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Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church
Publish Date: 2022-10-09
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Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church

General Information

  • Phone:
  • (919) 781-4548
  • Street Address:

  • 5000 Lead Mine Road

  • Raleigh, NC 27612


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Services Schedule

Orthros/ Matins: Sunday: 8:30 a.m.


Liturgy: Sunday: 10:00 a.m. ;  Weekday: Please see online Church Calendar.


Vespers: See online Church Calendar.

 


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Announcements

HOLY TRINITY GREEK ORTHODOX CHURCH

RALEIGH, NC

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2022

3RD SUNDAY OF LUKE

ORTHROS AT 8:30 A.M. - DIVINE LITURGY AT 10:00 A.M.

Broadcasting begins at 8:25 a.m.

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Altar Boys on Duty: St. Basil’s Team

 

In Loving Memory of Carol

Please join us in prayer, following the Divine Liturgy this Sunday, October 9, on the occasion of the 40 Day Memorial service for our dear sister in Christ, Carol Poulos. May the Lord, who has all authority over the living and the dead, rest her soul where the righteous repose.  

 

40-Day Blessing of Mother and Child

Also this Sunday we welcome Jackie and Brett Lewter, the proud parents of little Liam Dimitri, as Fr Paul provides the 40-day Blessing service for mother and child.

 

Community Movie Night - Friday, October 14

What a tremendous opportunity for a community, family gathering on Friday, October 14th,as our community will be showing a family friendly, faith-based romantic comedy,

‘A Marriage Made in Heaven’, directed by Greek-American filmmaker Robert Krantz.

The movie is rated PG-13. Fellowship hall doors open at 6:30pm, the movie begin at 7pm.

Popcorn and soft drinks will be provided.

Tickets are $10. Payment in cash only at the door please.

Please sign up using the following link:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0E4CA8A929A7FB6-community

 

American Red Cross Blood Drive

Holy Trinity will be hosting a blood drive this Saturday, October 8th from 10:00am - 2:30pm.  You can sign up to be a donor by visiting redcrossblood.org or calling 1-800-RED-CROSS.

Use sponsor code HTGO.

For questions, assistance with sign up, or to volunteer, please contact Zoe Pusic at zpusic@yahoo.com or 646-591-5132.  Thank you!

 

Parish Directory Update

Thank you to all who have participated in our photo sessions for a new Parish Directory!

If you were unable to attend but still want to be included within the Directory, you can submit a (jpeg) photo with contact information to htraleighoffice@gmail.com.

The deadline for submitting photos is Friday, October 14th.

 

Special General Assembly Sunday October 23

We will be meeting as a community, on Sunday, October 23, following the Divine Liturgy

in the Fellowship Hall to reveal our new Master Plan for our new church.

We look forward to a full house because of the importance of this gathering.

May the Lord provide the increase and establish our plans in a spirit of love and cooperation.

 

Women’s Book Club

Our next session is Saturday, October 15 at 9:30am.

We are studying the book, ‘Wounded by Love’ by St. Porphyrios.

 

Orthodox Study Course on David Continues

This year’s Orthodox Study Class is a character study on King David.

Why was he considered ‘a Man after God’s own Heart’?

Session 3 will be Tuesday, October 11th at 6:30pm in the Multi-Purpose room

 

Greek School

Greek School begins today at noon.  If you are interested in registering your child,

please see Zoe Pusic to obtain a registration form before class or email holytrinityraleighgreekschool@gmail.com for more information.  The cost is $15/per student.  We are looking forward to a great year of learning Greek!

 

St Anthony’s Group

Saturday, October 22 @ 11:00am – BINGO and Pizza lunch

Saturday, November 5 @ 1:30pm – chair exercises with Lily

 

Mothers of Little Ones Ministry

Saturday, October 22

Family Pizza Night @ Maurides House

 

Supporting PreSchool

Harris Teeter Rewards

Please re-link your VIC card for Harris Teeter to number 5692

The preschool earns money when you purchase any Harris Teeter brand products or fill a prescription. 

 Poinsettias

It is time to order your poinsettias to also support our preschool. Purchase poinsettias for yourself or donate plants to the church “in memory of” of “in honor of” your loved ones.  Donated plants will be displayed in church during the holiday season.

They are only offering the big poinsettias this year and please note the pot covers will be gold.

Order forms are on the candle stand.

If you have any questions, please contact Shae Noffsinger at 919-637-2171 or shaejn@yahoo.com.

