The Voice - Holy Trinity - St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church
Volume : 13
Number : 11
Month : November 2013
The Monthly Newsletter of Holy Trinity–St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church
Inside this Issue:
Entrance into the Temple................. 1
Fall General Assembly...................... 1
The Greek Team Thank You ............. 3
Friends of the Metropolis................. 4
Farewell to Fr. Paul........................... 5
FEAST OF THE ENTRANCE INTO THE TEMPLE
OF OUR MOST HOLY LADY THE THEOTOKOS
The Feast of the Entrance into the Temple of Our Most Holy Lady the Theotokos and Ever-Virgin Mary is celebrated
on November 21 each year. The Feast
commemorates when as a young child,
the Virgin Mary, entered the Temple in
President’s Message......................... 6
The birth and early life of the Virgin
Mary is not recorded in the Gospels or
7 other books of the New Testament, how7 ever this information can be found in a
work dating from the second century
known as the Book of James or Prote10 vangelion.
Food Pantry Outreach...................... 6
What is a Parish Council?.................
Roof Repair Update..........................
Church Organizations ......................
2013 Stewardship List ...................... 10
When Mary was three years old, Joachim
and Anna decided that the time had come
14 to fulfill their promise and to offer her to
Parish Announcements.................... 13
Parish Calendar ...............................
Church Information ......................... 15
Community Christmas Card.............. 16
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Joachim gathered the young girls of the
neighborhood to form an escort, and he
made them go in front of Mary, carrying
torches. Captivated by the torches, the
young child followed joyfully to the Temple, not once looking back at her parents
nor weeping as she was parted from
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FALL GENERAL ASSEMBLY
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2013
A Fall General Assembly will be convened on Sunday, November 10th, following the Divine Liturgy. Parishioners should have received the agenda through the mail.
Our Parish By-Laws require the following for eligibility to participate and vote at this meeting:
A parishioner who wishes to PARTICIPATE IN THE FALL GENERAL ASSEMBLY or any SPECIAL ASSEMBLIES after June 30th must have paid his/her stewardship financial obligation of the previous year and also 75% of the stewardship financial obligation for the current year (P3, C3, Art.
31, Section 3).
The holy Virgin ran toward the Temple, overtaking her attendant maidens and threw herself into the arms of the High
Priest Zacharias, who was waiting for her at the gate of the Temple with the elders. Zacharias blessed her saying, “It is in
you that He has glorified your name in every generation. It is in you that He will reveal the Redemption that He has prepared for His people in the last days.”
Then, Zacharias brought the child into the Holy of Holies—a place where only the High Priest was permitted to enter
once a year on the Day of Atonement. He placed her on the steps of the altar, and the grace of the Lord descended
upon her. She arose and expressed her joy in a dance as wonder seized all who saw this happen.
The Virgin Mary dwelt in the Temple for nine years until, reaching an age for marriage; she was taken from the Temple
by the priests and elders and entrusted to Joseph as the guardian of her virginity.
The Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple signifies her total dedication to God and her readiness for her future
vocation as the Mother of the Incarnate Lord. This is a feast of anticipation. As honor is shown to Mary, the faithful are
called to look forward to the Incarnation of Christ, celebrated in a little more than a month by the Feast of the Nativity
on December 25.
The icon of the feast tells the story of Mary’s entry into the Temple. The High Priest, Zacharias, is in his priestly robes
standing on the step of the Temple. His arms are outstretched, ready to greet and receive the Virgin. Mary is shown as a
small child, standing before Zacharias with her arms reaching up to him.
In some icons the young maidens who served as her escort are depicted standing behind her. Also, we see her parents,
Joachim and Anna, offering their child to God and His divine service.
In the upper center portion of the icon, the Virgin is seated on the steps of the Holy of Holies. An angel is there, attending to the one chosen by God to bring the Savior into the world.
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The Feast of the Entrance of the Theotokos is celebrated with the Divine Liturgy of Saint John Chrysostom which is
conducted on the morning of the Feast and preceded by a Matins (Orthros) service. A Great Vespers is conducted on
the evening before the day of the Feast. Scripture readings for the Feast are the following:
At Vespers: Exodus 40:1-5, 9-10, 16, 34-35 ; I Kings 7:51, 8:1, 3-4, 6-7, 9-11 ; Ezekiel 43:27—44:4 .
At the Matins: Luke 1:39-49, 56 .
At the Divine Liturgy: Hebrews 9:1-7 ; Luke 10:38-42; 11:27-28.
HYMNS OF THE FEAST:
Apolytikion (Fourth Tone): Today is the prelude of God’s good will and the heralding of the salvation of mankind. In
the temple of God, the Virgin is presented openly, and she proclaimeth Christ unto all. To her, then, with a great voice
let us cry aloud: Rejoice, O thou fulfillment of the Creator’s dispensation.
