1 THE SOURCE April 2013 Issue # 4-13 HOLY TRINITY GREEK ORTHODOX CATHEDRAL CAMP HILL, PA Dear brothers and Sisters in Christ, please read Dr. Vrame s article on Layers in Lent. On the second page look for a brief reflection on Almsgiving, too. +Fr. Mark Layers in Lent By Dr. Anton Vrame, Director, Dept. Religious Ed., Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America With the beginning of Great Lent, Orthodox Christians will experience many services, listen to many readings, and experience things that only occur once a year. Paying attention to them, we might wonder or notice that there aren t always connections between them. Great Lent has many layers to it, many of which have built up and been added over the centuries on top of one another. For example, while the Church celebrated Great Lent for centuries, it was only after the iconoclast controversy finally ended in 843 AD that the Sunday of Orthodoxy began to be an annual celebration. St. Gregory Palamas lived in the 13&14 th centuries, so remembering his contribution to the Orthodox Church during Great Lent had to begin after that. One of the layers is the Sunday Gospel lessons. We can assume because the readings don t seem to point us to thinking about icons or St. Gregory Palamas, etc., that they are the older layer. Notice how the reading for the third Sunday of Great Lent is about the cross and we have the procession of the Cross that day. So we can assume that this celebration has been part of the Church from early on. We will naturally focus on some of the more elaborate or colorful dimensions of Great Lent, processions with icons, important historical figures. But what about the readings? How can we make a connection to the Sunday Gospel lessons? Remember that Great Lent developed as the final preparation period before a catechumen was baptized at the Resurrection Liturgy on Holy Saturday night (In present practice, this Liturgy is now celebrated on Holy Saturday morning, but in antiquity this was the Resurrection Service celebrated in the evening.). When we look at the Sunday Gospel lessons, we can see how they might have guided the catechumen. The readings are not penitential, or not as penitential as the pre-lent Sundays of the Publican and Pharisee, Prodigal Son, and Last Judgment. Rather, we can see them in the light of preparation and participation in Baptism. I ve taken one sentence from each Gospel lesson for you to consider. Week 1. Follow me. The first step is to accept the invitation to follow Christ. That invitation was ultimately from Christ Himself. (continued next page)
2 THE SOURCE APRIL 2013 Page 2 Week 2. Your sins are forgiven. Christ came to release people from the power of sin and death over them and restore them to a new life. Week 3. Pick up your cross and follow me. The Cross is lifted up as a symbol of hope, midway through the preparation period. But the Cross is an instrument of pain, suffering and death, a reminder that the new life in Christ requires putting away the old ways and certainly not without pain. Yet in the Resurrection Christ was victorious and the new believer will be victorious as well through the new life begun through baptism. Week 4. I believe, help my unbelief. All of us struggle with issues of faith. Week 5. Are you able to drink the cup that I drink or to be baptized with the baptism with which I am baptized? Not coincidence that in the day just before Holy Week, with the last steps of preparation beginning, the catechumen would hear a reflection on baptism. Baptism is participating in death and rising to new life to becoming a new person, in Christ and the Church Christian Almsgiving: In addition to prayer and fasting, Lent is a time for Almsgiving or giving to take care of the poor. Another definition of almsgiving is giving of oneself above and beyond what is due. A major scriptural resource on almsgiving is found in the book of Tobit. Tobit is one of the so-called Apocryphal books of the (Old Testament) Bible. These books have always been part of the Bible for the Orthodox but for various reasons the non-orthodox have taken these books out of the Bible. At first they were hidden in a section in the back of the Bible, at this point they don t usually print them making them even more apocryphal. Thankfully, these books and passages are included in the Orthodox Study Bible, and not just hidden in the back, but where they belong in context. Tobit advises his son Tobias how to give alms and the benefits that accrue to the giver: Do almsgiving from your possessions to all who do righteousness. When you do almsgiving, do not let your eye be envious. Do not turn your face away from the poor man, so the face of God will not be turned away from you. Do almsgiving based on the quantity of your possessions. If you possess only a few, do not be afraid to give according to the little you have. You are storing up treasure for yourself in the day of necessity. For almsgiving delivers us from death and prevents us from entering darkness. Indeed, almsgiving is a good gift for all who do it before the Most High From your bread, give to him who is hungry, and from your clothing, give to the naked. If you have more than you need, do almsgiving, and do not let your eye envy the almsgiving when you do it. (Tobit 4:7-10, 16.) At the judgement seat, we ll be asked what we did for those in need. (See Matt. 25:31-46) Please prayerfully consider what you can do for those in need this Lent and take some action for their good and your own. Wishing you a blessed Lent and Pascha, Fr. Mark
3 THE SOURCE APRIL 2013 Page 3 (A Parish under the jurisdiction of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, and the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Pittsburgh) The Source is a monthly publication issued 11 times annually (June/July is a combined issue) SUNDAY MORNING LITURGIES ORTHROS 8:45 a.m. DIVINE LITURGY 10:00 a.m. WEEKDAY MORNING SERVICES WHEN SCHEDULED ORTHROS 8:30 a.m. DIVINE LITURGY 9:30 a.m. Church Office Main Office: :30 a.m. 4:30 p.m. Monday Friday Dana Fleisher-Silen, Church Secretary Fax: (717) Priests Fr. Kosta Petrogeorge, Cathedral Dean Cell: Fr. Mark Lichtenstein, Assistant Priest Cell: A priest is generally present at the church for unscheduled appointments Monday-Friday from 9:00am-12:00pm. For scheduled appointments you may contact the priests at the Church office or by calling them directly on their cell phones. The priests offer frequent studies and community-gatherings. This includes a weekly Pan- Orthodox bible study that meets in Harrisburg, each Wednesday morning 12:00 Noon - 1:00 p.m. Current place of meeting is: 33 N 2 nd St, Harrisburg, PA (Harbilas & Association, Accounting Office). Please see monthly Source for additional community opportunities.