ORDERS ALONG WITH PAYMENT MUST BE RECEIVED IN THE PRESCHOOL MAILBOX BY: Wednesday, October 26, 2022.

 

Angels, Hope, and Joy & St John the Merciful

Please bring in a new pair of socks or underwear (adult or children size) to help families in need for the Socktober Project.   All items will benefit Haven House, Families Together, Lost Sheep Outreach Ministry, and Tammy Lynn Center.
*items can be dropped off during the month of October at the STJM table in the fellowship hall.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Francesca (fip3832@gmail.com) , Anna (annakouba@yahoo.com) or Deacon(deacongavrilo@gmail.com)

 

A reminder for the St John's donations - we do not accept clothing or household items.  If you have any questions or would like information on where to donate something,

please contact Deacon Gavrilo at 919-815-9044 or email deacongavrilo@gmail.com.

We will post a list outside of our closet of all the non-perishable items we are collecting on an

on-going basis for Haven House and The Women’s Center.  We also accept pop tops for the Ronald McDonald House.  Thank you always for your love and compassion for God's needy.

In Christ, Deacon Gavrilo

 

Philoptochos - Happy Fall!

We have many opportunities to work together and get to know each other.  Please check out October.

Sunday, October 16-General meeting following Liturgy

We will have a speaker from Inter-Faith Food Shuttle address hunger in our community and how they are addressing the situation. Please join us! 

Winter Weather Drive for the Women’s Center started and will continue the entire month of October.  Please pick up the list of requested items at the candle stand. We will also email a list for your convenience.

As we are all excited about the crisp mornings and cooler days and nights our homeless population becomes concerned about how they will stay warm.

Together we will make an impact!

Thank you for your participation on the level that works best for you. We appreciate all of your efforts as each act of kindness makes a difference.

Mark your calendar for our October 16 General meeting.Agape, Lekita

 

All Saints Fall Retreat W/ Fr. Andrew Damick -- Oct. 15th

We are invited to a Fall Retreat at All Saints Antiochian Church on Saturday, October 15th, from 1-5:30pm. The Very Rev. Archpriest Fr. Andrew Stephen Damick will be the guest speaker.

Fr Andrew is Chief Content Officer of Ancient Faith Ministries. Fr Andrew is a native to All Saints.

During the Fall Retreat, he will be exploring the following questions:

(1) What do demons have to do with the gospel?

(2) What do angels have to do with salvation?

We will also have childcare available. The children will be learning about Saint Demetrios and 'putting on the armor of God.' 

The cost of this event is: Adults $20 - Child 3-17 $1 - Child 0-2 Free - or $50 for families. Register by 10/12.

 

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Hymns of the Day

Resurrectional Apolytikion in the Plagal Fourth Mode

From on high didst Thou descend, O Compassionate One; to burial of three days hast Thou submitted that Thou mightest free us from our passions. O our Life and Resurrection, Lord, glory be to Thee.
Ἐξ ὕψους κατῆλθες ὁ εὔσπλαγχνος, ταφὴν καταδέξω τριήμερον, ἵνα ἡμᾶς ἐλευθερώσῃς τῶν παθῶν. Ἡ ζωὴ καὶ ἡ Ἀνάστασις ἡμῶν, Κύριε δόξα σοι.

Apolytikion for Apostle James, Son of Alphaeus in the Third Mode

O Holy Apostle James, intercede with the merciful God that He grant unto our souls forgiveness of offences.
Απόστολε Άγιε Ιάκωβε, πρέσβευε τώ ελεήμονι Θεώ ίνα πταισμάτων άφεσιν, παράσχη ταίς ψυχάς ημών.

Hymn of our Holy Trinity Church Community in the First Mode

O blessed are You, O Christ our God.  Who by sending down the Holy Spirit upon them, made the fisherman wise and through them illumined the world.  And to you the Universe was ever drawn, all glory to You, O Lord.

