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Mother's Day | May 12th, 2019

Holy Trinity

Greek Orthodox Church

24411 Rampart Blvd

Port Charlotte, FL 33980

Phone: 941.629.3888

V. Rev. Father Mojmir Zalcik, Ph.D

will lead us in the Divine Liturgy

Psalte: George Vriniotis

Sexton: George Stavropoulos

Attendants Today: Cathy Roy, Nick Louloudis,

Debbie Kontos and Peter Kyriakopoulos

Next Week: Jim Sanders, Tom Bobotas,

Michael O’Dougherty, Monica Vallee

Sweet Ladies Today: Amelia Costa, Cathy Sanders, Ellen Healy, Nancy Mardanes, Loula Carroll,

Helen Raptakis, Nelly O’Dougherty

Next Week: Judy Stavropoulos, Cathy Roy, Eve Manthous, Maria Louloudis

Χριστός ἀνέστη!   Ἀληθῶς ἀνέστη!

Christ is risen!   Truly, He is risen!

Divine Services Schedule

Sun. May 12 – Sunday of Myrrh-Bearing Women

Orthros at 9am, Divine Liturgy at 10am

Mother’s Day

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


Robert Karapontso: 05/14: Amelia Costa: 04/16

May our Lord and God grant you

Many Blessed Years


Happy Mother’s Day!

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 May 19th.

Church Renovation Help Needed May 18th

This Saturday at 8:00 AM, we need to move everything from the altar and two side rooms. Please, if you are available to help, please contact any parish council member.

The carpet will be replaced with tile work beginning May 20th.

Contact Fr. Mojmir Zalcik

Please let Fr. Mojmir know if you would like to have a memorial for a loved one. We can announce it in

the bulletin.

If you need a prayer for yourself, or for your

beloved one who is sick or in need, or spiritual talk, do not hesitate to tell Fr. Mojmir.

Fr. Mojmir Zalcik’s Office Hours

Tuesday-Friday: 9:00 to 12:00 Noon

Phone: 941.629.3888

Cell: 304.319.3441

On Mother’s Day

 On this Sunday we all around the world gather to honor our mothers. Many mothers will receive flowers or other acts of affection. For those who may be away from their children, they will have to be content with a phone call or a card in the mail. But, no matter how admirable this day has become for us in today’s society, honoring one’s mother should not be reduced to a one day activity, because mothers provide the foundation upon which we build our lives.

God gives every created human being a mother here on earth because He loves us. And even after our earthy mother precede us to Heaven, we still have them with love in our hearts.

And we all have our eternal Mother, the Theotokos the Virgin Mary, who always keeps us in the shelter of her “wings”, under protection of her veil and in her intercessions for us to her Son Jesus Christ, the Savior, our Lord and God.

All mothers love their children. They are always there for their children. And mothers are everything to their children. They are their first teachers, protectors, helpers, advisors, their light...

We honor our mothers. We children love our mothers and they love us from all their hearts! For their boundless and unceasing love, “…Heaven bows before a mother’s feet”, says one old Arab saying. Best poems are written about our mothers. Like the Czech poet Jaroslav Seifert (Nobel Prize in Literature, 1984) in his poem “Maminka” (“Mother”) wrote about his mother, our mothers are most loving persons teaching us, day by day, in every situation, what the true love means. The love of our mothers is pouring from their hearts on us. And as Henry Ward Beecher said, “…the mother’s heart is the child’s first school room.”

The Holy Scriptures, especially The Book of Proverbs 6:20-23, advise us about mothers in this way: “My child, keep your father’s command and do not forsake your mother’s teaching. Bind them always on your heart; fasten them around your neck. When you walk, they will guide you; when you sleep, they will watch over you; when you awake, they will speak to you. For this command is a lamp, this teaching is a light and correction and instruction are the way to life.” And the other verse states: “Who can find a virtuous mother, she is more precious than jewels.” (Proverbs 31:1)

To us as the children of God the best image and best example of (our) mothers in the Holy Church is the Mother of God-Theotokos-Panagia-Virgin Mary. John of Damascus describes her calling to motherhood, “O Mother of God! If I place my confidence in thee, I shall be saved; if I am under thy protection, I have nothing to fear; for the fact of being thy child is a possession of a certainty of salvation which God grants only to those whom He intends to save.”

On the Mother’s Day, today and always, we honor our mothers. We pray that God gives them a long and healthy and blessed life. And we salute those who are in heaven, asking for their intercession. Thank you, mom!

On the intercession of the Holy Mother, o lord and God, bless all our mothers and Godmothers! Amen.


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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