Holy Trinity Church, Pittsburgh, PA PUBLISH DATE: November 10, 2013

Epistle Reading
St. Paul's Letter to the Galatians 1:11-19

BRETHREN, I would have you know that the gospel which was preached by me is not man's gospel. For I did not ...Read Full Text >

Gospel Reading
Luke 10:25-37
8th Sunday of Luke

At that time, a lawyer stood up to put Jesus to the test, saying, "Teacher, what shall I do to ...Read Full Text >

8th Sunday of Luke
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Erastus, Olympas, Rodion, Sosipater, Quartus, Apostles of the 70
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Holy Father Arsenius of Cappadocia
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Our Holy Father Gregory, Bishop of Assa
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Orestes the Martyr of Cappadocia
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Resurrectional Apolytikion - Tone 3 (Page 52)
Let the heavens rejoice and the earth be glad, for the Lord has shown the power of His reign; He has conquered death by death, and become the first born of the dead. He has delivered us from the depths of Hades; and has granted to the world great mercy.

Apolytikion of Holy Trinity Church (Page 75)
English: Blessed are You, O Christ our God, Who has shown forth the fishermen to be most wise by sending down upon them the Holy Spirit. And through them, You drew the world into Your net. O merciful One, glory to You!
Greek: Ευλογητός ει Χριστέ, ο Θεός ήμων, ο πανσόφους τους αλιείς αναδείξας, καταπέμψας αυτοίς το Πνεύμα το άγιον, και δι΄αυτών την οικουμένην σαγηνεύσας, φιλάνθρωπε, δόξα σοι.
Phoenetics: Ev-lo-yi-tos i Hri-ste o The-os i-mon. O Pan-so-fous tous a-li-is a-na-di-xas ka-ta-pemp-sas af-tis to Pnev-ma to A-yi-on, ke di af-ton tin i-kou-men-in sa-i-nef-sas, fi-lan-thro-pe, do-xa si.

Kontakion of the Entrance of the Theotokos (Page 59)
The most pure Temple of the Savior*, His most precious bridal chamber*, the Virgin, sacred treasury of God’s glory*, enters today into the house of the Lord*, bringing with her the grace of the divine Spirit.* Wherefore the angels of God are singing*: “Behold the heavenly tabernacle!”

Gentleness, then, is to be mingled with severity; a sort of compound is to be made of both; so that subjects be  ...Read Full Text >
-St. Gregory the Dialogist, On the Life of the Pastor. Chapter 6, 6th century

When a man reveres God with all his heart and with faith, he receives through God's providence the power to  ...Read Full Text >
-St. Antony the Great, On the Character of Men no. 12, Philokalia Vol. 1 edited by Palmer, Sherrard and Ware; Faber and Faber pg. 331, 4th century

The example of the good Samaritan shows that we must not abandon those in whom even the faintest amount of faith  ...Read Full Text >
-St. Ambrose of Milan, Two Books of St. Ambrose, Bishop of Milan, Concerning Repentance, Chapter 11

But you cannot be a neighbour unless you have compassion on him; for no one can be called a neighbour unless he  ...Read Full Text >
-St. Ambrose of Milan, Two Books of St. Ambrose, Bishop of Milan, Concerning Repentance, Chapter 11

Godly love cannot be perfect unless a man love his neighbor also. Under which name must be included not only those  ...Read Full Text >
-St. Gregory the Dialogist, Sermon 12, On the Fast, 6th century

For whosoever superintends the healing of wounds must needs administer in wine the smart of pan, and in oil the  ...Read Full Text >
-St. Gregory the Dialogist, On the Life of the Pastor. Chapter 6, 6th century

The sign that thou lovest God, is this, that thou lovest thy fellow; and if thou hatest thy fellow, thy hatred is  ...Read Full Text >

Let us make our mercifulness abundant, let us give proof of much love to man, both by the use of our money, and by  ...Read Full Text >
-St. John Chrysostom, Homily 15 on Matthew 5, 4th Century