4 THE SOURCE APRIL 2013 Page 4 OTHER STAFF Mary Wallenmeyer Financial Assistant to the Treasurer (717) Tom Paparoidamis Protopsalti (Cantor) (717) Tim Leland Maintenance (717) Meade Buff Buffington, Jr. Custodian (717) PARISH MINISTRIES & OTHER ORGANIZATIONS Parish Council John Harbilas, President Home (717) Cell (717) Philoptochos Ricky Zervanos (717) Sunday School Thana Ward (717) Despina Aftosmes (717) Sunday School PTO Michael Ward (717) YAL George Peslis (717) GOYA President Niko Papoutsis (717) Vice President Demetra Mallios JOY Thana Ward (717) Greek School PTO Mantha Hershey (717) Olympic Flame Dancers Anne Parke, Co-Director (717) Olympic Flame Dancers Mantha Demopoulos, Co-Director (717) Greek School Dimitra Curley, Director (717) Choir Director Kathy Doulgeris (717) Choir Assistant Robert Moeller (717) Sts. Joachim & Anna Christ Zervanos (717) Ahepa Al Alex (717) Blood Bank Christ Megoulas (717) Dean Kokos (717) Neohoriton Society William Kotsalos (717) Hellenic Heritage Assoc. Alexander Vgontzas (717) Evrytanian Assoc. Velouchi, Jim Lloyd (717) Chapter 18- Agios Taxiarhis Basketball Director George Spanos
5 THE SOURCE APRIL 2013 Page 5 Dear Parishioners, PARISH COUNCIL I heard from a priest that, for early Christians, fasting and almsgiving were very closely related. Fasting involved eating foods that were less expensive. Almsgiving involved giving to the needy using the money saved by eating modestly. I think each of us should consider this historical information when working on our fasting and almsgiving this Great Lent. There are many things happening in April at our church. With the many Lenten services, the church offers us numerous opportunities to experience and welcome Christ in our hearts. I hope many of us will make the best of these opportunities and grow in understanding and good deeds. On four Tuesdays in April the ladies will be baking and needing help starting at 9AM. Already they have prepared dolmades, galaktobouriko, and kataifi. Please join them! They need you. If you would come and see them working, you would see that they are hard at work and very much enjoying each other's company. Moussaka preparation is scheduled for April 7. Contact John Harbilas, Dimitri Zozos, George Mallios, or just come! Other parishioners are involved in creating a commemorative album that will not only have the history of the church and its organizations but will also solicit your contributions while giving you the opportunity to include a little history of your family along with a picture in the book. We also plan to publish a new church directory that hopefully will contain a picture and contact information of all the parishioners. Do participate in as many of these events as you are able. Do it to benefit yourself and your church community. Please remember those that are ill and include in your prayers Lynn, the wife of our janitor Buff. Wishing you a rewarding Lenten experience, John Harbilas, Parish Council President APRIL COFFEE HOUR To be announced APRIL EARLY USHERS 7 Georgia Lucas & George Keriazes 14 Paul Kokos & Kostas Pappas 21 George Mallios & Nick C. Mallios 28 Bill Kotsalos & Gus Giannaris APRIL EPISTLE READERS 7 Sunday of the Holy Cross Epistle: Heb 4:14-16; 5:1-6 p. 140 Reader: Peter E. Aftosmes 14 Sunday of St. John Climacus Epistle: Heb 6:13-20; not in liturgy book Reader: George Spanos 21 Sunday of St. Mary of Egypt Epistle: Heb 9:11-14; p. 143 Reader: Dimitri Zozos 28 Palm Sunday Epistle: Phil 4:4-9; p. 146 Reader: Chrisoula Jennings MAY EPISTLE READERS 5 th Great and Holy Pascha Acts 1:1-8 Σελις 231 Reader: Dorothy Braun 12 th Sunday of Thomas Acts 5:12-20 Σελις 240
6 THE SOURCE APRIL 2013 Page 6 Reader: Lona Mavros 19 th Sunday of the Myrrhbearers Acts 6:1-7 Σελις 242 Reader: James Lloyd 26 th Sunday of the Paralytic Acts 9:32-42 Σελις 251 Reader: Peter A. Aftosmes MEMORIALS/TRISAGIA ALTAR FLOWERS COFFEE HOUR Agathi Spanos April 21 6-month Memorial, Altar Flowers, and Coffee Hour WEDDINGS On Saturday, March 16 the wedding of Lauren Freeman and Joshua Snoots took place in our Cathedra. Vivian and George Maroulis were the Koumbari. packet with your child. Saturday, April 27 Saturday of Lazarus there will be a communion breakfast followed by the making of crosses for Palm Sunday. We need your help to make the crosses please plan to attend. Friday, May 3 Holy Good Friday There will be a Sunday School Good Friday retreat beginning at 11:30 a.m. in the Sanctuary with a 12:00 p.m. Lenten Luncheon to be served. 