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Publish Date: 2024-04-14
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  • Phone:
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  • 1222 S. Guthrie Ave.

  • Tulsa, OK 74119


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Services Schedule

Saturday Evening Vespers: 5:30 pm

Sunday Morning Orthros 8:30 AM

Sunday Morning Divine Liturgy 9:30 AM


Past Bulletins


Calendar

  • HTGOC Calendar

    April 14 to April 29, 2024

    Sunday, April 14

    Pastoral Visit by His Grace Bishop Constantine

    4th Sunday of Great Lent - Saint John Climacus

    8:30AM Orthros

    9:30AM Divine Liturgy

    11:00AM Memorial Service

    11:30AM Community Meal with His Grace Bishop Constantine

    Monday, April 15

    5:00PM North Patio Committee Meeting

    6:00PM Compline

    7:00PM Parish Council Meeting

    Tuesday, April 16

    8:30AM HTGOC Total Body Workout

    Wednesday, April 17

    12:00PM Hall reserved

    6:00PM Pre-Sanctfied Liturgy followed by Lenten Potluck

    Thursday, April 18

    6:00PM Spanakopita Prep for Drive Thru

    Friday, April 19

    Metropolis Oratorical in Kansas City

    8:30AM HTGOC Total Body Workout

    9:30AM Meals on Wheels - HTGOC Prep/Delivery Site

    6:00PM Akathist

    Saturday, April 20

    9:00AM Festival/Drive Thru Meeting

    10:00AM Prep/Roll Spanakopita for Drive Thru

    5:30PM Vespers

    Sunday, April 21

    5th Sunday of Great Lent - Saint Mary of Egypt

    8:30AM Orthros

    9:30AM Divine Liturgy

    11:30AM SLC Remodel Committee Meeting

    Monday, April 22

    6:00PM Compline

    Tuesday, April 23

    8:30AM HTGOC Total Body Workout

    Wednesday, April 24

    6:00PM Pre-Sanctfied Liturgy followed by Lenten Potluck

    Friday, April 26

    8:30AM Philoptochos make tsourekia

    8:30AM HTGOC Total Body Workout

    9:30AM Meals on Wheels - HTGOC Prep/Delivery Site

    10:00AM Hall/SLC Lobby Reserved

    Saturday, April 27

    Lazarus Saturday

    8:30AM Orthros followed by Divine Liturgy

    10:30AM Baptisms

    11:30AM Pancake Breakfast/Palm Folding/Church Clean Up for Holy Week

    5:30PM Vespers

    Sunday, April 28

    Palm Sunday

    8:30AM Orthros

    9:30AM Divine Liturgy

    6:00PM Bridegroom Service

    Monday, April 29

    Holy Monday

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Saints and Feasts

Climicus
April 14

Sunday of St. John Climacus

The memory of this Saint is celebrated on March 30, where his biography may be found. He is celebrated today because his book, The Ladder of Divine Ascent, is a sure guide to the ascetic life, written by a great man of prayer experienced in all forms of the monastic polity; it teaches the seeker after salvation how to lay a sound foundation for his struggles, how to detect and war against each of the passions, how to avoid the snares laid by the demons, and how to rise from the rudimental virtues to the heights of Godlike love and humility. It is held in such high esteem that it is universally read in its entirety in monasteries during the Great Fast.


Allsaint
April 14

Demetrios the New-Martyr of Arcadia


Allsaint
April 14

Thomais the Martyr of Alexandria


Allsaint
April 14

Aristarchos, Pudens, Trophimos the Apostles of the 70

Saint Aristarchus is mentioned in the Epistle to the Colossians (4:10), and also in the Epistle to Philemon (v. 24). By his ascetical manner of life, this Saint proved to be another Saint John the Baptist. He became Bishop of Apamea in Syria, and brought many to the Faith of Christ. Saints Pudens and Trophimus are mentioned in II Timothy 4:20-21. Also, Acts 21:29 mentions that Trophimus was from Ephesus. According to sources that Saint Dorotheus of Tyre (celebrated on June 5) found written in Latin in Rome, these Apostles were beheaded in Rome during the reign of Nero (54-68).


