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THIS WEEK AT ANNUNCIATION

January 24 - January 31, 2021

 
Sunday, January 24th 
8:30 am | Orthros
9:30 am | Divine Liturgy: 14th Sunday of Luke
2:00 pm | Virtual Sunday School

Wednesday, January 27th 
11:00 am | Virtual Studies in the Faith via Google Meet
6:00 pm | Small Paraklesis to the Theotokos
7:00 pm | Virtual Orthodoxy 101 via Google Meet

Saturday, January 30th 
8:30 am | Orthros
9:30 am | Divine Liturgy: Three Hierarchs (Saints Basil the Great, Gregory the Theologian, and John Chrysostom)


Sunday, January 31st
8:30 am | Orthros 
9:30 am | Divine Liturgy: 15th Sunday of Luke
Cutting of our Parish Vasilopita
2:00 pm | Virtual Sunday School
 
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Services This Week at Annunciation

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 the Small Paraklesis to the Theotokos, every Wednesday at 6:00 pm.  Also this week, we will be celebrating the Divine Services for the Feast of the Three Hierarchs; Saints Basil the Great, Gregory the Theologian, and John Chrysostom on Saturday, January 30th.

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 Three Hierarchs 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. 
As always, our services will continue to be broadcast via our live-stream.

We look forward to praying and celebrating the Divine Liturgy with you on Sunday, January 31st for the 15th Sunday of Luke, 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.
 
With love in Christ,
 
Fr. James Retelas 
Presiding Priest

Homily
The Homily offered by Fr. Timothy Robinson on January 24, 2021
Every week in our Sunday Bulletin, This Week at Annunciation e-mails, and on our social media platforms, we will feature important events in the history of our Parish! Don't forget to check back weekly to learn more about Annunciation over the past 100 years!
In January of 1971, our new Office and Educational Building at 3022 F Street was completed.
Parish Vasilopita
We look forward to praying and celebrating the Divine Liturgy with you on Sunday, January 31st for the 15th Sunday of Luke, 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!
Thank you to our Philoptohos Society for making this possible and safe, given our current COVID-19 protocols.

Traditionally, because of your generosity and support, donations collected by our Philoptochos at the cutting of our Vasilopita benefit the Saint Basil Academy and Orphanage. 
 
To make a donation to the Saint Basil Academy and Orphanage, please make checks payable to “Greek Ladies Philoptochos”.
Checks may be mailed or dropped off at the Parish Office
(Attn: Philoptochos Vasilopita).
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With the blessings of His Eminence Metropolitan Gerasimos, the Metropolis Greek Language and Culture Ministry invites you to attend a virtual celebration of Greek Letters Day and the Feast of the Three Hierarchs. This live-stream event will be hosted by the Holy Transfiguration Greek Orthodox Church in Anchorage, Alaska on Saturday, January 30 from 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. PST utilizing the Zoom platform. His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America will honor us with his presence, offering a special message during this program.

The afternoon will include presentations from Greek School and Sunday School students from throughout the Metropolis speaking on The Three Hierarchs, and a musical performance by individual members of the award-winning Aloha Youth Choir from Saints Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Honolulu, Hawaii. Dr. Elias Petrou, Research Associate will offer present on the topic, “The Three Hierarchs; Defenders of Christianity and Protectors of Greek Letters.” Professor Petrou is a Research Associate Specialist for the Digital Database/Library Thesaurus Linguae Graecae® at the University of California, Irvine

Participation is free however advance registration is required for access to the Zoom link. Deadline is Friday, January 29, 2021 at 8:00 p.m. PST.

Saturday, January 30th from 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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Annunciation Live Stream
As part of our outreach ministry, we are pleased to announce that Divine Services at our church are now being streamed live on multiple platforms!
Click below for how to view our broadcast, to light a candle, and to view our broadcast online

Please note: The broadcast is only live during service times. 
Please see the calendar for our schedule of services.
How to view our Live Broadcast
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Resources from our Hierarchs
Reflection for the New Year and the Feast of St. Basil the Great from His Eminence, Metropolitan Gerasimos of San Francisco
Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops | Statement Regarding Developments in Medicine: COVID-19 Vaccines & Immunizations
Prayers for our Community
A prayer of protection from the Coronavirus, by His Grace, Bishop Alexis of Bethesda
A prayer of protection from the Coronavirus, by His Beatitude Patriarch Daniel of Romania
Annunciation Ministries
100th Anniversary
Annunciation Dance Ministry and Support Group
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OUR MISSION is to bring all people to full maturity in Christ through Worship (Liturgia), Service (Diakonia), Education (Paideia), Witness (Martyria), and Fellowship (Koinonia), guided and united in all things by the One Holy Spirit.

We are committed to serving YOU! Please do not hesitate to reach out to us so that we may help with any questions or concerns.
Below, for your convenience, are email addresses, and other contact information, that you can click on to initiate your correspondence with the appropriate individuals.  We look forward to assisting you!

Parish Clergy & Office Staff
Fr. James Retelas, Presiding Priest 
Fr. Timothy Robinson, Associate Priest
Efstratios "Yianni" Magoulias, Pastoral Assistant
Effie Theodor, Office Coordinator
Maro Mavroforakis, Financial Administrator 

Executive Committee of the Parish Council
Dr. Nicholas Rotas, Parish Council President 
Michael Dariotis, 1st Vice-President
Nicholas Avdis, 2nd Vice-President
Demetri Romas, Treasurer 
Chris Georgoulias, Secretary 
 
Annunciation Hellenic Center
616 Alhambra Blvd.
Sacramento, California 95816
Parish Office Hours: Monday – Friday | 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
Parish Website: www.AnnunciationSac.org
Parish Office: (916) 443-2033
Annunciation Hellenic Center Contact & Booking: (916) 443-2033 x225
Annunciation Parish Bookstore: (916) 231-9949
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