Welcome to Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church
"Welcome one another, therefore, just as Christ has welcomed you, for the glory of God." - Romans 15:7
Through this web site, we are pleased to be able to introduce you to that same worship and fellowship as it is expressed in the life of our Parish. If you are a new member of our parish, or are considering membership, these web pages will acquaint you with what our parish offers to those who give it support and sustenance; to those who already belong to the church, we hope they will provide you with the assurance that your sacrificial offerings are received with profound respect and are utilized to maximum effectiveness. They will, in any case, enable you to make the informed decisions that are necessary for a meaningful relationship with your church!
As an extension of our "Outreach Ministry", we're pleased to announce that the Divine Liturgy will be broadcast live. The purpose of this ministry is to provide shut-ins that have Internet access, college students that may not be able to get to an Orthodox Church, or people interested in our precious Christian Orthodox Faith, the opportunity to view our church services. If God forgives us for our sins, why do we need the Sacrament of Confession?”
Confession is a Holy Mystery (Sacrament) that helps us in our path of repentance and reconciliation with God. It is a Sacrament by which we receive God’s grace for our healing and reunion with Him. Of course, God is ready to forgive us every time we turn to Him in sincere repentance and ask for His mercy. In fact, every day we should turn to God, asking for his forgiveness for our countless daily sins. Many times, however, we don’t even know or understand our own sins. We also too easily dismiss our sins without sincerely repenting. This is where the Sacrament of Confession helps.
In Holy Confession, we confess to Christ Himself, represented by an icon of Christ, and with a priest present, who is a witness to our confession. It is often quite difficult to acknowledge the totality of our sins, so the priest is there as a spiritual doctor, helping us see our own true self. In fact, many people are totally blind to their sins and can’t fathom the ugly roots of evil deep within ourselves. Thus, by the grace of God, the priest, helps us see and understand our sins, and then guides us to healing and change, all under the sacramental grace of the Church. The Sacrament of Confession is a spiritual tool which, when used properly, can lead us into a deeper understanding of ourselves, into a state of sincere repentance, and into a fuller union with God. Why don’t you try to go to Confession during this season of Great Lent! Make an appointment by contacting the Church Office 216.861.0116.
Salutations to the Theotokos March 10, 17, and the Akathist Hymn March 31st at 7PM
ΧΑΙΡΕΤΙΣΜΟΙ Παρασκευή, 10, 17, Μαρτίου, και Ακάθιστος Ύμνος 31 Μαρτίου στις 7 μμ. Όσοι επιθυμητέ να προσφέρετε της δωρεές σας για τα λουλούδια για την εικόνα της Παναγίας παρακαλούμε καλέστε το γραφείο της εκκλησίας 216.861.0116
The floral decorations that adorned the Panagia’s icon during the Salutations to The Theotokos are generously donated. Please contact the church office if you would like to make a donation.
Annunciation Feast Day Celebration Join us for the Feast Day of the Mother Church, with His Eminence Metropolitan Savas for Great Vespers and Artoklasia Friday, March 24th at 7:00 p.m. with Lenten refreshments to follow in the church banquet hall.
Saturday, March 25th Orthros 8:15 a.m. Hierarchical Divine Liturgy 9:30 a.m. and Doxology to follow proceeding to the Greek Independence Day Parade. We are honored and humbled to have +His Eminence Metropolitan Savas as this year’s Grand Marshall, festivities will follow in our banquet hall banquet hall.
Flower Donation If you would like to donate the flowers that adorn the icon of the Feast Day of the Annunciation in Loving Memory of your loved one or for the Good Health of your family. Please call or email the church office firstname.lastname@example.org.
Όσοι θέλουν να στολίσουν την εικόνα του Ευαγγελισμού της Παναγίας για την 25 Μαρτίου για υπέρ υγείας της οικογένειας τους η προς συγχώρεση των αγαπημένων τους που έφυγαν, να ενημερώσουν το γραφείο της Εκκλησίας στο τηλέφωνο 216.861.0116 και να στείλουν την δωρεά τους για τα λουλούδια.
FESTIVAL COMMITTEE SALE TSOUREKIA AND KOULOURAKIA
$7 FOR ONE DOZEN KOULOURIA
$10 FOR 1 LONG TSOUREKI
$12 FOR ROUND TSOUREKI
Purchases can be made at Fish Fry Fridays during Lent or by contacting
Eleni Karadaglis at 1-216-773-8986
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Saints and Feasts Commemorated
James the Confessor; Thomas I, Patriarch of Constantinople; Philemon and Domninos
Visit the Online Chapel for more daily readings, hymns, a monthly calendar of saints and feasts, and more.