Allsaint
April 14

Ardalion the Actor and Martyr


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Hymns of the Day

Resurrectional Apolytikion in the Fourth Tone

The women disciples of the Lord, having learned from the Angel the joyous news of the Resurrection and having rejected the ancestral decision, then told the apostles elatedly: Death has been stripped of its power; Christ God has risen, granting to the world His great mercy.
Τὸ φαιδρὸν τῆς Ἀναστάσεως κήρυγμα, ἐκ τοῦ Ἀγγέλου μαθοῦσαι αἱ τοῦ Κυρίου Μαθήτριαι, καὶ τὴν προγονικὴν ἀπόφασιν ἀπορρίψασαι, τοῖς Ἀποστόλοις καυχώμεναι ἔλεγον· Ἐσκύλευται ὁ θάνατος, ἠγέρθη Χριστὸς ὁ Θεός, δωρούμενος τῷ κόσμῳ τὸ μέγα ἔλεος.

Apolytikion for Sun. of St. John Climacus in the Plagal Fourth Tone

With the rivers of your tears, you have made the barren desert fertile. Through sighs of sorrow from deep within you, your labors have borne fruit a hundred-fold. By your miracles you have become a light, shining upon the world. O John, our Holy Father, pray to Christ our God, to save our souls.
Ταίς τών δακρύων σου ροαίς, τής ερήμου τό άγονον εγεώργησας, καί τοίς εκ βάθους στεναγμοίς, εις εκατόν τούς πόνους εκαρποφόρησας, καί γέγονας φωστήρ, τή οικουμένη λάμπων τοίς θαύμασι, Ιωάννη Πατήρ ημών, Όσιε, Πρέσβευε Χριστώ τώ Θεώ, σωθήναι τάς ψυχάς ημών.

Apolytikion for the Church in the Plagal Fourth Tone

Blessed are You * O Christ our God * Who by sending down * The Holy Spirit upon them * Made the fishermen wise and through them * Illumined the world * And to You, the universe was ever drawn, All glory to You O Lord.

Ευλογητός εί, Χριστέ ο Θεός ημών * ο πανσόφους * τους αλιείς αναδείξας * καταπέμψας αυτοίς το Πνεύμα το άγιον * και δι’ αυτών * την οικουμένην σαγηνεύσας· * φιλάνθρωπε, δόξα σοι

Seasonal Kontakion in the Plagal Fourth Tone

To you the champion * commander, I your city * inscribe victorious * anthems of thanksgiving * for deliverance from sufferings Theotokos * in as much as you * have power unassailable * from all manner of dangers, set me free * that I may cry out to you * rejoice, bride unwedded
Τὴ ὑπερμάχω στρατηγῶ τὰ νικητήρια, ὡς λυτρωθεῖσα τῶν δεινῶν εὐχαριστήρια, ἀναγράφω σοὶ ἡ Πόλις σου Θεοτόκε, Ἀλλ' ὡς ἔχουσα τὸ κράτος ἀπροσμάχητον, ἐκ παντοίων μὲ κινδύνων ἐλευθέρωσον, ἵνα κράζω σοί, Χαῖρε νύμφη ἀνύμφευτε.
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Gospel and Epistle Readings

Matins Gospel Reading

First Orthros Gospel
The Reading is from Matthew 28:16-20

At that time, the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain to which Jesus had directed them. And when they saw Him they worshiped Him; but some doubted. And Jesus came and said to them, "All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to Me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, to the close of the age. Amen."

