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THIS WEEK AT ANNUNCIATION

December 13 - December 20, 2020

 
Sunday, December 13th 
8:30 am | Orthros
9:30 am | Divine Liturgy: 11th Sunday of Luke & Sunday of the Forefathers
2:00 pm | Virtual Sunday School

Monday, December 14th
6:00 pm | Virtual Parish Council Meeting

Tuesday, December 15th
8:30 am | Orthros
9:30 am | Divine Liturgy: St. Eleftherios, Bishop of Illyria

Thursday, December 17th
8:30 am | Orthros
9:30 am | Divine Liturgy: St. Dionysios of Zakynthos

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 | Virtual Christmas Concert (More info below!)
 
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Liturgical Schedule for the Nativity of Christ and Holy Theophany 2020-2021
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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
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Update to In-Person Worship

Dear Faithful of Annunciation,
 
Christ is Born! Glorify Him!
 
Divine Services at Annunciation have been celebrated the past two Sundays outdoors on the plateia. However, due to the predicted inclement weather, we will move indoors.
Please note regular social distancing and wearing of masks will be closely followed.

Please join us this week to pray the Divine Services for the Feasts of St. Eleftherios (December 15th) and St. Dionysios of Zakynthos (December 17th)
 
With love in Christ,
 
Fr. James Retelas 
Presiding Priest

Liturgical Schedule for the Nativity of Christ and Holy Theophany 2020-2021
Homily
The Homily offered by Fr. Timothy Robinson on December 13, 2020
Virtual Byzantine Chant Concert
The St. John of Damascus Byzantine Choir of Sacramento invites you to a VIRTUAL Christmas concert on
Sunday, December 20th at 6:00 pm
 
From the comfort of your home, join us 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
(directed by our own, Efstratios "Yianni" Magoulias)
The concert will be streamed via our new live stream broadcasting system (which you can view on your Smart TV, our Parish Website, or Facebook)
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Please consider supporting the work and ministry of our parish Philoptochos chapter!
Click below to learn more about each event and fundraiser:
Our Parish Philoptochos Chapter
The Sacramento Food Bank and Family Services
St. Basil Academy & Orphanage
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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