Sunday, May 17th- Bulletin

Dear Brothers and Sisters in our Lord and God Jesus Christ, May 19th is the memorial date for the Greek Genocide in Pontus, and on Sunday, May 17, we serve in our Holy Trinity Church a TRISAGION for the victim of the Genocide.


The Greek Orthodox Genocide in Pontus refers to the systematic extermination of the native Greek subjects of the Ottoman Empire before, during, and after World War I (1914-1923) from Mustafa Kemal Ataturk. It included massacres, forced deportations, and death marches, summary expulsions, boycotts, rape, forced conversion to Islam, conscription into labor battalions, arbitrary executions, and destruction of Orthodox Christian cultural, historical and religious monuments. According to various sources, approximately 1 million Ottoman Greeks perished during this period.

All Greek males aged between 21-45 were forcibly conscripted into labor battalions Most of them perished under appalling conditions being forced to work around the clock with little food or water. In 1915, under the advice of German military personnel.   These Greeks were not permitted to take anything with them. Goods in their shops were later sold by Ottoman authorities. They were deported to the interior and to Muslim villages where they were forced to choose between Islam or death.   According to figures compiled by the Ecumenical Patriarchate, by 1918, 774,235 Greeks had been deported from their homes, many of them to the interior of Turkey, never to be seen again.

May our Risen Lord, who trampled upon death, offer repose to the souls of these victims, and may we never forget this tragic event.  Amen.




Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church

24411 Rampart Blvd.

Port Charlotte, FL 33980

Phone: 941.629.3888

304.319.3441 (Fr. Mojmir)

web: http://www.HolyTrinitypc.org


Online Donations

For stewardship donations and contributions

can be made online via a credit card.

www.holytrinitypc.org


Fr. Mojmir Zalcik’s Office Hours

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


Fr. Mojmir Zalcik, PhD

Priest


Χριστός ἀνέστη! Ἀληθῶς ἀνέστη!

Christ is risen! Truly the Lord is risen!


Divine Services Schedule


Sun. May 17 – Sunday of the Samaritan Woman

Orthros/Great Doxology 9am, Div. Liturgy 10am;

• Memorial service/Trisagion

(05/19 - the Memorial Day for the Greek Genocide in Pontus)

- and for †Marie & †Andrew Kanton

Thur. May 21 – Sts Constantine & Helen

Orthros/Great Doxology 9am, Divine Liturgy 10am

Sun. May 24 – Sunday of the Blind Man

Orthros/Great Doxology 9am, Divine Liturgy 10am

Mon. May 25 – Mamorial Day

Wed. May 27 – Apodosis of Pascha

Thur. May 28 – Holy Ascension

Orthros/Great Doxology 9am, Divine Liturgy 10am

Sun. May 28 – Fathers of the 1st Ec. Council

Orthros/Great Doxology 9am, Div. Liturgy 10am


Stewardship - Donation - Contribution

Please continue to support the Church/Parish and consider mailing your stewardship, contribution, and other donations to the Parish Office or online www.holytrinitypc.org, since we do not know how long this situation will last.


Many and Blessed Years to

Nick Tentomas (B-Day 5/20), Nancy Mardanes (5/21), Photini Tentomas (5/23); Mr./Mrs. Nicholas and Bessie Manos (Anniv. 5/23)


Dear and beloved brothers and sisters,


Let me thank you for your love, your prayers, for your support and for everything you do for your Church and Parish during this difficult time.

Thank you, my dear and beloved brothers in Christ. May God bless you all!


Please, continue to pray at your homes with us every day at 8pm, that God our Lord and Savior heals the sick, protects us all and that He will stop this pandemic (Prayer of Protection from the Coronavirus):


In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.


Let us pray to the Lord.