First Orthros Gospel
Κατὰ Ματθαῖον 28:16-20

Τῷ καιρῷ ἐκείνῳ, οἱ ἕνδεκα μαθηταὶ ἐπορεύθησαν εἰς τὴν Γαλιλαίαν, εἰς τὸ Ὄρος, οὗ ἐτάξατο αὐτοῖς ὁ Ἰησοῦς. Καὶ ἰδόντες αὐτόν, προσεκύνησαν αὐτῷ· οἱ δὲ ἐδίστασαν. Καὶ προσελθὼν ὁ Ἰησοῦς, ἐλάλησεν αὐτοῖς, λέγων· Ἐδόθη μοι πᾶσα ἐξουσία ἐν οὐρανῷ καὶ ἐπὶ τῆς γῆς. Πορευθέντες οὖν, μαθητεύσατε πάντα τὰ ἔθνη, βαπτίζοντες αὐτοὺς εἰς τὸ ὄνομα τοῦ Πατρός, καὶ τοῦ Υἱοῦ, καὶ τοῦ Ἁγίου Πνεύματος· διδάσκοντες αὐτοὺς τηρεῖν πάντα ὅσα ἐνετειλάμην ὑμῖν. Καὶ ἰδού, ἐγὼ μεθ' ὑμῶν εἰμι πάσας τὰς ἡμέρας, ἕως τῆς συντελείας τοῦ αἰῶνος. Ἀμήν.


Epistle Reading

Prokeimenon. Fourth Tone. Psalm 103.24,1.
O Lord, how manifold are your works. You have made all things in wisdom.
Verse: Bless the Lord, O my soul.

The reading is from St. Paul's Letter to the Hebrews 6:13-20.

BRETHREN, when God made a promise to Abraham, since he had no one greater by whom to swear, he swore to himself, saying, "Surely I will bless you and multiply you." And thus Abraham, having patiently endured, obtained the promise. Men indeed swear by a greater than themselves, and in all their disputes an oath is final for confirmation. So when God desired to show more convincingly to the heirs of the promise the unchangeable character of his purpose, he interposed with an oath, so that through two unchangeable things, in which it is impossible that God should prove false, we who have fled for refuge might have strong encouragement to seize the hope set before us. We have this as a sure and steadfast anchor of the soul, a hope that enters into the inner shrine behind the curtain, where Jesus has gone as a forerunner on our behalf, having become a high priest for ever after the order of Melchizedek.

Προκείμενον. Fourth Tone. ΨΑΛΜΟΙ 103.24,1.
Ὡς ἐμεγαλύνθη τὰ ἔργα σου Κύριε, πάντα ἐν σοφίᾳ ἐποίησας.
Στίχ. Εὐλόγει ἡ ψυχή μου τὸν Κύριον.

τὸ Ἀνάγνωσμα Πρὸς Ἑβραίους 6:13-20.

Ἀδελφοί, τῷ Ἀβραὰμ ἐπαγγειλάμενος ὁ θεός, ἐπεὶ κατʼ οὐδενὸς εἶχεν μείζονος ὀμόσαι, ὤμοσεν καθʼ ἑαυτοῦ, λέγων, Ἦ μὴν εὐλογῶν εὐλογήσω σε, καὶ πληθύνων πληθυνῶ σε. Καὶ οὕτως μακροθυμήσας ἐπέτυχεν τῆς ἐπαγγελίας. Ἄνθρωποι μὲν γὰρ κατὰ τοῦ μείζονος ὀμνύουσιν, καὶ πάσης αὐτοῖς ἀντιλογίας πέρας εἰς βεβαίωσιν ὁ ὅρκος. Ἐν ᾧ περισσότερον βουλόμενος ὁ θεὸς ἐπιδεῖξαι τοῖς κληρονόμοις τῆς ἐπαγγελίας τὸ ἀμετάθετον τῆς βουλῆς αὐτοῦ, ἐμεσίτευσεν ὅρκῳ, ἵνα διὰ δύο πραγμάτων ἀμεταθέτων, ἐν οἷς ἀδύνατον ψεύσασθαι θεόν, ἰσχυρὰν παράκλησιν ἔχωμεν οἱ καταφυγόντες κρατῆσαι τῆς προκειμένης ἐλπίδος· ἣν ὡς ἄγκυραν ἔχομεν τῆς ψυχῆς ἀσφαλῆ τε καὶ βεβαίαν, καὶ εἰσερχομένην εἰς τὸ ἐσώτερον τοῦ καταπετάσματος· ὅπου πρόδρομος ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν εἰσῆλθεν Ἰησοῦς, κατὰ τὴν τάξιν Μελχισεδὲκ ἀρχιερεὺς γενόμενος εἰς τὸν αἰῶνα.