For the One Maker fashioned us, the One Creator breathed life into us; we all enjoy the same sky and air, the same  ...Read Full Text >
-St. Gregory the Dialogist, Sermon 12, On the Fast, 6th century

'The Lord your God is one Lord' (cf. Deut. 6:4), revealed in the Father, Son and Holy Spirit: in the unbegotten  ...Read Full Text >
-St. Gregory Palamas, A New Testament Decalogue no. 1, Philokalia Vol. 4 edited by Palmer, Sherrard and Ware; Faber and Faber pg. 323, 14th century

Monthy Paraclesis - Second Wednesday of each month, 6:30 pm at St. George Chapel, 8941 Ringeisen Rd., Allison Park, PA

Sunday & Weekdays: 8:30 a.m. Sunday worship location: 985 Providence Boulevard, Pittsburgh, PA
Weekday worship location: St. George Chapel, 8941 Ringeisen Rd., Allison Park, PA

Sunday & Weekdays: Orthros 8:30 a.m. / Divien Liturgy 9:30 a.m.
Sunday worship location: 985 Providence Boulevard, Pittsburgh, PA
Weekday worship location: St. George Chapel, 8941 Ringeisen Rd., Allison Park, PA

Bible Study
Orthodox Studies Forum - twice monthly at 7:00 p.m. - see online calendar; Saint Lydia Women's Study Ministry - Every other Thursday, 9:30 a.m.; Saint Nikodemos Men's Fellowship (see website for details)

Parish Information
Holy Trinity Church
985 Providence Boulevard
Pittsburgh, PA 15237

Phone: 412-366-8700
Fax: 412-366-8710
Website: www.HolyTrinityPgh.org
Email: office@HolyTrinityPgh.org

Proistamenos: Rev. Fr. John N. Touloumes
Email: fjt@HolyTrinityPgh.org

Assistant: Fr. Radu Bordeianu
Email: FrRadu@HolyTrinityPgh.org

Other Parish Info
Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Parish Secretary/Office Administrator: Mary Portellos.
Parish Council President: George Dickos


November 8, 2013
Encyclical of Archbishop Demetrios for the Feast of the Holy Archangels
Protocol Number 166/13

November 8, 2013
Feast of the Synaxis of the
Holy Archangels

To the Most Reverend Hierarchs, the Reverend Priests and Deacons, the Monks and Nuns, the Presidents and Members of the Parish Councils of the Greek Orthodox Communities, the Distinguished
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Services This Week
Wed. Nov. 13, 8:30 am Orthros/9:30am Liturgy: St. John Chrysostom (at Saint George Chapel)
Wed. Nov. 13, 6:30 pm Paraclesis to the Theotokos (at Saint George Chapel)

Honoring Our Choir and Chanters - Church Music Sunday Today
Today, our parish community observes National Church Music Ministry Sunday (rescheduled from the first Sunday in October). It is held each year on a Sunday close to the feast day of Saint Romanos, the Melodist (October 1st), one of the greatest Byzantine music composers. On this day, we recognize those women ...Read Full Text >

Senior Fellowship Ministry - November 14
The Senior Fellowship Ministry will meet this month on Thursday, November 14, in the Gallery. We will be joined by two wine experts who will assist us in selecting our holiday wine. For example, they can answers questions such as can you buy just one wine for your entire meal or will you want to buy some ...Read Full Text >

Saint Lydia Women's Fellowship: Thursday, November 21
Attention women of all ages: you are invited to participate in the exciting 15th year of Holy Trinity Church`s St Lydia Women`s Study. This growth and study ministry is dedicated to the concerns and spiritual needs of women. This year we are studying inspiring examples of women in the Scriptures and the ...Read Full Text >

Tackle Poverty with the Polamalus - November 21
Join FOCUS Advisory Board member (and Holy Trinity parishioners!) Theodora Polamalu and her husband Troy at an exclusive event to Tackle Poverty as we help working poor families and the homeless here in Pittsburgh! The event will take place on November 21, 2013 at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 419 ...Read Full Text >

