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Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral
Publish Date: 2022-12-04
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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 Fourth Mode

O Merciful One, You came from on high, and condescended to Your three day burial to save us from suffering. You are our Life and our Resurrection. Glory to You.

Apolytikion for Great Martyr Barbara in the Fourth Mode

Let us honor the holy Barbara for, with the aid of the Cross as her weapon, she crushed the snares of the enemy, and was rescued from them like a bird.

Apolytikion for John of Damascus in the Plagal Fourth Mode

You are a guide of Orthodoxy, a teacher of piety and modesty, a luminary of the world, the God inspired pride of monastics. O wise John, you have enlightened everyone by your teachings. You are the harp of the Spirit. Intercede to Christ our God for the salvation of our souls.

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 Third Mode

On this day the Virgin cometh to the cave to give birth to * God the Word ineffably, * Who was before all the ages. * Dance for joy, O earth, on hearing * the gladsome tidings; * with the Angels and the shepherds now glorify Him * Who is willing to be gazed on * as a young Child Who * before the ages is God.
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Gospel and Epistle Readings

Matins Gospel Reading

Third Orthros Gospel
The Reading is from Mark 16:9-20

When Jesus rose early on the first day of the week, He appeared first to Mary Magdalene, from whom He had cast out seven demons. She went and told those who had been with Him, as they mourned and wept. But when they heard that He was alive and had been seen by her, they would not believe it.

After this he appeared in another form to two of them, as they were walking into the country. And they went back and told the rest, but they did not believe them. After this He appeared to the eleven themselves as they sat at table and He upbraided them for their unbelief and hardness of heart, because they had not believed those who saw Him after He had risen. And He said to them, "Go into all the world and preach the gospel to the whole creation. He who believes and is baptized will be saved; but he who does not believe will be condemned. And these signs will accompany those who believe: in My name they will cast out demons; they will speak in new tongues; they will pick up serpents, and if they drink any deadly thing, it will not hurt them; they will lay their hands on the sick, and they will recover."

So then the Lord Jesus, after He had spoken to them, was taken up into heaven, and sat down at the right hand of God. And they went forth and preached everywhere, while the Lord worked with them and confirmed the message by the signs that attended it. Amen.


Epistle Reading

Prokeimenon. Fourth Mode. Psalm 67.35,26.
God is wonderful among his saints.
Verse: Bless God in the congregations.

The reading is from St. Paul's Letter to the Galatians 3:23-29; 4:1-5.

Brethren, before faith came, we were confined under the law, kept under restraint until faith should be revealed. So that the law was our custodian until Christ came, that we might be justified by faith. But now that faith has come, we are no longer under a custodian; for in Christ Jesus you are all sons of God, through faith. For as many of you as were baptized into Christ have put on Christ. There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus. And if you are Christ's, then you are Abraham's offspring, heirs according to promise. I mean that the heir, as long as he is a child, is no better than a slave, though he is the owner of all the estate; but he is under guardians and trustees until the date set by the father. So with us; when we were children, we were slaves to the elemental spirits of the universe. But when the time had fully come, God sent forth his Son, born of a woman, born under the law, to redeem those who were under the law, so that we might receive adoption as sons.


Gospel Reading

10th Sunday of Luke
The Reading is from Luke 13:10-17

At that time, Jesus was teaching in one of the synagogues on the sabbath. And there was a woman who had a spirit of infirmity for eighteen years; she was bent over and could not fully straighten herself. And when Jesus saw her, he called her and said to her, "Woman, you are freed from your infirmity." And he laid his hands upon her, and immediately she was made straight, and she praised God. But the ruler of the synagogue, indignant because Jesus had healed on the sabbath, said to the people, "There are six days on which work ought to be done; come on those days and be healed, and not on the sabbath day." Then the Lord answered him, "You hypocrites! Does not each of you on the sabbath untie his ox or his donkey from the manger, and lead it away to water it? And ought not this woman, a daughter of Abraham whom Satan bound for eighteen years, be loosed from this bond on the sabbath day?" As he said this, all his adversaries were put to shame; and all the people rejoiced at all the glorious things that were done by him.


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Saints and Feasts

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December 04

10th Sunday of Luke


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December 04

Barbara the Great Martyr

Saint Barbara was from Heliopolis of Phoenicia and lived during the reign of Maximian.

She was the daughter of a certain idolater named Dioscorus. When Barbara came of age, she was enlightened in her pure heart and secretly believed in the Holy Trinity. About this time Dioscorus began building a bath-house; before it was finished he was required to go away to attend to certain matters, and in his absence Barbara directed the workmen to build a third window in addition to the two her Father had commanded. She also inscribed the sign of the Cross with her finger upon the marble of the bath-house, leaving the saving sign cut as deeply into the marble as if it had been done with an iron tool. (When the Synaxarion of Saint Barbara was written, the marble of the bath-house and the cross inscribed by Saint Barbara were still preserved, and many healings were worked there.) When Dioscorus returned, he asked why the third window had been added; Barbara began to declare to him the mystery of the Trinity. Because she refused to renounce her faith, Dioscorus tortured Barbara inhumanely, and after subjecting her to many sufferings he beheaded her with his own hands, in the year 290.