12:45 p.m. 2:45 p.m. There will be appropriate classes for each grade level. We will dismiss at 2:45 p.m. to attend the 3:00 p.m. Good Friday Service. Please be sure your child is registered so that we may have enough crafts and activity materials available. Please see enclosed flyer in this month s Source for registration purposes. The girls in grades 3 and 4 will be participating in the Good Friday Evening services by taking the role of the Myrhhbearers. Parents of girls in 3 and 4 th grade please contact Thana if you have not received an explanation sheet. Have a blessed Lenten Season. YOUTH MINISTRIES HOPE & JOY Good Friday Retreat will be held Friday, May 3, Please see enclosed registration form in this month s Source. Also feel free to contact Thana Ward with any questions. (717) or SUNDAY SCHOOL Teacher Training Seminar hosted by Holy Trinity Cathedral on Saturday, April 20. Contact Thana Ward for more information. Please save the date! IMPERATIVE to contact Thana if you wish to attend so that we may make proper accommodations. Please read enclosed flyer in this month s Source. Sunday, April 7 Sunday School children will remain in church for service of the Holy Cross and then go to Sunday School. Sunday, April 21 The children will be bringing home a packet with the explanation of each day in Holy Week. Parents please read and discuss PARISH MINISTRIES PHILOPTOCHOS On Saturday, March 9, the Philoptochos chapters of Camp Hill, Lancaster, Reading, and York, working together under the chairmanship of Thana Ward, held a very successful Daffodil Luncheon to benefit the Social Services of the Metropolis Philoptochos. Some of the proceeds of this affair will go to benefit the Hummingbird Program at Penn State Hershey Children's Hospital. Many thanks to those Holy Trinity parishioners who supported the Daffodil affair by buying tickets to the luncheon, by becoming patrons, by buying or selling ads, by donating beautiful baskets, and by decorating the ballroom. The baking for the 2013 Festival began on March 12 with over 40 women helping, and will continue every Tuesday (except Holy Week) until Festival time. Everyone is encouraged to come and help when you can.
7 THE SOURCE APRIL 2013 Page 7 Philoptochos contributed to the gifts awarded the participants in the Holy Trinity Oratorical Festival in February. Philoptochos also prepared the lunch in March for everyone attending the Eastern Region Oratorical Festival hosted by Holy Trinity Cathedral. In addition, Philoptochos women prepared the supper following the first Presanctified Liturgy. Reminder: Stewardship for is being accepted now. STS. JOACHIM AND ANNA A meeting of the Saints Joachim and Anna Society was held at 11:00 am on Tuesday, March 5, in the Philoptochos Room, with about 50 people in attendance. Following a luncheon hosted by Jeanne Merzanis, Gloria Hampilos, Marian Rolles, and Sophie Nicholas. The guest speaker was Dr. Daniel Weber, Director of Obstetrics and Gynecology Education at Lancaster General Hospital, who gave a very interesting talk on Greece's role in World War II, particularly the heroic efforts of Archbishop Damaskinos, in saving the lives of a large number of the nation's Jewish population during the Holocaust. The Society's next meeting will take place at 10:00 am on Wednesday, April 3, at Dickinson College in the Theological Seminar Room. A lecture will be given by Dr. Christofilis Maggidis, Chairman of the Department of Archaeology, who devotes his summer months at archaeological sites in Greece. The subject of his lecture will be on the Parthenon marbles and on issues of cultural heritage. In addition, a visit will be made to the archaeology lab to see the school's unique dig simulator. Membership in the Saints Joachim and Anna Society is open to all parishioners age 55 and over. For more information about membership, contact Mary Touloumes at or Christ Zervanos at ST. ELIZABETH S WOMAN S STUDY GROUP The St. Elizabeth s Woman s Study Group will resume our meetings on January 23 rd. Our book will be The Young Man, The Gurus and Elder Paisios. This powerful memoir tells the story of a Greek youth who, out of a desire to know the truth empirically, began to experiment in yoga, hypnotism, and various occult techniques. Eventually drawn back to the Faith of his forefathers Orthodox Christianity he visited the ancient monastic republic of Mount Athos in his native Greece, where he was brought to a knowledge of the Truth of Jesus Christ by the saintly Elder Paisios ( ). Nevertheless, believing he had only found