Kontakion (Fourth Tone): The sacred treasury of God’s holy glory, the greatly precious bridal chamber and Virgin, the
Saviour’s most pure temple, free of stain and undefiled, into the House of the Lord on this day is brought forward and
bringeth with herself the grace of the Most Divine Spirit; her do God’s Angels hymn with songs of praise, for is truly the
Festival Icons for the Christian Year by John Baggley (Crestwood, NY: St. Vladimir’s Seminary Press, 2000), pp. 16-20
The Festal Menaion. Translated by Mother Mary (South Canaan, PA: St. Tikhon’s Seminary Press, 1969) pp. 51-52
The Incarnate God: The Feasts of Jesus Christ and the Virgin Mary, Catherine Aslanoff, editor and Paul Meyendorff,
translator (Crestwood, NY: St. Vladimir’s Seminary Press, 1995)
The Synaxarion: The Lives of the Saints of the Orthodox Church, Vol. 2, compiled by Hieromonk Makarios of Simonos
Petra and translated from the French by Christopher Hookway (Chalkidike, Greece: Holy Convent of the Annunciation
of Our Lady, 1999) pp. 193-196.
The "Greek Team" Thanks You, Again
For twelve years, the Greek Team has participated in The Walk to End Alzheimer's and accepted donations from our generous parishioners
and our sponsor, the Ladies Philoptochos Society.
The Walk is the Alzheimer's Association's largest,
and most successful fund raiser. This year it was
held on Saturday, October 5 with thousands of
walkers from the Greater Cincinnati area joining
in. The annual event not only raises awareness
for the disease, it raises money to support programs and services provided by the Alzheimer's
Association and helps fund Alzheimer's Disease
research efforts. The Greek Team had some very
enthusiastic members including eleven people
and five dogs, who all enjoyed the three and a
half mile walk along the Ohio River on a warm
October morning. Thank you to everyone who donated to The Alzheimer's Association and to those who walked on the
team. A special thank you goes to Debi Sylvester and Georgianne Gaz, Philoptochos president, for taking over the team captain's duties this year.
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The New Christian: Gabriel
Parents: Leslie and Jennifer (Christ) Hock
Sponsor: Cassandra Chamallas
Date: October 12, 2013
The New Christian: Lazarus
Parents: Eric and Christina (Kanaris) Murnen
Sponsor: Nicholas Panagiotidis
Date: October 13, 2013
The New Christian: George
Parents: Gregorios and Kristin (Flink) Kranias
Sponsor: Stratos Kranias
Date: October 12, 2013
The New Christian: Angelina
Parents: Gregorios and Kristin (Flink) Kranias
Sponsor: Amanda Kranias
Date: October 12, 2013
The New Christian: Margaret
Parents: Scott and Alexandra (Sarakatsannis) LesChander
Sponsor: Angeliki Sylvester
Date: October 19, 2013
The New Christian: Sebastian
Parents: William and Melissa Kehayes
Sponsor: Nickolaos Portaritis and Panagiota Kehayes
Date: October 20, 2013
Michael Tipis, age 52, on September 27, 2013.
Flora Haggis, age 87, on October 7, 2013.
Dear Fellow Parishioners,
The Metropolis of Detroit Friends Program is a vital part of the Metropolis ministries. This program assists to enhance scholarships for our seminarians, provides for development of clergy seminars as well as to fund expenses
of the Metropolis office.
If you are not a part of the Friends program, I ask you to consider making a pledge to the Metropolis of Detroit
Friends Program to ensure our Metropolis continues to be a leader within the Archdiocese. We would like the Cincinnati community to be amongst the stewards of this program. If you have already become a “Friend” of the Metropolis, I thank you for your continued support.
We thank you in advance for your support to assist the Metropolis of Detroit.
In His Service,
Metropolis of Detroit Council
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Special Farewell for Fr. Paul, Presvytera Lavinia and Nektarios
Please join us on Sunday, November 3rd for a special farewell to Fr. Paul, Presvytera
Lavinia and Nektarios. This will be Fr. Paul’s last Divine Liturgy in our Community as he
departs to his new parish in Cheyenne, Wyoming. Plan to join us for a community
luncheon and celebration following Divine Liturgy.
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Parish Council President's Message
by Peter J. Kambelos, MD
Ladies and Gentlemen,
Fall is fully upon us and with that comes the time of year when our membership seeks to nominate potential
new Parish Councilors.
Six potential Council opportunities exist this Fall and it is my hope that we will have more parishioners than that express interest in
serving. I have personally approached many of you, with some promising feedback.
YOUR Parish Council needs 'new blood' to help perpetuate the missions and growth of our beloved community. We are fortunate
that our parish has become more diverse and inclusive over the last several years, a trend that I would like to see continue. In order to facilitate that, we need Council representation from all parishioner backgrounds.
Service on Council is not without measureable time and effort commitments, but the reward of great personal satisfaction that
comes with the knowledge that you have helped guide the prosperity of our community is truly priceless.
Anyone with an interest in participating in this Fall's Parish Council election is asked to contact me or any other Councilor. Final
nominations will be made at the Fall General Assembly Meeting on November 10th, following the Divine Liturgy.
On a personal note, it has been my distinct and sincere pleasure to serve on Council these last four years and I am hopeful to have
the opportunity to serve the community in which I grew-up, again, in the future in a similar capacity.
Peter J. Kambelos, M.D., F.A.C.P.
