SAVE THE DATE!
Sunday, May 7, 5:00-10:00 pm at the Capitol Center for the Arts--85th Anniversary Celebration
Get your tickets now! This is an important fund raiser as well as a fun-raiser for our Parish Family. Come and enjoy great Parea and great food. But get your tickets now!
Today's Fellowship Hour is sponsored by the Sunday School families.
There are still plenty of Sundays to sign up for Fellowship Hour! This is an important ministry; our Fellowship Hour is the continuation of the ancient Christian practice of the Agape Meal or Love Feast celebrated in conjunction with the Liturgy. The Fellowship Hour offering should be simple; you can also team up with friends or family so that the burden is not so great for one person. Please take a look at the list and choose a Sunday!.
The Holy Fire
The miraculous fire that appears in our Lord's tomb every Holy Saturday has been traditionally taken to major Orthodox countries, like Russia, for the celebration of the Anastasis. This year for the first time the Russian Church Outside of Russia has been able to bring the Holy Fire to America. Thanks to Fr. Spyridon, pastor of St. John the Russian Orthodox Church in Ipswich MA, we have been blessed to be able to bring the Holy Fire to our own altar. A Vigil Light is availabe on the Sacraments Table for anyone who would like to get a candle to bring the Holy Fire to their own home. Christ is risen!
Our next Kali Parea outing to the Labelle Winery will take place on Thursday, May 18. Lunch is at noon, and the tour at 2:00. We will be meeting in the parking lot of the church at 10:30 to carpool there. There are only 14 places available, so it is first come, first serve. To reserve a spot, please call Maria Bryant at 224-7311. Don't delay and lose your chance to come!
Check Out the Raffle Prizes
The four Greek baskets which will be raffled this evening at the Dance are on display during Fellowship Hour. You have the opportunity to buy some chances to try to win them. It is a Chinese auction, so you can put your tickets in the container for the basket you want.
The Philoptochos Ladies will celebrate the end of the season with the annual luncheon on Saturday, May 20 at 11:30 am at The Windmill Restaurant. Please tell Barbara Kalioras if you are intending to come!
Flower Arranging Workshop
Everyone (and especially the Ladies of the Parish) is invited to a Flower Arranging Workshop led by our friend Debbie Sousane on Monday, May 22 at 5:00 pm. We will be arranging "A Gift of the Heart" (which a heart shaped wreath). We are asking $25 to cover costs of flowers and materials. Please sign up with Barbara Kalioras so we know how much to purchase.
Orthodoxy on Tap
Come for some good food, good parea, good discussion at the Barous' Family Restaurant on Sunday, May 28 at 5:30 pm.
Memorial Day Cemetery Visitation
We will begin the Trisagion Prayers at Blossom Hill Cemetery at 10:00 am. The prayers will be said at the four different sections where are parishioners are laid to rest.
Friendly Kitchen Update
Our Friendly Kitchen Ladies offered their beautiful ministry on Monday, March 6. They served 80 people. Thank you to Sonny's of Henniker for the meal this month.
Laity Awards Banquet
Now is the time to think about getting tickets for the Laity Awards Banquet which will be held on Sunday, June 11, beginning at 5:30 pm at Lombardo's Restaurant in Randolph MA. Our honoree this year is Chris Pappas. Come and show him our gratitude and support for all that he has done for our Parish Famly and the Community at large.
Are you in need of devotional items, like censers, incense, oil lamps, prayer ropes (koumboskinia)? Check out our new Holy Trinity Store. With time we will be expanding the available items and will even be including books to purchase. We are also establishing a lending library. Check out the store in the corner of the Hall by the Bulletin Board! Please put the money in the basket; we are using the honor method. Make checks payable to Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church.