Holy Trinity Cathedral
Publish Date: 2021-10-24
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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      


Greg Cook – Dr. Dean Kopan – Debbie Morris

THIS WEEK’S MEMORIALS ARE FOR: Elizabeth Voudouris – 3 years 

 John Voudouris – 6 years    Theodore Voudouris – 41 years 

May Their Memory Be Eternal

THIS WEEK’S ALTAR FLOWERS ARE SPONSORED BY:  Mr. & Mrs. Ted Arvanitis in loving memory of Michael & Helen Arvanitis, Sophia Morton, Kathryn & Robert Martin and James Arvanitis.  May Their Memory Be Eternal


EPISTLE READERS ARE:   English:  JoAnn Cook     Greek:  Pattie Senerius 

PROSFORA OFFERED TODAY BY:  The Voudouris Family, Dawn Anagnos & Presvytera Ann Hadgigeorge  

New Covid-19 Protocol

 My dear fellow parishioners,

In recent weeks we have seen an increase in Covid cases throughout Lucas County and surrounding areas. We have seen self reported cases in our parish as well. Due to the increased numbers, with the authority of the Metropolis of Detroit, we are hereby requiring all parishioners to wear masks in the Cathedral and the Educational Building. At this time, we will continue coffee hour but parishioner will only be able to remove masks when seated.

We will monitor closely and relax these rules as soon as humanly possible.

Thank you,

Emmanuel T. Yakumithis



Monday, October 25th:  DOP Dolmathes Workshop

Tuesday, October 26th:  Orthodoxy 101 6 pm, Warm Hands to Warm Hearts 7pm                 

Wednesday, October 27th – Bible Study 10 am and 7 pm, Adult Greek School 6pm, Young Adults 6 pm

Friday, October 29th - "Gyros to Go" drive through 11:00-1:30

Saturday, October 30th- Youth Greek School 9:20am-12:20, Parents of Young Children 6 pm at Social in Perrysburg

OXI Day Greek School Presentation October 31st:  Next Sunday our Greek School will have a presentation in honor of OXI day.  Please come and support them.

Trunk or Treat:  Trunk or Treat will take place after the OXI day celebration on October 31st.  More information will be emailed soon. 

Our Daughters of Penelope need your help. A nearby elementary school, Chase Stemm Academy, had a fire in their boiler room. It burned up all the toys hidden in there that were collected, so far, for underprivileged kids' Christmas gifts. Please help us bring some joy! Donate toys or gifts for elementary school kids. If your last name begins with A - M please bring something for K through 4th grade. If your last name begins with N through Z, please bring in something for 5 through 8th grade.    Leave your gifts in the community hall after liturgy - or anytime you are near church you can drop them off with a note: Chase donation.  Any kind of donation is welcome. Thank you.

Daughters of Penelope Dolmathes for the Holidays!  Please see the order form for more information.

Holy Trinity Greek Kitchen is taking orders for Spinach Pie, Cheese Pie, Galatoborikou, Baklava, and Chocolate Baklava.  Please see the order form for more details.

Attention parents! If your son age 8 to 18 is interested in serving in the Altar please visit to register for the Altar. Father Larry will send out a schedule for the Altar boys.

Cookbook Committee: The Cookbook committee will be raffling a large basket filled with various Greek snacks, wines, an apron, and 2 of our cookbooks.  The raffle will be on Sunday, Oct. 24th.  The cost will be $5 each ticket or 5 for $20.  The basket being raffled on the 24th will be available for you to look at during ticket sales.

Pantry Update:  The Holy Trinity Pantry has had so many generous donations!  We also have had many neighbors in need of food assistance.  We are so grateful to all of you who have made donations. At this time, the following items are most needed: Cereal, jelly, hearty soups and chili, canned meals like beefaroni and spaghettios, canned chicken, tuna and ham. Thank you.

Warm Hand to Warm Hearts:  We have started our Classes on Knitting and Crocheting with those who want to learn how to Knit & Crochet and those that know how to Knit & Crochet.  We will be meeting the last Tuesday of the month, in the Church Hall.  Our next gathering will be October 26, 2021, at 7 p.m.  Bring with you a size 8 or 9 pair of Knitting needles and size K or 6.50 Crochet hook.  Yarn and directions will be provided. Come no matter whether you know how to or are advanced yarners. We will have a good time together helping one another.

ARE YOU CURRENT WITH YOUR STEWARDSHIP OBLIGATION? We have 3 months remaining in this year’s campaign.  We need everyone’s participation to reach our stewardship goal for this year!  Thank you to everyone who has paid and pledged. 

Sunday Coffee Hours – As we begin to open, we are once again allowed to have Coffee hour.  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. Please let Carole know which Sunday you would like to offer Coffee Hour.

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

ALTAR FLOWERS ARE NEEDED FOR: April 3rd.  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- November 7th-Michael Yakumithis 6 months




Hymns of the Day

Resurrectional Apolytikion in the First Mode

Although the stone was sealed by the Jews, and the soldiers guarded Your most pure body, You arose on the third day, O Savior, giving life to the world. For this reason, the heavenly powers cried out to you, O Giver of Life: Glory to Your resurrection, O Christ! Glory to Your kingdom! Glory to Your dispensation, only Lover of Mankind!

