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Annunciation Church
Publish Date: 2020-02-23
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Annunciation Church

General Information

  • Phone:
  • (716) 882-9485
  • Fax:
  • (716) 886-9151
  • Street Address:

  • 146 W. Utica St.

  • Buffalo, NY 14222


Contact Information






Services Schedule

Sundays: Orthros (Matins): 9:00 am - Divine Liturgy: 10:00 am
Sunday School: Begins following Holy Communion
Weekdays: Orthros (Matins): 9:00 am - Divine Liturgy: 10:00 am

For information on our services please contact the Church office at (716) 882-9485 between the hours of 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM, Monday through Friday.


Past Bulletins


The Week's Upcoming Events

  • Upcoming Events and Services

    February 23 to March 8, 2020

    Sunday, February 23

    5 Year Memorial for Hercules Pappas

    20 Year Memorial Michael Pappas

    9:00AM Matins

    10:00AM Divine Liturgy

    Saturday, February 29

    Saturday of Souls-Holy Cross Chapel

    9:00AM Matins

    10:00AM Divine Liturgy

    10:30AM Greek Language School at FLC

    Sunday, March 1

    40 Day Memorial Helen Akios

    9:00AM Matins

    10:00AM Divine Liturgy

    Saturday, March 7

    Saturday of Souls-Holy Cross Chapel

    9:00AM Matins-FLC

    10:00AM Divine Liturgy-FLC

    10:30AM Greek Language School at FLC

    Sunday, March 8

    9:00AM Matins

    10:00AM Divine Liturgy

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Saints and Feasts

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February 23

Judgment Sunday (Meatfare Sunday)

The foregoing two parables -- especially that of the Prodigal Son -- have presented to us God's extreme goodness and love for man. But lest certain persons, putting their confidence in this alone, live carelessly, squandering upon sin the time given them to work out their salvation, and death suddenly snatch them away, the most divine Fathers have appointed this day's feast commemorating Christ's impartial Second Coming, through which we bring to mind that God is not only the Friend of man, but also the most righteous Judge, Who recompenses to each according to his deeds.

It is the aim of the holy Fathers, through bringing to mind that fearful day, to rouse us from the slumber of carelessness unto the work of virtue, and to move us to love and compassion for our brethren. Besides this, even as on the coming Sunday of Cheese-fare we commemorate Adam's exile from the Paradise of delight -- which exile is the beginning of life as we know it now -- it is clear that today's is reckoned the last of all feasts, because on the last day of judgment, truly, everything of this world will come to an end.

All foods, except meat and meat products, are allowed during the week that follows this Sunday.


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February 23

Polycarp the Holy Martyr & Bishop of Smyrna

This apostolic and prophetic man, and model of faith and truth, was a disciple of John the Evangelist, successor of Bucolus (Feb. 6), and teacher of Irenaeus (Aug. 23). He was an old man and full of days when the fifth persecution was raised against the Christians under Marcus Aurelius. When his pursuers, sent by the ruler, found Polycarp, he commanded that they be given something to eat and drink, then asked them to give him an hour to pray; he stood and prayed, full of grace, for two hours, so that his captors repented that they had come against so venerable a man. He was brought by the Proconsul of Smyrna into the stadium and was commanded, "Swear by the fortune of Caesar; repent, and say, 'Away with the atheists.'" By atheists, the Proconsul meant the Christians. But Polycarp, gazing at the heathen in the stadium, waved his hand towards them and said, "Away with the atheists." When the Proconsul urged him to blaspheme against Christ, he said: "I have been serving Christ for eighty-six years, and He has wronged me in nothing; how can I blaspheme my King Who has saved me?" But the tyrant became enraged at these words and commanded that he be cast into the fire, and thus he gloriously expired about the year 163. As Eusebius says, "Polycarp everywhere taught what he had also learned from the Apostles, which also the Church has handed down; and this alone is true" (Eccl. Hist., Book IV, ch. 14,15).


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February 24

First & Second Finding of the Venerable Head of John the Baptist

The first finding came to pass during the middle years of the fourth century, through a revelation of the holy Forerunner to two monks, who came to Jerusalem to worship our Saviour's Tomb. One of them took the venerable head in a clay jar to Emesa in Syria. After his death it went from the hands of one person to another, until it came into the possession of a certain priest-monk named Eustathius, an Arian. Because he ascribed to his own false belief the miracles wrought through the relic of the holy Baptist, he was driven from the cave in which he dwelt, and by dispensation forsook the holy head, which was again made known through a revelation of Saint John, and was found in a water jar, about the year 430, in the days of the Emperor Theodosius the Younger, when Uranius was Bishop of Emesa.


