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THE GREEK ORTHODOX CHURCH OF GREATER SALT LAKE
Holy Trinity Cathedral / Prophet Elias Church
279 South 300 West / 5335 South Highland Dr.
Salt Lake City , Utah 84101 / 84117
Phone: (801) 328-9681 OR 277-2693
Proistamenos: (2) Rev. Fr. Matthew Gilbert, Proistamenos, Holy Trinity Cathedral and Rev. Fr. Michael Kouremetis, Proistamenos, Prophet Elias Church
Assistant: Rev. Fr. Elias Koucos
Assistant: Rev. Dn. Anatoli Kireiev
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Sunday of the Myrrh-Bearing Women
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Constantine & Helen, Equal-to-the Apostles
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Third Finding of the Precious Head of St. John the Baptist
Because of the vicissitudes of time, the venerable head of the holy Forerunner was lost for a third time and rediscovered in Comana of Cappadocia through a revelation to 'a certain priest, but it was...Read Full Text >
PARISH ASSEMBLY REMINDER:
Please attend the
TODAY, SUNDAY, MAY 19
PROPHET ELIAS, 2pm
MAY 19 AND MAY 26 WEEKLY BULLETIN COMBINED
Please note that the WEEKLY bulletins for Sundays, May 19 and May 26 have been combined into ONE weekly bulletin for these two Sundays only. Father Matthew and Presbytera Denise are away from the office thru May 25 to attend the college graduation of their son, Aaron.
TODAY MARKS SUNDAY SCHOOL PROMOTION SUNDAY
Sunday, May 19 is SUNDAY SCHOOL PROMOTION SUNDAY at both churches. Our Sunday School children will receive their promotion certificates immediately following services. We honor and thank our students, teachers, and all who helped to make our Sunday School programs successful this year. As our children begin their summer vacations, may we continue to be spiritual models for them, inspiring in them a love for Christ and His Church. As Saint John Chrysostom says, "Bring your children up with great, great care in the nurture and admonition of the Lord".
If you are interested in TEACHING SUNDAY SCHOOL NEXT YEAR, the HOLY TRINITY staff is in need of more TEACHERS. Please contact Holy Trinity SundaySchool Director Christina Athas at 891-9212.
SUMMER HOURS REMAIN THE SAME
Please be aware that there are NO special SUMMER HOURS for Sundayservices at either church. The time remains the same for both churches: SundayOrthros is at 8:30am, followed by Divine Liturgy at 9:30am.
OPA DANCE GROUPS PREPARE FOR FESTIVAL
OPA DANCE GROUPS continue their GREEK DANCE PRACTICES- PARTHENON practice is Tuesdays; ATHENIAN and OLYMPIAN practices are held on Thursdays. All practices start at 6:30pm at Prophet Elias.
BIBLE STUDY END-OF-YEAR UPDATES...
The TUESDAY Bible Study Group will continue to meet through the summer months on Tuesdays at 10:30am at Holy Trinity in the Holy Trinity Boardroom;
The WEDNESDAY Bible Study Group at Prophet Elias will meet Wednesdays, thru May 29, at 7:30pm and then recess until fall.
HCA TO SPONSOR MEMORIAL
On Sunday, May 26, the HELLENIC CULTURAL ASSOCIATION will sponsor a MEMORIAL SERVICE at Holy Trinity in remembrance of loved ones and friends who have fallen asleep. Following the service, HCA will host refreshments in the hall.
TRISAGION PRAYERS OFFERED AT CEMETERY
As our nation sets aside MEMORIAL DAY, Monday, May 27, to commemorate those who have died, we, too, will offer our faithful the occasion to lift up prayers for their departed loved ones. Our priests will offer TRISAGION PRAYERS at Mount Olivet Cemetery beginning at 9am. If your loved one is buried at another cemetery, you may make arrangements with one of the priests who will be more than happy to meet you and offer prayers.
OFFICES CLOSED ON MEMORIAL DAY
Please note that the Holy Trinity and Prophet Elias OFFICES will be CLOSED onMonday, May 27 in observance of Memorial Day.
TEA, ELECTIONS SLATED FOR PROPHET ELIAS PHILOPTOCHOS
PROPHET ELIAS PHILOPTOCHOS women are planning a lovely MEMBERSHIP TEA at the home of Dr. Valerie and George Rahaniotis (1987 Farm Circle, Cottonwood Heights) on Sunday, June 2 from 2pm-5pm. If you are unable to attend, you can mail your annual membership OFFERING to Mae Georgelas at 1429 Anita Avenue, SLC, 84106.
In addition, ELECTION of OFFICERS to a new TWO-YEAR TERM will be held onTuesday, June 11. If you are interested in running for office, please speak with Irene Petrogeorge (230-4802) or Tanya Holbeck (918-0494).