Outreach Opportunity: Pleasant Valley Shelter 2014 Dates Available - Sign Up Before They Go!
From our Outreach Ministry: Northside Common Ministries sends their heartfelt thanks and appreciation for Holy Trinity`s long-standing commitment to serve meals to the men at Pleasant Valley homeless shelter. Along with our efforts to support the mission of FOCUS Pittsburgh, our community has been generous ...Read Full Text >

Philoptochos Seeking Pastry Volunteers
The Ledies Philoptochos Ladies Society will be working on Tuesdays during the daytime to fill required orders for their Christmas bake sale. We welcome anyone who wishes to help. They will be there all day. Contact Kay Balouris at 412-766-1263 for information.

Philoptochos Thank You
The Ladies Philoptochos would like to thank the entire Holy Trinity Community for their generous donations to support our Ecumenical Patriarchate. We would also like to thank the First Grade Church School class for their beautiful handmade thank you notes. "You surely brightened our day!"

Time to Wrap Up 2013 Stewardship Contributions
As we approach the end of the year, our 2014 Stewardship campaign will be underway soon, informing our Holy Trinity members how to fully participate in and support the life and ministries of Holy Trinity Church. With the blessing of our new home come a lot more opportunities to do so, and your involvement is ...Read Full Text >

Church School Dismissal Times
A message from our Church School Staff to all parents: Please assist us in offering our children the time to fully participate in their lessons each Sunday by allowing them to remain in class until the end of the session. Classes for Pre-School and Kindergarten will end each Sunday at 11:15am. Parents of ...Read Full Text >

Watch Out For Those Yellow Crosses!
Many of the thousands of visitors who visited Holy Trinity Church during the festival and were so overwhelmed and inspired by the beauty of the Church expressed an interest to return and join us for services. They will be greeted by our Hospitality and given a yellow lapel Cross ... and that is where your ...Read Full Text >

All Sunday Services Now Live on Internet
Please be aware that all Sunday services at Holy Trinity Church are now live on the Internet. Unable to attend Sunday services because of travels, illness or otherwise home-bound? You can still participate via Internet via live streaming video. To follow the services online go to: ...Read Full Text >

Senior Fellowship Ministry Tamburitzans Event - February 16, 2014
The Senior Fellowship Ministry has reserved a limited number of seats for a Tamburitzans performance scheduled to take place at 2:00 pm on Sunday, February 16, 2014, at the Cumberland Woods Village Legacy Theatre, just up the hill beyond UPMC Passavant, minutes from Holy Trinity Church. This show is certain ...Read Full Text >

News Year's Eve at Holy Trinity: Get Your Tickets Now!
Ring in the New Year at the new Holy Trinity Church with a beautiful evening starting with the 6:00 pm Vesperal Liturgy of Saint Basil followed by an exciting New Year's Eve Celebration featuring the live Greek band "The Levendes" from Detroit starting at 7:30. There will be limited seating and tickets are ...Read Full Text >

Welcome, Holy Trinity Guests!
We welcome all our guests to Holy Trinity Church today, whether as visitors from out of town, family members joining others here for worship today or even soon-to-be members here for the first time. No matter what the reason the Holy Spirit brought you here today, we welcome you with open arms and hearts ...Read Full Text >

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Upcoming Memorial/Trisagion Services
November 17 - Effie Zuck (2 years); November 24 - Marjorie Ruth Andromalos (6 months), Chrysoula Mary Scott (10 years); December 1 - Mary Pagonis (3 years).

Upcoming Events
December 1 - Parish Council Elections; December 22 - Christmas Pageant.

Leadership 100 Sponsors Video Series on Orthodox Christianity

November 4, 2013
“Discovering Orthodox Christianity,” a 26–part series of talk shows and Bible studies is now available on the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese homepage at www.goarch.org  ...Read Full Text >

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