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Hymns of the Day

Resurrectional Apolytikion in the 3rd 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.
Εὐφραινέσθω τὰ οὐράνια, ἀγαλλιάσθω τὰ ἐπίγεια, ὅτι ἐποίησε κράτος, ἐν βραχίονι αὐτοῦ, ὁ Κύριος, ἐπάτησε τῷ θανάτῳ τὸν θάνατον, πρωτότοκος τῶν νεκρῶν ἐγένετο, ἐκ κοιλίας ᾅδου ἐρρύσατο ἡμᾶς, καὶ παρέσχε τῷ κόσμῳ τὸ μέγα ἔλεος.

Church Apolytikion in the 1st Tone

Today is the summary of our salvation, and the revelation of the age-old mystery. For the Son of God becomes the Son of the Virgin, and Gabriel announces the good news of grace. Therefore, let us join him, and cry aloud to the Theotokos: "Rejoice, Maiden full of grace! The Lord is with you."

Seasonal Kontakion in the 1st Tone

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.
Ὅταν ἔλθῃς ὁ Θεός, ἐπὶ γῆς μετὰ δόξης, καὶ τρέμωσι τὰ σύμπαντα, ποταμὸς δὲ τοῦ πυρὸς πρὸ τοῦ Βήματος ἕλκῃ, καὶ βίβλοι ἀνοίγωνται, καὶ τὰ κρυπτὰ δημοσιεύωνται, τότε ῥῦσαί με, ἐκ τοῦ πυρὸς τοῦ ἀσβέστου, καὶ ἀξίωσον, ἐκ δεξιῶν σου μὲ στῆναι, Κριτὰ δικαιότατε.
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Gospel and Epistle Readings

Epistle Reading

Prokeimenon. 4th Tone. Psalm 146.5;134.3.
Great is our Lord, and great is his power.
Verse: Praise the Lord, for the Lord is good.

The reading is from St. Paul's First Letter to the Corinthians 8:8-13; 9:1-2.

Brethren, food will not commend us to God. We are no worse off if we do not eat, and no better off if we do. Only take care lest this liberty of yours somehow become a stumbling block to the weak. For if any one sees you, a man of knowledge, at table in an idol's temple, might he not be encouraged, if his conscience is weak, to eat food offered to idols? And so by your knowledge this weak man is destroyed, the brother for whom Christ died. Thus, sinning against your brethren and wounding their conscience when it is weak, you sin against Christ. Therefore, if food is a cause of my brother's falling, I will never eat meat, lest I cause my brother to fall.

Am I not free? Am I not an apostle? Have I not seen Jesus our Lord? Are not you my workmanship in the Lord? If to others I am not an apostle, at least I am to you; for you are the seal of my apostleship in the Lord.

Προκείμενον. 4th Tone. ΨΑΛΜΟΙ 146.5;134.3.
Μέγας ὁ Κύριος ἡμῶν, καὶ μεγάλη ἡ ἰσχὺς ἀὐτοῦ.
Στίχ. Αἰνεῖτε τὸν Κύριον, ὅτι ἀγαθός.

τὸ Ἀνάγνωσμα Πρὸς Κορινθίους α' 8:8-13, 9:1-2.