Thanksgiving & Christmas Outreach: Helping Our Neighbors
We have already begun to collect food for our holiday outreach programs. We only have a few
weeks until Thanksgiving and much help is needed to insure meals for our neighbors. We currently have over 140 families signed up for meals. We will need to fill our freezer with turkeys
to make sure we do not run out of food. Below is the list of food items needed for the dinner
packages that we will be assembling for Thanksgiving. A revised Christmas list will appear in the
December Voice. We need EVERYONE’S help to achieve this ambitious and necessary ministry.
200 turkeys (14-15 lbs.)
200 boxes of mashed potatoes
200 boxes of stuffing
200 cans of yams (15 oz.)
200 cans of cranberry sauce (15 oz.)
200 cans of fruit (15 oz.)
200 cans of vegetables (15 oz.)
200 boxes of corn or other type of bread
200 frozen (cooked) pumpkin pies
Thank you to all of the individuals that have given so generously to make this ministry possible!
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What is a Parish Council?
A Parish Council is the administrative body of a Church community elected by its stewards for the purpose of working together with the Parish Priest or Proistamenos in fulfilling the mission and goals of that particular community.
This brief description of the local governing body of a Parish also explains a fundamental aspect of the structure of the Orthodox Church. Both clergy and laity are the “People of God,” who seek by the grace of the Holy Spirit to fulfill the mission
entrusted to them to live and proclaim the Holy Gospel and the Holy Tradition of the Orthodox Church.
Historically, clergy and laity have worked together in dealing with matters of the Church’s life. The Parish Council is an example of the synergy of clergy and laity; it is a vehicle for implementing the ongoing mission of the Church and planning
the necessary strategies, policies, procedures, and activities that will enable the Parish to move forward in accomplishing
Christ-Centered Servant Leadership
Parish Council members serve as role models for parishioners and must take their ministry very seriously. They should lead
by example by attending Church and parish events, and regularly participating in the sacramental life of the Church. By
doing so, they will have a powerful effect on the overall life of the community. If Parish Council members treat everyone
with love and respect, as Christ loves us, then parishioners will do likewise.
The Council members must practice servant leadership by identifying and examining the ministry needs of the parishioners
and taking the necessary steps to meet those needs, whether through the improvement and expansion of existing ministries or through the creation of new ones.
Responsibilities and Roles
The most important responsibility of the Parish Council is to assist the Parish Priest in the administration of the ministries
of the Parish (GOAA Regulations 29:1A). Some of the principal roles employed by effective Parish Councils include, but are
not limited to, planning, developing, organizing, and implementing stewardship programs and various educational ministries of the Church; reporting and communicating to the parishioners the work and ministries of the Church at the Metropolis and Archdiocesan levels; and recruiting and training others for further service. The Parish Council must also abide
by Local, State, and Federal statutes applicable to the Parish and by the GOAA Regulations.
In all things, Council members should imitate our Lord Jesus Christ, who “came not to be served but to serve” (Matthew
20:28). The entire focus of the Parish Council must be to serve the needs of the faithful and to spread the Gospel of our
Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
On November 10th at our Fall General Assembly, our parishioners will nominate potential candidates for election to our
Parish Council. We need to find parishioners who are willing to take on all of the responsibilities listed here. We need at
least 6 nominees to run for the Parish Council. Please consider taking on an active role in the ministries and leadership
of our Parish. Contact any member of the Clergy or Parish Council if you are interested.
Source Material: Welcome to the Parish Council produced by the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America
Roof Repair Update
The roof work on the Sunday Church School building is complete. The second stage of the repair project has begun. We
need approximately $160,000 to complete the project and the 2nd stage is about 75% of the cost. As of October 23rd, we
have received $20,490 in donations from 61 families. This is 13% of the total needed to complete these repairs. We urgently need your help in order to avoid borrowing money to pay this project. At this time in the life of our Parish, stewardship does not cover our daily expenses. Funding for these unexpected repairs and capital improvements must be raised
through your generosity. Thank you to the parishioners who have already responded and to the ones who are planning to
assist with our efforts.
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OVER FIFTY CLUB…Ann Jonson
We are truly sad that Father Paul, Presvytera Lavinia and Nektarios are leaving. We wish them the very best and hope, some
day, that they will come and visit with us. Good luck!
Congratulations to Pat J. Zaferes and Pat P. Zaferes on being
honored at the Clergy-Laity/Philoptochos dinner.
We had a great time at P. F. Chang Restaurant in September.
We had 38 who enjoyed it very much. They all want to go back
again next year.
Our Thanksgiving luncheon will be on November 16, at Church,
with R & R Catering.
Happy Veteran’s Day
SUNDAY CHURCH SCHOOL…Cara Chryssovergis
SCS is always looking to improve its programs and provide the
education that the parish seeks. To that end, SCS is introducing,
"Living the Orthodox Life"-- A Class for ADULTS. The purpose
will be to refresh understanding of Orthodox essentials and explore the Orthodox faith with respect to life. This class is NOT
meant to take the place of the detailed instruction given in Orthodoxy 101. Class instruction will begin directly following Holy
Communion and go until noon; class will meet in the first classroom on the ground floor of the SCS wing. The first class will
take place on October 27. Orthodox Life will follow the same
schedule as the rest of SCS. Adults of any age are welcome.
