Weekly Bulletin

THIS WEEK’S ANNOUNCEMENTS

Sunday, March 10

Forgiveness Sunday/Cheesefare Sunday

(Last day to eat dairy & fish products)

8:15 a.m. Orthros       9:30 a.m. Div. Liturgy

Festival Baking:  Pastitsio

6pm Vespers of Forgiveness

 

Monday, March 11

Lent Begins

CLEAN MONDAY

(Strict Fasting begins)

8:15am Orthros, Hours & Vespers

5pm Great Compline

 

Tuesday, March 12

Festival Baking:     9am Galaktobouriko

5:00pm Great Compline

7:00 p.m. Parish Council Meeting

 

Wednesday, March 13

5:00pm Presanctified Divine Liturgy followed by Community Lenten meal by Philoptochos

5:15 -7:00pm Gr. School & Adult Gr. School

 

Thursday, March 14

10:30am    Bible Class

11:30 a.m. Ladies Bereavement Group

5:00pm Great Compline

6:30pm Bible Class

 

Friday, March 15

8:15am Presanctified Divine Liturgy

7pm -1st Salutations to the Theotokos

 

Saturday, March 16

   3rd Saturday of Souls

8:15 a.m. Orthros and Divine Liturgy

4:00pm   Veneration of St. Anna’s icon at the Annunciation Church in York, PA

5:00pm Sunday of Orthodoxy Vespers at Annunciation Church in York, PA

 

Welcome to all our Visitors.  Please join us for fellowship in the Hall after the services.  Important note regarding Holy Communion:  Only those faithful who are Orthodox Christians and have properly prepared themselves by fasting (from all food, chewing gum and drink this morning), prayer and recent confession, may approach to receive Holy Communion.

 

Second Tray will be passed today for the “Greek Relief” in Greece.  As always, your donations help with the urgent needs of the people (wood, utilities, etc) and help supply the Food Pantry (meat, dry goods, canned milk, etc) that they have which is also now supplying the surrounding villages that are in need. May God bless you for giving from your hearts.

 

CHANGE OF DATE:  Our Parish St. John Chrysostom Oratorical Festival will be held on Sunday March 31st immediately following Liturgy.  We will once again be offering a Lenten lunch before the speeches. We invite all Goyans in grades 7-12 to participate.  If you are new to GOYA, the competition is divided into 2 categories: Junior – 7-9th grade and Senior – 10-12th grade. Please speak to Ann Ariano or Peter Pavlis to advise them of your participation, to ask concerning the topics or if you have any questions.  Also, the March SOURCE on page 14 has the topic informationFor all participants in the Junior and Senior levels that will write and give their speech on March 31st, will get a $50 scholarship towards their participation at Camp Nazareth for this summer. Though, those that come in at 1st or 2nd place will get a $100 scholarship towards Camp. Please take time to reflect on your topic and write your speech. We are eagerly waiting to hear.  We are always so proud of our youth.

 

Pan-Orthodox Effort:  We are joining with the Pan-Orthodox Churches in our area to help once a month (second Saturday of the month) to donate, cook and serve food to a Women’s Shelter at Bethesda Missions. If you wish to volunteer, please talk to Fr. Michael. We meet there and serve a meal the 2nd Saturday of the month and the Parish in charge is providing all the ingredients needed to prepare the meal. Thank you for your consideration.

 

Byzantine Chant lessons:  Father Aaron Gilbert is offering Byzantine Chant lessons every Saturday at 5:00 p.m.  If you are interested, please contact Father Aaron at (717) 727-4014, or via email at aaron@holytrinityhbg.org.

 

Festival Baking:  We are in the starting stages of making different pastries/food for the Festival. This Tuesday, March 12th we are making Galaktobouriko beginning at 9am. We ask that all ladies who would like to come and help volunteer your time, you are most welcome. We will be making different items every Tuesday in March and into April & May. Please see the March SOURCE for all the items we will be making on pages 25 & 26.  

 

 

**Yiayia’s AtticSt. Catherine’s Philoptochos Society:  Yiayia’s Attic Sale will be held during the Greek Festival May 17th-19th, 2019. Start bringing in your household items and donations to the Church’s Social Hall.  All proceeds from the sale will be used to support local charities. Your generosity is much appreciated! Thank you, Stella & Lemlem

 

Greek Festival: Those wishing to place an Ad in the brochure and placemat that are used during the Festival, please see the March SOURCE on page 27. We make over 10,000 copies of the brochures. We hand out to all that come, and we also place them in many stores. Deadline is Sunday, April 7th. Our Festival this year is May 17th –19th.

