| Resurrectional Apolytikion Third Tone
Let the heavens sing for joy, and let everything on earth be glad. * For with His Arm the Lord has worked power. * He trampled death under foot by means of death; * and He became the firstborn from the dead. * From the maw of Hades He delivered us; * and He granted the world His great mercy. - Copyright Fr. Seraphim Dedes, used by permission. All rights reserved
Apolytikion of the Church
Σήμερον της σωτηρίας ημών το κεφάλαιον, και του απ΄αιώνως Μυστηρίου η φανέρωσις. Ο Υιός του Θεού, Υιός της Παρθένου γίνεται, και Γαβριήλ την χάριν Ευαγγελίζεται. Διό και ημείς συν αυτώ, τη Θεοτόκω βοήσωμεν: Χαίρε Κεχαριτωμένη, ο Κύριος μετά σου.
Today is the crown of our salvation, and the manifestation of the eternal Mystery. The Son of God becomes the Son of the Virgin, and Gabriel announces the good tidings of grace. Therefore, all together with him, to the Theotokos let us exclaim: Hail! Maiden full of grace; the Lord is with you.
O God, when You come upon the earth in glory, the whole world will tremble. A river of fire will bring all before Your Judgment Seat and the books will be opened, and everything in secret will become public. At that time, deliver me from the fire which never dies, and enable me to stand by Your right hand, O Judge most just. - Copyright Narthex Press, used by permission. All rights reserved
"Christian love is the 'possible impossibility' to see Christ in another man, whoever he is..."
-Alexander Schmemann, Great Lent, 20th Century
For when one has pity on the poor, he lends to God; and he who gives to the least gives to God--sacrifices ...Read Full Text >
-St. Cyprian of Carthage, The Lord's Prayer, 33. B#41, p.102, 3rd century
For surely, as I have said, the sick and he that is in bonds seeks not for this only, but the one to be loosed, ...Read Full Text >
-St. John Chrysostom, Homily 79 on Matthew 25, 2. B#54, p. 476., 4th Century
So great was the honour and providential care which God bestowed upon man that He brought the entire sensible ...Read Full Text >
-St. Gregory Palamas, Topics of Natural and Theological Science no. 24, The Philokalia Vol. 4 edited by Palmer, Sherrard and Ware; Faber and Faber pg. 356, 14th century
Sunday & Weekdays 9am.
Following Orthros, 10 to 11am.
Every Monday, 7pm, October through June.
Every Tuesday, 11am, October through June.
Annunciation/Evangelismos Greek Orthodox Church
7921 Old York Road
Elkins Park, PA 19027
Phone: (215) 635-0316
Fax: (215) 635-8301
Proistamenos: Rev. Fr. Christos Christofidis
Upcoming Community Events
Saturday 18. Saturday of Souls.
9-10am-ORTHROS & DIVINE LITURGY.
1:30pm-Regional IOCC Meeting. St. Sophia, Jeffersonville.
Sunday 19. Judgment Sunday (Meatfare Sunday).
9-11:30am-ORTHROS & DIVINE LITURGY.
Memorial prayers are offered today for the repose of the souls of our ...Read Full Text >
Our Sincere Condolences
to the family of Dr. Demetrios Kimbiris, who fell asleep in the Lord on Friday February 10, 2012. Demetrios of blessed memory was Emeritus Professor of Cardiology at Hahnemann University and a lifelong member of the Annunciation Parish. To his beloved wife Vasilike, dearest sons George (Beatriz), Anthony ...Read Full Text >
A Heartfelt Tank You
to all who braved the snow and came to our Church Family Fellowship Dinner last Saturday February 11. We had a full house and raised $ 4,400. We extend our gratitude to Gregory Voutsinas and his family for providing and preparing the meal, and we thank all those who labored to make it possible, including ...Read Full Text >
Sunday School News
Students and parents are reminded that we are currently working on winter projects in the classroom as well as preparing for the St. John Chrysostom Oratorical Festival, parish level, to be held Friday March 2nd, at the conclusion of the 1st Stanza of the Akathist. Information for topics/ reference materials ...Read Full Text >
Vigil for St. Patrick of Ireland and St. Alexios the Man of God.
March 16 8:30 PM-March 17 1:30 AM.
Please join us for this abbreviated version of the all-night vigil (agrypnia) which is traditionally celebrated on certain feast days in Orthodox monasteries and parishes. The service will begin shortly after the end of the usual Lenten Akathist service, and consists of ...Read Full Text >
The Church Family Greeting Card Ministry
would appreciate donations of rolls of postage stamps, 8.5 x 11 sheets of card stock paper in assorted bright colors, and A4 & A5 envelopes in assorted colors. These items can be given to Barbara Kelly or Anthe Valais at any time.
GOYA Regional Spring Retreat
will be hosted by our parish on Saturday March 17. The theme is “Preparation for the Resurrection”.
Lenten Reading Recommendations from the Resource Center.
As we embark once again on the Lenten journey, here are some books that offer guidance and inspiration along our way:
GREAT LENT by Fr. Alexander Schmemann ($16). In this Lenten classic, Fr. Schmemann draws on the Church’s sacramental & liturgical tradition to examine the meaning of Lent in our lives. ...Read Full Text >
GOYA Basketball MVP
The Delaware Valley Youth Commission is looking to compile a list of all GOYA Basketball MVP players from all the years of GOYA Basketball. Please contact the parish office with any information.
Happy Birthday! Χαρούμενα Γενέθλια!
To those celebrating birthdays this week: Stamatia Apessos, Marie Larounis, Alexander Stolarczyk, Constantine Charokopos, Sondra Douris, Patricia Gouris, Erin Kambouris, Peter Mitchell, Philip Mantas, Amanda Costa, Barbara Edwards, Nikolas Baroudi, George Boulageris, Maria Dalagelis, Stella Fisfis, Angelica ...Read Full Text >
Happy Wedding Anniversary!
To those celebrating wedding anniversaries this week: Vincent & Anna Pagano; Debra & Matthew Karagianis.
In Our Daily Prayers for Health and Salvation:
Anastasia, Frederica, George, John, Kyriaki, Nicholas, Panagiota, Chris, Themistokles, Panagiotis, Fr. Anthony, Presvytera Eleni, Cora, Soteria, Konstantina, Eleftheria, Allan, Leila, Liz, Andreas, Kyle, Penelope, Olivia, Argyro, Richard, Perry, Debbie, Helen, Mariam, Maddie, Jamil, Calliope, Charlie, ...Read Full Text >
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