Holy Trinity Cathedral
Publish Date: 2022-09-18
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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


 Gene Haberman – Dean Kopan – Debbie Morris – Pete Papadimos

 40-DAY BLESSING FOR:   Nicolas Michael born August 15th to parents Scott Geiger & Anna Maria Yakumithis.  May God Continue to Bless Him Always

THIS WEEK’S MEMORIAL SERVICE IS FOR:    Stergios (45 yrs.) & Despina (35 yrs.) Houlles

May Their Memory Be Eternal

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 and niece Maria    May Their Memory Be Eternal

THIS WEEK’S EPISTLE READERS ARE:  English: David Mynihan   Greek:   Kathy Chaka

The Prosfora, the Eucharistic Bread, prepared on behalf of the worshipping faithful was offered today by:

Houlles & Grether Families and Despina Apostolou   Thank You and God Bless You.

 PHILOPTOCHOS will pass a special tray today to benefit Holy Cross Seminary.


Sunday, September 18th:  Altar Boy meeting after church, Choir practice after church

Monday, September 19th:  Parish Council Meeting 6pm

Wednesday, September 21st:  Bible Study 10 am and 7 pm

Special thank you to everyone who worked tirelessly at this year’s Greek American Festival to make it a huge success!  We appreciate all of you!

Warm Hands to Warm Hearts will meet Tuesday, September 27, 2022, at 1:00 PM, in the Church Hall.  Please bring your knitted or crocheted 7 inch by 9 inch pieces. We are accepting any kind and any amount of yarn, from anyone.  Thank You.  Dorothy yakumithis and Maria Petros.

Ypsilanti 118 Memorial Golf Outing – Save the Date – This year’s Ypsilanti 118 Memorial Golf Outing will be Saturday September 24 at Heather Downs Country Club honoring Andy Dionyssiou.  This will be a four-man scramble with a shotgun start at 1:30. Cost is $90.00 per person for golf and dinner or $35.00 for dinner only.  Dinner is chicken and ribs.  For complete details and to register or sponsor please visit

WE ARE APPROACHING THE LAST QUARTER OF OUR 2022 STEWARDSHIP CAMPAIGN.   As a reminder...Have you submitted your pledge card?  Are you current with your payments?  Thank you!

NEW Holy Trinity Pantry needed items: Saltine crackers, Shelf-stable milk, canned tuna, canned chicken, shampoo, body wash, vegetable oil. Our pantry accepts all nonperishable food and hygiene items.  We also gratefully accept money donations, and we can do the shopping for you!  Thank you to all parishioners who support this church ministry!

Philoptochos News:  Philoptochos is continuing to strive for all women of our parish to join this dynamic group that supports all the needs of our beloved Holy Trinity. Participation in our activities is flexible and accommodates women’s varying availability and time commitment. Stewardship is being accepted for continuing and new members for 2022. The amount of your stewardship to this organization is your choice, with the average membership steward giving $50.  We are obligated to the first $21 to our National and Metropolis Philoptochos, and the remainder of your donation stays here at our parish and supports our projects in our local community. Payment can be forwarded to Maria Kopan, Membership, and can also be made through PayPal at  

Sunday Coffee Hours –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 September and October.  Please call Connie Mynihan at 419-250-4899 or email at

ALTAR FLOWERS ARE NEEDED FOR:  February 12, 2023 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 MEMORIALS:  October 9th-Antonia Tom-40 days, Nikolaos Verikakis-40 days



    Philoptochos On Tap

    Philoptochos On Tap

    You are invited to the first Philoptochos on Tap! Please see the flyer for more information.

    AHEPA GOLF Outing

    AHEPA GOLF Outing

    If you are interested in sponsoring a hole for this year's Golf Outing please see the attached flyer!

    Ukraine Relief Fund

    Ukraine Relief Fund

    Together, the Archdiocese and IOCC aim to raise $1 million for both immediate and long-term support of the Ukrainian people. Please click on the flyer for more information.