part of the truth on the Holy Mountain, he chose to give the same opportunity to Hindu yogis that he had given to Elder Paisios and other Orthodox monks. Thus, at the age of twenty-five, he embarked on a trip to India, where he undertook his search in the ashrams of three famous gurus, one of whom was worshipped as a god. His experiences in India, along with his subsequent encounters with Elder Paisios on Mount Athos, are recounted in the present book in vivid detail. This book is available through our Holy Trinity Bookstore or at Our group meets the 2 nd and 4 th Wednesdays of each month in the Church Library from 5:30 to 7:00 pm. Light refreshments are served. All ladies of our community are welcome. For more information please contact Ann Ariano at or CHURCH LENDING LIBRARY The church library contains information about Orthodoxy and Greece for you and your children. If you would like to borrow a book, sign the blue notebook, fill in name, date and name of book and when you return it, be sure to list the date you are returning it by your original sign in. Also, some of the books haven't been returned to our library; please check your books and return Holy Trinity's books for the use of your fellow parishioners. Thank you. BOOKSTORE For Lent: Lenten Spring, Orthodox Lent, Great Week and Paska, Lenten Reflections and the Boston Diocesan Lenten Cookbook are here as well as Lenten books for children. Charcoal and incense are in stock. Many more items available online on the Holy Trinity Cathedral website, Bookstore link. The Holy Trinity Bookstore is open Sunday mornings after Divine Liturgy. Call Jane Aftosmes for special requests:
8 THE SOURCE APRIL 2013 Page 8 PARISH NEWS WALKWAY OF THE FAITHFUL If you want to include your family and loved ones in our unique WALKWAY of the FAITHFUL, you may purchase a brick in memory or in honor of a loved one. Simply obtain and complete a form in the office. Please contact Dimitri Zozos with any questions. (717) BLOOD DRIVE AHEPA CHAPTER #64 Our next scheduled blood drive at Holy Trinity will be on Palm Sunday, April 28, Please mark your calendar and offer your support to continue this important service to our community. We thank you in advance for your assistance in being prepared to give the gift of Life. ALSO we will be scheduling a refresher class for all new folks who would like to get certified with the CPR/AED training. Please contact the office if you would like to be included in this upcoming class. EVRYTANIAN ASSOCIATION CHAPTER 18 AGIOS TAXIARHIS We would like to thank everyone who attended our annual Valentines Dance on February 24 th. The dance is our major scholarship fundraiser and the night s profit will be going to a deserving young person. See the Chapter s scholarship information on page 25 in this month s Source. Mark your calendars for next year s dance on February 16 th (President s Day Weekend) MOUSSAKA PREP Mark your calendars. Sunday, April 7 will be the preparation day for Moussaka. Please come and help!! Any questions, please contact John Harbilas, George Mallios, Ted Kalathas or Dimitri Zozos FESTIVAL BAKING SCHEDULE (the ladies usually work 9:00 a.m.+/- until early afternoon to finish) APRIL 2 nd Tuesday Koulourakia 9 th Tuesday Kourambiedes 16 th Tuesday Tsourekia 23 rd Tuesday Finikia 28 th to 5 th Holy Week and HOLY PASCHA - Break MAY 7 th & 8 th Tuesday/Wednesday Baklava 13 th Monday Karidopita cupping baklava 14 th Tuesday Kataifi Crema - cupping and boxing 15 th Wednesday Kataifi Crema cupping and boxing 16 th Setup 17 th 18 th 19 th - FESTIVAL READERS ENCOURAGED If in your love for Christ s Holy Church You like to read and project your voice, or if you would like to learn how to read for one of the many Church services during: Lent, Holy Week, or the Paschal Agape Service Then you are invited to contact Fr. Kosta Calling Faithful Linguists: One of the exceptionally beautiful and unique Holy Week Services is the Paschal Sunday afternoon "Agape Service". This service is essentially a vespers service completely immersed in Resurrectional joy! It is highlighted by the reading of the Holy Gospel in various foreign languages. This year this service will take place on May 5 th. If you know a foreign language (other than Greek and English), and are interested in participating, please contact Fr. Kosta Petrogeorge. This service is for all persons, and could be an especially wonderful service to invite friends and acquaintances to who are Non-Orthodox! Readers, however, are Orthodox Christians.
