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The Sacrament of Holy Confession may be scheduled by appointment by contacting Fr. Michael.
STEWARDSHIP is an important part of our Orthodox Christian Faith. Every member of the Church is expected to contribute and fulfill their financial responsibility to the Church. A minimum pledge of $400.00 per annum is expected for a family (i.e. a husband and a wife, or father, mother, and children).
A minimum pledge of $200 per annum is expected of a single adult. If a single adult has one or more children, he or she is expected to contribute the family rate of $400 per annum. Individuals with financial hardship, who can not pay the minimum expected stewardship, are urged to speak to the parish priest, Fr. Michael.
Sacraments, such as Holy Baptism and Holy Matrimony, are performed by the parish priest for parishioners who are in good financial stewardship standing. Parishioners must complete a form requesting the sacrament be performed. All dates are to be approved by the Parish Priest. The Parish Priest, as the Bishop's representative, is the supreme convening authority as to whether a sacrament is performed for an individual. The priest will direct an individual to provide a note from the parish council president or vice-president confirming that they are in good stewardship standing before the sacrament is scheduled.
Orthros: 8:45 AM (September - May) 8:30 AM (June - August)
Divine Liturgy: 9:45 AM (September - May) 9:30 AM (June - August)
SPECIAL SERVICES AND SPIRITUAL ACTIVITIES FOR MARCH 2017
All are invited!!!
Friday, March 17, 2017: The Third Salutations to the Theotokos at 7:00 pm. The Bible Study Group will meet at the conclusion of this service in the Parish Council Office (approx. 8:15 pm).
Saturday, March 18, 2017: GOYAN Retreat at Holy Spirit Greek Orthodox Church in Rochester, NY (see Fr. Michael for details).
Friday, March 24, 2017: Great Vespers on the Eve of the Annunciation of the Theotokos (The Forefeast of the Annunciation) at 7:00 pm
Refreshments and Coffee Hour Fellowship to follow. This is the eve of the Patron Feast day of our Church. All are invited!
Saturday, March 25, 2017: The Feast of the Annunciation
Orthros 8:45 am
Divine Liturgy 9:45 am
Greek Independence Day Celebration: Ceremony of Raising of the Greek Flag and Doxology
Light luncheon and Coffee Hour Fellowship to follow Divine Services
Holy Week Schedule for the Greek Orthodox Church of the Annunciation for 2017
Presiding Priest/Proistamenos: Rev. Dr. Michael Bahlatzis
Saturday of Lazarus, April 8th: Orthros 9 AM Divine Liturgy 10 AM
(There will be a children’s breakfast served following the Liturgy and this will be followed by the making of crosses from palms afterwards)
Palm Sunday, April 9th: Orthros 8:45 AM Divine Liturgy 9:45 AM
Palm Sunday evening, April 9th: Service of the Nymphios/Bridegroom
matins 6:30 PM
Holy Monday, April 10th: Service of the Bridegroom matins 7:30 PM
Holy Tuesday, April 11th: Service of the Bridegroom matins and Hymn of Kassiani 7:00 PM
Holy Wednesday morning, April 12: Pre-sanctified Liturgy 9 AM
Holy Wednesday evening, April 12th: Service of the Sacrament of Holy Unction 7:00 PM (Annunciation Church), 3:00 PM (Holy Trinity Church, Binghamton)
Holy Thursday morning, April 13th: Vesperal Liturgy of St. Basil the Great 9:00 AM
Holy Thursday evening, April 13th: Service of the Holy Passions of our Lord and the 12 Gospels 6:30 PM
Holy Friday morning, April 14th: Service of the Royal Hours 9:30 AM
All are invited to assist in the flower decoration of the Epitaphios at the conclusion of this service. Fr. Michael will provide written excuses for school absences for those children who spend the day at the church.
Camp Annunciation Holy Friday Program begins with decorating the Epitaphios followed by a light Lenten lunch at 12 noon. All are encouraged to bring and share a dish to pass that conforms with the fast of Holy Friday. A JOY/HOPE meeting will be at 1 PM. All adults and children are invited to attend.
Holy Friday afternoon, April 14th: Service of Great Vespers of the Apokathelosis (The un-nailing of our Lord from the cross) 3 PM
Holy Friday evening, April 14th: Service of the Lamentations matins
Holy Saturday morning, April 15th: Vesperal Liturgy of St. Basil the Great (The First Resurrection of our Lord raising Adam and Eve from the dead) 10 AM
Holy Saturday night, April 15th/April 16th: Matins of the Pascha
'O Come and Receive Ye the Light...' 11:45 PM
Reading of the Gospel of the Resurrection of our Lord 12 AM midnight
followed by the Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom
Easter Sunday (Pascha), April 16th: Vespers service of Agape (Annunciation Church) (The Gospel will be read in multiple languages. Please see Fr. Michael if you are interested in reading the Gospel in ANY other language besides Greek and English) 11 AM