Holy Week Service Schedule

Sunday, April 21st – 6th Sunday of Great Lent (Palm Sunday)

  • 9:00 am Matins & Blessing of the Palms
  • 10:00 am Holy Liturgy of St. John
  • Palm Sunday Fish Dinner

April 24th – Great and Holy Wednesday

  • 6:00 pm Holy Unction Service

April 25th – Great and Holy Thursday

  • 9:00 am Divine Liturgy of St. Basil the Great
  • 6:00 pm Passions of the Lord (The 12 Gospels)

April 26th – Great and Holy Friday

  • 9:00 am Royal Hours
  • 10:00 Preparation of the Holy Tomb
  • 5:00 pm Great Vespers
  • 6:00 pm Lamentation and Procession  around the church

April 27th – Great and Holy  Saturday

  • 11:30 pm Midnight Office

April 28th – Sunday of the Resurrection

  • 12:00 am Resurrection Service and Divine Liturgy
  • 11:00 am (Sunday morning) Pascal Vespers – Second Resurrection and Reception

Palm Sunday Fish Dinner

Sunday April 21, 2019, immediately following the Divine Liturgy.

Join us for this annual dinner!   / Va asteptam cu drag pentru aceasta cina anuala!

We need sponsors for this Dinner. / Avem nevoie de sponsori pentru aceasta masa.

Menu / Meniu

Salted FishPeste Sarat
Fried HaddockHaddock Prajit
Braised CabbageVarza Calita
Mashed BeansFasole Frecata
Corn-Meal MushMamaliga
Fruit CocktailCocktail de Fructe
Coffee / BeveragesCafea / Bauturi

Invitation to Pre-Lent dinner with Romanian ethnic food “ca la mama acasa”

            Sunday March 3, 2019, immediately following the Divine Liturgy.

Dinner is sponsored by Mr. and Mrs. Dragoman in memory of their loved ones. Eternal memory!    

Come, join us!   / Va asteptam cu drag!

Menu/Meniu           

Chicken noodle soup Supa de gaina cu taietei
Roast Sausage Carnat Fript
Oven Roasted Chicken w/ Mashed Potatoes Friptura de Pui la cuptor cu piure de cartofi
Stuffed Cabbage Sarmale
Mamaliga w/Cheese Mamaliga cu Branza
Dessert Desert
Coffee/Beverages Cafea/Bauturi

Visit of The Miraculous “Myrrh-Streaming” Kardiotissa (Tender-Hearted) Icon of The Virgin Mary

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)  



160th Anniversary of “The Little Union”

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!

See more here.

Getting ready for Christmas

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.

Happy Anniversary, Romania!

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.


100th Anniversary of the Romanian Great Union Day, Saturday December 1, 2018

On December 1, 2018, Romania celebrates the 100th Anniversary since the Great Union Day. The National Day of Romania, also known as the Great Union Day,  marks the unification of Transylvania, Bessarabia, and Bukovina with the Romanian Kingdom at the end of  World War I.

Holy Trinity Church invites all Romanians to join us in celebrating the Great Union Day. Planned activities include social gathering with movie, program, light lenten meal and refreshments.

*** Please bring something lenten to share. Call Mariana Lazar at 1-724-996-7684 for food suggestions.

*** Wear your Romanian costumes to make the evening more festive.

Program:

  • Romania at 100 years
  • Short talk about the importance of the Great Union
  • Short film – 5 min
  • Romanians from Youngstown – 5 min
  • Film – 25 min
  • Women Choir
  • Light dinner