9 THE SOURCE APRIL 2013 Page 9 Remember the Sick, the Suffering, the Afflicted The prayer of the righteous is powerful and effective (James 5.16) Fr. Kosta and Fr. Mark will be bringing Holy Communion to all those who are unable to come to Church during this special season. If you have loved ones who are homebound but who s situation is unknown by the clergy, please feel free to contact the priests so that they may add your loved ones to the visitations list. Also feel free to contact the clergy for lists of persons who could appreciate a card, a call, flowers, or even a visit by others as well March 2013 Dear Friends, We would like to express our heartfelt appreciation for your kind support of the 2013 Daffodil Luncheon, cohosted by the Saint Catherine Ladies Philoptochos Society of Camp Hill. Thanks to your generous donation, ad sponsorship, or other contribution, our event was an unqualified success! It should gratify you to know that the funds raised through the Daffodil Luncheon will aid the deserving individuals assisted by the Philoptochos Social Services Fund, as well as the ailing children and their families served through the Penn State Hershey Children s Hospital Hummingbird Program. With God s blessings and the generous support of people like you, these wonderful programs will continue to thrive. Again, please accept our sincere thanks for your faithful support of the 2013 Daffodil Luncheon. Sincerely, 2013 Daffodil Luncheon Committee Saint Catherine Ladies Philoptochos Society of Camp Hill
10 THE SOURCE APRIL 2013 Page 10 LITURGICAL LIFE AND REFLECTIONS FOR APRIL AND MAY 2013 APRIL Monday April 1st 6:00PM: Great Compline : Great Compline is a penitential office that lasts approximately one hour. The dominating them is repentance, as we entreat the Lord to forgive us of our numerous sins during the course of the day and to protect us from the evil fantasies of the night and the darts of the evil one which are insidiously thrown against us. It includes the hymn, God is With Us, and the Prayer of Saint Ephraim. The service is customary for the end of the day (after Vespers and before the Midnight Office) and is celebrated regularly in the monasteries. There are reader versions available which we may also do in our own homes as our evening prayers. Wednesday April 3 rd 5:30PM: Third Presanctified Liturgy, Followed By An Open-Dish Lenten Supper: This services of Presanctified Liturgy presupposes the faithful arrive at church having fasted for the day. If one needs to eat something: try to keep your meal simple, and if possible, abstain from food and drink at least 6-8 hours before the service. Parents, please note that when this is coupled with anticipation of receiving Holy Communion it is a very beneficial and important Tradition for children to participate in as well. Friday April 5 th 7:00PM: Third Salutations to the Theotokos Sunday April 7 th Divine Liturgy (Holy Cross) 8:45am Orthros, 10:00am Divine Liturgy. Wednesday 10 th : Morning: 10:00AM-11:00 Abundant Life Bible Study with Fr. Kosta Evening: 5:30PM: Fourth Presanctified Liturgy, Followed By An Open-Dish Lenten Supper: This services of Presanctified Liturgy presupposes the faithful arrive at church having fasted for the day. If one needs to eat something: try to keep your meal simple, and if possible, abstain from food and drink at least 6-8 hours before the service. Parents, please note that when this is coupled with anticipation of receiving Holy Communion it is a very beneficial and important Tradition for children to participate in as well. Friday April 12 th 7:00PM: Fourth Salutations to the Theotokos Saturday April 13 th Chambersburg Divine Liturgy 9:00am Sunday April 14 th Divine Liturgy (St. John Climacus) 8:45am Orthros, 10:00am Divine Liturgy. Wednesday April 17 t h : Morning: 10:00AM-11:00 Abundant Life Bible Study with Fr. Kosta Evening: 6:00PM: Fifth Presanctified Liturgy, Followed By An Open-Dish Lenten Supper: Please see description seen at the first Wednesday of the month (above) regarding preparation for this service. At this service, our Cathedral will be hosting other clergy and our Pan Orthodox brothers and sisters of this region! Join us for service, and the pot luck that follows. Please note: whereas our other Presanctified Liturgies begin at an earlier time, this one service will begin at 6:00pm in order to allow those who come from distant churches to attend.