Our Nativity Program is scheduled for December 15, 2013. It is
time to fill the cast. There are four speaking parts available:
Mary, Archangel Gabriel, Isaiah, and Innkeeper. Non-speaking
parts include: Elizabeth, Joseph, Shepherds, Wise Men, Angels,
and the Star. Contact the director if your child is interested in
participating. Practices will begin at the beginning of November.
We are in desperate need of assistant teachers or parent helpers for Pre-School, and grades 6, 7, and 8. If you love kids and
your Orthodox faith, we need you! Please consider this opportunity to serve your parish and make our SCS program exceptional.
Our Church School has classes for ages 3 years old and up. SCS
classes begin each Sunday with the Divine Liturgy at 9:30 am.
The first eight pews on the left side of the Nave are reserved for
Sunday Church School. Classes begin directly following the distribution of Holy Communion. Classes end at 11:45 am. One of
the best ways for a child to build a foundation as an Orthodox
Christian is to attend Divine Liturgy and Church School on a
regular basis. Our SCS program is offered free of charge thanks
to your generous Stewardship donations.
Last year SCS converted to an all electronic registration system.
Because of the medical authorization form ALL STUDENTS must
be registered electronically every year. A link to the registration
form is available on the Church website. Please register your
children, if you have not already done so. To contact the Director: call 513-226-2746 or email [email protected]
The Ladies Philoptochos Society continues to have a very active
The Metropolis of Detroit Clergy-Laity Conference was held at
the Covington Marriott Hotel from September 26th to 28th;
Elaine Snyder and Georgianne Gaz attended representing our
chapter as well as Eleni Zaferes on the Metropolis Board. The
refreshments prepared by our members were most appreciated
by the attendees. The Grand Banquet held on September 26,
was attended by His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios as well as
His Eminence Metropolitan Nicholas. Our honored members
were Pat P. Zaferes and Pat J. Zaferes.
The Greek Team had a perfect morning to participate in The
Walk to End Alzheimer’s on Saturday, October 5. In addition to
the Greek Team human members, we were joined by 5 dogs as
well. Humans and dogs alike enjoyed walking to support the
research for this devastating disease.
Baking for Sweet Treats began Tuesday, October 8, 2013, at
10am in the Church kitchen and will continue every Tuesday
through November 19. There has been an enthusiastic turn out
and we would like to say “thank you” to all of the lovely ladies
that came and assisted. We will be baking Tiropita and Spanakopita on Sunday, October 27, after Church. We welcome all
interested ladies, young girls and Yiayias to assist us with their
phyllo skills. Bring a change of clothes, an apron and join the
Sunday, November 3, we celebrate Sts. Damian and Cosmas;
and Philoptochos will be passing a tray for the Ecumenical Patriarchate. The Outreach Sunday Chili Cook Off has been rescheduled for Sunday, January 19, 2014.
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In order to allow our members to attend the Fall General Assembly Meeting taking place after services on November 10, the
Philoptochos November Meeting has been changed to Sunday,
November 3. The community will be having a luncheon for Father, Presvytera and Nektarios Truebenbach, so our meeting
will take place immediately following the luncheon.
Philoptochos will be celebrating Veterans Day on Sunday, November 10, by honoring Active Duty Military and living or deceased United States Veterans. Please see our members in the
hall where you can submit the names and military branch of
family and friends to be honored. If you have photos in uniform, please bring a copy as well.
The Philoptochos Christmas Dinner will take place from 6:30 to
9:00 pm on Tuesday, December 3, at Pappadeaux Restaurant in
Springdale. If you have not already made your reservations for
the Christmas Dinner, please do so at the November meeting.
Philoptochos will be collecting “Coats and Quilts” for the needy
and distributing them through the City Gospel Mission here in
In support of the National Philoptochos Literacy Program, we
are offering a childrens’ book series for sale. The series for
young children is by Greek American author, Nick Katsoris, and
the main character is a little lamb called “Loukoumi”. Please
come see the Philoptochos table to look at these books…they
would make a wonderful Christmas gift for a young child or
DAUGHTERS OF PENELOPE…Karen Aamodt
The Daughters of Penelope would like to thank everyone who
supported our Wine Tasting event on October 12th. We are
now able to continue funding a scholarship through the Buckeye Scholarship Foundation. Special thanks go out to Mr. Lewis
Parsenios who was our guest at our October 22nd meeting. He
gave a lovely and inspiring presentation on Oxi Day. Lew, thank
you so much!!
Our next meeting will be held on Saturday, November 23, beginning with lunch at 1:00 PM in the small hall. The officers of
our District #11 Lodge will be visiting, so all members should
plan to attend. We have a new community service project for
2013. Bethany House is a shelter for families escaping domestic violence. We are selling Sock Monkey kits to make these
adorable stuffed toys for the children at Bethany House for
Christmas. For some of these children this may be the only toy
they will receive. We, in our Church community, are so very
blessed; and those blessings come from God. Please join us as
we create joy for these children. Making Sock Monkeys for
other children would be an invaluable opportunity for our children to learn more about self-sacrifice and giving to others who
are less fortunate. No artistic talent or skill is needed, so make
it a family activity. It will be more fun than a barrel of monkeys!
