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Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral
Publish Date: 2024-06-16
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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


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Services Schedule

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


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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 Holy Ascension in the Fourth Mode

O Christ our God, You ascended in Glory and gladdened Your disciples by the promise of the Holy Spirit. Your blessing assured them that You are the Son of God, the Redeemer of the world.

Apolytikion for Fathers of the 1st Council in the Plagal Fourth Mode

You are greatly glorified, O Christ our God, who established our Fathers as luminaries upon the earth, and through them led us all to the true Faith. O Most compassionate, glory to You.

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 Plagal Second Mode

O Christ our God, upon fulfilling Your dispensation for our sake, You ascended in Glory, uniting the earthly with the heavenly. You were never separate but remained inseparable, and cried out to those who love You, "I am with you and no one is against you."
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Gospel and Epistle Readings

Matins Gospel Reading

Tenth Orthros Gospel
The Reading is from John 21:1-14

At that time, Jesus revealed Himself again to the disciples by the Sea of Tiberias; and He revealed Himself in this way. Simon Peter, Thomas, called the Twin, Nathanael of Cana in Galilee, the sons of Zebedee, and two others of His disciples were together. Simon Peter said to them, "I am going fishing." They said to him, "We will go with you." They went out and got into the boat, but that night they caught nothing. Just as day was breaking, Jesus stood on the beach, yet the disciples did not know that it was Jesus. Jesus said to them, "Children, have you any fish?" They answered him, "No." He said to them, "Cast the net on the right side of the boat, and you will find some." So they cast it, and now they were not able to haul it in, for the quantity of fish. That disciple whom Jesus loved said to Peter, "It is the Lord!" When Simon Peter heard that it was the Lord, he put on his clothes, for he was stripped for work, and sprang into the sea. But the other disciples came in the boat, dragging the net full of fish, for they were not far from the land, but about a hundred yards off. When they got out on land, they saw a charcoal fire there with fish lying on it, and bread. Jesus said to them, "Bring some of the fish that you have just caught." So Simon Peter went aboard and hauled the net ashore, full of large fish, a hundred and fifty-three of them; and although there were so many, the net was not torn. Jesus said to them, "Come and have breakfast." Now none of the disciples dared ask Him, "Who are you?" They knew it was the Lord. Jesus came and took the bread and gave it to them, and so with the fish. This was now the third time that Jesus was revealed to the disciples after He was raised from the dead. .


Epistle Reading

Prokeimenon. Fourth Mode. Daniel 3.26,27.
Blessed are you, O Lord, the God of our fathers.
Verse: For you are just in all you have done.

The reading is from Acts of the Apostles 20:16-18, 28-36.

IN THOSE DAYS, Paul had decided to sail past Ephesos, so that he might not have to spend time in Asia; for he was hastening to be at Jerusalem, if possible, on the day of Pentecost. And from Miletos he sent to Ephesos and called to him the elders of the church. And when they came to him, he said to them: "Take heed to yourselves and to all the flock, in which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to care for the church of God which he obtained with the blood of his own Son. I know that after my departure fierce wolves will come in among you, not sparing the flock; and from among your own selves will arise men speaking perverse things, to draw away the disciples after them. Therefore be alert, remembering that for three years I did not cease night or day to admonish every one with tears. And now I commend you to God and to the word of his grace, which is able to build you up and to give you the inheritance among all those who are sanctified. I coveted no one's silver or gold or apparel. You yourselves know that these hands ministered to my necessities, and to those who were with me. In all things I have shown you that by so toiling one must help the weak, remembering the words of the Lord Jesus, how he said, 'it is more blessed to give than to receive.' " And when he had spoken thus, he knelt down and prayed with them all.


Gospel Reading

Fathers of the 1st Council
The Reading is from John 17:1-13

At that time, Jesus lifted up his eyes to heaven and said, "Father, the hour has come; glorify your Son that the Son may glorify you, since you have given him power over all flesh, to give eternal life to all whom you have given him. And this is eternal life, that they know you the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent. I glorified you on earth, having accomplished the work which you gave me to do; and now, Father, you glorify me in your own presence with the glory which I had with you before the world was made.

