Annunciation Sacramento Ministries and Resources
March/April issue of the Annunciation Observer
Please join us for the 3rd Sunday of Great Lent: The Sunday of the Holy Cross! Sunday, March 22nd
Annunciation Dance Ministry
Congratualtions and thank you to all our dancers, directors, parents, chaperones, and volunteers on another successful dance season!
This year at FDF:
Filarakia, directed by Athena Bourdaniotis and Agamemnon Bourdaniotis, received the Division III Participation Award!
Athema, directed by Alex Eriksson and Nikki Karapanos, received the Division III Participation Award!
Nea Genia, directed by Dimitra Tsigaris, Evi Tsigaris, and Katina Vail, received the Division II, Advance Pramary costume award and second place!
Hara, directed by Nena Kyriklidou and George Kyriklidis, received the Division I, Intermediate fouth place!
Deos, directed by Lidnesy Kivetos, Nena Kyriklidou, and Katina Vail, received the Division I Sweepstakes!
We also had seven young adults volunteer and serve on the FDF Management Team!
Please look for upcoming information on our Spring general meeting and Board elections, hosting a Presanctified Liturgy Lenten Dinner (April 1st), and Holy Friday Luminary sales.
Annunciation Greek School
Our Annunciation Greek School is now Ellinomatheia certified! Registration for the May 2020 test is now open! For more information, please visit: http://greekschoolannunciation.org/ellinomatheia/
Annunciation Senior League
More information coming soon...
Please RSVP to Mary Kondos by March 30th | 5328 Spilman Ave. Sacramento, CA. 95819 (916) 457-2196
Please visit us on our parish website for information and schedule
Christine may be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org or (916) 412-8112
Rula may be contacted at (916) 606-2193
10th Annual Hellenic Golf Classic - June 1, 2020
Save the date for our 11th annual Hellenic Golf Classic on MONDAY JUNE 1, 2020
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.
On the first Monday of every month, our Youth Ministries will gather for a short prayer service, followed by meetings supervised by a parent adviser, and with the spiritual guidance of Fr. James, Fr. Timothy, and Yianni. These brief, 1-hour meetings will allow our youth to take ownership of their own ministry by planning events and philanthropies, while growing together in Christ, as well as gaining leadership skills. We are very excited about this new format and are thankful for your prayers and support.
Meet our Youth Ministries!
GOYA | 9-12th grade
Jr. GOYA | 6-8th Grade
JOY | 3-5th Grade
- Contact Audrey Bazos (email@example.com) or Yianni Magoulias for more information
Coming soon! Please e-mail Yianni (Magoulias@AnnunciationSac.org) for more information!
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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 Life-Giving Spring, and Orthodox life discussions.
Annunciation Scholarship for St. Nicholas Ranch Summer Camp Sponsored by the Annunciation Endowment Fund
Interested in going to Summer Camp at St. Nicholas Ranch this summer?
Apply now for Annunciation’s St. Nicholas Ranch Summer Camp Scholarship by sending your completed St. Nicholas Ranch registration confirmation to Yianni Magoulias (Magoulias@AnnunciationSac.org)
Application Deadline: Coming next summer!
2020 SUMMER CAMP DATES
Registration for Summer Camp 2020 opens January 1, 2020.
Session I: July 12-18
Session II: July 19-25
Session III: July 26-Aug 1
Youth and Young Adult Ministries - San Francisco
Young Adult Lenten Retreat
April 3-5 at St. Nicholas Ranch and Retreat Center
For more information, please visit: https://gosfyouth.org/youngadults#/youngadultretreats
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Ministries and Resources
Hellenic College Holy Cross, Greek Orthodox School of Theology
Hellenic College Holy Cross is a rare institution of higher learning with a higher purpose. Hellenic College Holy Cross serves the Archdiocese and the world by training and educating clergy, theologians, and lay leaders in their undergraduate and graduate studies. You can learn more about Hellenic College Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Theological School by visiting their website, www.hchc.edu
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 4, 2020.
IV Next (for participants aged 19-24)
SUMMER CAMP (for campers currently in 9th-12th grades)
June 20-July 9
July 19-August 7
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.
Parish Oratorical Festival: March 29, 2020
District Oratorical Festival (hosted by Annunciation Sacramento): April 5, 2020
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 open on Friday, November 8, 2019.
CrossRoad 2020 DATES
Applications open on Friday, November 8, 2019.
Session One | Boston, MA: June 13 - June 23
Session Two | Boston, MA: June 30 - July 10
Session Three | Chicago, IL: July 20 - July 30