshman, Sophomore, or Junior) attending an accredited college, university, or trade school. Applicants must be related to a Philoptochos member.
Philoptochos is now collecting 2021 Stewardship. Please make your check
payable to Philoptochos and mail to:
Presvytera Ann Hadgigeorge
Philoptochos Assist. Treasurer
7234 Wembley Terrace W
Toledo, OH 43617
Your stewardship supports our many charitable ministries. Thank you for your
Have you turned in your 2021 Stewardship Card? If you haven’t please do so. We need everyone’s participation to make this year’s campaign a success. Thank you!
HOLY TRINITY PANTRY UPDATE Greetings from the Pantry Committee! Pantry inventory was again completed on April 2nd, and at this time, our updated list of immediate needs includes: Hearty soups, Ramen noodles, Canned fruit (pears, peaches, etc), and laundry soap. We are so grateful for your generous donations. Thank you!
ATTENTION PROSFORA BAKERS: ***PROSFORA NEEDED FOR THE MONTHS OF May, and June. Please call Connie Mynihan at 419-250-4899 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
ALTAR FLOWERS ARE NEEDED FOR: Altar Flowers are needed for January 16, 23, 2022 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: June 13th – Georgia Karahalios – 1 year; May Her Memory Be Eternal