Gospel Reading

Sunday of St. John Climacus
The Reading is from Mark 9:17-31

At that time, a man came to Jesus kneeling and saying: "Teacher, I brought my son to you, for he has a dumb spirit; and wherever it seizes him it dashes him down; and he foams and grinds his teeth and becomes rigid; and I asked your disciples to cast it out, and they were not able." And he answered them, "O faithless generation, how long am I to be with you? How long am I to bear with you? Bring him to me." And they brought the boy to him; and when the spirit saw him, immediately it convulsed the boy, and he fell on the ground and rolled about, foaming at the mouth. And Jesus asked his father, "How long has he had this?" And he said, "From childhood. And it has often cast him into the fire and into the water, to destroy him; but if you can do anything, have pity on us and help us." And Jesus said to him, "If you can! All things are possible to him who believes." Immediately the father of the child cried out and said, "I believe; help my unbelief!" And when Jesus saw that a crowd came running together, he rebuked the unclean spirit, saying to it, "You dumb and deaf spirit, I command you, come out of him, and never enter him again." And after crying out and convulsing him terribly, it came out, and the boy was like a corpse; so that most of them said, "He is dead." But Jesus took him by the hand and lifted him up, and he arose. And when he had entered the house, his disciples asked him privately, "Why could we not cast it out?" And he said to them, "This kind cannot be driven out by anything but prayer and fasting." They went on from there and passed through Galilee. And he would not have any one know it; for he was teaching his disciples, saying to them, "The Son of man will be delivered into the hands of men, and they will kill him; and when he is killed, after three days he will rise."

Sunday of St. John Climacus
Κατὰ Μᾶρκον 9:17-31

Τῷ καιρῷ ἐκείνῳ, ἄνθρωπός τις προσῆλθε τῷ Ἰησοῦ λέγων, διδάσκαλε, ἤνεγκα τὸν υἱόν μου πρός σε, ἔχοντα πνεῦμα ἄλαλον. καὶ ὅπου ἂν αὐτὸν καταλάβῃ, ῥήσσει αὐτόν, καὶ ἀφρίζει καὶ τρίζει τοὺς ὀδόντας αὐτοῦ, καὶ ξηραίνεται· καὶ εἶπον τοῖς μαθηταῖς σου ἵνα αὐτὸ ἐκβάλωσι, καὶ οὐκ ἴσχυσαν. ὁ δὲ ἀποκριθεὶς αὐτῷ λέγει· ὦ γενεὰ ἄπιστος, ἕως πότε πρὸς ὑμᾶς ἔσομαι; ἕως πότε ἀνέξομαι ὑμῶν; φέρετε αὐτὸν πρός με. καὶ ἤνεγκαν αὐτὸν πρὸς αὐτόν. καὶ ἰδὼν αὐτὸν εὐθέως τὸ πνεῦμα ἐσπάραξεν αὐτόν, καὶ πεσὼν ἐπὶ τῆς γῆς ἐκυλίετο ἀφρίζων. καὶ ἐπηρώτησε τὸν πατέρα αὐτοῦ· πόσος χρόνος ἐστὶν ὡς τοῦτο γέγονεν αὐτῷ; ὁ δὲ εἶπε· παιδιόθεν. καὶ πολλάκις αὐτὸν καὶ εἰς πῦρ ἔβαλε καὶ εἰς ὕδατα, ἵνα ἀπολέσῃ αὐτόν· ἀλλ᾿ εἴ τι δύνασαι, βοήθησον ἡμῖν σπλαγχνισθεὶς ἐφ᾿ ἡμᾶς. ὁ δὲ ᾿Ιησοῦς εἶπεν αὐτῷ τὸ εἰ δύνασαι πιστεῦσαι, πάντα δυνατὰ τῷ πιστεύοντι. καὶ εὐθέως κράξας ὁ πατὴρ τοῦ παιδίου μετὰ δακρύων ἔλεγε· πιστεύω, κύριε· βοήθει μου τῇ ἀπιστίᾳ. ἰδὼν δὲ ὁ ᾿Ιησοῦς ὅτι ἐπισυντρέχει ὄχλος, ἐπετίμησε τῷ πνεύματι τῷ ἀκαθάρτῳ λέγων αὐτῷ· τὸ πνεῦμα τὸ ἄλαλον καὶ κωφόν, ἐγώ σοι ἐπιτάσσω, ἔξελθε ἐξ αὐτοῦ καὶ μηκέτι εἰσέλθῃς εἰς αὐτόν. καὶ κράξαν καὶ πολλὰ σπαράξαν αὐτὸν ἐξῆλθε, καὶ ἐγένετο ὡσεὶ νεκρός, ὥστε πολλοὺς λέγειν ὅτι ἀπέθανεν. ὁ δὲ ᾿Ιησοῦς κρατήσας αὐτὸν τῆς χειρὸς ἤγειρεν αὐτόν, καὶ ἀνέστη. Καὶ εἰσελθόντα αὐτὸν εἰς οἶκον οἱ μαθηταὶ αὐτοῦ ἐπηρώτων αὐτὸν κατ᾿ ἰδίαν, ὅτι ἡμεῖς οὐκ ἠδυνήθημεν ἐκβαλεῖν αὐτό. καὶ εἶπεν αὐτοῖς· τοῦτο τὸ γένος ἐν οὐδενὶ δύναται ἐξελθεῖν εἰ μὴ ἐν προσευχῇ καὶ νηστείᾳ. Καὶ ἐκεῖθεν ἐξελθόντες παρεπορεύοντο διὰ τῆς Γαλιλαίας, καὶ οὐκ ἤθελεν ἵνα τις γνῷ· ἐδίδασκε γὰρ τοὺς μαθητὰς αὐτοῦ καὶ ἔλεγεν αὐτοῖς ὅτι ὁ υἱὸς τοῦ ἀνθρώπου παραδίδοται εἰς χεῖρας ἀνθρώπων, καὶ ἀποκτενοῦσιν αὐτόν, καὶ ἀποκτανθεὶς τῇ τρίτῃ ἡμέρᾳ ἀναστήσεται.


