Welcome to the Annunciation of the Virgin Mary Website

"Welcome one another, therefore, just as Christ has welcomed you, for the glory of God." - Romans 15:7

Through this web site, we are pleased to be able to introduce you to that same worship and fellowship as it is expressed in the life of our Parish. If you are a new member of our parish, or are considering membership, these web pages will acquaint you with what our parish offers to those who give it support and sustenance; to those who already belong to the church, we hope they will provide you with the assurance that your sacrificial offerings are received with profound respect, and are utilized to maximum effectiveness. They will, in any case, enable you to make the informed decisions that are necessary for a meaningful relationship with your church!


Services Schedule

Sundays: Orthros (Matins): 9:00 AM | Divine Liturgy: 10:00 AM

HOLY WEEK AND EASTER SCHEDULE FOR 2014  

April 12 Saturday of Lazarus
Commemoration of the Raising of Lazarus from the dead
Orthros 9:00 a.m. Divine Liturgy 10:00 a.m.
***Communion Breakfast - GOYA and Sunday School students are requested
to assist in preparing the crosses for Palm Sunday

April 13 Palm Sunday
The Triumphal Entry into Jerusalem
Orthros 9:00 a.m. Divine Liturgy 10:00 a.m.
Service of the Bridegroom 6:00 p.m. Procession of icon of Nymphios
Theme: Christ as the Bridegroom of the Church

April 14 Holy Monday
Service of the Bridegroom 6:00 p.m
Theme: The Parable of the Talents

April 15 Holy Tuesday
Service of the Bridegroom 6:00 p.m.
Theme: Repentance of the harlot vs. Betrayal by Judas
The Choir will sing the hymn of Kassiane

April 16 Holy Wednesday
Sacrament of Holy Unction for Children 3:00 p.m.
Sacrament of Holy Unction 7:00 p.m.
Themes: Last Supper; Washing away of Sin; healing of soul and body

April 17 Holy Thursday
The Last Supper - Vespers and Divine Liturgy of St. Basil 7:00 a.m.
Service of the Holy Passion - 6:00 p.m.
Reading of the 12 Gospels, Procession of the Crucified Christ
Themes: The Betrayal, Trial and Death of Christ, the Holy Passion

April 18 Good Friday
Reading of the Royal Hours 9:00 a.m.— Standing vigil at the Cross of Christ
Decorating of the Epitaphios 10:30 a.m. (All are invited to help decorate)
Apokathelosis - 3:00 p.m - The Un-nailing and burial of Christ
Lamentations - 7:00 p.m - Singing of the Funeral Lamentations and
Procession with the Epitaphios, the Burial of Christ

April 19 Holy Saturday
Vesperal Divine Liturgy of St. Basil 9:00 a.m.
Reading of the Prophecies foretelling the Resurrection of Christ Great Canon 11:00 p.m.

April 20 Easter Sunday
Midnight - The Service of the Resurrection of Christ
Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom 12:15 a.m
Following the Paschal Liturgy, all are invited for a reception in the Hellenic Community Center

PASCHA
Agape Vespers Service 11:00 a.m. - Easter Vespers of Love
The Gospel is read in numerous languages to indicate the universal character of the
Christian message Easter Egg Hunt 11:45 a.m. .