Ἀδελφοί, βρῶμα ἡμᾶς οὐ παρίστησιν τῷ θεῷ· οὔτε γὰρ ἐὰν φάγωμεν περισσεύομεν, οὔτε ἐὰν μὴ φάγωμεν ὑστερούμεθα. Βλέπετε δὲ μήπως ἡ ἐξουσία ὑμῶν αὕτη πρόσκομμα γένηται τοῖς ἀσθενοῦσιν. Ἐὰν γάρ τις ἴδῃ σε τὸν ἔχοντα γνῶσιν ἐν εἰδωλείῳ κατακείμενον, οὐχὶ ἡ συνείδησις αὐτοῦ ἀσθενοῦς ὄντος οἰκοδομηθήσεται εἰς τὸ τὰ εἰδωλόθυτα ἐσθίειν; Καὶ ἀπολεῖται ὁ ἀσθενῶν ἀδελφὸς ἐπὶ τῇ σῇ γνώσει, διʼ ὃν Χριστὸς ἀπέθανεν; Οὕτως δὲ ἁμαρτάνοντες εἰς τοὺς ἀδελφούς, καὶ τύπτοντες αὐτῶν τὴν συνείδησιν ἀσθενοῦσαν, εἰς Χριστὸν ἁμαρτάνετε. Διόπερ εἰ βρῶμα σκανδαλίζει τὸν ἀδελφόν μου, οὐ μὴ φάγω κρέα εἰς τὸν αἰῶνα, ἵνα μὴ τὸν ἀδελφόν μου σκανδαλίσω. Οὐκ εἰμὶ ἀπόστολος; Οὐκ εἰμὶ ἐλεύθερος; Οὐχὶ Ἰησοῦν Χριστὸν τὸν κύριον ἡμῶν ἑώρακα; Οὐ τὸ ἔργον μου ὑμεῖς ἐστε ἐν κυρίῳ; Εἰ ἄλλοις οὐκ εἰμὶ ἀπόστολος, ἀλλά γε ὑμῖν εἰμι· ἡ γὰρ σφραγὶς τῆς ἐμῆς ἀποστολῆς ὑμεῖς ἐστε ἐν κυρίῳ.


Gospel Reading

Judgment Sunday (Meatfare Sunday)
The Reading is from Matthew 25:31-46

The Lord said, "When the Son of man comes in his glory and all the holy angels with him, then he will sit on his glorious throne. Before him will be gathered all the nations, and he will separate them one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats, and he will place the sheep at his right hand, but the goats at the left. Then the king will say to those at his right hand, 'Come, O blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world; for I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me, I was in prison and you came to me.' Then the righteous will answer him, 'Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you drink? And when did we see you a stranger and welcome you, or naked and clothe you? And when did we see you sick or in prison and visit you?' And the King will answer them, 'Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brethren, you did it to me.' Then he will say to those at his left hand, 'Depart from me, you cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels; for I was hungry and you gave me no food, I was thirsty and you gave me no drink, I was a stranger and you did not welcome me, naked and you did not clothe me, sick and in prison and you did not visit me.' Then they also will answer, 'Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or naked or sick or in prison, and did not minister to you?' Then he will answer them, 'Truly, I say to you, as you did it not to one of the least of these, you did it not to me.' And they will go away into eternal punishment, but the righteous into eternal life."

