The Holy Trinity Romanian Orthodox Church has the pleasure to invite the Orthodox faithful of the Mahoning /Shenango Valley to attend a memorable occasion.
The Miraculous “Myrrh-Streaming” Kardiotissa (Tender-Hearted) Icon of The Virgin Mary from St. George Orthodox Church, Taylor, PA, is blessing our parish with a visit on Friday March 1st, 2019.
The”weeping” icon will arrive at 6:00 pm on Friday evening, and immediately be followed by a supplication service of the Mother of God. The icon is accompanied by Fr. Mark Leasure who will share Miraculous stories of the Icon starting with 7:30 pm. The evening will continue with the anointing the faithful with Myrrh, and an all night vigil between 10:00 pm and 2:00 am.
Orthodox faithful do not have the opportunity to witness a miraculous event such as this very often. We ask that you announce this blessed event to your parishioners in your church on Sunday and would you please pin this flyer on your bulletin board.
If you have any questions please contact: Fr. Florin Bica – 1-440-212-2913 or Louise Gibb – 330-550-0696 (Office Assistant)
On January 24, 1859, the Romanian Principalities, Moldavia and Walachia, decided to unite under the rule Alexandru Ioan Cuza. Known as the “Little Union,” this historic act constitute the first step toward today’s Romanian unitary national state.
“Hora of Unity” (Hora Unirii) song is sung and danced especially on this day.
Let’s join hands,
Those with Romanian hearts
To go round the dance of brotherhood
On Romania’s land!
May the bad seed disappear
May the enmity in the country be gone
Let there only be
Flowers and kindness among us!
What a wonderful time we had at our church this past weekend! It was a weekend filled with many kinds of activities. On Saturday morning, the children decorated the Christmas tree, the adults changed the church vestments and the ladies cleaned the church. Later, Santa came and brought gifts to the young children who were so eager to decorate the tree and prepare the church for the holiday. In the afternoon, the Nativity scene was set up, followed by the vesper service and confession. Thankful thoughts go out to all those who helped complete these tasks.
Saturday December 1 2018, a small group of Romanians gathered to the Social Hall to celebrate Romania’s Centennial. It was an emotional gathering with historical meaningful songs and amazing local stories. Many participants showed their Romanian pride by wearing traditional costumes.
The evening started with a presentation by Prof. Virgil Solomon that highlighted the historical events and personalities leading to the Great Union on December 1, 1918.
The Ladies’ Choir then charmed everybody with old and new patriotic songs, with the audience joining in singing the well known songs.
We then learned then about the Youngstown Romanian community and orthodox church contribution to the Great Union. Fr. Bica talked about the community’s strong support for the Great Union, and about the impressive personal and material war efforts that the community eagerly contributed to the cause.
We gratefully watched a documentary about some of the Youngstown Romanian heroes that fought in the American Army during the WWI. In the documentary, Mr. John Curea, Mr. Nick Pacalo, and Mr. Nick Craciun recall emotional stories of sacrifice and dedication of their fathers and grandfather.
The evening ended with a delicious meal and friendly conversations around the table.