January 10 - January 17, 2021

Sunday, January 10th 
8:30 am | Orthros
9:30 am | Divine Liturgy: Sunday after Holy Theophany
2:00 pm | Virtual Sunday School

Tuesday, January 12th
6:00 pm | Virtual Youth Group Meeting via Google Meet
6:30 pm | Virtual Philoptochos Meeting via Google Meet

Wednesday, January 13th 
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 16th 
Annunciation GREEK-TO-GO Series: Kota Psiti
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Sunday, January 17th
8:30 am | Orthros 
9:30 am | Divine Liturgy: St. Anthony the Great
2:00 pm | Virtual Sunday School
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Saints & Feastdays

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Annunciation Observer

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Metropolis News

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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

See the latest news and information from and around the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America
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.
With love in Christ,
Father James Retelas
Presiding Priest

The Homily offered by Fr. Timothy Robinson on January 10, 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!
On January 8-9, 1995, funeral services were conducted for our beloved Very Reverend Father Parthenios Kirmitsis and were presided over by Bishop Anthony, with ten priests in attendance 
Celebrating 100 years, dedicated to the glory of God!
Please enjoy this video announcing the beginning of our Centennial celebrations and save the date for our Centennial events! 

To keep you and our community safe, the following measures will be taken:

  • Face coverings must be worn at all times
  • Your temperature will be taken upon arrival
  • Hand washing is required upon arrival and at intervals throughout shift
  • Gloves must be worn at all times when handling food
  • Volunteers will be separated into task-based groups to support social distancing
6:00 pm via Google Meet
Holy Theophany | January 6, 2021
The Opening of St. George Orthodox Church, Laikipia, Kenia
An update from His Grace, Bishop Neofitos of Nyeri and Mount Kenya, December 27, 2020:
"The blessing and opening of the St. George today (December 25, 2020)! What a joy we experienced today. Everyone is grateful and thankful to God! Thank you Father James Retelas and the faithful of the Annunciation Parish-Sacramento."

The construction of the St. George Orthodox Church in Laikipia has been made possible by YOUR prayers and support of the work and Church in Bishop Neofitos's diocese. We continue to keep him and his flock in our prayers. If you have any questions of how you can continue to help, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Click here for to see more photos from the opening and blessing of St. George!
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
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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
Christmas Message from His Eminence, Metropolitan Gerasimos of San Francisco
Christmas Message from His Eminence, Archbishop Elpidophoros of America
Archiepiscopal Encyclical: New Year
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
Annunciation Dance Ministry and Support Group
Annunciation Senior League
Annunciation Choir
Youth Choir
Altar Guild
Annunciation Youth & Young Adult Ministries
Greek School
Parish Council
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:
Parish Office: (916) 443-2033
Annunciation Hellenic Center Contact & Booking: (916) 443-2033 x225
Annunciation Parish Bookstore: (916) 231-9949
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