Our District #11 is hosting a Festival of Trees to be held on Saturday, December 7, at the Presidential Banquet Center in Kettering, Ohio. This is very similar to the Festival of Tables/
Flowers concept, but this time we will decorate tabletop Christmas trees. This will be an entertaining and beautiful
event. Donation for lunch and program is $25.00. See our contact information below to RSVP. Proceeds from this event
benefit breast cancer research.
If you would like to join our organization or have questions regarding our community service projects, please contact President Karen Aamodt at [email protected] or 513-582-7263
OR Vice President Michelle Sutherland at [email protected]
yahoo.com or 859-444-0933.
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“The rich man is not the one who has much, but one who gives much.
For what he gives away remains his forever.”
St. John Chrysostom
This is the time of year when the Parish Council formulates the annual budget to be presented at
the fall General Assembly meeting. It is also the time of year when our Stewardship Campaign
gets underway. Stewardship is an essential ingredient in meeting the expenses of our Parish. 2014
will be no different than 2013, in that there are several ministries here that will be accomplished
only because your prayerfully directed contributions, whether of time, talent or treasure.
Stewardship campaigns naturally focus on the giver because generous stewardship is an appropriate, thankful response to God’s blessings, but the receivers of stewardship are blessed too by the
gift. Who are the receivers of your stewardship contributions? – All of us in this faith community.
We are all blessed by the transformation of dollars into ministries that touch our lives directly in
various ways, assist the community around us and strengthen the Church at large.
Is this any different than what happens when we are gathered around the Lord’s table each Sunday, when our sacrifice of praise is blessed with the gift of the Eucharist in return? Just as both
parts are blessed and valued, so are all members in our community, whether as stewards or as
beneficiaries of our many Parish ministries.
Ideally we are both stewards and beneficiaries of the outpouring of generous giving. Therefore
please reflect on your current stewardship pledge, not only in terms of how much you will give,
but also in how many ways you will be blessed in return.
2013 STEWARDSHIP LIST THROUGH 10-22-13
The parishioners listed here have made a commitment and/or contribution towards 2013 Stewardship.
Let’s make this year our most successful year ever!
Aamodt, Peter & Karen
Adinamis, George & Robyn
Alex, James L. & Koula
Anagnostou, Elias & Helen
Andreadis, Sophie S.
Andrews, Evan & Terry
Antoniades, Anthony & Tracey
Apostolides, Vasso A.
Arvanetes, Gregory & Sandra
Assaley, Lewis & Patricia
Balkenbusch, Matt & Nicole
Balli, James & Virginia
Barnhart, Thomas & Sylvia
Batsakes, George P.
Batsakis, Chris & Lydia
Batsakis, Pantelis & Eleni
Belitsos, George P.
Beltsos, Chris & Melissa
Beltsos, Paul & Jeanna
Beltsos, Sam & Esmine
Beltsos, Steven & Kanda
Bender, Christina E.
Bender, Robert & Kathy
Berling, Ben & Jennifer
Bikas, Michael & Anna
Bilionis, Charles & Angela
Binzer, Chrisanthi & Brian
Black, Dr. William & Lenora
Borcoman, Tate & Nicole
Borod, Gregory & Gloria
Bottomley, Stephen & Stephanie
Boulmetis, Samuel N. & Anita
Boumis, Peter & Kimberly
Brausch, Robert & Julie
Brown, Bryan & Nickie
Brown, William & George-Ann
Bujnoch, Digger & Lindsay
Caddell, Chris & Eleni
Callos, Harry & Angie
Callos, Thomas & Patricia
Caneris, Anthony & Antoinette
Caneris, Dr. Onassis A.
Cardullias, Dr. Peter & Elaine
Carey, Lee & Tula
Cassis, Fr. William & Presvytera Anastasia
Chantilas, James & Dr. Lydia
Chichura, Marcus & Michelle
Christman, Carl & Margaret
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Christofield, George J.
Christon, Angelos & Deanna
Christos, Mary J.
Chryssovergis, Chris & Cara
Cimarosti, Eugene† & Helen
Claffie, Sean & Angela
Colak, Tony & Joan
Columbus, Richie & Eva
Colyer, Jeff & Laura
Colyer, Keith & Diane
Condorodis, Anestis J. & Janeen D.
Condorodis, Dr. Constandinos J. & Carolyn
Cook, Frank & Karen
Cooper, Charles & Aphrodite
Cranley, John & Dena
Cristell, Mark & Lia
Dalambakis, Chris & Judy
Daoud, Fahid & Laila
Dargis, David & Melody
Dalton, Andrew & Maria
Diaz, Chris & Stephanie
Drew, Dr. William & Katherine
Economacos, Demetrios & Christine
Economacos, Tom & Jennifer
Edgington, Paul & Mary Lou
Ehrenschwender, Robert & Anna
Elias, Tom & Tina
Ernst, James H. & Sue
Fakoukakis, Emanuel & Susan
Fawcett, Tracy & Jessica
Fekkos, Haralambos & Loella Ann
Fielden, Brad & Tricia
Francis, Dean & Kathy
Frankenstein, George & Christine
Freudenberg, Grey & Eleni
Gaier, Jeffrey & Chris Anne
Gaskins, Mark & Kristin
Gelis, James & Kathy
Georges, Charles P. & Sophia
Georgescu, Dan & Larisse
Georgeton, Chris P. & Barbara
Georgeton, John C. & Ann
Georgeton, John P. & Kimberly
Georgeton, Peter C.
