Weekly Announcements




Sunday,  May 28, 2023
Fathers of the 1st Ecumenical Council

Sunday, May 28th

Fathers of the 1st Ecumenical Council
8:15am Orthros     9:30am Divine Liturgy

                                          Monday, May 29th                                              

Memorial Day

Memorial Services at the Cemeteries
Paxtang  10am
Harrisburg East 10:30am
Rolling Green  1pm
Ft. Indiantown Gap   2pm
Tuesday, May 30th
6:m  GOYA end of year picnic
Wednesday, May 31st    
5:30pm - 7pm  Greek School   (Last Day)
8pm  Adult Greek School
Friday, June 2nd  
5pm Adult Greek School
Saturday, June 3rd  
Saturday of Souls
8:15am  Orthros   9am Divine Liturgy
(You may bring a small bowl of koliva)
6pm  Our Feastday Vespers Celebration along with
 invited Clergy and faithful from other Communities.
Philoptochos will have Fellowship Hour after the Vespers


 Memorial Day

Memorial Day is a special time to honor America’s history and commemorate the bravery, courage, and honor of our troops. To honor our nation’s veterans who sacrificed everything to fight for our freedom as Americans.  We are especially proud and honor our veterans from our Community who gave their lives for the ultimate sacrifice to protect our nation and to our veterans who are with us today; we thank you for your sacrifice to defend our homeland and protect us all.

“Our nation owes a debt to its fallen heroes that we can


We are extending our deep gratitude to our Lord for His amazing blessings for our 2023 PAGreek Fest this past weekend. It was a huge success!!! Our massive number of guests were welcomed by our kind people. There were unending lines of people! We were honored to serve them. We were ready, alhough our supplies were not enough!  It was a joy to see that all the different stations were filled with adults and youth to prepare and serve!!! Our Community came together and was prepared for this special opportunity to provide all kinds of food, soft drinks, pastries, music, and youth dancing. Our guests loved the whole display. Also, we estimated that we had hundreds of individuals who came to see our Cathedral and participated in our Church Tours. A good number of them would like to learn more and become Orthodox Christians!!! Indeed, our Community was invited by the Parish Council to come and help, support and volunteer for the Festival; and our faithful came. We are most grateful to each one of you!!!. Under the leadership of Mr. George Spanos, who was the Festival Chair, communicated with the leaders and faithful of our Parish and beyond, and managed to execute a very successful operation of our Festival! Thank you George!!! Glory to God!!!
Thank you also to all our Ladies who helped with the baking and worked the Festival. Your contribution helped to make our community event a success.
Congratulations to our new Philoptochos Officers: Karol Mallios-President, Beth Spanos-Vice President, Stella Chroneos – Secretary, Lemlem Gebremichael – Asst. Secretary and Vee Mazias – Treasurer.  The following are the new members:  Jill Costopoulos, Kristina Dodge, Theodora Hench, Penny Matangos, Linda Mallios, Maria Peslis, Christina Stamos, Presv. Maria Varvarelis, Thana Ward, and Kiki Wasch.  We thank them for everything they do and wish them well for their two- year term.
Our parking lot will be paved on June 5th through June 9th.  Access to the driveway and parking lot may not be available at that time, so we ask that you reschedule any meetings and events accordingly.  You may still access the church by parking on Yverdon Drive and walking up the steps to the circle.
 The back parking lot will have new drainage installed May 30-June 2.  Please do not park in the lower area of the parking lot (by the sheds) during that week.   The work will be performed by North Mountain Paving and Sealcoating and will be supervised by George Mallios.
Please fill out your Stewardship Pledge for 2023 with careful and prayerful consideration and please return it to the Church Office if you haven’t already done so. Since the Stewardship Budget for 2023 Stewardship year is 4% more than 2022 Stewardship year and the inflation is more than 8%, we are hoping for you to consider those factors and add your generosity in consideration accordingly. In fact, we are looking for the average pledge to be a little over $1,250 for the year. It can only be possible with your help and support. May our Lord bless each and every one of you and your families.  We should all try to support the Cathedral, as the Church should be our charity priority. To go online for your stewardship please use this link:
Stewardship Pledge:  You can find stewardship cards in the Narthex and in the Church Office.  As of 4/27/23 - 308 families have pledges, which is 62% of our families. The actual pledges are $253,809 at 51%. We thank all the families that have pledged so far for 2023.
Scholarship Sunday and Graduation Sunday will be on Sunday, June 11th. We ask that all graduates please be present in Church that day.
Bookstore news:   The Bookstore is open on Sundays after Church. This is a special ministry in our Cathedral. There are many inspirational books, holy icons and other items that you may wish to buy for your home or give as gifts especially now during the Great Lent and Holy Week. One book that you may consider to buy is: ”The Crucifixion of the King of Glory”. Please come by and see our bookstore. There is a nice variety of items.
Icons for sponsorship.  If you want to sponsor one of the Holy Icons or you know of someone who would like to sponsor one, please let me know asap.  Please call me at 717-818-1160 or email me at frmichael@holytrinityhbg.org. Our Church is adorned with these beautiful Holy new icons. It is the House of the Lord with His Saints praying for us!  Please see the list of icons that are available in the Narthex.


