A Word from Fr. John: After taking Holy Communion and at the end of the Liturgy, it is traditional to eat a piece of holy bread, or “antidoron” - the bread that was left over from the preparation of the “prosphoron” for Holy Communion. While antidoron is not Holy Communion, it is blessed bread and, as such, should be eaten carefully so that crumbs don't fall haphazardly. After taking Communion or kissing the cross at the end of the Divine Liturgy, take one piece of antidoron (or more if you need them for others) and, when you return to your seat or get to a place where you can stop for a moment, eat the bread respectfully and carefully. If you want to give a piece to someone else, go ahead and take an extra piece – don't break yours in half (it produces too many crumbs). And monitor your children as they take the antidoron and teach them to eat it appropriately.
Special Prayers: Please pray for the spiritual and physical health of the whole world. Blessing on the June 24th wedding of Christos Mastoridis and Andi Mariano. We have ongoing prayer requests for Jane Anderson, Betty Day, Chresanthe Lemieux, Jim Manos, Faye Peterson, Steve Sarris, Despina Xynidis, especially for Mary Santas who is recovering from eye surgery and the work of our parish, missionary families, and catechumens.
Holy Trinity Stewardship: King David said, “All things come from You, and of Your own we have given to You.” (Chronicles 29:14) Our money and possessions are not ours, but on loan from God. When we give to the Church, we return to God, the Owner, his rightful portion. Thank you for Holy Trinity Church Stewardship commitment.
Holy Trinity Master Calendar: A Holy Trinity Parish Master Calendar is maintained in the Parish Office. All ministries are asked to submit dates of events to be included in the master calendar. This will help coordinate efforts and events with other ministries; dates will be included in the weekly bulletin; and will help actively involve others in the work of our Parish. Active and enthusiastic participation in a parish’s activities and functions should emulate the Kingdom of God – a culture that is overflowing with joy, peace and love.
Upcoming Services and Events:
- Bible Study every Wednesday at 6:00 p.m.
- July 4th – Happy Independence Day. May God Bless the U.S.A.
- July Coffee Hostess –
- July 2nd Faye Peterson – Constandina/Marissa
- July 9th Pres. Renee Ritsh – Vassi Kaliotis/Eugenia Charoni
- July 23rd Carman Gaetanos, Kristina Wilkes
- July 29th Greek Summer Night–
- Save the date for Greek Summer Night, July 29. Join us for a family Greek night to benefit our Holy Trinity Church, at the Parish Hall, Saturday, July 29, 6:00-11:00 p.m. Enjoy Greek food, music and dance. Come for the fun, fellowship and family. Tickets, $20 donation per person, $15 per children 12 & under, and reserved seating available (for tables of 8). Please see Carman or Mikae Gaetanos, Bill or Penny Angelus, Andy or Angela Lekos, for tickets. For reservations, call Andy at 904-823-8882 or email email@example.com. Opa!
- July 30th – Monthly Potluck Coffee Hour
- August 20th – Philoptochos Name Day Luncheon
- August 25th –27th St. Demetrios Daytona Beach Reach–
- Fun and games at the beach with religious lessons. For info call 386 252-6012.
- Center for Family Care– Please visit www.family.goarch.org for information about activities and events.
ü September 20th – 23rd Family Ministry Conference in Pittsburgh, PA –“The Orthodox Family in a Changing World”.
- Saturday Events Hosts & Hostesses Needed–
- Holy Trinity will welcome Metropolis events for which we need hosts/hostesses. Please check your calendars and be in touch with Nelda in the Church office if you or your ministry group would like to coordinate our attentive hospitality to registrants for:
ü September 16th , 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Workshop for couples, “Preparing for the Journey of Marriage”,
ü November 18th – Parish Council Training seminar
Reminders about Approaching for Holy Communion: According to ancient practice going back to the very earliest experience and canons of Christianity, only Baptized/Chrismated Orthodox Christians who have prepared to receive Holy Communion are allowed to partake of the Body and Blood of Christ in the Orthodox Church. Those partaking of Communion are asked to wait in their pews for the direction of the usher guiding Communicants row-by-row up the center aisle. Families with children are encouraged to Commune together. The usher will first guide from the back of the church those Newly Baptized/Illumined and Families with Infants, followed by the Sunday School Children processing with their teachers.
June 25, 2017 Offerings: Candles $170.15; Tray $171.75; Stewardship $1015
Do you have changes to your contact information? Please email any updates or changes to the church at firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a message at the church office, 904.829.0504.
Visiting the Church Outside of Office Hours: Though at this time we do not have volunteers coordinated to assist in receiving visitors to the Church outside of Office Hours (M-F 9am-1pm), we hope to always welcome parishioners and the many visiting out-of-towners to the best of our ability. Please call the office to arrange a visit. If there is no answer, call the emergency number on the voicemail, (602) 617-2467, to discuss options that may exis
Ministries & Committees: All are welcome and encouraged to apply common interests, skill sets, and life experience to the many areas of service in the life of the Church.
St. Photios National Shrine
Facilities & Maintenance
Contact the Church office: To add your e-mail address and phone number to the ministry/committee contact list(s), or even to seek Father John’s blessing to begin a new ministry beneficial to church members involved or in need, please contact Church office.
Weekly Bulletin Submission: Please submit announcements to the Church office via email email@example.com with “Bulletin Article” in the subject line no later than Wednesday/Thursday weekly. Indicate the date range the submission is to run in the bulletin. Thank you.
Metropolitan Alexios Asks Every Family to Participate in the Panagia Chapel Roof Tile Campaign: The Panagia Chapel at the Diakonia Retreat Center is in its final stages. To wrap up the building of the Panagia Chapel, His Eminence has asked that each family give the names of their loved ones, living and deceased to be sealed in the Holy Table during consecration and prayed for during each service held in the Chapel. When submitting names, it is requested that each family prayerfully considers a sponsorship of $30 or more, as you are able, to the completion of the Panagia Chapel’s roof. A table is setup in the Church Hall to submit names and a sponsorship for this effort.
Weekly Offering: “On the first day of the week let each one of you lay something aside, storing up as he may prosper… to bear your gift to Jerusalem” (the Church center at that time) - I Corinthians 16:2-3. Your offering can be made at the collection basket as you exit the service.