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THIS WEEK AT ANNUNCIATION

December 20 - December 27, 2020

 
Sunday, December 20th 
8:30 am | Orthros
9:30 am | Divine Liturgy: Sunday before the Nativity of Christ
2:00 pm | Virtual Sunday School
6:00 pm | Let Us Offer a Hymn: A Virtual Christmas Concert 

Thursday, December 24th
10:00 am | Great Hours of Christmas
5:00 pm | Orthros
6:00 pm | Divine Liturgy: The Nativity of Christ
 
Christ is Born! Glorify Him! Χριστός Γεννάται! Δοξάσατε!
 
Friday, December 25th
8:30 am | Orthros
9:30 am | Divine Liturgy: The Nativity of Christ

Sunday, December 27th
8:30 am | Orthros 
9:30 am | Divine Liturgy: St. Stephen the Proto-Martyr 

 
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Annunciation Online

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
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Archdiocese News

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Update to In-Person Worship

Dear Faithful of Annunciation,
 
Christ is Born! Glorify Him!
 
Under the guidance and direction of His Eminence, Metropolitan Gerasimos of San Francisco, we will be celebrating the Divine Liturgy (of St. John Chrysostom) for the Feast of the Nativity of Christ on both Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day.  

Weather permitting, we will celebrate these services outdoors in our Plateia/Courtyard.
In the event of rain, we will move indoors and enforce the normal social distancing protocols.
In other words, use your discretion whether or not to attend services indoors. As always, the services will be live-streamed.
 
Thursday, December 24th 
10:00 am | Great Hours of Christmas
5:00 pm | Orthros
6:00 pm | Divine Liturgy for the Great Feast of the Nativity of Christ

 

Friday, December 25th 
8:30 am | Orthros
9:30 am | Divine Liturgy for the Great Feast of the Nativity of Christ
 
With love in Christ,
 
Fr. James Retelas 
Presiding Priest

Homily
The Homily offered by Fr. James Retelas on December 20, 2020
Virtual Byzantine Chant Concert
Let Us Offer a Hymn | Celebrating the Joy of the Nativity of Christ
The St. John of Damascus Byzantine Choir of Sacramento invites you to a VIRTUAL Christmas concert
 
Thank you for joining us yesterday evening from the comfort of your home, in prayer and psalmody, to pray the hymns and exclaim the joy of the Nativity of Christ with clergy and chanters from the greater Sacramento area! We had over 700 people interact and join us via Facebook and our Parish Website!

The concert was streamed via our new live stream broadcasting system.  We apologize for any technical difficulties that occurred at the conclusion of the concert.  The entire concert, without interruption, can now be found on YouTube (via the video above)
 
Christ is Born! Glorify Him!
Let Us Offer a Hymn | Digital Program
A special surprise & announcement from Annunciation!
Click back here at 4:00 pm on December 25th!
CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT FEEDING THE HUNGRY
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
Light a Candle!
Live Stream on Facebook
Live Stream on our Parish Website
Subscribe to our Parish Calendar
Resources from our Hierarchs
Archiepiscopal Encyclical: Thanksgiving
Archdiocese Announces COVID-19 Parish Recovery Initiative
Communiqué of the Holy Eparchial Synod | October 13, 2020
Prayers for our Community
A Prayer for Protection from the Devastating Fires
A Prayer for our Country during a Time of Civil Unrest
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
Annunciation Dance Ministry and Support Group
Annunciation Senior League
Philoptochos
Annunciation Choir
Youth Choir
Altar Guild
Annunciation Youth & Young Adult Ministries
Greek School
Parish Council
Bookstore
Sacramento Greek Festival
Epistle Readers
Annunciation Endowment Fund
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
Michael Dariotis, Parish Council President 
Dr. Nicholas Rotas, 1st Vice-President
George Dariotis, 2nd Vice-President
Demetri Romas, Treasurer 
Nicholas Avdis, 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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