Seasonal Kontakion in the Second Mode

O Protection of Christians that cannot be put to shame, mediation unto the creator most constant: O despise not the voices of those who have sinned; but be quick, O good one, to come unto our aid, who in faith cry unto thee: Hasten to intercession and speed thou to make supplication, O thou who dost ever protect, O Theotokos, them that honor thee.
Προστασία τῶν Χριστιανῶν ἀκαταίσχυντε, μεσιτεία πρὸς τὸν Ποιητὴν ἀμετάθετε. Μὴ παρίδῃς ἁμαρτωλῶν δεήσεων φωνάς, ἀλλὰ πρόφθασον, ὡς ἀγαθή, εἰς τὴν βοήθειαν ἡμῶν, τῶν πιστῶς κραυγαζόντων σοι· Τάχυνον εἰς πρεσβείαν, καὶ σπεῦσον εἰς ἱκεσίαν, ἡ προστατεύουσα ἀεί, Θεοτόκε, τῶν τιμώντων σε.
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Gospel and Epistle Readings

Matins Gospel Reading

Sixth Orthros Gospel
Κατὰ Λουκᾶν 24:36-53

Τῷ καιρῷ ἐκείνῳ, ἀναστὰς ὁ Ἰησοῦς ἐκ νεκρῶν ἔστη ἐν μέσῳ τῶν Μαθητῶν, καὶ λέγει αὐτοῖς· Εἰρήνη ὑμῖν. Πτοηθέντες δὲ καὶ ἔμφοβοι γενόμενοι, ἐδόκουν πνεῦμα θεωρεῖν. Καὶ εἶπεν αὐτοῖς· Τί τεταραγμένοι ἐστέ, καὶ διατὶ διαλογισμοὶ ἀναβαίνουσιν ἐν ταῖς καρδίαις ὑμῶν; ἴδετε τὰς χεῖράς μου καὶ τοὺς πόδας μου, ὅτι αὐτὸς ἐγώ εἰμι, ψηλαφήσατέ με καὶ ἴδετε, ὅτι πνεῦμα σάρκα καὶ ὀστέα οὐκ ἔχει, καθὼς ἐμὲ θεωρεῖτε ἔχοντα. Καὶ τοῦτο εἰπών, ἐπέδειξεν αὐτοῖς τὰς χεῖρας καὶ τοὺς πόδας. Ἒτι δὲ ἀπιστούντων αὐτῶν ἀπὸ τῆς χαρᾶς, καὶ θαυμαζόντων, εἶπεν αὐτοῖς· Ἔχετέ τι βρώσιμον ἐνθάδε; Οἱ δὲ ἐπέδωκαν αὐτῷ ἰχθύος ὀπτοῦ μέρος, καὶ ἀπὸ μελισσίου κηρίου. Καὶ λαβών, ἐνώπιον αὐτῶν ἔφαγεν. Εἶπε δὲ αὐτοῖς· Οὗτοι οἱ λόγοι, οὓς ἐλάλησα πρὸς ὑμᾶς ἔτι ὢν σὺν ὑμῖν, ὅτι δεῖ πληρωθῆναι πάντα τὰ γεγραμμένα ἐν τῷ νόμῳ Μωσέως καὶ Προφήταις καὶ Ψαλμοῖς περὶ ἐμοῦ. Τότε διήνοιξεν αὐτῶν τὸν νοῦν, τοῦ συνιέναι τὰς Γραφάς· καὶ εἶπεν αὐτοῖς· Ὃτι οὕτω γέγραπται, καὶ οὕτως εἴδει παθεῖν τὸν Χριστόν, καὶ ἀναστῆναι ἐκ νεκρῶν τῇ τρίτῃ ἡμέρᾳ, καὶ κηρυχθῆναι ἐπὶ τῷ ὀνόματι αὐτοῦ μετάνοιαν καὶ ἄφεσιν ἁμαρτιῶν εἰς πάντα τὰ ἔθνη, ἀρξάμενον ἀπὸ Ἱερουσαλήμ. Ὑμεῖς δέ ἐστε μάρτυρες τούτων. Καὶ ἰδοὺ ἐγὼ ἀποστέλλω τὴν ἐπαγγελίαν τοῦ πατρός μου ἐφ' ὑμᾶς· ὑμεῖς δὲ καθίσατε ἐν τῇ πόλει Ἱερουσαλήμ, ἕως οὗ ἐνδύσησθε δύναμιν ἐξ ὕψους. Ἐξήγαγε δὲ αὐτοὺς ἔξω εἰς Βηθανίαν, καὶ ἐπάρας τὰς χεῖρας αὐτοῦ, εὐλόγησεν αὐτούς. Καὶ ἐγένετο ἐν τῷ εὐλογεῖν αὐτόν αὐτούς, διέστη ἀπ' αὐτῶν, καὶ ἀνεφέρετο εἰς τὸν οὐρανόν. Καὶ αὐτοὶ, προσκυνήσαντες αὐτόν, ὑπέστρεψαν εἰς Ἱερουσαλὴμ μετὰ χαρᾶς μεγάλης. Καὶ ἦσαν διαπαντός ἐν τῷ Ἱερῷ, αἰνοῦντες καὶ εὐλογοῦντες τὸν Θεόν. Ἀμήν.

