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Sunday, January 24th
Orthros | 8:30 am
Divine Liturgy | 9:30 am
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14th Sunday of Luke

Dear Faithful of Annunciation,
 
Due to inclement weather this Sunday, January 24th, we will be holding Orthros and Divine Liturgy inside our church building and available only via our live broadcast system. Links to the broadcast on our website and Facebook are included in this e-mail.  We regret having to cancel “in-person” attendance to services, however, for your safety and protection from the cold and rain, this is our only option.

We look forward to praying and celebrating the Divine Liturgy with you, weather permitting, outside in our Plateia/Courtyard NEXT Sunday, January 31st for the Sunday of Zacchaeus.
Following the Divine Liturgy, we will pray and cut the Vasilopita invoking the blessing of our father among the saints, St. Basil the Great.

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.

Thank you for understanding!
 
With love in Christ,

Fr. James Retelas 
Presiding Priest

In today's Gospel passage we hear about a blind beggar who receives his sight from Jesus.

What is so special about this blind man's faith? Once he hears that Jesus is there, he immediately begins to ask mercy of Jesus as Messiah. But he also has an unstoppable faith, a faith that won't take no for an answer. The crowd tells him to be quiet, and yet he calls out even louder. He has an intensity of desire that overcomes obstacles, rebuke, and embarrassment to achieve what he desires, physical and spiritual healing from our Lord, God, and Savior, Jesus Christ.

Jesus is a bridge to the Father, always pointing people to a relationship with the Father. Jesus is trying to make people trust God on their own. Many can see Jesus only, but Jesus keeps encouraging their faith and pointing them to our Father in heaven.

May we too, receive our spiritual sight to see and follow our Lord, God, and Savior, Jesus Christ! 

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