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
Steve Papadimos – Harry. D. Proestos – Frank Reder
THIS WEEK’S ALTAR FLOWERS ARE SPONSORED BY: Mr. & Mrs. John Patroulis in loving memory of Dimitrios & Vassiliki Patroulis, brother George Patroulis, & nephew James Patroulis May Their Memory Be Eternal
THIS WEEK’S COFFEE HOUR IS SPONSORED ANONYMOUSLY
EPISTLE READERS ARE: English: George Sarantou Greek: Basil Apostolou
PROSFORA OFFERED TODAY BY: Dawn Anagnos in honor of OXI Day
Condolences to the family of Stavroula Bekos whose funeral was this past Friday. May Her Memory Be Eternal
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.
Emmanuel T. Yakumithis
THIS WEEK AT HOLY TRINITY:
Monday, November 1st: SS. Cosmas and Damianos Orthros 9 am Divine Liturgy 10 am, Parish Council 6 pm
Tuesday, November 2nd: Orthodoxy 101 6 pm
Wednesday, November 3rd – Bible Study 10 am and 7 pm, Adult Greek School 6pm, Young Adults 6 pm
Saturday, November 6th- Youth Greek School 9:20am-12:20
OXI Day Greek School Presentation TODAY: Today our Greek School will offer a presentation in honor of OXI day. Please stay and support them.
Trunk or Treat: Trunk or Treat will take place today after the OXI day celebration and Sunday School.
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 www.holytrinitytoledo.com/altar-boys/ 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 November & December. Please call Connie Mynihan at 419-250-4899 or email at email@example.com
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
Our count down to Stewardship Sunday has began! Please see the flyer for information.
Calling all Kids! On October 31st our GOYANS will host a Trunk or Treat. Please see the flyer for more information.
SAINT GEORGE LADIES PHILOPTOCHOS Is offering their annual Feather Party on Thursday, November 18, 2021. Please see the flyer for more information.
Attached please find the Greek Kitchen Fall order form!
Attached please find the Dolmathes for the Holidays order form!
The 70th Anniversary date has changed! Please see the flyer for details.
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. Second Mode. Psalm 117.14,18.
The Lord is my strength and my song.
Verse: The Lord has chastened me sorely.
The reading is from St. Paul's Second Letter to the Corinthians 11:31-33; 12:1-9.
Brethren, the God and Father of the Lord Jesus, he who is blessed for ever, knows that I do not lie. At Damascus, the governor under King Aretas guarded the city of Damascus in order to seize me, but I was let down in a basket through a window in the wall, and escaped his hands.
I must boast; there is nothing to be gained by it, but I will go on to visions and revelations of the Lord. I know a man in Christ who fourteen years ago was caught up to the third heaven -- whether in the body or out of the body I do not know, God knows. And I know that this man was caught up into Paradise --whether in the body or out of the body I do not know, God knows -- and he heard things that cannot be told, which man may not utter. On behalf of this man I will boast, but on my own behalf I will not boast, except of my weaknesses. Though if I wish to boast, I shall not be a fool, for I shall be speaking the truth. But I refrain from it, so that no one may think more of me than he sees in me or hears from me. And to keep me from being too elated by the abundance of revelations, a thorn was given me in the flesh, a messenger of Satan, to harass me, to keep me from being too elated. Three times I besought the Lord about this, that it should leave me; but he said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness." I will all the more gladly boast of my weaknesses, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.
5th Sunday of Luke
The Reading is from Luke 16:19-31
The Lord said, "There was a rich man, who was clothed in purple and fine linen and who feasted sumptuously every day. And at his gate lay a poor man named Lazaros, full of sores, who desired to be fed with what fell from the rich man's table; moreover the dogs came and licked his sores. The poor man died and was carried by the angels to Abraham's bosom. The rich man also died and was buried; and in Hades, being in torment, he lifted up his eyes, and saw Abraham far off and Lazaros in his bosom. And he called out, 'Father Abraham, have mercy upon me, and send Lazaros to dip the end of his finger in water and cool my tongue; for I am in anguish in this flame.' But Abraham said, 'Son, remember that you in your lifetime received your good things, and Lazaros in like manner evil things; but now he is comforted here, and you are in anguish. And besides all this, between us and you a great chasm has been fixed, in order that those who would pass from here to you may not be able, and none may cross from there to us.' And he said, 'Then I beg you, father, to send him to my father's house, for I have five brothers, so that he may warn them, lest they also come into this place of torment.' But Abraham said, 'They have Moses, and the prophets; let them hear them.' And he said, 'No, father Abraham; but if some one goes to them from the dead, they will repent.' He said to them, 'If they do not hear Moses and the prophets, neither will they be convinced if some one should rise from the dead.'"
Of these holy Apostles, Stachys became the first Bishop of Byzantium, consecrated by the Apostle Andrew. Having shepherded his people for sixteen years, he reposed in the Lord. As for the others, each one shone forth in the episcopal see appointed to him: Apelles, Bishop of Heraclea; Amplias, Bishop of Odyssopolis; Urban, Bishop of Macedonia; Narcissus, Bishop of Athens; and Aristobulus, Bishop of Britain.