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Sunday Bulletin- January 5th, 2020

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

Choir Director: Nickie Doukas

Attendants Today: Cathy Roy, Nick Louloudis,

Debbie Kontos and Peter Kyriakopoulos

Next Week: Jim Sanders

Michael O’Dougherty, Monica Vallee

Sweet Ladies Today: Fran Kyriakopoulos, Rose Marie Tsourkas, Eileen Tassa, Nickie Doukas, and Lesa Basta

Next Week: Cindy Seda, Dora Vriniotis,

Eve Ann Davis, Popy Athanas

Divine Services Schedule

Sun. Jan. 5 – Sunday before Theophany

Orthros at 9am, Divine Liturgy at 10am

Vasilopita Bread Blessing

 Sun. Jan 5 -Eve of the Theophany Feast

Great Vespers at 6pm; Artoklasia

Mon. Jan. 6 – Holy Theophany Feast

Orthros at 9am, Divine Liturgy at 10am

Blessing of the Holy Water

Tues. Jan. 7 – Synaxis of St John the Baptist

Orthros at 9am, Divine Liturgy at 10am

 Sun. Jan 12 -Sunday after Theophany

Orthros at 9am, Divine Liturgy at 10am

Tues. Jan. 14 – Leavetaking (Apodosis) of the Theophany

Sun. Jan. 1912th Sunday of Luke

Orthros 9am, Divine Liturgy 10am

Sun. Jan. 26 – 15th Sunday of Luke

Orthros 9am, Divine Liturgy 10am

Thur. Jan. 30 – Synaxis of Three Hierarchs

Orthros 9am, Divine Liturgy 10am

Home Blessing

Contact Fr. Mojmir to schedule a home blessing


Sun. Jan 5 Epiphany Service & Vasilopita Cutting

Sun. Jan 12 Monthly meeting after services

Thurs: Jan 16 Baking Day

Mon-Tue: Jan 20-21 Garage Sale Setup

Wed-Thurs Jan 22-23 Rummage Sale & Bake Sale

Mon Jan 27 Festival Baking Day

Rummage Sale We are collecting items for the January rummage sale. Please, no clothing

Online Donations

For stewardship donations and contributions

can be made online via a credit card.

Church Library

Open every Sunday after service

Fr. Mojmir Zalcik’s Office Hours

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

Phone: 941.629.3888

Cell: 304.319.3441

Contact Fr. Mojmir Zalcik

Please let Fr. Mojmir know if you would like

to have a memorial for a loved one.

From the sayings of the Fathers and Teachers

of the Early Church on Faith and Baptism

Clement of Rome (?-110): “And we, too, being called by His will in Christ Jesus, are not justified by ourselves, nor by our own wisdom, or understanding, or godliness, or works which we have wrought in holiness of heart; but by that faith through which, from the beginning, Almighty God has justified all men; to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.” (The First Epistle of Clement to the Corinthians, Chapter 32).

Polycarp (69-150): “By grace ye are saved, not of works,' but by the will of God through Jesus Christ . . . If we please Him in this present world, we shall receive also the future world, according as He has promised to us that He will raise us again from the dead, and that if we live worthily of Him, 'we shall also reign together with Him,' provided only we believe . . .” (Epistle to the Philippians, 1, 5, 8)

Irenaeus (120?-200): “'And dipped himself,' says [the Scripture], 'seven times in Jordan.' It was not for nothing that Naaman of old, when suffering from leprosy, was purified upon his being baptized, but it served as an indication to us. For as we are lepers in sin, we are made clean, by means of the sacred water and the invocation of the Lord, from our old transgressions; being spiritually regenerated as new-born babes, even as the Lord has declared: 'Except a man be born again through water and the Spirit, he shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven'.” (Fragment, 34, A.D. 190)

Tertullian (155-220): “'When, however, the prescript is laid down that ‘without baptism, salvation is attainable by none’, chiefly on the ground of that declaration of the Lord, who says, 'Unless one be born of water, he hath not life'.” (On Baptism, 12:1, A.D. 203).

Origen (185-254): “The Church received from the Apostles the tradition of giving Baptism even to infants. For the Apostles, to whom were committed the secrets of divine mysteries, knew that there is in everyone the innate stains of sins, which must be washed away through water and the Spirit.” (Origen, Commentary on Romans, 5:9)

Ambrose (340?-397): “The Church was redeemed at the price of Christ's blood. Jew or Greek, it makes no difference; but if he has believed, he must circumcise himself from his sins [in baptism. Col. 2:11-12)], so that he can be saved . . . for no one ascends into the kingdom of heaven except through the sacrament of baptism . . . 'Unless a man be born again of water and the Holy Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God'.” (On Abraham 2:11:79-84).


⁜ Merry and Blessed Christmas to all! ⁜

XRONIA POLLA! Χρόνια Πολλά!

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