 

Ionian Village Fund for GOYA Seniors - Exciting News: Our Cathedral has established the Ionian Village Fund to help the GOYA Seniors if they wish to go to Ionian Village to be able and receive funds from this source. There are some restrictions on eligibility; Participation in Goya meetings, Sunday School attendance, Goya Retreats etc. We are grateful to one of our parishioners who contributed the first $5,000 for the fund, to the Ladies Philoptochos who donated $1,000 and another contribution that just came in for $2,000.00. We are inviting and encouraging our parishioners and our Organizations to consider contributing and donating towards this. We are looking for an annual fundraiser to provide another opportunity to raise the necessary funds. Thank you for considering helping. Fr. Michael.

 

Philoptochos will be having elections this year in May/June for new Officers and Board Members.  We would love to have all our ladies ages 18 years old and up join the Philoptochos, get involved and participate in the many charitable events that are held.  We are constantly helping, and our name means “friend of the poor”. Please see Karol Mallios in the hall to join Philoptochos. Also please see Vee Mazias and Christina Stamos if you wish to serve on the Board in our upcoming elections.

 

Stewardship Pledges Our goal for 2019 is to have over 500 Pledging Families cover 100% of our Stewardship Budget of $385.000.00.  This is an average of $1,200 per household, or $100/month or $25/week. We are requesting an average of 10% increase of your last year’s Stewardship contribution.  The encouraging Pledged Amount as of February 28, 2019, is $220,498.00 and the actual contributions are $56,040.  Please return your 2019 stewardship form that was mailed to you and indicate what you wish to pledge for 2019.    Thank you.

 

Bookstore News:  We have received different CD’s that have Byzantine chants in Greek and English for all the Services and for both Paraklesis Services.  We are also constantly adding new book titles to our excellent collection of Orthodox books. Our new book is “Ascetics in the world” which is full of biographies of ordinary people who currently lived in the Society with families and managed to always please the Lord. We have the wine that is used for communion available to purchase and donate to Father Michael for use during communion.  We also have “light” olive oil for the vigil lights in the Holy Altar.  We can also special-order books, icons and other items that are not normally stocked in the bookstore.  For more information or special requests, contact Jim and Kiki Lloyd by calling 717-507-0003 or through email: bookstore@holytrinityhbg.org.

 

If anyone is in need of assistance, contact Fr. Michael (717) 818-1160 or Mrs. Georgia Lucas (717) 697-0913.  

 

To schedule a memorial service or artoclasia, please be sure to contact the Church Office in advance as the staff will be able to assist you with the necessary information.   Thank you.  

 

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We are live streaming our Services on Sunday mornings for those who are homebound or unable to make it to Church. Go to our website, and on the left side you will see the live streaming feature in red that you need to click on. 

Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral Pilgrimage to Constantinople (Istanbul) and the Holy Land - September 1-13, 2019.     Join Father Michael as he leads a pilgrimage to Constantinople (Istanbul) and Israel.  We will spend 3 days touring Constantinople (Istanbul) and 8 days in Israel following the footsteps of Christ. The price will include the round-trip flight to Istanbul and Tel Aviv:

  1. Ground transportation and tour guides                                               2.   Breakfast and dinner
  2. 4/5 Star hotel accommodations                         4.   4 Multiple day tours
  3. Admission to shrines and attractions

Tour is limited to first 45 pilgrims who register and make payments according to the scheduled timeline. There will be a registration table with more information set up in the hall after the Divine Liturgy on Sundays.  For more information please contact Fr. Michael at frmichael@holytrinityhbg.org or Peter Aftosmes at pdez@comcast.net or Yemane Tzeggai at ybt@aol.com

Upcoming Events:

Sunday of Orthodoxy Pan-Orthodox Vespers to be held this year next Saturday, March 16th at the Annunciation Church in York at 5pm. We have the special privilege to venerate the myrrh-flowing icon of St. Anna from the St. Tikhon Orthodox Monastery. The Icon will be available for veneration at 4pm.  Please make plans to attend. March 25th Celebration by our Greek School will be held on Sunday, March 24th after Church following a luncheon.  We will have Kolokotronis with his helmet and formal outfit present riding on a horse. Bring your cameras. Please come and see the children recite their poems and sing their songs. Rehearsals every Sunday after Church. HOPE/JOY Retreat (ages 2nd -6th graders) on Saturday, March 30th at Sts. Constantine and Helen in Reading from 10am-1:30pm. Please call Jennifer Solomon or Fr. Michael if you wish to attend. SAVE THE DATE!  Our Annual Feastday Celebration will be taking place on Sunday, June 16th at the Radisson Hotel.  Invitations coming soon.