Apolytikion for Great Martyr Arethas in the First Mode

Be Thou entreated for the sake of the sufferings of Thy Saints which they endured for Thee, O Lord, and do Thou heal all our pains, we pray, O Friend of man.

Seasonal Kontakion in the Second Mode

O Protection of Christians that cannot be put to shame, mediation unto the creator most constant: O despise not the voices of those who have sinned; but be quick, O good one, to come unto our aid, who in faith cry unto thee: Hasten to intercession and speed thou to make supplication, O thou who dost ever protect, O Theotokos, them that honor thee.

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. First Mode. Psalm 32.22,1.
Let your mercy, O Lord, be upon us.
Verse: Rejoice in the Lord, O ye righteous.

The reading is from St. Paul's Second Letter to the Corinthians 9:6-11.

Brethren, he who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and he who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. Each one must do as he has made up his mind, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. And God is able to provide you with every blessing in abundance, so that you may always have enough of everything and may provide in abundance for every good work. As it is written, "He scatters abroad, he gives to the poor; his righteousness endures for ever." He who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will supply and multiply your resources and increase the harvest of your righteousness. You will be enriched in every way for great generosity, which through us will produce thanksgiving to God.

Gospel Reading

6th Sunday of Luke
The Reading is from Luke 8:26-39

At that time, as Jesus arrived at the country of the Gadarenes, there met him a man from the city who had demons; for a long time he had worn no clothes and he lived not in a house but among the tombs. When he saw Jesus, he cried out and fell down before him, and said with a loud voice, "What have you to do with me, Jesus, Son of the Most High God? I beseech you, do not torment me." For he had commanded the unclean spirit to come out of the man. (For many a time it had seized him; he was kept under guard, and bound with chains and fetters, but he broke the bonds and was driven by the demon into the desert.) Jesus then asked him, "What is your name?" And he said, "Legion"; for many demons had entered him. And they begged him not to command them to depart into the abyss. Now a large herd of swine was feeding there on the hillside; and they begged him to let them enter these. So he gave them leave. Then the demons came out of the man and entered the swine, and the herd rushed down the steep bank into the lake and were drowned. When the herdsmen saw what happened, they fled, and told it in the city and in the country. Then people went out to see what had happened, and they came to Jesus, and found the man from whom the demons had gone, sitting at the feet of Jesus, clothed and in his right mind; and they were afraid. And those who had seen it told them how he who had been possessed with demons was healed. Then all the people of the surrounding country of the Gadarenes asked him to depart from them; for they were seized with great fear; so he got into the boat and returned. The man from whom the demons had gone begged that he might be with him; but he sent him away, saying, "Return to your home, and declare how much God has done for you." And he went away, proclaiming throughout the whole city how much Jesus had done for him.


Saints and Feasts

October 24

6th Sunday of Luke

October 24

Arethas the Great Martyr & Syncletiki and her two daughters

These Martyrs contested for piety's sake in the year 524 in Najran, a city of Arabia Felix (present-day Yemen). When Dhu Nuwas, ruler of the Himyarite tribe in south Arabia, and a Judaizer, took power, he sought to blot out Christianity, especially at Najran, a Christian city. Against the counsels of Arethas, chief man of Najran, the city surrendered to Dhu Nuwas, who immediately broke the word he had given and sought to compel the city to renounce Christ. Led by Saint Arethas, hundreds of martyrs, including women, children, and babes, valiantly withstood his threats, and were beheaded and burned. After the men had been slain, all the free-born Christian women of Najran were brought before the tyrant and commanded to abjure Christ or die; yet they rebuked the persecutor with such boldness that he said even the men had not insulted him so contemptuously. So great was their faith that not one woman was found to deny Christ in all Najran, although some of them suffered torments more bitter than most of the men. In alliance with Byzantium, the Ethiopian King Elesbaan liberated Najran from Dhu Nuwas soon after and raised up churches in honour of the Martyrs. Najran became a place of pilgrimage until the rise of Islam a century later. At the end of his life King Elesbaan, who was also called Caleb, retired into solitude as a hermit; he sent his crown to Jerusalem as an offering to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. He also is commemorated on this day as a saint. Saint Arethas' name in Arabic, Harith, means "plowman, tiller," much the same as "George" does in Greek.

October 24

Sebastiane the Martyr

October 24

Maglorious of Sark


Wisdom of the Fathers

For if we, going about on the earth which is familiar and well known to us, being encompassed with a body, when we are journeying in a strange road, know not which way to go unless we have some one to lead us; how should the soul, being rent away from the body, and having gone out from all her accustomed region, know where to walk without one to show her the way?
St. John Chrysostom
Homily 28 on Matthew 8, 4th Century

Some say, 'Why do they [demons] possess people?' I answer those who wish to have this explained that the reason of these things is very deep. Somewhere one of His saints addressed God by saying, 'Your judgments are a vast abyss.' As long as we bear this in mind, we will perhaps not miss the mark.
St. Cyril of Alexandria
Commentary on Luke, Homily 44. (Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture; vol 3: Luke, Intervarsity Press)


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