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December 04

John the Righteous of Damascus

Saint John was born in Damascus about the year 675, the son of wealthy and pious parents, of the family of Mansur. He was reared together with Saint Cosmas (see Oct. 14), who had been adopted by John's father Sergius, a man of high rank in the service of the Caliph of Damascus. Both of these young men were instructed by a certain monk, also named Cosmas, who had been taken captive in Italy by the Arabs and later ransomed by John's Father. Saint John became a great philosopher and enlightener of the age in which he lived, and was honoured by the Caliph with the dignity of counsellor.

When Emperor Leo the Isaurian (reigned 717-741) began his war on the holy icons, John wrote epistles defending their veneration. Since the Saint, being under the Caliph of Damascus, was beyond Leo's power, the Iconoclast Emperor had a letter forged in John's handwriting which invited Leo to attack Damascus, saying the city guard was then weak; Leo then sent this letter to the Caliph, who in his fury punished John's supposed treason with the severing of his right hand. The Saint obtained the Caliph's Permission to have his severed hand again, and that night prayed fervently to the most holy Theotokos before her icon. She appeared to him in a dream and healed his hand, which, when he awoke, he found to be healed in truth. This Miracle convinced the Caliph of his innocence, and he restored John to his office as counsellor. The Saint, however, with many pleadings obtained his permission to withdraw from the world to become a monk. He assumed the monastic habit in the Monastery of Saint Sabbas. Then he had as elder a very simple and austere monk who commanded him neither to write to anyone, nor to speak of the worldly knowledge he had acquired, and John faithfully obeyed. A monk grieving over his brother's death, however, after insisting vehemently, prevailed upon John to write a funeral hymn to console him for his brother's death. When John's elder learned of his transgression of the rule he had given him, he cast him out of his cell, and would only accept him back after John had humbly, with much self-condemnation and without murmuring consented to clean all the latrines in the lavra. After his elder had received him back, our Lady appeared to the elder and sternly charged him not to hinder John any longer from his writings and composition of hymns.

In his writings he fought courageously against the Iconoclasts Leo the Isaurian and his son Constantine Copronymus. He was also the first to write a refutation of Islam. The time he had spent as a counsellor in the courts of the Moslems of Damascus had given him opportunity to learn their teachings at first hand, and he wrote against their errors with a sound understanding of their essence. Saint John was surnamed Chrysorroas ("Golden-stream") because of the eloquence of his rhetorical style and the great abundance of his writings; this name - Chrysorroas was also the name of the river that flows by Damascus. In his writings he set forth the Orthodox Faith with exactness and order. In his old age, after his foster-brother Cosmas had been made Bishop of Maiuma, John also was ordained presbyter by the Patriarch of Jerusalem. Having lived eighty-four years, he reposed in peace in 760. In addition to his theological writings, he adorned the Church of Christ with metrical and prose hymns and composed many of the prosomia used as the models for the melodies of the Church's liturgical chant; he also composed many of the sacred hymns for the feasts of the Lord Saviour and the Theotokos. The life of Saint John of Damascus was written by John, Patriarch of Jerusalem. See also June 28.


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Parish News and Announcements

MEMORIALS

Koula (Akrivi) Pervanis, 40 days

Vasilis Inempolidis, 20 years

Helen Tsantis, 6 months

Panagiotis Tsantis, 32 years

May their memory be eternal


40-DAY BLESSING

Alexandra, daughter of Nicholas and Eleni Goutis. Proud sisters, Zoi and Ioanna.
Congratulation! Να σάς ζήσει!


NO COFFEE HOUR TODAY - LIONS GAME SUNDAYS

There will be NO coffee hour today and on the following Sundays due to Lions Games:
December 11th and January 1st.  Thank you for your kind understanding and consideration.


LIONS GAMES

On the Sundays that the Lions are playing a 1:00 PM home game, parishioners are kindly asked to leave the parking lot immediately after church. If you leave your car in the lot for any reason, you will be required to pay for parking at the posted rates.   The church leases the parking lot to Park-Rite.  This is our single largest source of income.  On non-game days, you can stay parked in the lot until 2:00 pm.

GIANNA HOUSE GIVING TREE

12/11/2022

Annunciation Ladies Philoptochos are conducting a Christmas project to support Gianna House in Eastpointe MI. 

The Gianna House provides a home for young homeless pregnant girls in need. In addition to providing a home, it assists them in obtaining needed life skills, so they are able to lead a productive healthy life. 

Brochures regarding the Gianna House have been placed at the giving tree. The giving tree with tags has been placed in the narthex.

Please choose a tag with a gift named on it. Bring the gift you would like to donate back to the church by Sunday December 11, 2022.

Philoptochos will deliver the gifts to the Gianna House.