"I have manifested your name to the men whom you gave me out of the world; yours they were, and you gave them to me, and they have kept your word. Now they know that everything that you have given me is from you; for I have given them the words which you gave me, and they have received them and know in truth that I came from you; and they have believed that you did send me. I am praying for them; I am not praying for the world but for those whom you have given me, for they are mine; all mine are yours, and yours are mine, and I am glorified in them. And now I am no more in the world, but they are in the world, and I am coming to you. Holy Father, keep them in your name, which you have given me, that they may be one, even as we are one. While I was with them, I kept them in your name, which you have given me; I have guarded them, and none of them is lost but the son of perdition, that the scripture might be fulfilled. But now I am coming to you; and these things I speak in the world, that they may have my joy fulfilled in themselves."


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Saints and Feasts

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Fathers of the 1st Council

The heresiarch Arius was a Libyan by race and a protopresbyter of the Church of Alexandria. In 315, he began to blaspheme against the Son and Word of God, saying that He is not true God, consubstantial with the Father, but is rather a work and creation, alien to the essence and glory of the Father, and that there was a time when He was not. This frightful blasphemy shook the faithful of Alexandria. Alexander, his Archbishop, after trying in vain to correct him through admonitions, cut him off from communion and finally in a local council deposed him in the year 321. Yet neither did the blasphemer wish to be corrected, nor did he cease sowing the deadly tares of his heretical teachings; but writing to the bishops of other cities, Arius and his followers requested that his doctrine be examined, and if it were unsound, that the correct teaching be declared to him. By this means, his heresy became universally known and won many supporters, so that the whole Church was soon in an uproar.

Therefore, moved by divine zeal, the first Christian Sovereign, Saint Constantine the Great, the equal to the Apostles, summoned the renowned First Ecumenical Council in Nicaea, a city of Bithynia. It was there that the shepherds and teachers of the Church of Christ gathered from all regions in the year 325. All of them, with one mouth and one voice, declared that the Son and Word of God is one in essence with the Father, true God of true God, and they composed the holy Symbol of Faith up to the seventh article (since the remainder, beginning with "And in the Holy Spirit," was completed by the Second Ecumenical Council). Thus they anathematized the impious Arius of evil belief and those of like mind with him, and cut them off as rotten members from the whole body of the faithful.

Therefore, recognizing the divine Fathers as heralds of the Faith after the divine Apostles, the Church of Christ has appointed this present Sunday for their annual commemoration, in thanksgiving and unto the glory of God, unto their praise and honour, and unto the strengthening of the true Faith.


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Parish News and Announcements

HAPPY FATHER'S DAY

Happy Father's Day!

“Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long in the land that the Lord your God is giving you."  ~  Exodus 20:12 


COFFEE HOUR

Please join us downstairs in 707 East for fellowship immediately following the Divine Liturgy.


SATURDAY OF SOULS

06/22/2024

Saturday of Souls on Saturday, June 22 - Divine Liturgy at 10:00 am.
Please see form in our "Bulletin inserts" section.


OUTDOOR GARDEN

  • You may have noticed our outdoor garden has some new flowers.  We spent a Saturday morning weeding, cleaning and planting for all to enjoy.  There are several new plants, which we look forward to watching this summer and in the years to come.
  • In keeping with the green initiative from Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, we have planted several native Michigan perennials, which have the added benefit of being lower maintenance, better pollinators, and have increased CO2 intake.
  • If you would like to support these efforts of the Cathedral, please consider donating $25-$50 in support of our beautiful gardens.  Please mark all funds as “Garden money”.  Additionally, if you would like to volunteer to clean up the garden beds (we do this every few weeks in the summer), please contact Kim or Will Lianos at kim.lianos04@gmail.com .
  • Finally, a special thank you to our own Manoli.  He finds daily things to improve in our gardens, whether that is weeding, watering, or just keeping watch.  Our church community is wonderful – thank you to all!!!