11 THE SOURCE APRIL 2013 Page 11 Friday April 19 th 7:00PM: Fifth Salutations to the Theotokos. This is the final Friday of Salutations, and will encompass the entire Akathist Hymn that was henceforth sung in appointed sections. Sunday April 21 st Divine Liturgy (Sunday of St. Mary of Egypt) 8:45am Orthros, 10:00am Divine Liturgy. Wednesday April 24 th : Morning: 10:00AM-11:00 Abundant Life Bible Study with Fr. Kosta Evening: 5:30PM: Sixth Presanctified Liturgy, Followed By An Open-Dish Lenten Supper: This services of Presanctified Liturgy presupposes the faithful arrive at church having fasted for the day. If one needs to eat something: try to keep your meal simple, and if possible, abstain from food and drink at least 6-8 hours before the service. Parents, please note that when this is coupled with anticipation of receiving Holy Communion it is a very beneficial and important Tradition for children to participate in as well. Saturday April 27 th Divine Liturgy (Lazarus Saturday) 8:45am Orthros, 10:00am Divine Liturgy. Sunday April 28 th Divine Liturgy (Palm Sunday) 8:45am Orthros, 10:00am Divine Liturgy. HOLY WEEK & GREAT PASCHA SATURDAY OF LAZARUS Saturday April 27 Orthros 8:30am Divine liturgy 9:30am Followed by youth breakfast & Palm Folding PALM SUNDAY Sunday April 28 th Orthros Divine Liturgy Service of Bridegroom HOLY MONDAY April 29 th Service of Bridegroom 8:45am 10:00am 7:00pm 7:00pm HOLY TUESDAY April 30 th Service of Bridegroom (Includes Hymn of Kassiani) 7:00pm HOLY WEDNESDAY May 1 st Holy Unction 4:00 pm Please keep in mind that the Mystery (Sacrament) of Holy Unction is reserved for the Orthodox Christians who are in good standing with the Church. This is an opportunity for the faithful to be anointed by the priest in the context of the appropriate service where the theme is healing. Nymphios Service (Orthros of Holy Thursday) 7:00pm HOLY THURSDAY May 2 nd The Vesperal Liturgy of St. Basil The Holy Passion Service (12 Gospel Readings) 8:30am 7:00pm
12 THE SOURCE APRIL 2013 Page 12 HOLY FRIDAY May 3 rd Royal Hours Followed by Epitaphios Preps Apokathylosis "Sweet Sorrow" Lamentations (Epitaphios) HOLY SATURDAY May 4 th Vesperal Liturgy of St. Basil The Vigil & Feast of Holy and Great Pascha! 11:00PM GREAT AND HOLY PASCHA DAYTIME May 5 th Children s Egg Hunt Agape Service 8:30am 9:45am 3:00pm 7:00pm 8:30am 11:00am 11:30am ADDITIONAL SERVICES IN MAY Effective Sunday, May 19th (the Sunday of our Festival), we will begin our Summer Hours: Sunday Orthros will begin at 8:15, followed by Divine Liturgy at 9:30. These hours will continue until the season of new Ecclesiastical year in September. Monday May 6 th St George the Great Martyr & Triumphant *8:30am Orthros, 9:30am Divine Liturgy (Usually celebrated on April 23 rd, when this feast falls during Great Lent it is moved to Monday of Bright Week) Friday May 10 th Theotokos of the Life-giving Spring *8:30am Orthros, 9:30am Divine Liturgy. Clergy and faithful from the local Orthodox parishes are being invited to join us for this Bright Week Pan-Orthodox concelebrating at our Cathedral. Sunday May 12 th Divine Liturgy (Thomas Sunday) 8:45am Orthros, 10:00am Divine Liturgy. Sunday May 19 th Divine Liturgy (Myrrh Bearers) 8:15am Orthros, 9:30am Divine Liturgy. Effective Sunday, May 19th (the Sunday of our Festival), we will begin our Summer Hours: Sunday Orthros will begin at 8:15, followed by Divine Liturgy at 9:30. These hours will continue until the season of new Ecclesiastical year in September. Tuesday May 21 st Sts. Constantine & Helen *8:30am Orthros, 9:30am Divine Liturgy Sunday May 26 th Divine Liturgy (Paralytic) 8:45am Orthros, 10:00am Divine Liturgy. Wednesday May 29 th Mid-Pentecost *8:30am Orthros, 9:30am Divine Liturgy
13 THE SOURCE APRIL 2013 Page 13 MAY GREEK FESTIVAL HELP May , 2013 As all of you know our Annual Greek Festival is the largest fundraising activity for our Church and requires a lot of work from a lot of parishioners. Presently, over 30% of our Church s annual budget income comes from the Festival. The need is clear, everyone must get involved and share the burden in order for this annual undertaking of our community succeeds. To ensure we have enough help, we would like to have firm commitments (6 to 8 hours) from as many parishioners as possible for the assignment of various work tasks during the 3 festival days. If you would like to financially support the cost of the festival, please write a check to: Holy Trinity Cathedral and under memo include festival expenses. Please check the stands (work tasks) and the times you would like to help during the festival days, include your name/telephone/ and someone will contact you. Please your information to or drop off this form to the Church office. INSIDE STANDS: OUTSIDE STANDS: A la Carte Stand Bookstore Clean Tables/Empty Trash Frozen Fds/Rice Pudding Greek Coffee Strawberry Stand Greek Food Store Pastries KITCHEN Kitchen/prep/cooking Kitchen/serving Greek Salad Saganaki Stand Soft Drinks Ice Cream/Baklava Sundaes Souvlaki Stand Loukoumades Gyro Stand LOGISTICS/SUPPORT: Welcoming/Greeters Soft Drinks Parking Clean up after Festival Finance/Cash Name: Phone: Circle the time you are available to work Friday (5/17/13): 10 3pm or 3 8 pm Saturday (5/18/13): 10 3pm or Sunday (5/19/13): 11 5pm 3 8 pm