Judgment Sunday (Meatfare Sunday)
Κατὰ Ματθαῖον 25:31-46

Εἶπεν ὁ Κύριος· Ὅταν δὲ ἔλθῃ ὁ υἱὸς τοῦ ἀνθρώπου ἐν τῇ δόξῃ αὐτοῦ καὶ πάντες οἱ ἅγιοι ἄγγελοι μετ᾿ αὐτοῦ, τότε καθίσει ἐπὶ θρόνου δόξης αὐτοῦ, καὶ συναχθήσεται ἔμπροσθεν αὐτοῦ πάντα τὰ ἔθνη, καὶ ἀφοριεῖ αὐτοὺς ἀπ᾿ ἀλλήλων ὥσπερ ὁ ποιμὴν ἀφορίζει τὰ πρόβατα ἀπὸ τῶν ἐρίφων, καὶ στήσει τὰ μὲν πρόβατα ἐκ δεξιῶν αὐτοῦ, τὰ δὲ ἐρίφια ἐξ εὐωνύμων. τότε ἐρεῖ ὁ βασιλεὺς τοῖς ἐκ δεξιῶν αὐτοῦ· δεῦτε οἱ εὐλογημένοι τοῦ πατρός μου, κληρονομήσατε τὴν ἡτοιμασμένην ὑμῖν βασιλείαν ἀπὸ καταβολῆς κόσμου. ἐπείνασα γάρ, καὶ ἐδώκατέ μοι φαγεῖν, ἐδίψησα, καὶ ἐποτίσατέ με, ξένος ἤμην, καὶ συνηγάγετέ με, γυμνός, καὶ περιεβάλετέ με, ἠσθένησα, καὶ ἐπεσκέψασθέ με, ἐν φυλακῇ ἤμην, καὶ ἤλθετε πρός με. τότε ἀποκριθήσονται αὐτῷ οἱ δίκαιοι λέγοντες· κύριε, πότε σε εἴδομεν πεινῶντα καὶ ἐθρέψαμεν, ἢ διψῶντα καὶ ἐποτίσαμεν; πότε δέ σε εἴδομεν ξένον καὶ συνηγάγομεν, ἢ γυμνὸν καὶ περιεβάλομεν; πότε δέ σε εἴδομεν ἀσθενῆ ἢ ἐν φυλακῇ, καὶ ἤλθομεν πρός σε; καὶ ἀποκριθεὶς ὁ βασιλεὺς ἐρεῖ αὐτοῖς· ἀμὴν λέγω ὑμῖν, ἐφ᾿ ὅσον ἐποιήσατε ἑνὶ τούτων τῶν ἀδελφῶν μου τῶν ἐλαχίστων, ἐμοὶ ἐποιήσατε. τότε ἐρεῖ καὶ τοῖς ἐξ εὐωνύμων· πορεύεσθε ἀπ᾿ ἐμοῦ οἱ κατηραμένοι εἰς τὸ πῦρ τὸ αἰώνιον τὸ ἡτοιμασμένον τῷ διαβόλῳ καὶ τοῖς ἀγγέλοις αὐτοῦ. ἐπείνασα γάρ, καὶ οὐκ ἐδώκατέ μοι φαγεῖν, ἐδίψησα, καὶ οὐκ ἐποτίσατέ με, ξένος ἤμην, καὶ οὐ συνηγάγετέ με, γυμνός, καὶ οὐ περιεβάλετέ με, ἀσθενὴς καὶ ἐν φυλακῇ, καὶ οὐκ ἐπεσκέψασθέ με. τότε ἀποκριθήσονται αὐτῷ καὶ αὐτοὶ λέγοντες· κύριε, πότε σε εἴδομεν πεινῶντα ἢ διψῶντα ἢ ξένον ἢ γυμνὸν ἢ ἀσθενῆ ἢ ἐν φυλακῇ, καὶ οὐ διηκονήσαμέν σοι; τότε ἀποκριθήσεται αὐτοῖς λέγων· ἀμὴν λέγω ὑμῖν, ἐφ᾿ ὅσον οὐκ ἐποιήσατε ἑνὶ τούτων τῶν ἐλαχίστων, οὐδὲ ἐμοὶ ἐποιήσατε. καὶ ἀπελεύσονται οὗτοι εἰς κόλασιν αἰώνιον, οἱ δὲ δίκαιοι εἰς ζωὴν αἰώνιον.


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Parish News & Events

Adult Choir

There are certain hymns in the Divine Liturgy where the congregation could, and should, be singing along with the choir and chanters! Why not sing along with the choir today for our Annunciation Church Hymn (Today is the Beginning of Our Salvation)? And also,  try singing the Trisaghion Hymn along with us – Holy God/Aghios O Theos (Green Hymnal pages 34-35).

For your reference: the Resurrectional Apolytikion for today (Let the Heavens Rejoice/Efrenestho Ta Ourania) can be found on pages 94-95 of the Green Hymnal.

Last, don’t forget that we would also love to add you as a new member of Annunciation’s music ministry! You don’t need to know how to read music or Greek – we can take care of that at our Wednesday evening practices. Teens and Elementary School students from third grade on are especially welcome to come over to the choir area to sing with the Adult Choir. If you’re interested, please feel free to talk with Vicki Pappas (pappas@indiana.edu) or any other choir member during Coffee Hour.

 

 


Youth Choir

Please mark your calendars – the Youth Choir will be singing for the Divine Liturgy on March 8th, which is the Sunday of Orthodoxy, the first Sunday of Lent. We would like all the Church School students to participate. They will be singing the meaningful Lenten hymn to the Theotokos, Ti Ipermacho/To You, Defender and Commander.

Youth Sundays 2019-2020

03/8/20

04/12/20

05/10/20


AHEPA

The American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association (AHEPA) with global headquarters in Washington, DC was founded on July 26, 1922 in Atlanta, GA for the purpose of assisting immigrants of Greek descent to achieve American citizen­ship, fluency in the English language, and to facilitate their assimilation into the American community. From humble roots, the Order of AHEPA has grown to become a respected, world-wide organization whose mission is to promote Hellenism, Education, Philanthropy, Civic Responsibility, and Family and Individual Excellence. AHEPA is the largest and oldest grassroots association of American citizens of Greek heritage and Philhellenes with more than 400 chapters across the United States, Canada, and Europe.