Sixth Orthros Gospel
The Reading is from Luke 24:36-53

At that time, having risen from the dead, Jesus went up and stood among His disciples and said to them, "Peace be with you." But they were startled and frightened, and supposed that they saw a spirit. And He said to them, "Why are you troubled, and why do questionings rise in your hearts? See My hands and My feet, that it is I Myself; handle Me, and see; for a spirit has not flesh and bones as you see that I have." And when He had said this, He showed them His hands and His feet. And while they still disbelieved for joy, and wondered, He said to them, "Have you anything here to eat?" They gave Him a piece of broiled fish [and some honeycomb], and He took it and ate before them. Then He said to them, "These are My words which I spoke to you, while I was still with you, that everything written about Me in the law of Moses and the prophets and the psalms must be fulfilled." Then He opened their minds to understand the scriptures, and said to them, "Thus it is written, that the Christ should suffer and on the third day rise from the dead, and that repentance and forgiveness of sins should be preached in His name in all nations, beginning from Jerusalem. You are witnesses of these things. And behold, I send the promise of My Father upon you; but stay in the city until you are clothed with power from on high." Then He led them out as far as Bethany, and lifting up His hands, He blessed them. While He blessed them, He parted from them, and was carried up into heaven. And they worshiped Him, and returned to Jerusalem with great joy, and were continually in the Temple blessing God.


Epistle Reading

Προκείμενον. Plagal Fourth Mode. ΨΑΛΜΟΙ 75.11,1.
Εὔξασθε καὶ ἀπόδοτε Κυρίῳ τῷ Θεῷ ἡμῶν.
Στίχ. Γνωστὸς ἐν τῇ Ἰουδαίᾳ ὁ Θεός, ἐν τῷ Ἰσραὴλ μέγα τὸ ὄνομα αὐτοῦ.

τὸ Ἀνάγνωσμα Πρὸς Κορινθίους β' 6:16-18, 7:1.

Ἀδελφοί, ὑμεῖς ἐστε ναὸς Θεοῦ ζῶντος, καθὼς εἶπεν ὁ θεός ὅτι Ἐνοικήσω ἐν αὐτοῖς, καὶ ἐμπεριπατήσω· καὶ ἔσομαι αὐτῶν θεός, καὶ αὐτοὶ ἔσονταί μοι λαός. Διὸ, Ἐξέλθετε ἐκ μέσου αὐτῶν καὶ ἀφορίσθητε, λέγει κύριος, καὶ ἀκαθάρτου μὴ ἅπτεσθε· κἀγὼ εἰσδέξομαι ὑμᾶς, καὶ ἔσομαι ὑμῖν εἰς πατέρα, καὶ ὑμεῖς ἔσεσθέ μοι εἰς υἱοὺς καὶ θυγατέρας, λέγει κύριος παντοκράτωρ. Ταύτας οὖν ἔχοντες τὰς ἐπαγγελίας, ἀγαπητοί, καθαρίσωμεν ἑαυτοὺς ἀπὸ παντὸς μολυσμοῦ σαρκὸς καὶ πνεύματος, ἐπιτελοῦντες ἁγιωσύνην ἐν φόβῳ θεοῦ.

Prokeimenon. Plagal Fourth Mode. Psalm 75.11,1.
Make your vows to the Lord our God and perform them.
Verse: God is known in Judah; his name is great in Israel.

The reading is from St. Paul's Second Letter to the Corinthians 6:16-18; 7:1.

Brethren, you are the temple of the living God; as God said, "I will live in them and move among them, and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. Therefore come out from them, and be separate from them, says the Lord, and touch nothing unclean; then I will welcome you, and I will be a father to you, and you shall be my sons and daughters, says the Lord Almighty."

Since we have these promises, beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from every defilement of body and spirit, and make holiness perfect in the fear of God.