Georgeton, Peter T. & Nancy
Georgiades, Peri & Cheri Rekow
Georgiou, George & Maria
Georgiton, Peter J. & Betsy
Georgostathis, Gus & Connie
Georgostathis, Gus & Eleni
Georgostathis, James & Lillian
Georgoulakis, Athanasios & Sofia
Gerros, Carl & Mary
Ghizas, John & Helen
Glaser, Brian & Stella
Grammas, George & Pam
Grammas, Peter & Panagiota
Greene, David & Maria
Gregory, Dean & Hedy
Gregory, Thomas & Pamela
Haddad, Saba & Elise
Hadzivrettas, George M. & Soultana
Haralamos, George & Eleni
Haralamos, Mike G. & Akrivi
Hayden, Jason & Rebecca
Herrmann, Dennis & Stacy
Herrmann, Kristen & Stephen Simmer
Hill, Ann “Tasha”
Himonidis, Chris & Ruth
Hock, Les & Jennifer
Hodges, Nick & Millie
Humbert, Randy & Dede
Ioannou, Maria & John
Ioannou, Michael & Meagan
Johnson, John & Antigone
Jones, Demus J. & Betty
Jones, James A. & Jo Ann
Jonson, Alexander & Ann
Jonson, Chris C. & Loy
Jonson, George N. & Sophia
Jonson, James G. & Thelma
Jonson, Luke & Lauren
Kahle, John & Nickie
Kalemanis, Gary & Maria
Kalemanis, George & Nikki
Kales, Dean & Andrea
Kalomeres, George C.
Kambelos, John P. & Erato
Kambelos, Dr. Peter J.
Kambelos, Stratos J. & Hope
Kanaris, Kostantinos & Katy
Kanelos, Dino & Julie
Kaniaris, John & Idalia
Kapourales, Harry & Vivian
Kappas, James P.
Karageorge, Dimitri & Athena
Karampas, George & Diane
Karas, Bill J. & Lynn
Karas, Ted & Dixie
Kareliotis, Yiannis & Susan
Karras, Giorgio & Erene
Kasidonis, John & Tina
Katsanis, Claire C.
Katsanis, James & Diane
Katsaounis, Nick & Fay
Kavouras, George & Fran
Kehayes, William & Melissa
Kellaris, James & Janice
Kelley, Michael & Pauline
Kereiakes, James & Helen
Kevin, Patrick & Diane
Kindle, Jeffrey & Belinda
King, Adrian & Tina
Kissopoulos, Nick & Effy
Kladakis, John & Teddi
Kontopos, Pete & Katerina
Kontopos, Vagelis & Amanda
Kontsis, George & Melissa
Koros, Kostas & Dina
Korvessis, Anthony & Georgia Lydia
Koskinaris, Athanasios & Helen
Kostopoulos, Nikolaos & Dana
Kostopoulos, Tom & Rose
Kougios, Michael & Alice
Koutsogiannis, Gus & Cathy
Kranias, George & Litsa
Kranias, Stratos & Amanda
Kunkemoeller, Thomas & Janice
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“I chose and appointed you that you
should go and bear fruit.”
The parishioners listed here have made a commitment and/or contribution towards 2013
Stewardship. If you have not made your Stewardship Pledge for 2013, we encourage you to do
so today. Pledge Cards are available through the Church Office or can be obtained by contacting any member of the Parish Council or the Clergy.
Kurlas, Louise T.
Kyrios, Tassos & Maria
Lambrinides, Nicholas & Diane
Lambrinides, Ted & Kimberly
Lambrinides, Thomas J. & Mary Ann
Landando, James & Yvonne
Lazares, Gus J.
Lazares, John K. & Patricia
Leon, Gus A. & Kathryn
Leon, John & Sarah
LesChander, Scott L. & Alexandra
Leslie, Wayne & Peggy
Levenderis, Bill & Jill
Liaros, Vasilios & Evangelia
Liston, Robert & Eleni
Locklear, Ray & Niki
Loukoumidis, George & Stacey
Lysko, Bob & Stacy
Macaskill, Stuart & Stacy
Makris, George J. & Katherine
Makris, Thomas & Ellen
Makrozahopoulos, Dimitrios & Joanne
Maleas, Pete C. & Pearl
Mamaligas, Mike & Joann
Manolakas, Alexander & Vera
Maras, Ryan & Maria
Marinakis, Bill D. & Evonne
Marinakis, George D. & Eleni
Marinakis, Teddy D. & Katie
Maris, George & Tricia
Marrone, John J. & Jeri
Marrone, John & Tai
Mavridoglou, George & Penny
Mavridoglou, Nicholas & Jessica
McKay, Betty Jo
McNulty, Robin & Melanie
Megois, Lee S. & Stephanie
Meyer, Andy & Maria
Mikesell, Marco & Aphrodite
Mirkopoulos, Nicholas & Mare†
Mirkos, Steve & Edyta
Misali, A. J. "Ike" & Marge†
Misali, John P. & Deborah
Misali, Sam & Mary Jean
Mitropoulos, Pete & Konstantina
Moraites, Dr. Richard S. & Aphrodite
Morgan, Paul & Mary
Morris, John & Christine
Moulas, Dean & Catherine
Muennich, Sam & Melissa
Murnen, Eric & Christina
Murray, Stella P.