14 THE SOURCE APRIL 2013 Page 14 Advertising in the Greek Festival Brochure 2013 Greek Festival May 17-19, 2013 Deadline for ad with payment: Friday, April 13, 2013 No exceptions on deadline no ads will be accepted after April 13, 2013 If you would like for us to put your ad together, we can at no extra cost. Send all information that you would like placed in the ad and any logos/artwork (must be clean/clear black and white art). You can also your ad to: Circulation: Brochure: 10,000 Placemat: 5,000 If you have any questions please call Vicki Kauffman at (717) Please make checks payable to: Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral $ (black & white brochure ad) 4 wide x 2 high $ (black & white brochure ad) 4 wide x 4 high $ (black & white brochure ad) 4 wide x 6 high Advertising in the Greek Festival Placemat 2013 Greek Festival May 17-19, 2013 Deadline for ad with payment: April 12, 2013 No exceptions on deadline no ads will be accepted after April 12, 2013 Placemat ad only: $ Placemat ad with any brochure ad: $50.00 Please mail camera ready artwork / ad and check to: Chocolate Avenue Graphics PO Box 604 Hershey PA Any questions, please call Vicki Kauffman at (717) You can also your ad to: Circulation: Brochure: 10,000 Placemat: 5,000
15 THE SOURCE APRIL 2013 Page 15 FESTIVAL The Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral Annual Festival will be held on May 17, 18 and 19, 2013 Our Community will be hosting thousands of visitors from the Greater Harrisburg Area. They will come to enjoy our food, hospitality, Greek culture, beautiful Cathedral, and exposure to our faith. This is a time for each and every one of us to come together to achieve our goal A SUCCESSFUL FESTIVAL. Success not only financially, but also through the fellowship we will enjoy. PREPARATIONS: Food and pastry preparations have been started and the turnout has been outstanding. The Pastitsio, Dolmathes, Galaktobouriko, and Kataifi will be finished by the end of March. Baking in April will be held on Tuesdays Koulourakia, April 2, Kourambiedes, April 9, Tsourekia April 16, Finikia April 23. Baking in May will be as follows: Baklava -Tuesday, May 7 th & Wednesday, May 8 th, Karidopita Monday, May 13 th, Kataifi Crema Tuesday, May 14 and Wednesday, May 15 th Set Up Thursday May 17 th. Everyone is welcomed and is encouraged to come and help. Any questions regarding times, etc. please call the Church office at or see the Festival chairpersons. The Moussaka is scheduled for Sunday, April 7, The date for preparation of Souvlakia will be Wednesday, May 15.
16 THE SOURCE APRIL 2013 Page 16 FESTIVAL COMMITTEES and CHAIRPERSONS: Ad Sales Vicky Kauffman Advertising Dimitri Zozos Ala Carte Stand Clara Theofanis and Fotini Paparoidamis Chocolate Covered Strawberries - TBD Decorations George Mallios Finance Bob Moeller Food and Supplies Ted Kalathas Frozen Foods, etc H Gourmet Greek Food Store Penny Matangos Greek Coffee Anthoula Sakelaris & Helen Tzanis Gyro Stand Chris Pandelaras & Ernie Sparages Ice Cream TBD Kitchen Preparations George Mallios & Ted Kalathas Kitchen -TBD Loukoumades Evdokia Mallios Olympic Flame Dancers Anne Parke & Mantha Demopolous Parking & Roadway Signs Al Alex & Nick Theofanis Pastries Philoptochos Placemats Dimitri Zozos Refreshments Bob Moeller Saganaki Stand George Spanos Souvlaki Preparation Al Alex Souvlaki Stand Arthur Kouvelis & Tim Panagos Tent Setup, tables, grills, generators & propane George Mallios Tickets Paul Kokos Welcome Stand Peter Capataides Please commit to helping out both before, during & after our festival. May 17, 18, 19 We need your help! CALL PREPARATIONS: (We begin at 9:00am and hope to finish by early afternoon) Food and pastry preparations have been started and the turnout has been outstanding. The Pastitsio, Moussaka, Dolmathes and Galaktobouriko, Tsourekia, Koulourakia, Kourambiedes and Finikia are all done. Baking in May will be as follows: Baklava -Tuesday, May 7 th & Wednesday, May 8 th Karidopita & Baklava - Cupping - Monday, May 13 th Kataifi Crema Cupping & boxing - Tuesday, May 14 th & Wednesday, May 15 th Souvlakia - Wednesday, May 15 th Festival Setup - Thursday, May 16th Everyone is welcome and we encourage you to come help both now, during and after the festival. REMIND YOUR FRIENDS: Please remember to remind your neighbors, co-workers and friends of the Festival dates, May 17, 18 and 19. Pick up menus and flyers at Church to hand out and post at all appropriate places. Remind everyone that the festival menu, the map directory, the schedule of events and other relevant information can be found at: or FESTIVAL HELP: Festival 2013 is quickly approaching. We are looking forward to a successful festival with the help and input of the entire community. Please call the church office or contact the appropriate committee chairperson to offer your commitment. Sign up sheets are available at the church social hall. We need you now and we need you during the three days of the Festival, May 17, 18 and 19, Please set some time aside to come and help. The Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral Annual Festival is not only a tradition, but also a way we can give something back to the community. Each and every visitor experiences our food, culture, customs and most importantly, our beliefs. Whether the motivation to attend is to have a gyro or a Greek pastry, we are committed to making sure every visitor will enjoy a great experience. We look forward to your help in achieving our goal A SUCCESSFUL FESTIVAL. Thank You for all of your help. The 2013 Festival Committee