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Community News

Fourth Sunday of Great Lent - Sunday of Saint John Climacus

Welcome His Grace Bishop Constantine back to Holy Trinity

**Every time you walk up stairs this week, ask Saint John to help you 'ascend the heights' to Paradise. 

**Use your 'Daily Readings' App or www.goarch.org to look up and learn about Saint John Climacus.

Sunday, April 14 Scripture Readings:

1st Morning (Orthros) Gospel: Matthew 28:16-20

Epistle: Hebrews 6:13-20 (4th Sunday of Lent)

Gospel: Mark 9:17-31  (4th Sunday of Lent)

 

This Week at Holy Trinity

Sunday, April 14 - Fourth Sunday of Great Lent, Sunday of Saint John Climacus

  • Hierarchical services 8:30am Orthros Divine Liturgy

  • Community Meal with His Grace Bishop Constantine in the Hall after services, hosted by Philoptochos

  • Lenten Project this week:
    • **Every time you walk up stairs this week, ask Saint John to help you 'ascend the heights' to Paradise. 
    • **Use your 'Daily Readings' App or www.goarch.org to look up and learn about Saint John Climacus.

Monday, April 15

  • 5pm North Patio Committee Meeting
  • 6pm Compline Service
  • After Compline:  Parish Council Meeting

Tuesday, April 16

  • 8:30am HTGOC Total Body Workout

Wednesday, April 17

  • 6pm Presanctified Liturgy follwed by Lenten Potluck 

Thursday, April 18

  • 6pm Spanakopita Prep for Greek Street Drive Thru

Friday, April 19  

  • Metropolis Oratorical Festival in Kansas City
  • 8:30am HTGOC Total Body Workout

  • 6pm Akathist 

Saturday, April 20

  • Metropolis Oratorical Festival in Kansas City

  • 9am Festival/Drive Thru meeting

  • 10am prep/roll spanakopita for Greek Street Drive Thru

  • 5:30pm Vespers

Next Sunday, April 21 - Fifth Sunday of Lent - Sunday of Saint Mary of Egypt 

  • Metropolis Oratorical Festival in Kansas City

  • Regular Sercvices, 8:30am Orthros followed by Divine Liturgy

  • SLC remodel Committee Meeting after Services

 

Holy Trinity Lenten Projects

"I was hungry adn you gave Me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger adn you took me in; I was naked adn you clothed Me; I was sick and you visited Me, I was in prison and you came to Me" ~Matthew 25:35-36

Throughout Great Lent we will be collecting Canned Foods and Gently Used Clothing to be donated to those in need.  Donations can be left in the boxes in the SLC. 

