Services This Week
- Wed. Feb. 8, 6:00pm: Paraclesis to the Theotokos (at St. George Chapel)
- Thu. Feb. 9, 6:00pm Vesperal Liturgy: St. Haralambos the Martyr (at St. George Chapel)
Memorial prayers will be offered at the conclusion of the Divine Liturgy today for the repose of the souls of the servants of God, Fofo (Theophany) Frankos (30 years) and Maria Leontiadis (1 year). May their memory be eternal! The Coffee Hour is being sponsored today in memory of Fofo Frankos.
Special Tray in Support of the T.H.E.O.S. School for the Feast of the Three Hierarchs
A tray will be passed at the end of Liturgy today to offer our support for T.H.E.O.S., the Three Hierarchs Orthodox School. According to their website, "For nearly thirteen years, T.H.E.O.S. has served as the only Orthodox Christian elementary and junior high school in the Pittsburgh area. We continue to educate over ninety students from pre-school to the eighth grade providing them with academic excellence, building up both the mind and the heart. T.H.E.O.S. continues to be the school of choice for dedicated parents who want to provide children with a high quality education offered in a faithful and safe environment. `As our children grow older and take their place in society, what will set them apart? It will not be their talent or their temperament, but instead, it will be their character in Christ,` said Christal Chaney, Ph.D., Director of T.H.E.O.S." Thank you for offering your support for this important Pittsburgh area ministry.
Festival Pastry Cooking THIS Tuesday, February 7 and EVERY TUESDAY: 10:00am-9:00pm
From our Festival Pastry Crew: "Please clear your calendars on Tuesdays to help prepare pastry for our upcoming Spring Festival in May. We will be there all day and evening to accommodate EVERYONE's schedule. Please email email@example.com or call/text Joyce Athanasiou at 412-292-4206 with any questions Thanks!"
GOYA Fellowship Next Sunday
The GOYA will hold its monthly fellowship gathering next Sunday at 6:00pm at the home of Charlie and Jan Petredis. Information will be sent out via the GOYA Facebook page and email. All GOYAns are asked to attend.
St Lydia Fellowship This Thursday
Our St Lydia Fellowship is now in its 12th year of ministry and teaching for the women of Holy Trinity. If you have missed out on this wonderful time with fellow sisters in Christ sharing, learning and growing in faith, maybe this is the year you can join in! This group is open to women of ALL ages and ALL places in life! We do not know everything...we are learning, so please don`t feel that you don`t know enough to attend! We are studying some of the Epistles of the New Testament using a book entitled "Universal Truth: The Catholic Epistles of James, Peter, Jude, and John" (An Orthodox Bible Study Companion). Meetings are held every other Thursday beginning at St George Chapel, 8941 Ringeisen Road, Allison Park. 9:30 - Coffee and Fellowship; 10:00 - 11:15 Study. For more information contact Stacy Dickos at 412-367-0925.
Special February 25th Community Event: 'A Sampling of Holy Trinity'
Attention all Holy Trinity Family members: Get to know Holy Trinity Church, fellow community members, ministries and the latest news on the New Church project! Attend "A Sampling of Holy Trinity" on Saturday, February 25th. The event will run from 6:00 to 9:00pm and will be held at our current location, 495 Browns Lane, Pittsburgh. Spend an evening with your Holy Trinity family. Get acquainted with new parishioners. Reconnect with old friends. Enjoy an evening of fellowship, food and lots of great information. We will have updates from several Holy Trinity ministries—including how to get involved! You’ll hear from the Parish Council, Philoptochos, St. Lydia’s Women’s Study Fellowship, and the GOYA, JOY and HOPE youth ministries. There’s something for everyone. And the GOYANs will be providing complimentary child care services. There will also be a presentation by the Vision Committee and Capital Campaign on the progress of the new church and how you can help. The schedule for the event is as follows: 6:00-6:30pm - Arrival and sampling of light hors d’oeuvres; 6:30-7:45pm - Information session;
7:45-9:00pm - Meet and Greet with a light buffet. Please RSVP at the reservation table after Liturgy today.
GOYA Hoagie Sale - Orders Taken Today, Delivered Next Sunday
The GOYA will be holding a "Valentine Hoagie Sale" this year. They are taking orders today for $7 Italian or Turkey hoagies. The hoagies will be available for pick up next Sunday following Divine Liturgy. Thank you for supporting our teens!
Philoptochos: A Ministry for You!
From our Ladies Philoptochos: "At the start of the year 2012, the Ladies Philoptochos is anticipating many new activities to achieve our goals which are always the same – philanthropic (the name 'Philoptochos' means 'Friends of the Poor'). We have received recognition for our 100 percent participation in fulfilling Philoptochos National Ministry Commitments for 2010 & 2011. In addition we have donated to many other local causes as well as a pledge to the Capital Campaign. This is not possible without help from many hands as well as the support of our parishioners, friends and neighbors. If you are interested in joining please feel free to call Kay Balouris at 312-766-1263 or Joyce Countouris at 412-366-1498. We welcome all who wish to join."
IOCC Event: Ethopian Coffee Ceremony & Information Session
IOCC is offering a new experience in the Pittsburgh area: An Ethiopian Coffee Ceremony & Discussion. All proceeds from the event will benefit the philanthropic work of International Orthodox Christian Charities. It will take place Sunday, February 12, 2012, from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. at Tana Ethiopian Restaurant, 5929 Baum Boulevard, Pittsburgh. Enjoy a traditional Ethiopian Coffee Ceremony with light Ethiopian hors d`oeuvres, learn about IOCC`s recent projects in Ethiopia and other regions, and enjoy fellowship. Nicholas Chakos, IOCC Development Director, will lead the discussion. The suggested donation is $10. Additional donations are welcome. If the weather conditions prevent this gathering, the event will be postponed until the following Sunday (February 19) at the same time and place. Reservations are not required for this event. For event questions please call Nick Terezis at 740-282-5198. Tana Ethiopian Restaurant welcomes you to make reservations for dinner following the event by calling them at 412-665-2770. To learn more about IOCC please visit www.iocc.org.
Construction Reminder: Site Safety Guidelines
Construction is underway on the new church site, so our new property is now an active construction worksite. The building committee, therefore, sends this message to us all: "With the long awaited start of our new Church campus starting in the next few days, we must ask all parishioners to follow a few simple requests. Please do not enter onto the construction site at any period of the day or week or stop along Cumberland and Babcock. There will be safety and liability issues that our contractor, Bridges & Company, has been asked to enforce. In the near future we will publish scheduled dates were supervised site visitation will be conducted for the entire Holy Trinity community. Look for these future dates, but until then, if you have any questions, please talk to Bill Fiedler or Jason Farmakis. Thank you for your understanding."
Help Welcome Holy Trinity Guests!
Help us show our Holy Trinity Hospitality! Watch for the gold felt crosses worn by our new visitors each Sunday.If you see someone one, please greet them and welcome them to our community! Remember, "Hospitality" is one of the main goals of our mission here at Holy Trinity Church!
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