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 Afterfeast of the Holy Cross in the First Mode

Save, O Lord, Thy people and bless Thine inheritance; grant Thou unto the faithful victory over adversaries. And by the power of Thy Cross do Thou preserve Thy commonwealth.

Seasonal Kontakion in the Fourth Mode

Lifted up on the Cross by Your free will, Christ God, grant mercies to the new commonwealth that bears Your name. Gladden our faithful rulers by Your power, giving them victories over their adversaries. May Your alliance be for them a weapon for peace, an invincible standard.

Gospel and Epistle Readings

Matins Gospel Reading

Third Orthros Gospel
The Reading is from Mark 16:9-20

When Jesus rose early on the first day of the week, He appeared first to Mary Magdalene, from whom He had cast out seven demons. She went and told those who had been with Him, as they mourned and wept. But when they heard that He was alive and had been seen by her, they would not believe it.

After this he appeared in another form to two of them, as they were walking into the country. And they went back and told the rest, but they did not believe them. After this He appeared to the eleven themselves as they sat at table and He upbraided them for their unbelief and hardness of heart, because they had not believed those who saw Him after He had risen. And He said to them, "Go into all the world and preach the gospel to the whole creation. He who believes and is baptized will be saved; but he who does not believe will be condemned. And these signs will accompany those who believe: in My name they will cast out demons; they will speak in new tongues; they will pick up serpents, and if they drink any deadly thing, it will not hurt them; they will lay their hands on the sick, and they will recover."

So then the Lord Jesus, after He had spoken to them, was taken up into heaven, and sat down at the right hand of God. And they went forth and preached everywhere, while the Lord worked with them and confirmed the message by the signs that attended it. Amen.

Epistle Reading

Prokeimenon. Plagal First Mode. Psalm 11.7,1.
You, O Lord, shall keep us and preserve us.
Verse: Save me, O Lord, for the godly man has failed.

The reading is from St. Paul's Letter to the Galatians 2:16-20.

Brethren, knowing that a man is not justified by works of the law but through faith in Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Christ Jesus, in order to be justified by faith in Christ, and not by works of the law, because by works of the law shall no one be justified. But if, in our endeavor to be justified in Christ, we ourselves were found to be sinners, is Christ then an agent of sin? Certainly not! But if I build up again those things which I tore down, then I prove myself a transgressor. For I through the law died to the law, that I might live to God. I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me; and the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.

Gospel Reading

Sunday after Holy Cross
The Reading is from Mark 8:34-38; 9:1

The Lord said: "If anyone wishes to come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me. For whoever would save his life will lose it; and whoever loses his life for my sake and the gospel's will save it. For what does it profit a man, to gain the whole world and forfeit his life? For what can a man give in return for his life? For whoever is ashamed of me and my words in this adulterous and sinful generation, of him will the Son of man also be ashamed, when he comes in the glory of his Father with the holy angels." And he said to them, "Truly, I say to you, there are some standing here who will not taste death before they see the kingdom of God come with power."


Saints and Feasts

September 18

Afterfeast of the Holy Cross

September 18

Eumenius the Wonderworker, Bishop of Gortynia

This Saint took up the monastic life from his youth, and later became Bishop of Gortynia in Crete. He travelled to Rome, and to Thebes in Upper Egypt, where through his prayers he ended a drought; there also, after working many miracles, he reposed in deep old age. His holy relics were returned to Gortynia and buried at the place called Raxos.

September 18

Ariadne the Martyr


Wisdom of the Fathers

The key to knowledge is the humility of Christ. The door of the Kingdom of Heaven is open, not to those who only know in their learned minds the mysteries of faith and the commandments of their Creator, but to those who have progressed far enough to live by them.
St. Bede the Venerable
Unknown, 8th century

To deny oneself means to give up one's bad habits; to root out of the heart all that ties us to the world; not to cherish bad thoughts and desires; to suppress every evil thought; to avoid occasions of sin; not to desire or to do anything out of self-love, but to do everything out of love for God. To deny oneself, according to St. Paul means "to be dead to sin. . . but alive to God."
St. Innocent of Alaska
The Lenten Spring, SVS Press, p. 147, 19th Century