Special Upcoming Services and Events
Saturday, January 14th, Great Vespers for the month of January will begin at 5:00 P.M.
Sunday, January 15th, Masha Sol Fedkina will be baptized into the Body of Christ at the conclusion of the Divine Liturgy and take the baptismal name "Sophia" after St. Sophia of Thrace, Mother of Orphans (Nameday: June 4). Please plan to join Alexei, Mabel, Leo, Peppy Keat (sponsor), and the rest of the Annunciation Church family for this joyous occasion!
Sunday, January 22nd, A Special Assembly of members in good standing will be held for the sole purpose of voting on the iconography proposal recently blessed by Metropolitan NICHOLAS. A luncheon will be served while Father James explains and illustrates the proposal. Please stay after the Divine Liturgy and have a say in how we choose to adorn our worship space.
The 22nd is also STEWARDSHIP SUNDAY. New 2017 forms can be found in the narthex and were emailed out as well. Please have the form completed by the 22nd and either mail it to the parish or slide it under Father James' office door.
Sunday, January 29th, There will be NO DIVINE LITURGY while Father James is out of town attending a function for the Archdiocese. Per the instructions of our Bishop, Metropolitan Nicholas, the parish will be open for one hour (10:00-11:00) for those who would like to say prayers and light candles.
Wednesday, February 1st, A Vesperal Liturgy will begin at 5:30 P.M. to celebrate the Presentation of Our Lord into the Temple.
Wednesday, February 15th, Our annual VALENTINE LUNCHEON will be held on this day (location and time forthcoming soon). Members and guests alike are encouraged to attend and fellowship with us!
Saturday, February 18th, "One of the blessings of an Orthodox service is the provision of the elements that become the Body and Blood of our Savior by the people of God. By our offering, we are given something much greater. This is as true of the wine and bread (prosphora) as it is of our time, talents, and treasures. For anyone interested in learning how to bake prosphora, a class will be held in the parish kitchen on Saturday, February 18th before Vespers, beginning at 3:00 P.M. The class is limited to five (5) people. If this day and time don’t work with your schedule, but you’re still interested, please email me with your preferred day/time. While some supplies will be provided, you will need to bring some basic baking items. This list of items will be sent to you upon registration" —Pres. Juliana Honeycutt (contact information in the Parish Directory).
Great Vespers for the month of February will begin at 5:00 P.M. This is also the SATURDAY OF SOULS preceding Lent when we remember and pray for our loved ones who have fallen asleep in the Lord. Please bring a list of names you would like commemorated and give it to Father James before the service begins.
Sunday, February 26th, A Small Vespers service will be begin at 5:00 P.M. to mark the beginning of GREAT LENT (a period of increased fasting, reflection, and repentence) lasting until Pascha/Easter on Sunday, April 16th. All Orthodox Christians are strongly encouraged to schedule the Sacrament of Confesson at some point during Great Lent.
Regular Service Schedule
Great Vespers: Saturdays, 5:00 P.M.*
Orthros/Matins: Sundays, 9:30 A.M.
Divine Liturgy: Sundays, 10:00 A.M.
*Great Vespers is offered the SECOND Saturday of each month unless otherwise noted above. Father James is available for the Sacrament of Confession after Great Vespers or during the week by appointment.
Church services are in English. Visitors are encouraged to attend, and we welcome guests to join us for coffee and snacks in the fellowship hall after the services each Sunday.