Annunciation Sacramento Ministries and Resources
May June Observer
GOYA (Greek Orthodox Youth of America)
Interested in hosting June's Kickback? Contact Yianni today!
Academic Scholarships available! - Please contact Yianni Magoulias in the Church office or visit our website for application information.
Going away to college? Contact Yianni Magoulias to be connected with an Orthodox community near your campus!
Annunciation Dance Ministry
Dance will be starting again soon! Stay tuned!
Annunciation Greek School
Our Annunciation Greek School is now Ellinomatheia certified! If you would like to take the certification test, please look for more information on their website: http://greekschoolannunciation.org/ellinomatheia/
Annunciation Senior League
Please join us for our next meeting on Thursday, June 6th at 11:00 am in our Annunciation Hellenic Center (Following the Divine Liturgy for Holy Ascension)! All are welcome! Please rsvp to Mary Kondos (firstname.lastname@example.org).
10th Annual Hellenic Golf Classic - September 27, 2019
Registration is now open! Limited to the first 144 golfers! Please join us in celebrating 10 years of the Hellenic Golf Classic with food, fun, and prizes! For more information, please contact Pat Kallergis (916) 812-3649.
Sign up now at https://annunciationsac.ccbchurch.com/goto/forms/92/responses/new
At and Around Annunciation Sacramento
Check out all the events at our church and around Sacramento!
Young men ages 8 and up are welcome to learn about our faith by serving in the Holy Altar. Please contact Yianni Magoulias (Magoulias@AnnunciationSac.org) for inquiries.
Parish Contact and Directory
COMING SOON - ANNUNCIATION PARISH DIRECTORY
We would like to obtain the correct and updated mailing addresses, e-mail addresses, and phone numbers of ALL the families in our Parish.
Please update your information, opt out, and more by June 15th. Be reminded, only stewards will be included in the Parish Directory.
Please direct all questions to Efstratios "Yianni" Magoulias via e-mail or by calling the Church Office.
In the fast-pace society we live in today, internet communications are the norm.
Please follow us online and on social media.
Parish Website: http://www.annunciationsac.org/
Parish Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/annunciation.sacramento/
Parish Instagram: @AnnunciationSac
Parish Twitter: @AnnunciationSac
Parish YouTube: Annunciation Sac
Annuciation Young Professionals: https://www.facebook.com/groups/310609672670680/
Annunciation Bookstore: https://www.facebook.com/AnnunciationBookstore/
Sacramento Greek Festival: https://www.facebook.com/sacramentogreekfestival/
Hellenic Golf Classic: https://www.facebook.com/hellenicgolfclassic/
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Every Divine Liturgy, the priest uses a special bread, called Prosforo, to prepare the Holy Eucharist. The priest cuts the bread in a special way and prays to God, the Theotokos, the saints, the prophets, and the angels for their prayers and intercessions… The priest also prays for all those living and those who have passed away. Following the Divine Liturgy, the remainder is handed out to all the people.
This bread is a beautiful offering by an individual or a family. The Church is always in need of Prosfora.
Please contact the Church Office for the recipe and to schedule a time to bring Prosfora.
Metropolis of San Francisco Ministries and Resources
St. Nicholas Ranch and Retreat Center
Every summer, hundreds of children and teenagers from throughout the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of San Francisco gather for our summer camp program. The Orthodox Christian faith comes alive for young people as they develop lifelong friendships and memories that will last forever. Summer camp activities include: arts and crafts, faith and culture, athletics, swimming, canoeing, campfires, archery, hikes, daily worship services, a visit to the Monastery of the Theotokos the Lifegiving Spring, and Orthodox life discussions.
2019 SUMMER CAMP DATES
Session I: July 7 – 13
Session II: July 14 – 20 (We encourage our youth, if available, to attend Session II as a parish)
Session III: July 21 – 27
Youth and Young Adult Ministries - San Francisco
YAL is BACK!
Metropolis of San Francisco YAL Conference | Labor Day Weekend 2019 | Long Beach, California
For more details, click the link below!
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Ministries and Resourses
Hellenic College Holy Cross, Greek Orthodox School of Theology
Achrdiocesan Orthodox Christian college, graduate school, and seminary.
Ionian Village is not just another summer camp; it is like nothing you have ever experienced. The campers and Staff come not only to understand their Orthodox Faith and Hellenic Culture in a more realistic and tangible way, but also to meet and interact with other young people just like them from all over the country. Through this interaction, their eyes are opened as to what the reality of being an Orthodox Christian in this world truly should be: to be people who live Christ-centered lives, to be people of love. " Applications open on March 1, 2019.
St. John Chrysostom Oratorical Festival
Introduced in 1983, the St. John Chrysostom Oratorical Festival provides Greek Orthodox teenagers the opportunity to write about and defend their faith. The purpose of the St. John Chrysostom Oratorical Festival is to give teenagers an opportunity to learn, write, and speak about their Orthodox Christian Faith, Church, and Heritage. This process will enhance their understanding and appreciation of their identity as Greek Orthodox Christians and cultivate spiritual growth and maturity. The overall Oratorical program is called an Oratorical Festival rather than a contest to minimize the competitive spirit and emphasize a joyful learning experience.
What does it mean to travel the road of the Cross of Christ in your life, for your life?
CrossRoad is an engaging 10-day summer institute for Orthodox Christian high school juniors and seniors of all jurisdictions that takes place every summer on the campus of Hellenic College Holy Cross in Brookline, Massachusetts. Students from the United States and Canada are invited to take part in an exciting summer vocations exploration program designed to help them discern their life callings and match their God-given gifts with the needs of the world. Applications are due February 1, 2019.