HOLY TRINITY PHILOPTOCHOS OFFICERS BEGIN NEW TERM
On Sunday, May 12, the newly-elected 2013-2015 HOLY TRINITY PHILOPTOCHOS OFFICERS received the OATH OF OFFICE. We congratulate them and wish them God's abundant blessings as they undertake such a vital MINISTRY of our Holy Orthodox Church. The new officers are Connie Yengich, president; Andrea Orton, 1st vice-president; Angela Kithas, 2nd vice-president; Cindy Skedros, secretary; Georgeia Wood, treasurer.
A HUGE THANK YOU to Shelley Anderson and her officers and board members for all they have contributed these past two years!
POSITION AVAILABLE AT PROPHET ELIAS
An Office Administration POSITION at PROPHET ELIAS has become available. The hours are FLEXIBLE - up to 40 hours per week, as the position necessitates. A JOB DESCRIPTION may be found on our parish website (gocslc.org). If you are interested in applying, please send a cover letter and resume to George Kournianos at firstname.lastname@example.org or to the Holy Trinity Office (c/o George, 279 South 300 West, Salt Lake City 84101). If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call George at 328-9681.
METROPOLIS CLERGY-LAITY UPCOMING
Father Matthew, along with Philoptochos and Parish representatives, will depart on Thursday, May 30 for the METROPOLIS OF DENVER CLERGY-LAITY CONFERENCE in Kansas City. Choir representatives will also be attending the CHOIR CONFERENCE which will take place that same weekend in Kansas City. We wish to all of them a fruitful and safe journey as they work for the good of our Holy Orthodox Church.
PAA CONVENTION PLANNING MEETING SET FOR JUNE
The 2015 PAA National Convention Executive Committee invites you to contribute to a BRAINSTORMING SESSION - for the Allocation of the Convention Funds - on Sunday, June 2, at 3pm at the Kritiko Spiti (281 Paramount Avenue, SLC). Refreshments will be served. Bring the family, along with a dessert and enjoy the parea.
GREEK FESTIVAL BAKING BEGINS SOON
YOUR HELP IS NEEDED! MARK YOUR CALENDARS!
JUNE 4-8: DOLMATHES
JUNE 8: STIFATHO
JUNE 10-12: KOULOURIA
JUNE 25-26: KOURAMBIETHES
JULY 15-16: MACAROONS
AUGUST 2-4: PASTICHIO
AUGUST 20-21: PASTA FLORA
AUGUST 26-30: BAKLAVA
SEPTEMBER 1-2: KARITHOPITA
SEPTEMBER 3: GALOPITA
ALL BAKING AT HOLY TRINITY, 9AM
UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED
THANK YOU FOR YOUR STEWARDSHIP COMMITMENTS
We are progressing in our STEWARDSHIP COMMITMENT campaign and we THANK the 482 families who have, as of May 14, made stewardship commitments (totaling $371,157) to our parish. Our stewardship commitment of time, talent, and treasure is a true reflection of our gratitude to our Lord for all the blessings which He bestows upon us. May He continue to have mercy upon us and to bless us and our parish.
PANAHAIKOS BIRTHDAY LUNCH PLANNED
PANAHAIKOS is celebrating with a BIRTHDAY LUNCHEON and you're invited! The luncheon will take place on Sunday, June 9 at the Other Place Restaurant. Everyone attending will order from the menu, followed by birthday cake for dessert. Please RSVP to George Miller (244-8587) or Bill Rekouniotis (673-0424).
YOUTH BASKETBALL CAMP A SUMMER FAVORITE
The GREEK ORTHODOX SPORTS LEAGUE BASKETBALL CAMP staff is looking forward to an exciting week June 10-13! The camp is designed to provide players with outstanding instruction, teamwork, sportsmanship, and fun. CAMP DETAILS: June 10-13: AM Session (boys and girls 3rd-6th grades), 9am-noon(doors open at 8am); PM Session (boys and girls 7th-10th grades), 1pm-4pm, at Prophet Elias. The cost is $65. Gerard Gallegos will be at Prophet Elias onSunday, May 19 for camp registration sign-up. You may call Gerard (647-2829 or 484-5470) for more information. We are also in need of VOLUNTEERS to help with the youth basketball camp. Must be 14 years of age or older. Two shifts daily:9am-noon and 1pm-4pm. If interested, please contact Gerard at the numbers listed above.
NOW'S THE TIME TO JOIN THE YOUNG AT HEART
The YOUNG AT HEART is planning a trip west on Thursday, May 23. The cost will be $10 per person; there will be a free buffet, too If you are interested, you must RSVP to Angie Kontgis at 359-0961.
You are also invited to the next YOUNG AT HEART LUNCHEON which will take place on Thursday, June 13 at noon at Holy Trinity. Come, and enjoy the SURPRISE menu. Bring a dessert to share, if you'd like.
ARCADIAN LADIES SCHEDULE SUMMER PICNIC
The ARCADIAN LADIES MEMBERS' SUMMER PICNIC will be held on Saturday, June 15 at 11:30am at the Sunnyside Park Pavilion (1600 East 8th South). This summer picnic will feature lunch, bingo, and fun! Members, bring along the kids and/or grandkids. Board members, please contact your list; you may RSVP email@example.com or 913-2414.