CHRISTMAS CARD

12/11/2022

The 2022 Holy Season is upon us and again this year we offer our parishioners the opportunity of sending a Christmas Card to all of the Annunciation Cathedral Families.  Your family name, individual names, organizations or business can be listed.  A minimum donation of $20.00 would be appreciated.  Complete the form and submit with a check, money order or paypal made payable to the Annunciation Cathedral by December 11, 2022. Please pick up a form from the exo-narthex. You can also find the form in our "Bulletin inserts" section.


PIONEERS MEETING & POTLUCK LUNCH

12/27/2022

PIONEERS meeting and Christmas Potluck lunch will be held on Tuesday, December 27, 2021 at 12:00 p.m. (Please see flyer in "Bulletin inserts" section for more information. Looking forward to seeing everyone and wishing you all a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!


ANNUNCIATION CATHEDRAL CHOIR

Your choir has begun another year in song and we invite you to join us – young and old are welcome in the choir loft.  We accommodate all levels of musicality, and you do not have to read Greek to sing.  We practice once or twice per month, and sing with our whole hearts.   If you have always wanted to try, come sing with us!  We encourage you to offer your talents to your church.   

Therefore the redeemed of the Lord shall return, and come with singing unto Zion; and everlasting joy shall be upon their head:  they shall obtain gladness and joy; and sorrow and mourning shall flee away.  Isaiah 51:11

Any questions can be directed to your nearest choir member or Kim Lianos at kim.lianos04@gmail.com.  


SUNDAY SCHOOL

One of the most important things we can do for our children is ensure that they learn about our Orthodox faith.  Religious education should be an important part of their lives.  Classes for the 2022-2023 Sunday School have begun and are available for students from pre-K (age 4) to 12th grade.  Also, if anyone is interested in becoming a Sunday School teacher, please contact Fr. George.


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.


PHILOPTOCHOS NEWS

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 also available in Farmington Hills.

 Our Philoptochos Membership Form is included in the insert section of the bulletin.


HOLY RELICS – ‘ΑΓΙΑ 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.


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 2022 Stewardship pledge card is available in the Narthex. Please take the time to complete your card and place it in the Stewardship box.


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! 


CONFESSION

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


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.

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Bulletin inserts

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Calendar of Annunciation

  • Calendar of Annunciation Cathedral

    December 4 to December 18, 2022

    Sunday, December 4

    NO COFFEE HOUR

    9:00AM Orthos

    10:00AM Divine Liturgy

    1:00PM Lions

    Tuesday, December 6

    7:00PM Parish Council Meeting

    Saturday, December 10

    12:00PM Baptism

    Sunday, December 11

    NO COFFEE HOUR

    9:00AM Orthos

    10:00AM Divine Liturgy

    1:00PM Lions

    Wednesday, December 14

    2:00PM Greektown Community Monthly Meeting with Greektown Neighborhood Partnership

    Sunday, December 18

    9:00AM Orthos

    10:00AM Divine Liturgy

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Archdiocese News

Archdiocesan School of Byzantine Music: Registration open now through December 15th

12/02/2022

The Archdiocesan School of Byzantine Music is delighted to announce the opening of registration for the Spring Term 2023. Registration is open now until December 15th. Classes are scheduled to begin the week of January 1st and end the week of March 19th.

San Francisco Event Commemorates Centennial of Asia Minor Catastrophe

12/02/2022

On Saturday, November 12, 2022, Holy Trinity San Francisco and the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of San Francisco hosted a commemorative event honoring the centennial of the Asia Minor Catastrophe.

Vigil for Young Adults for the Forefeast of the Nativity of our Lord

12/01/2022

All Young Adults are welcome to participate in a Vigil for the fore feast for the Nativity of our Lord.

New Proistamenos Assigned to St. Nicholas Church in Baltimore

12/01/2022

Rev. Protopresbyter Georgios Oikonomou received the blessing of His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America upon his assignment as Proistamenos of St. Nicholas Church in Baltimore, MD beginning December 1, 2022.

Open House Invitation - Christmas 2022

11/30/2022

Dear Reverend Clergy, Parish Council Members, and Parishioners, As we continue on our journey towards the Birth of Our Savior, it brings me great joy to invite you all, on behalf of His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America, to our Christmas Open House on Wednesday, December 21, 2022, at our Holy Archdiocese of America Headquarters.
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Archepiscopal Message

INTRODUCTORY REMARKS By His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America The Ecumenical Patriarchate under the Ottomans and The Ecumenical Patriarchate and the Great Catastrophe of 1922: History and Legacy

11/20/2022

Your Grace and Reverend Fathers, Dr. Cary J. Limberakis, Archon Aktouarios and Regional Commander, Professor Papademetriou, Archon Didaskalos tou Genous, and our Presenter today, Beloved and Esteemed Archons, Being with the Order of Saint Andrew is always an appealing prospect for me. And today’s presentation and presenter are especially engaging, in light of the One Hundredth Anniversary Year of our Sacred Archdiocese as the premier Eparchy of the Ecumenical Patriarchate in the Diaspora.
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Wisdom of the Fathers

So great an evil is envy. For not against strangers only, but even against our own, is it ever warring.
St. John Chrysostom
Homily 40 on Matthew 12, 4th Century

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