Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral
Publish Date: 2020-09-20
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Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral

General Information

  • Phone:
  • (313)965-2988
  • Fax:
  • (313) 965-2428
  • Street Address:

  • 707 E. Lafayette Blvd.

  • Detroit, MI 48226

Contact Information

Services Schedule

Sunday Service
Matins 9:00 am
Divine Liturgy 10:00 am

Past Bulletins


Hymns of the Day

Resurrectional Apolytikion in the Plagal Second Mode

O Christ, the angelic powers appeared at Your tomb, the guards were as dead, and Mary stood by the sepulcher, seeking Your sacred body. You destroyed Hades yet remained untouched by it. You encountered the Virgin and through her, bestowed Life. Glory to You who has risen from the dead!

Apolytikion for Afterfeast of the Holy Cross in the First Mode

Lord, save Your people and bless Your inheritance, granting our rulers to prevail over adversaries, and protecting Your commonwealth by Your Cross.

Apolytikion for Martyr Eustathius and His Companions in the Fourth Mode

Thy Martyrs, O Lord, in their courageous contest for Thee received as the prize the crowns of incorruption and life from Thee, our immortal God. For since they possessed Thy strength, they cast down the tyrants and wholly destroyed the demons' strengthless presumption. O Christ God, by their prayers, save our souls, since Thou art merciful.

Apolytikion for the Church in the Fourth Mode

Apolytikion of Annunciation of the Theotokos

Today marks the crowning of our salvation and the revelation of the mystery before all ages. For the Son of God becomes the son of the Virgin, and Gabriel proclaims the grace. Wherefore, we also cry out with him, "Hail, O full of grace, the Lord is with you."

Kontakion of Annunciation of the Theotokos

To you, Theotokos, invincible Defender, having been delivered from peril, I, your city, dedicate the victory festival as a thank offering. In your irresistible might, keep me safe from all trials, that I may call out to you: "Hail, unwedded bride!"


Seasonal Kontakion in the Fourth Mode

Lifted up on the Cross by Your free will, Christ God, grant mercies to the new commonwealth that bears Your name. Gladden our faithful rulers by Your power, giving them victories over their adversaries. May Your alliance be for them a weapon for peace, an invincible standard.

Gospel and Epistle Readings

Matins Gospel Reading

Fourth Orthros Gospel
The Reading is from Luke 24:1-12

On the first day of the week, at early dawn, the women went to the tomb, taking the spices which they had prepared. And they found the stone rolled away from the tomb, but when they went in they did not find the body. While they were perplexed about this, behold, two men stood by them in dazzling apparel; and as they were frightened and bowed their faces to the ground, the men said to them, "Why do you seek the living among the dead? Remember how he told you, while he was still in Galilee, that the Son of man must be delivered in to the hands of sinful men, and be crucified, and on the third day rise." And they remembered his words, and returning from the tomb they told all this to the eleven and to all the rest. Now it was Mary Magdalene, and Joanna and Mary the mother of James and the other women with them who told this to the apostles; but these words seemed to them an idle tale, and they did not believe them.

But Peter rose and ran to the tomb; stooping and looking in, he saw the linen cloths by themselves; and he went home wondering at what had happened.

Epistle Reading

Prokeimenon. Plagal Second Mode. Psalm 27.9,1.
O Lord, save your people and bless your inheritance.
Verse: To you, O Lord, I have cried, O my God.

The reading is from St. Paul's Letter to the Galatians 2:16-20.

Brethren, knowing that a man is not justified by works of the law but through faith in Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Christ Jesus, in order to be justified by faith in Christ, and not by works of the law, because by works of the law shall no one be justified. But if, in our endeavor to be justified in Christ, we ourselves were found to be sinners, is Christ then an agent of sin? Certainly not! But if I build up again those things which I tore down, then I prove myself a transgressor. For I through the law died to the law, that I might live to God. I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me; and the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.

Gospel Reading

Sunday after Holy Cross
The Reading is from Mark 8:34-38; 9:1

The Lord said: "If anyone wishes to come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me. For whoever would save his life will lose it; and whoever loses his life for my sake and the gospel's will save it. For what does it profit a man, to gain the whole world and forfeit his life? For what can a man give in return for his life? For whoever is ashamed of me and my words in this adulterous and sinful generation, of him will the Son of man also be ashamed, when he comes in the glory of his Father with the holy angels." And he said to them, "Truly, I say to you, there are some standing here who will not taste death before they see the kingdom of God come with power."