 

Join the longest standing Hellenic-American organization!

We are an organization that focuses on promoting awareness of Hellenic issues, supporting our fellow members, and sponsoring charitable causes at every opportunity and pleased to announce the reactivation of William McKinley AHEPA Chapter 91 on Saturday, April 25 at 4 pm. Our historic chapter was established on January 15, 1926. We will be joined by District 6 Governor Lou Katsos, Supreme Governor Tom Dushas, Director of Membership Argyris Argitakos, and Syracuse 37 President and Director of Veterans Mike Labatos.  

 

All those interested in joining and becoming a member please contact Steve Eoannou at (716) 432-3071 or seoannou@hotmail.com. Please complete the application and mail it with a dues check of $65 payable to AHEPA District 6 to Steve Eoannou, 676 Lafayette Ave., Buffalo, NY 14222.


BECOME AN ACTIVE STEWARD IN 2020

We encourage you to share your time, talents, and treasure as an active steward of our Church. Please take the time to think about the gifts that God has given you and your family -- the most precious being time, and life itself. Remember that returning your Stewardship pledge card is a great help to the Church in planning for the coming year. Your monetary donation can be spread out over the year on a schedule that you decide. And you do not need to include an initial donation with the pledge card -- the card itself is a welcome sign of your commitment.


Book Discussion

The book selection for Lent this year is The Arena, a spiritual classic that is sure to enrich the Lenten journey. Join us each Wednesday during Lent after the 6:00 P.M. Liturgy of Presantified gifts for a Lenten pot-luck dinner at the Family Life Center (7:00 P.M.). Following dinner, Father Christos will lead a discussion of a few chapters of The ArenaWe will be meeting March 4, March 11, March 18, March 25, and April 1. The book is available in the church bookstore and library. Copies of The Arena are available in the the church bookstore and library.  For more  information, visit: www.hocalibrary.blogspot.com


FOUNDERS OF THE FAMILY LIFE CENTER-50 for 5000

We thank the 48 parishioners who have donated $5000 and become the founders of the Family Life Center. The Capital Campaign Committee would like to conclude this opportunity as soon as possible. There are 2 spots left!!


Greek School

Greek School is held every Saturday at the 10:30AM at the FLC

5992 Genesee Street 

Lancaster , NY 14086


Library

Stop in the library to peruse our table of books for Lent: cookbooks, devotionals, commentaries, and St. John the Ladders adaptation by Father John Mack, Ascending the Heights (we have many copies). Reading is a great way to prepare and observe Great Lent.

 


MEMORIAL

Today’s Coffee Hour & Bulletin is sponsored in loving memory of cherished husband and father, Michael Pappas, from his wife, Niki, and his daughters, Helen, Angeline, Christine, and Maria. In loving memory also, of Hercules Pappas, their beloved brother-in-law and uncle. May their memory be eternal.


Philoptochos

03/01/2020

KOLIVA DONATIONS:  Philoptochos will be accepting donations for Koliva for the last Saturday of the Souls today. Suggested donation is $10, and forms can be picked up in the Demakos Center after Liturgy.

TSOUREKI ORDERS  Anyone who would like to order Tsoureki for Easter should place their order now! We will be getting in 60 loaves, and these will go fast, so please order ASAP. These will be 1.25 lb. braided loaves, and the price is $15 each. These are coming from Holy Protection Monastery, so you know they will be excellent. Please help support the Monastery, and Philoptochos as well.

ANNUNCIATION VESPERS IN ROCHESTER   This year, our sister Annunciation parish in Rochester is hosting the Annunciation Vespers on March 24. As usual, there will be bus transportation provided, from the Home Depot on Transit Road to the Church and back. Depart time is 4:15, and the return time is between 10:00 and 10:30, depending on weather conditions. Cost is $15 per person, and reservations are required. Please sign up and make payment at the Philoptochos table in the Demakos Center after Liturgy, or mail your reservation to Church, marked "March 24 Vespers".

