To all the Faithful of the Annunciation,
Christ is in our midst!
It is with "joyful-sorrow" that we share, on the one hand, in the joy of our Pastoral Assistant's Ordination to the Holy Diaconate, and, on the other hand, it is with sorrow that we say farewell to him as he leaves for his new assignment in the Metropolis of Denver.
Deacon Efstratios will join us and assist in the Divine Services for Forgiveness Sunday, this Sunday, March 14th. After Divine Liturgy, there will be a short presentation inside the church. As you depart the church, you will have an opportunity to say your 'goodbyes' and offer your best wishes for their future ministry to the new Deacon and Diakonissa Danae. Light refreshments will be served by our youth in the Plateia. We kindly remind you to maintain physical distancing and to wear face masks.
On behalf of myself and Fr. James and all of us who have worked with Deacon Efstratios, we will sincerely miss him at our church! We pray that God will help us to continue the work he has done here.
Faithfully in Christ,