PHILOPTOCHOS NEWS

  • Summer Coffee Hour:  Summer is approaching quickly and with it comes a unique opportunity for individuals or families to participate along with the Philoptochos ladies in preparing and serving coffee and snacks on Sundays from July 7 through August 25 (8 weeks).  If you are interested in helping on one or more of these Sundays, please contact Helen Papalekas at panolp@comcast.net or (313) 706-6457. Helen will provide you with further information and answer your questions. 
  • Memorial Coffee Hour Fees: Parishioners of the Annunciation $150.00, Non-parishioners $200.00.  This includes 2 tables of 8 completely set with 8 plates of food, utensils, and beverages (coffee and water).  Additional tables of 8 are $25.00 each.  
  • Cookbooks: Amaze your family and friends with your cooking skills! The Joy of Greek Cooking cookbooks are for sale once again! The book contains hundreds of authentic recipes from the kitchens of our parishioners. Price remains affordable at $20, or $24 which includes shipping. Porch pickup is also available in Farmington Hills.

SAVE THE DATE

2024 Fall Cash Raffle - Thursday, October 17, 2024
More details to follow in future bulletins.


SAVE THE DATE

Celebrating the 25-Year Enthronement Anniversary in honor of His Eminence Metropolitan Nicholas this year.

A dinner is being planned for Saturday, October 12, 2024, at the Saints Constantine and Helen - Hellenic Cultural Center in Westland.  Details will follow. Please see flyer in "Bulletin insert" section.


BULLETIN ARTICLES

All articles to be included in the Sunday Bulletin must be submitted by 12pm on Thursdays.
Please call the Church office at 313-965-2988 or email: annunciation@prodigy.net.


STEWARDSHIP

"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 2024 Stewardship pledge card is available in the Narthex. Please take the time to complete your card and place it in the Stewardship box.


CONFESSION

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


HOLY RELICS - ΆΓΙΑ ΛΕΙΨΑΝΑ

The Holy relic (‘Αγιo Λείψανο) of St. Andrew the Apostle will be on display in the reliquary of the Annunciation Cathedral of Detroit for embracement and veneration for whomever wishes to do so.  The Holy relics have been safe guarded in the sanctuary of the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral for over one hundred years, and it is now the time for them to be venerated and presented to all the faithful Christians.


SACRAMENTS AND SPECIAL LITURGICAL SERVICES

Please call Fr. Georgios Manias or the Church Office to schedule and confirm in advance, Sacraments and special Liturgical services, such as Memorials and Trisagion in order to honor your beloved ones. 


MEETINGS

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! 


LIVE STREAM OF SERVICES

Live streaming of the Annunciation Cathedral services begin at 10:00 a.m. every Sunday.  

Please go directly to our website: http://www.annunciationcathedral.org and click the link: Annunciation Cathedral Services.


DONATIONS

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:

http://www.annunciationcathedral.org/

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

https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=L5LRXU8CDMKJW&source=url

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.

707 EAST

The 707 East banquet hall is back in operation! After a two-year break due to the pandemic, we are pleased to announce that we have partnered with Ernie's Catering to handle our catering needs and to oversee all aspects of 707 East. They come highly recommended and also handle the catering for St. Nicholas in Troy. For all your catering needs, call Ernie's direct at 586-286-8435.


CEMETERY PLOTS

There are two (2) cemetery plots available at White Chapel Cemetery in Troy, MI.  They are located in the Garden of Religious Liberty section.  Each plot is $1,600.  For more information, contact Marsha Ponkey at 313-469-6977 or 313-213-7181.


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Bulletin inserts

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Calendar of Annunciation

  • Annunciation Calendar

    June 16 to June 30, 2024

    Sunday, June 16

    9:00AM Matins

    10:00AM Divine Liturgy

    Saturday, June 22

    10:00AM SATURDAY OF SOULS - LITURGY

    Sunday, June 23

    PENTECOST

    9:00AM Matins

    10:00AM Divine Liturgy

    Saturday, June 29

    11:00AM Wedding - Aimee

    Sunday, June 30

    9:00AM Matins

    10:00AM Divine Liturgy

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Archdiocese News

Department of Religious Education (DRE) Announces the 2024 St. John Chrysostom Oratorical Festival National Finalists

06/13/2024

With the blessing of His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America, the Department of Religious Education (DRE) of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America is overjoyed to announce the 40th Annual St. John Chrysostom Oratorical Festival National Finalists.


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Wisdom of the Fathers

For there is One God, and One Mediator between God and Man, the Man Christ Jesus. For He still pleads even now as Man for my salvation; ...
St. Gregory the Theologian
4th Theological Oration, 4th Century

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