1.    GOYA End of Year Picnic this Tuesday, May 30th at the Church at 6:00pm.
2.    Last Day of Greek School will be this Wednesday, May 31st .   (Date was changed)
3.   Nameday Vespers Celebration will be held this Saturday, June 3rd at 6pm. Area Clergy and Churches have been invited to participate with their parishioners.  Our guest speaker will be Fr. Alexander Goussetis from the Transfiguration Church in Lititz, PA.  After Vespers we will have a Fellowship Hour in the hall. We would like to ask that our Philoptochos ladies please bring in a dessert for the Fellowship Hour.  Thank you.
4.    Nameday Feastday Celebration will be held next Sunday, June 4th. Our Honorees this year will be: Kathy & John Doulgeris, Diane & William Foutres,  Vee (Vasiliki) & Konstantinos Mazias and Pauline & Dimitrios Zozos. There will be a special 10-year Anniversary Favor Memorabilia for our Feastday Celebrations. Please save the date and plan to attend this special event at the Harrisburg Hilton. Invitations have been sent in the mail and please make your reservations in the Hall or by mailing in the RSVP card. There is a special table in the Hall for tickets, today.  
5.    Harrisburg Senators Baseball Family Outing    We are excited to announce our second annual Holy Trinity Cathedral Harrisburg Senators baseball outing, which will take place on Friday, June 9th (This is a fast-free day)!   There will be a picnic for us prepared by the Senators staff at 6pm, when the doors open. The game will begin at 7pm, followed by Fireworks! If interested please talk to Fr. Aaron.
6.   Philoptochos Picnic and Senior Citizen’s Picnic will be held on Sunday, June 11th after Church in the Philoptochos Room.  Please let John Harbilas or Linda Mallios know that you will be coming.
7.    VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL will be held on Monday, June 12th – Thursday, June 15th from 5pm - 8pm. Children ages 4 years of age till 6th grade are welcome. We will have a special basketball clinic from 5pm - 6pm followed by dinner, lessons & craft every evening. Also, GOYAns wanting to volunteer are most welcome. Please contact Jennifer Solomon jenniferksolomon1@gmail.com.  Please see flyer.
8.   We are looking for 2 or 3 people who play keyboard/piano who would like to share in the job to help the choir. Please know that the choir does not sing through the summer. Anyone interested in playing the organ please talk to Kathy Doulgeris.


Festival Wrap Up Letter
Vacation Bible School Registration Form

Lord's Voice
Foni Kyriou
Graduation Recognition Form for our Graduates
Metropolis Newsletter - May

2023 FAITH Scholarship for Academic Excellence Flyer
 West Shore Police Department Newsletter