Sunday Church School 

Please allow our Sunday Church School students and teachers to come receive Holy Communion, then proceed to their classes.

Lenten Services

Each week we have the following Lenten Services at 6pm: Mondays Compline, Wednesdays Pre Sanctified Liturgy/Lenten Potluck, Fridays Salutations/Akathist 

Faith Group

This is an awesome Ministry Group for our younger children.  Families with infants, toddlers, and preschoolers are invited to join our Faith Group!  We will host one event per season on Saturday mornings.  Join for fellwoship and to get better acquainted with other members.  If you have scheduling conflicts and need to bring older children along, that is fine!  They will probably be helpful in assisting with the younger children. 

Our summer outing will be to the Bartlesville Kiddie Park, Date and Time to be determined

We are thankful to Amelia Angelidis who is leading this group, and to Gina Kingsley who is helping her.  This is a great opportunity for families with younger children to get to know eachother!    

North Patio Project

We are pleased to let everyone know that someone has donated the funds for the Architect for this project.  The Parish Council has approved the contract with the Architect for the North Patio.  We will bre working with GH2, the saem Architect we worked with for the Zartaludes Community Center.  GH2 will shepherd us through the permit process and with these permit drawings we will gather several bids to get a realistic cost estimate for our community.  There will be a North Patio Committee Meeting at 5pm on April 15, before Compline Service.

HTGOC Total Body Workout

Our HTGOC Exercise Class schedule has changed.  Our Classes will meet on Tueday and Friday mornings at 8:30am.  We will not have the zoom class on Mondays. 

HT Bookstore

Come visit our 'mobile' Bookstore, currently in the Library/Youth HS Sunday School Room.  We have Faith Based Books, Incense, Incense Burners, Charcoal, Icons and more.  If you have any special requests please let Tian or Father George know. 

Meals on Wheels (MoW) Partnership with Holy Trinity

Thank you to Stevi Tsaras and Ruth Chiconas for coordinating this most important Ministry.  Our partnership with Meals on Wheels will continue this Friday.  There are two ways to volunteer:  Be a Site Food Packer at HTGOC (organize food for delivery drivers), or Be a Delivery Driver (deliver approximately 5-10 meals on a set route. 

HTGOC is a MoW site for sorting and delivery of meals.  We  need 2-4 volunteers each week to organize/pack food for the delivery drivers to pick up and make their deliveries. 

Drivers are always needed, you can volunteer for HTGOC routes or any location that works for your schedule and location.  Please contact Stevi Tsaras or (918) 955-4466 for more information. 

We have helped provide more than 20,000 meals (and counting) since we started partnering with this wonderful Ministry. 

Sign Up to make Prosforo

The sign up sheet for 2024 is available to sign up to make prosforo  Presbytera Katina will help with sign ups during Coffee Hour/Fellowship, and Deacon Michael will contiinue to call each week with a reminder. 

Lenten Services

During Lent we will have Compline Service at on Mondays, Presanctified Liturgy on Wednesdays, and Salutations service on Fridays. These Services during Great Lent will be at 6pm. 

Lazarus Saturdy is April 27.  Orthros will begin at 8:30am, followed by Divine Liturgy.  After Liturgy we will have Baptisms, followed by a pancake breakfast and Palm Folding & Church Clean Up

Palm Sunday is April 28, followed by Holy Week

Pascha is May 5

We will have services on Bright Monday, May 6 to commemorate Saint George; as well as on Friday, May 10 as we comemmorate the Lifegiving Spring

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