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May 19th, 2019

Holy Trinity

Greek Orthodox Church

24411 Rampart Blvd

Port Charlotte, FL 33980

Phone: 941.629.3888

Rev. Father Dean Mendrinos

will lead us in the Divine Liturgy

Psalte: George Vriniotis

Sexton: George Stavropoulos

Attendants Today:Jim Sanders, Tom Bobotas,

Michael O’Dougherty, Monica Vallee

Next Week: Cathy Roy, Nick Louloudis,

Debbie Kontos and Peter Kyriakopoulos

Sweet Ladies Today: Judy Stavropoulos, Cathy Roy, Eve Manthous, Maria Louloudis

Next Week: Fran Kyriakopoulos, Rose Marie Tsourkas, Eileen Tassa, Nickie Doukas, and Lesa Basta

Χριστός ἀνέστη!   Ἀληθῶς ἀνέστη!

Christ is risen!   Truly, He is risen!

Divine Services Schedule

Sun. May 19 – Sunday of the Paralytic

Orthros at 9am, Divine Liturgy at 10am

Tues. May 21 – Saints Constantine and Helen

Orthros at 9am, Divine Liturgy at 10am

Sun. May 26 – Sunday of the Samaritan Woman

Orthros at 9am, Divine Liturgy at 10am

Sun. June 2– Sunday of the Blind Man

Orthros at 9am, Divine Liturgy at 10am

Wed. June 5 – Apodosis of Pascha

Thur. June 6 – The HOLY ASCENSION

Orthros at 9am, Divine Liturgy at 10am

Sun. June 9 – Sunday of the Fathers of the

1st Ecumenical Council;

Orthros at 9am, Div. Liturgy at 10am


Orthros at 9am, Divine Liturgy at 10am

Kneeling Prayers


Festal Vespers with Artoklasia at 6 pm

The Feast of our Church Parish;

A light meal will be served after Services

Birthdays & Anniversaries

Nancy Mardanes 05/21: Fotini Tentomas 05/23:

Nick Seda 05/25

Nick & Bessy Manos 05/23

Gregory & Sofia Ifantides 05/24

May our Lord and God grant you

Many Blessed Years

Bulleting News:

Holy Trinity Scholarship

For graduating high school seniors, the Holy Trinity scholarship is available. Please contact Michael O’Dougherty for an application.

Deadline for applying is today.

Fr. Mojmir Zalcik is on vacation

until next Sunday

Office Phone: 941.629.3888

Fifty day spiritual journey


Pascha to Pentecost (I)

Bright Week and Antipascha-Sunday of Apostle Thomas – The week following the Sunday of Pascha the new-born of water and the Holy Spirit (John 3:5) Christians, who were baptized-chrismated-tonsured on the Eve of Pascha before the celebration of the Resurrection our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, stayed in the Church to glorify God, in great joy unceasingly celebrating the Resurrection of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and giving thanks to God for their baptism of salvation. They wore the bright white robes as the symbol and sign of their new life with Christ. Thus, the Paschal Week is called the Bright Week and the Sunday after Pascha -the eighth day of Bright Week and last day of the Paschal celebration- is called Antipascha (First Sunday of Pascha/Second Sunday of Pascha). It was only on this day in the Early Church that the newly-baptized Christians removed their bright white robes, and as new-born people, once again, entered into the life in this world. The focus in liturgical services is on the Apostle Thomas’ meeting with Resurrected Jesus Christ and the significance of the day comes to all Christians in the words of the gospel:  Then He said to Thomas, “Put your finger here, and see My hands; and put out your hand, and place it in My side; do not be faithless, but believing.” Thomas answered Him, “My Lord and my God!” Jesus said to him, “Have you believed because you have seen Me? Blessed are those who have not seen and yet believe” (John 20:27–29).

Sunday of the Myrrh-bearing Women – The third Sunday after Pascha is dedicated to the Myrrh-bearing Women with Joseph of Arimathea and Nicodemus, the secret disciples of Jesus Christ, who cared for the body of Jesus at his death. The Myrrh-bearing Woman did not find His body in the tomb and they were first who witnessed He is risen from the dead.

Sunday of the Paralytic – The fourth Sunday is dedicated to Christ’s healing of the Paralytic, who is healed while waiting to be put down into the pool of (healing) water. And as Jesus said to healed man in the Temple, the Church says to us, “Behold, you are made whole: sin no more, lest a worse thing befall you.” (John 5:14).

Sunday of the Samaritan Woman – The fifth Sunday after Pascha deals with the woman of Samaria with whom Christ spoke at Jacob’s Well (John 4). Again the theme is the “living water” and the recognition of Jesus as God’s Messiah (John 4:10–11; 25–26). We are reminded of our new life in Him, of our drinking of the “living water,” of our true worship of God in the Christian messianic age “in Spirit and in Truth” (John 4:23–24). We see as well that salvation is offered to all: Jews and Gentiles, men and women, saints and sinners.

Sunday of the Blind Man – The sixth Sunday commemorates the healing of the man blind from birth (John 9). Jesus Christ is the Healer, only true Healer. We, Christians baptized in the healing waters of baptism, the Jordan waters of forgiveness, should identify ourselves with that man who came to see and to believe in Jesus as the Son of God. The Lord has created and has anointed his new eyes with his own divine hands and washed them with the waters of His healing power (John 9:6–11)….


We welcome all who have come to pray with us. Baptized and Chrismated Orthodox Christians who are properly prepared though prayer, fasting, repentance and alms giving are invited to come forward to receive the Holy Eucharist. Everyone is invited to receive Antidoron (blessed bread)from the priest at the end of the Divine Liturgy.

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