17 THE SOURCE APRIL 2013 Page 17 GOOD FRIDAY RETREAT: We need to have a total count by April 28, This form must be completed and turned in by April 28 OR contact Thana Ward at (717) or Good Friday Retreat Registration Form (Ages 3 year olds to 12 th Grade) Students Name Grade in School or Age Parent Name and Address Phone or Cell Phone (In case of emergency) Parent Signature: ********* ********** ********* Good Friday Retreat Registration Form For Grades 7 th thru 12 th Activities begin after the morning service on Good Friday. Please check 3 choices by placing a 1, 2, 3 Cleaning of the Altar Wrapping of Easter Eggs Helping with the Luminaria Bags Preparation of Flowers for the Epitaphio Helping Classroom Teacher with activities All students will help fill the Plastic Eggs for the Egg Hunt on Easter. Name Grade Phone Number
18 THE SOURCE APRIL 2013 Page 18 Philoptochos Homemade Easter Sweet Bread / TSOUREKI Sale -- $6.00 a loaf Orders being taken by calling or mailing order form to: Christina Stamos OR Ricky Zervanos 4340 North Sixth St. 709 Hampton Court Rd Harrisburg, PA Harrisburg, PA Orders may be picked up after the Divine Liturgy on PALM SUNDAY, APRIL 28 th. Order Form Number of loaves of Easter (Tsoureki) Bread Amount to be collected: $ Name Address Phone Number
19 THE SOURCE APRIL 2013 Page 19 SOUVLAKI PREPARATIONS Mark your calendars for May 15, At 9:00 a.m. will be the cutting of the meat, and at 6:00 p.m. will be the Souvlaki preparation. AHEPA VETERANS MEMORIAL TRISAGION SERVICE On May 27, a Trisagion Service will be chanted for all departed military veterans, in front of the AHEPA Veterans Memorial in the Court Yard following the distribution of the Antidoro. All parishioners are invited to attend. Coffee hour, sponsored by the Order of AHEPA Chapter 64, will follow the Trisagion Service. YIAYIA'S ATTIC at the FESTIVAL Yiayia's Attic will be open during the Greek Festival on May 17, 18, and 19. Check your home for gently used jewelry, handbags and shoes, household items and decorations no longer used, and drop them off at the church office. All proceeds from the sale will go to help Philoptochos outreach programs. GRADUATION SUNDAY JUNE 2, 2013 Holy Trinity Cathedral youth graduating from High School or College in May/June 2013 will be recognized at the conclusion of Divine Liturgy on Sunday, June 2, Anyone graduating from high school or college should submit the form below to the church office so that our youth may be recognized for having achieved this important milestone in their life. Name: Parents Names: School s Name: If graduating from college, degree obtained: MEMORIAL DAY CEMETERY VISITATION SCHEDULE Friday May 24 th 11:00 a.m. Rolling Green Saturday May 25 th 9:00 a.m. Divine Liturgy in Chambersburg 10:00 a.m. Chambersburg Cemetery 12:00 Noon Shippensburg 2:00 p.m. Carlisle Monday May 28 th 9:00 a.m. Paxtang 10:30 a.m. Harrisburg East To arrange for clergy visits to other areas, please contact Fr. Kosta Petrogeorge
20 THE SOURCE APRIL 2013 Page GREAT LENT / EASTER DONATIONS Dear Parishioner, We would like to take this opportunity to extend to you an invitation to share in making our Great Lent & Holy Week a most beautiful and fulfilling journey. The following is a list of flowers and items, which will be needed for the various services that will occur. The following are needed: Great Lent Total Breakdown Incense $ (2 for $25.00) Charcoal $ Olive Oil for Altar Votive $ Salutations to the Theotokos (2 vases/week) $ (5 for $100.00) 5 Weeks of Flowers Veneration of the Holy Cross Flowers $ (4 for $90.00) Annunciation Flowers for the Icon $ (2 for $50.00) Palm Sunday- Holy Monday- Holy Tuesday Palms & Vaia $ (5 for $100.00) Flowers for the Icon of the Nymphios $ (2 for $60.00) Holy Wednesday Olive Oil, Cotton Swabs, Cotton Balls Afternoon Unction Service $ Evening Holy Unction Service $ Holy Thursday Crucifixion Wreath $ (2 for $115.00) 12 Candles for the Twelve Gospel Readings $ (2 for $30.00) Holy Friday Rose Water $ White Linen to cover the Body of Christ (cost to dry clean) $ Cross for Epitaphio $ (3 for $50.00) Flowers for Epitaphio $2, (10 for $100.00) + (20 for $50.00) Resurrection Night White Ribbons for Resurrection Banner $ Eggs and Red Ribbons $ Resurrection Icon $ (3 for $100.00) 2-Resurrection Candles for the Priests $ (4 for $50.00) Altar Flowers $ Easter Lily Plants $ (36 for $25.00) Please complete form & submit it with payment to the Church Office. Make check payable to Holy Trinity Cathedral. Name First Last Address Street City, State Zip Code Item I would like to donate (Day) (Item) In memory of For the Health of: If you need further information, please call the church office at