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Feast of the Presentation of our Lord into the Temple

Tuesday, February 2nd
In our Church Building
Orthros | 8:30 am
Divine Liturgy | 9:30 am
Light a Candle!
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Live Stream on Facebook
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Small Paraklesis to the Theotokos

Wednesday, February 3rd | 6:00 pm
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Pray with us the Divine Services for the

Feast of the Presentation of our Lord into the Temple 

After forty days, the Mother and Ever-Virgin Mary's took her first-born Son to Jerusalem on this, the fortieth day after His birth, that she might present Him in the temple according to the Law of Moses, which teaches that every first-born male child be dedicated to God, and also that she might offer the sacrifice of a pair of turtle-doves or two young pigeons, as required by the Law (Luke 2:22-24; Exod. 13:2; Lev. 12:6-8).

On this same day, a just and devout man, the greatly aged Symeon, was also present in the temple, being guided by the Holy Spirit. For a long time, this man had been awaiting the salvation of God, and he had been informed by divine revelation that he would not die until he beheld the Lord's Christ. Thus, when he beheld Him at that time and took Him up into his aged arms, he gave glory to God, singing: "Now let Your servant depart in peace, O Master. . ." And he confessed that he would close his eyes joyfully, since he had seen the Light of revelation for the nations and the Glory of Israel (Luke 2:25-32).

From ancient times to this day, the Holy Church has retained this tradition of the churching of the mother and new-born child on the fortieth day and of the reading of prayers of purification.

Dear Faithful of Annunciation,
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.

Please join us in our church building to pray and celebrate the Divine Services for the Feast of the Presentation of our Lord into the Temple (Υπαπαντή) today, February 2nd.

Because it is not being celebrated on a Sunday this year (meaning, significantly less attendees), we will celebrate the services for the Feast of the Presentation of our Lord into the Temple (Υπαπαντή) from inside our church building.  If you are able, healthy, and comfortable, we invite you to pray and celebrate with us.  Masks and social distancing protocols will, of course, be in place. 

Also this week, join us to pray the Small Paraklesis to the Theotokos, this Wednesday at 6:00 pm. 

As always, our services will continue to be broadcast via our live-stream on our Parish Website, Facebook, and GOACH App.
With love in Christ,

Fr. James Retelas 
Presiding Priest
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