Dear Faithful of Annunciation,
Tomorrow we pray the Divine Services for the Second Sunday of Great and Holy Lent. On this Sunday, we remember our Father among the Saints, Gregory Palamas, Archbishop of Thessaloniki and the great champion of Hesychasm in the 14th century.
As we continue to worship while still adhering to COVID-19 precautions and safety measures, please remember that regular social distancing and wearing of masks will be closely followed on our parish grounds.
It is wonderful to see you back in church, and to hear your voices as we pray to Christ, our Immortal King and God! Please join us tomorrow to pray the Divine Services inside our church building. We hope and pray that we will be able to accommodate more people as we move into April and prepare for Holy Week and Pascha. We would also urge you to get vaccinated as the vaccines become more widely available. If you have concerns about your physical ability to tolerate the vaccine, please contact your physician! We would also remind you that disease is not and cannot be transmitted via Holy Communion! The bread and wine become the very Body and Blood of our Resurrected Lord and transmit life and forgiveness. If you have any concerns about this, please contact me or Fr. Timothy in the office.
If you are able, healthy, and comfortable, we invite you to pray and celebrate with us, in person, in church. Masks, contact tracing, and social distancing protocols will, of course, be in place. As always, our services will continue to be broadcast via our live-stream.
With love in Christ,
Fr. James Retelas