Pot-Luck Dinner  Every Wednesday we have a Pot-Luck dinner after the Pre-Sanctified Liturgy and before the book discussion. If you plan to attend, please bring a dish to share. Remember that anything you bring MUST follow strict fasting guidelines (No meat, fish, or dairy). Any questions, speak to Michele Hiczewski or Marge Manos.

 

 


PROSFORO

We thank Niki Pappas , Megan Marcil, and Michele Hiczewski for their offering of Prosforo for Saturday and Sunday's Divine Liturgy


Sweepstakes 2020

Tickets are available for purchase. Please contact the Chairwoman Nina Krestos at (716) 839-5540 or Co-Chairman Tracy Krestos (716) 923-3726. 


Stewardship as a response to God's gifts to you

In November, our Church office mailed out information for our Stewardship 2020 campaign, which included a pledge card for the coming year. Now that we are in the gift-giving season, perhaps you could take a moment to think about the gifts that God has given you and your family -- the most precious being time, and life itself. Remember that returning your pledge card is a great help to the Church in planning for the coming year. And you do not need to include an initial monetary donation with the pledge card -- the card itself is welcome!

Variety Kids Telethon 2020

Saturday February 29th, from 6:00PM- 10:00M Sunday, March 1st,from 11:00AM-11:00PM WKBW-TV Channel 2 

Greek community satellite requests your support with a donation to help our special kids. Seventeen children’s charities benefit, primarily, women & children’s hospitals and rehabilitation centers. We are most grateful and appreciative of every donation. Your help leads to our success! Donations may be given to Priscilla Candiliotis or Mary Eyler. You may also mail in your donation the following address: Greek Community Satellite 368 Bauman Road Williamsville, NY 14221


Volunteers Needed

The Stewardship and Outreach Committee will be instituting our Greeters Program starting the first Sunday in February. We’ve been pleased with the number of parishioners who have volunteered, but there’s still room for you to be a Greeter, too! Greeters will be assigned about one Sunday every two months to welcome those entering the Narthex, provide them with a Bulletin, invite newcomers and visitors to sign the Guest Book, and provide whatever guidance is necessary. In addition, Greeters will “shepherd” newcomers and visitors during the Coffee Hour, speaking with them, introducing them to others, and/or otherwise making them feel welcome. If you’re interested, please see Program Coordinator Pat Papafagos (134pap@gmail.com or call 716-634-0908), or contact Father Christos, Teddy Annas (T787@verizon.net), or Vicki Pappas (pappas@indiana.edu).


UPDATING OUR CHURCH’S PHOTO DIRECTORY

Parish family, the Stewardship and Outreach Committee would like to update our Church’s photo directory. We want to get new pictures of as many of our Church family as possible. But instead of scheduling appointments with a professional photographer, we would like to take the pictures ourselves, during Coffee Hour after the Divine Liturgy, or at other Church events. And you can submit your own pictures as well, at your convenience. We hope to have a finished photo directory in the late fall of this year. At Coffee Hour after each Sunday’s Liturgy, simply ask one of our three photographers to take your picture — Nick Malamas, Angeline Pappas, or John Melithoniotes. It can be an individual portrait, a couple, or a family portrait, however you wish. Be sure we get your names correctly. If you would like to submit your own individual or family photos, send them by email to John Melithoniotes at jmelithoniotes@gmail.com. You can also give printed current photos to John as well, or mail them in an envelope to the Church office.


Electronic Option for Stewardship & Capital Campaign is here!

We are pleased to announce the introduction of an electronic option for making regular offerings. Contributions can now be debited automatically from your checking or savings account or processed using your credit or debit card. Our new electronic giving program offers convenience for you and provides much-needed donation consistency for our parish.

Your online gift is completely secure through the external monitoring and protection of Vanco Payment Solutions. Also, as with all offerings given through traditional means, your online gift is kept completely confidential.

Giving online is easy and allows you to set up automatic recurring contributions and view your complete online giving history from anywhere you have access to the Internet. Simply follow these easy steps:

1) Visit the church website at www.greekorthodoxchurchbuffalo.org
2) Click on the “Support our Ministries” button which is located on the right side of the homepage
3) Click on the Create Profile button, then
4) Follow the onscreen instructions to create an online profile and to schedule your recurring contributions for items such as stewardship and the Capital Campaign.

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate in contacting the Church Office.


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