Naser, Jacoub & Dina
Nathan, Jaimie & Amy
Neuendorf, David & Patricia
Nicholas, Eugene & Cindy
Nicholas, Nick & Helen
Nichols, Ron & Philanthy
Nikias, Charles P. & Vicki
Nitsis, Dimitrius & Leisa
Nourtsis, Sam & Alexandra
Nusbaum, Scott & Anamaria
Nyktas, George W.
Orphanos, Peter & Angela
Palassis, Michael & Alison
Palassis, Nick & Maria
Panagiotidis, Pantelis & Anastasia
Panagis, Nick & Maria
Pantel, Nicholas J.
Paolucci, Anthony & Angie
Papaioannou, Thomas & Mary
Papakirk, James & Maria
Papas, James & Demetra
Papasavvas, Nektarios & Sally
Papathanas, Harry & Joyce
Papathanas, Mary Kay
Pappas, Andrew S. & Julie
Pappas, Harry J.
Pappas, Martha H.
Parsenios, Lewis G.
Parthenakis, Nicholas & Angie
Pavlakis, George & Suzanne
Payiatis, Paul & Patricia
Perdikakis, George C. & Kathryn
Perdikakis, Gus G. & Jo Ann
Petkos, Joannis & Christina
Petropoulos, Kosta & Tina
Petrou, James & Carrie
Phillips, Joshua & Katherine
Pilipovich, George & Cynthia
Plomaritis, Peter & Elsa
Polen, Joe & Stephanie
Politis, Michael & Carmen
Polychroniou, Constantine & Christine
Poneris, Constantino & Tara
Poneris, Nikitas & Rena
Ponticos, George D.
Poplos, Theodore & Stephanie
Prasinos, Jim & Nicki
Prasinos, John† & Zoe
Priest, Daniel & Christina
Psaros, Gus & Eleni
Quill, Kevin & Mary
Ramstetter, Robert & Lisa
Randall, Paul & Dee
Raptis, James & Maria
Raptis, James & Olga
Reich, Joseph & Stacy
Riber, Sam & Filio
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Richardson, Josh & Nicole
Riemann, Christopher & Blanca
Rigas, Thomas & Aphrodite
Robson, Brian & Crystal
Rodish, Peter & Suzanne
Romanos, Constantine & Carla
Romanos, Michael & Carla
Rombes, Tom & Angie
Rombis, Petros & Sofia
Rose, Marvin & Chrysoula
Rosenbaum, David & Maria
Sakellariou, Maria B.
Sakelos, John & Kathleen
Sampson, Tony & Mary Ann
Sampson, Michael G. & Roxanne
Sansalone, Anthony & Angeleke
Sarakatsannis, George & Marie
Sarakatsannis, Nicholas J. & Vicki
Sarakatsannis, Nicholas L. & Carla
Sarakatsannis, Panny & Judy
Sarakatsannis, Spiro N.
Sarros, George H. & Alexandra
Sarros, Harry J.
Sarros, John H.
Schmitz, Thomas & Cathy
Schneider, Elizabeth R.
Schuler, Bill & Julie
Schulte, Nick & Ianthe
Schultz, James & Sarah
Schutter, Michael & Lynne
Sciortino, Mark & Jenny
Seremetis, Afrodite K.
Seremetis, Gregory G.
Seremetis, Stratin & Marjory
Semertzides, Dr. John & Evie
Sherlock, Michael & Chrysanne
Shteiwi, Rakan & Laila
Siambekos, Steve T. & Laura
Sias, Georgios N. & Kathy
Sideris, Danny & Amy
Sideris, Nick & Jane
Siegel, August C.
Siegel, Daniel R. & Marianthi
Sims, David & Penelope
Snider, Luke & Dacia
Snyder, Milan & Elaine
Soulas, Angelo & Eleni
Soulas, Konstantinos & Patricia
Spanorigas, Nicholas & Becky
Spanos, Van & Litsa
Sparks, Ryan & Sophia
Sperelakis, Dr. Nicholas† & Dolores
Spirtoff, John & Vicki
Stamatakos, Dino & Diamanto
Stamatakos, Gus & Vivi
Stamatakos, Tom & Becky
Stanifer, Randy & Eleni
Stathis, Angelos & Aspasia
Stathis, Lee & Evie
Stefanopoulos, Andrew & Carol
Stenger, Doug & Lauren
Stephan, Charles M.