Saints and Feasts

September 20

Sunday after Holy Cross


Parish News and Announcements

Exaltation of the Holy Cross

Exaltation of the Holy Cross which was on September 14, will be celebrated today!



40-Day Memorial for Demterios Kehagiaras will be held on Sunday, September 27.
May His Memory be Eternal.


On behalf of Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedrals Sunday School we would like to invite your family to register your child (ren) for the 2020/2021 Ecclestical  school year! We do realize that this school year may look different due to Covid 19 but rest assured we will be working together to ensure a safe learning experience for your family. We will begin this school year the way most school districts are, by providing virtual learning. There may be an option to transition to the classroom beginning 2021. At the moment this is just a possibility based on everyone's safety. One thing different this year is that we have a link provided below to submit your child (ren) Sunday School Registration form. We are currently looking to meet on Saturday afternoon or evenings for 30-45 minutes, in the very bottom box that requires your child's patron Saints name and date entered, could you please also include rather afternoon or evening would work best for your family. Please look to your email for further communication and feel free to reach out with any comments or questions. We look forward to another wonderful year!

Best Regards,
Annunciation Cathedrals Sunday School



We are pleased to announce that Father George will be conducting a Virtual Bible Study class that will be held every other Wednesday, at 7:00 PM.  Our next class will be on Wednesday, September 30 at 7:00 PM
To join on your computer or smartphone, please click on the following link:
To call in, please use the following phone number:
1 646 876 9923
Meeting ID: 912 8930 4571
John 2: 1-25


John 3: 1-36



Our Fall General Assembly will be held on Sunday, October 18, in the Church immediately following the Divine Liturgy.


Meetings with Father Georgios Manias are by appointment only. Please schedule meetings through the church office or by contacting Father at 313-588-0829.  Thank you! 


Any individual wishing to schedule an appointment for Confession with Fr. Georgios Manias may do so by contacting Father at 313-588-0829.


"As the Father has sent me, so I send you." John 20:21. Christian stewardship is a commitment to God through our time, talent, and treasure. Your 2020 Stewardship pledge card is available in the Narthex. Please take the time to complete your card and place it in the Stewardship box.


To contribute to our Cathedral electronically. You can either go to our website's home page and click on the "Donate" button with the following link:

Or, you can click on the following link to go directly to the "Donate" PayPal page:

You also still have the option of sending your donation by check directly to the Cathedral. In this tough economic time, we greatly appreciate any contribution towards your stewardship.


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Calendar of Annunciation

  • Annunciation Calendar

    September 20 to October 4, 2020

    Sunday, September 20

    9:00AM Orthos

    10:00AM Divine Liturgy

    Sunday, September 27

    9:00AM Orthos

    10:00AM Divine Liturgy

    Wednesday, September 30

    7:00PM Virtual Bible Study

    Sunday, October 4

    9:00AM Orthos

    10:00AM Divine Liturgy



Archepiscopal Message

Address at the 4th Annual National Advanced Orthodox Leadership Conference


greet all of you with a salutation of peace at the beginning of this new Church year which, as you all know, also coincides with the day of prayer for the protection of the environment on September 1st. I mention this because I believe there can be no leadership without stewardship.

Greek Orthodox Archdiocese News

List of Clergy Candidates for Election to the Episcopacy of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America


In accordance with Article 14 of the Charter of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America and the pertinent Regulations of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, the Archdiocese publishes a list of candidates eligible for election to the Office of Metropolitan or Auxiliary Bishop.

Archbishop Elpidophoros Announces New Appointments


His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America announced four new appointments and assignments at the Archdiocese to coincide with the commencement of the new Ecclesiastical year.

His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros Celebrates the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross


His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America celebrated the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross at the Chapel of the Holy Cross at Hellenic College Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology in Brookline, MA.

Wisdom of the Fathers

"I force not, I compel not, but each one I make lord of his own choice; wherefore also I say, 'If any man will.' For to good things do I call you, not to things evil, or burdensome; not to punishment and vengeance, that I should have to compel.
St. John Chrysostom
Homily 55 on Matthew 16, 1. B#54, p.339., 4th Century