A THANK YOU FROM THE PAN-ARCADIANS
The PAN-ARCADIAN FEDERATION wishes to THANK everyone who attended its pre-Lenten MAKARONADA luncheon back in March. Thanks to your generosity, the Pan-Arcadians were able to send $1,000 to a food bank in Arcadia, Greece!
CHECK OUT THIS SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY
The DAUGHTERS OF MINOS has a SCHOLARSHIP available for the 2013-2014 school year at both the University of Utah and Salt Lake Community College. Students in the community attending these colleges are encouraged to apply. These scholarships require submitting paper applications. To obtain an application and the submission instructions for both colleges, please email Kathy Paras at firstname.lastname@example.org.
BRING THE KIDS TO OPA CAMP
OPA CAMP-featuring dance, music, food, culture, arts and crafts, games, and sports-will be held June 17-21 from 10am-3pm at Prophet Elias. The registration deadline for this fun annual camp, for children ages preschool-14 years, is June 13. The cost is $90, but after June 13, the cost increases to $110. Space is limited. For more information, please contact Nitsa Tsoutsounis at 463-2766 or 209-7402.
'TASTE OF GREECE' TICKETS NOW ON SALE
An evening of dining, fun, and fellowship is one month away. The honor and pleasure of your company is requested at the JENNY PAPPAS SKEDROS MEMORIAL NINTH ANNUAL 'A TASTE OF GREECE' which will be held on Pentecost Sunday, June 23 at 6pm at Holy Trinity. This is sure to be an outstanding event! Ticket prices are: $40 adults; $10 for children 12 and under; and free for children under five. Buy your tickets today.
PRAYER REQUESTS FOR THE HEALING OF SOUL AND BODY
General Healing of Soul and Body: Sheryl, James, John, Maria, Constantine, Mary, Barbara, Michael, Kim, Jeremy, Riley, Sean, Cody, Cindi, Aristides, Alexia, Eleni, Maria, Ken, Jenn, Ben, Matthew, Joyce, George, Wilma, Eva, Cameron, Maggie, Stelios, Andromache, Elizabeth, Kosta, Terry, Lucy, Father Makarios, Charlie, Vasili, Julie, Savannah, Christopher, Alan, Christie, Tracey, Genevieve Helen, Jim, Madeleine, Charissa, George, Preston, Tami, John, Cherie, Kyle
Recovery of Illness: Charlie, Alexander, Evri, Kal
For Healing of Addictions: John, Lezlie, Nicholas
For Spiritual Help and Strengthening of Faith: Bud
For Consolation: The Klonizos Family, The Rekouniotis Family, The Petrulakis Family
For Direction in Life's Choices: Angela
For Uplifting of Spouses and their Marriages: Anna
For Strength in Parenting and/or Sacred Upbringing of Children:
For our Civi l Authorities and those in Military: Evangelia, Dimitri, Mike, Fred, Daniel, Nick
To add someone to our prayer list, please contact
PRESBYTERA DENISE AT email@example.com
THE DEADLINE FOR THE KOINONIA WEEKLY BULLETIN IS
EVERY MONDAY BY 4PM unless otherwise noted.
Contact PRESBYTERA DENISE AT firstname.lastname@example.org
or at the Holy Trinity Office at 328-9681.
SUNDAY HOURS at both churches
ORTHROS: 8:30am; DIVINE LITURGY: 9:30am
WEEKDAY LITURGIES THIS WEEK
(Orthros FOLLOWED BY Divine Liturgy)
TUESDAY, MAY 21
SAINTS CONSTANTINE AND HELEN
PROPHET ELIAS ONLY: 9:30am
WEDNESDAY, MAY 29
HOLY TRINITY: 8:30am / PROPHET ELIAS: 8:30am
KLEONIKI “POPI” PANTELIS (Six Months); VASILIKE REKO UNIOTIS* (40 Days) *Holy Trinity Philoptochos will host Coffee Hour at Holy Trinity*
FATHER CONSTANTINE PALASSIS* (Four Years); PRESBYTERA PANAGIOTA PALASSIS* (16 Years); MERRILL PETERSON (Seven Years); ROMA PETERSON (Seven Years) *The Venizelos Family will host Coffee Hour at Prophet Elias*
APHRODITE MARCOOLES (Three Months); TOROS MEGERDICHIAN (Four Years); KATHERINE WEBB (Four Years)
MARIA GEORGOULAKOU (Two Years); MICHAEL P. KATSAN (Seven Years); PETROS & ASPASIA KATSAOUNIS; GERASIMOS & MARIA KOUTSODIMITRI; IRINI ZORZOU; SOPHIA ZORZOU
PETE PETRULAKIS (40 Days)
NICK KATSANEVAS (One Year); GEORGE KLONIZOS (Three Months)
To schedule a MEMORIAL at either church, please contact Presbytera Denise email@example.com or the Holy Trinity Office (328-9681).