Stephan, Nicholas & Alyssa
Steppe, Greg & Ellene
Stergiopoulos, William M. & Janis
Stergiopulos, Nick & Corey
Stevenson, Mitch & Patricia
Stone, Christy & Stephanie
Storch, Mark & Angela
Stringas, Emanuel & Katherine
Stroplos, Gus & Terry
Tassopoulos, Michael & Ritsa
Thomakos, Stan & Michelle
Tipis, Constantine & Lisa
Toleski, Steve & Tatsa
Traiforos, Eleftherios & Magdalena
Tremoulis, John N. & Sunday
Trennepohl, Mike & Tina
Trester, Ron & Maria
Triantafilou, Alex & Jennifer
Triantafilou, George & Eleni
Trivett, Michael & Matina
Truebenbach, Fr. Paul & Presvytera Lavinia
Tsacalis, William & Marie
Tsiominas, John & Anna
Valcarcel, John & JoAnne
Vasilakis, Theologos & Mary
Vasiliou, Demetrios & Gloria
Vassil, William J.
Vassiliou, Alex & Soula
Vidas, Angelis & Evridiki
Vidas, Evangelia P.
Vidas, Sofia A.
Vidas, Victor P. & Family
Vlahakis, Tom & Carol
Vollhardt III, Arthur & AnnaMarie
Walls, Jason & Chryssoula
Watson, Douglas & Akrivi
Weber, Lyndsay & Kelda
Weisenborn, Maria & Cary
Wellman, Helen N.
Wilson, Beth & Martin
Wilson, Wallace & Michelle
Witt, Alan J. & Bessie
Wright, Duane M. & Stacy
Xanthakos, Stavra & Helmut Roehrig
Zaferes, George P. & Diane
Zaferes, Katherine (Tina)
Zaferes, Patricia J.
Zaferes, Patricia P.
Zaferes, Thomas & Eleni
Zagorianos, Kristos & Kathy
Zaharopoulos, Antonios & Dimitra
Zeilman, John & Anna
Zigoris, Mark & Irene
Vogel, Steve & Christine
Zolotas, Pete & Papy
George Christofield was selected for the Honor Flight program. He flew to Washington DC with his daughter, Karen Williamson, in October to tour the World War II memorials. George was a Marine veteran of World War II. The Honor Flight
program is a Cincinnati based non-profit organization created to honor America’s Veterans for all of their sacrifices.
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For the most updated Calendar, visit www.holytrinity.oh.goarch.org
HOPE & JOY
St. Nectarios the
8:15 a.m. Matins
Fr. Paul’s Farewell
8:15 a.m. Matins
Over Fifty Lunch
The Entrance of
into the Temple
8:15 a.m. Matins
Dinner & Mtg.
8:15 a.m. Matins
Presiding Priest: Very Rev. Father William Cassis
Assistant: Rev. Father Paul Truebenbach
Parish Administrator: Eugene Nicholas
Facilities Manager: Chris Jonson
Dr. Peter Kambelos, President
Andrew Stefanopoulos, Vice-President
Nick Georgiton, Treasurer
Peter Rodish, Asst. Treasurer
Maria Kontopos, Secretary
Ianthe Schulte, Asst. Secretary
Nicholas L. Sarakatsannis
Organizations and Ministries
Philoptochos Society: Georgianne Gaz, President
Parish Choir: Janice Kellaris, Director
Cantors: Louis Kapourales, Tasos Ioannides, James Raptis, Philanthy Nichols
Altar Boys: Gus Siegel, Father William Cassis, Father Paul Truebenbach
Sunday Church School: Cara Chryssovergis, Director
Greek School: Alexandros Laftsidis, Director
GOYA: Father Paul Truebenbach, GOYA Ministry Team
HOPE and JOY Groups: Father Paul Truebenbach, Ministry Team
Mothers Club: Catherine Stavros
AHEPA: Andrew Stefanopoulos
Daughters of Penelope: Karen Aamodt, President
Over 50s Club: Ann Jonson
Parish Bible Study and Orthodoxy 101: Father William Cassis
Orthodox Reading Group: Father Paul Truebenbach
THE VOICE is the official monthly
newsletter of Holy Trinity-St. Nicholas
Greek Orthodox Church in Cincinnati,
Ohio. Our Parish was founded in 1907
and serves Orthodox Christians
throughout the tri-state area. Our mission is to reach out to all members of
the Community by providing relevant
information on the religious, spiritual
and cultural life of the Parish; news on
the accomplishments of Parish members and organizations, and editorial
points of view.
The next deadline for submitting
news to the "Voice" is
November 10, 2013
Submissions can be dropped off or
mailed to the Church Office or
[email protected] or
Our Church website can be found
Outreach/Samaritan Fund: Father William Cassis,
Father Paul Truebenbach, Eugene Nicholas
Agios Demetrios Society: Jim Grammas, Maria Panagis
PANEGYRI: Frank Cook
Parish Bookstore: Beth Uhimchuk
Office Hours: Weekdays 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Worship Schedule: Matins, 8:15 a.m.; Divine Liturgy, 9:30 a.m.
Other Services as scheduled.
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Holy Trinity-St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church
7000 Winton Road Cincinnati, OH 45224
Tel: (513) 591-0030 Fax: (513) 591-0043
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