Gospel Reading

3rd Sunday of Luke
Κατὰ Λουκᾶν 7:11-16

Τῷ καιρῷ ἐκείνῳ, ἐπορεύετο εἰς πόλιν καλουμένην Ναΐν· καὶ συνεπορεύοντο αὐτῷ οἱ μαθηταὶ αὐτοῦ ἱκανοὶ καὶ ὄχλος πολύς. ὡς δὲ ἤγγισε τῇ πύλῃ τῆς πόλεως, καὶ ἰδοὺ ἐξεκομίζετο τεθνηκὼς υἱὸς μονογενὴς τῇ μητρὶ αὐτοῦ, καὶ αὕτη ἦν χήρα, καὶ ὄχλος τῆς πόλεως ἱκανὸς ἦν σὺν αὐτῇ. καὶ ἰδὼν αὐτὴν ὁ Κύριος ἐσπλαγχνίσθη ἐπ᾿ αὐτῇ καὶ εἶπεν αὐτῇ· μὴ κλαῖε· καὶ προσελθὼν ἥψατο τῆς σοροῦ, οἱ δὲ βαστάζοντες ἔστησαν, καὶ εἶπε· νεανίσκε, σοὶ λέγω, ἐγέρθητι. καὶ ἀνεκάθισεν ὁ νεκρὸς καὶ ἤρξατο λαλεῖν, καὶ ἔδωκεν αὐτὸν τῇ μητρὶ αὐτοῦ. ἔλαβε δὲ φόβος πάντας καὶ ἐδόξαζον τὸν Θεόν, λέγοντες ὅτι προφήτης μέγας ἐγήγερται ἐν ἡμῖν, καὶ ὅτι ἐπεσκέψατο ὁ Θεὸς τὸν λαὸν αὐτοῦ.

3rd Sunday of Luke
The Reading is from Luke 7:11-16

At that time, Jesus went to a city called Nain, and his disciples and a great crowd went with him. As he drew near to the gate of the city, behold, a man who had died was being carried out, the only son of his mother, and she was a widow; and a large crowd from the city was with her. And when the Lord saw her, he had compassion on her and said to her, "Do not weep." And he came and touched the bier, and the bearers stood still. And he said, "Young man, I say to you, arise." And the dead man sat up, and began to speak. And he gave him to his mother. Fear seized them all; and they glorified God, saying, "A great prophet has arisen among us!" and "God has visited his people!"


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Wisdom of the Fathers

That dead man was being buried, and many friends were conducting him to his tomb. But there meets him Christ, the Life and Resurrection, for He is the destroyer of death and of corruption; He it is "in Whom we live and move and have our being" (Acts 17:28); He it is Who has restored the nature of man to that which it originally was; and has set free our death-fraught flesh from the bonds of death.
St. Cyril of Alexandria
Commentary on the Gospel of St. Luke, Homily 36.42, p. 153., 5th Century

The virgin's son met the widow's son. He became like a sponge for her tears and as life for the death of her son. Death turned about in its den and turned its back on the victorious one.
St. Ephrem the Syrian
Commentary on Tatian's Diatessaron, 6.23. (Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture. vol. 3: Luke, Intervarsity Press)

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Saints and Feasts

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October 09

The Righteous Patriarch Abraham and his nephew Lot

The holy Patriarch Abraham, born a pagan, ten generations after Noah, when the knowledge of God had perished from among men, became the beginning of God's dispensation for the universal renewal and salvation of man. He was called out of his country--the land of the Chaldees, that is, Mesopotamia--to the land of Canaan, and received the promise that through his seed all the nations of the earth should be blessed; through his singular faith in the promises of God, he was justified before the giving of the Law and the coming of Grace; through his willingness to sacrifice Isaac, he portrayed the love wherewith God loved the world in sacrificing His only-begotten Son. The greatness of Abraham, and the trials that he and his righteous nephew Lot underwent, are set forth in the Book of Genesis in the Old Testament, chapters twelve through twenty-five. See also the Sunday of the Holy Forefathers, December 11-17.


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October 09

Poplia the Confessor of Antioch


Nainwidow
October 09

3rd Sunday of Luke


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October 09

James the Apostle, son of Alphaeus

The holy Apostle James was one of the Twelve, and preached Christ to many nations, and finally suffered death by crucifixion.


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October 09

Andronicus & his wife Athanasia of Egypt

Saints Andronicus and Athanasia were from Antioch, and finished their lives in asceticism about the year 500.


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October 10

Pinytos, Bishop of Knossos


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October 10

Our Righteous Father Theophilus the Confessor


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October 10

The 200 Monk-martyrs of Nicomedia


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October 10

Vassianos the Righteous of Constantinople


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October 10

Monday of the 4th Week


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