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Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral
Publish Date: 2020-11-29
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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 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 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.

Afterward 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. Plagal Fourth Mode. Psalm 75.11,1.
Make your vows to the Lord our God and perform them.
Verse: God is known in Judah; his name is great in Israel.

The reading is from St. Paul's Letter to the Ephesians 4:1-7.

Brethren, I, a prisoner for the Lord, beg you to lead a life worthy of the calling to which you have been called, with all lowliness and meekness, with patience, forbearing one another in love, eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called to the one hope that belongs to your call, one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of us all, who is above all and through all and in all. But grace was given to each of us according to the measure of Christ's gift.


Gospel Reading

13th Sunday of Luke
The Reading is from Luke 18:18-27

At that time, a ruler came to Jesus and asked him, "Good Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?" And Jesus said to him, "Why do you call me good? No one is good but God alone. You know the commandments: 'Do not commit adultery, Do not kill, Do not steal, Do not bear false witness, Honor your father and mother.' " And he said, "All these I have observed from my youth." And when Jesus heard it, he said to him, "One thing you still lack. Sell all that you have and distribute it to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow me." But when he heard this he became sad, for he was very rich. Jesus looking at him said, "How hard it is for those who have riches to enter the kingdom of God! For it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God." Those who heard it said, "Then who can be saved?" But he said, "What is impossible with men is possible with God."


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Saints and Feasts

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November 29

13th Sunday of Luke


Allsaint
November 29

Paramonus, Philumenus, and their 370 Companion Martyrs in Bithynia

Saint Paramonus contested for piety's sake during the reign of Decius, in the year 250. A ruler named Aquilinus, seeking relief from a bodily malady, visited a certain therapeutic hot spring. He brought with him captive Christians from Nicomedia, and commanded them to offer sacrifice in the temple of Isis. When they refused, he had them all slaughtered, to the number of 370. Saint Paramonus, beholding their murder, boldly cried out against such an act of ungodliness. When Aquilinus heard this, he sent men to take the Saint. Some smote him with spears, others pierced his tongue and body with sharp reeds, until he died.

Saint Philumenus' contest in martyrdom took place during the reign of Aurelian, in the year 270. Coming from Lycaonia, he was conveying a load of wheat into Galatia when he was denounced as a Christian to Felix, Governor of Ancyra. Nails were driven into his hands, feet, and head, and he was commanded to run. While running in the road, he fell and gave up his holy soul into the hands of God.


Allsaint
November 29

Our Righteous Father Nicholas, Archbishop of Thessolonica


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Parish News and Announcements

CHRISTMAS CARDS

The 2020 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 attached to the bulletin and submit with a check or money order made payable to the Annunciation Cathedral by December 13, 2020.


POINSETTIAS

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, we will not be ordering plants/flowers at this time.


LIVE STREAMING OF SERVICES

We are pleased to announce that you can now watch live streaming of the Annunciation Cathedral services, starting at 10:00 a.m. every Sunday.  

Please go directly to our website: annunciationcathedral.org

click the link: Annunciation Cathedral Services


PLEASE KEEP MARIA GLIKIS IN YOUR PRAYERS

Maria Glikis is currently at Ashford Court, 37501 Joy Road, Westland, MI 48185.
Phone number: 734-338-9751.  You can send her a card or call her, I'm sure it will be greatly appreciated!  


VIRTUAL BIBLE STUDY

12/16/2020

Please join Father Georgios Manias for Virtual Bible Study classes that will be held every other Wednesday, at 7:00 PM.  Our next class will be held on Wednesday, December 16 at 7:00 p.m.

John 7:1-53

Greek:  http://onlinechapel.goarch.org/biblegreek/Bible.grc.GBS.NT.1904.John/Bible.grc.GBS.NT.1904.John.7_v1.pdf

English:  https://bibles.org/bible/555fef9a6cb31151-01/JHN.7


PHILOPTOCHOS NEWS

 

PHILOPTOCHOS NEWS
 
Today we are collecting donations for the Patriarchate, which we are required to do every November. You will find a collection basket near the candles. 
 
Thank you for donating to FOCUS Detroit’s Thanksgiving project. We were able to send a very nice donation, which will allow many people to enjoy a Thanksgiving meal.
 
Our ability to fundraise has been suspended but we still want to help our neighbors in need. The importance of giving, blessing others can never be overemphasized because there is always joy in giving.
Thank you, Annunciation Cathedral Detroit Philoptochos

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.


SUNDAY SCHOOL REGISTRATION

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
 

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.


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 2020 Stewardship pledge card is available in the Narthex. Please take the time to complete your card and place it in the Stewardship box.


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.

CARE GIVER

Experienced care giver for the elderly. Please call Anna Myzina at 313-707-2482.


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Bulletin inserts

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Calendar of Annunciation

  • Annunciation Calendar

    November 29 to December 13, 2020

    Sunday, November 29

    9:00AM Orthos

    10:00AM Divine Liturgy

    Tuesday, December 1

    7:00PM Parish Council Meeting

    Sunday, December 6

    9:00AM Orthos

    10:00AM Divine Liturgy

    Wednesday, December 9

    2:00PM Greektown Community Meeting with Greektown Neighborhood Partnership

    Sunday, December 13

    9:00AM Orthos

    10:00AM Divine Liturgy

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Greek Orthodox Archdiocese News

Cyber Monday Sale on Orthodox Marketplace

11/23/2020

Orthodox Marketplace, the official web store of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese, is excited to announce this year's Cyber Monday Sale!
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Wisdom of the Fathers

Love of money is the worship of idols, a daughter of unbelief, an excuse for infirmities, a foreboder of old age, a harbinger of drought, a herald of hunger.
St. John Climacus
The Ladder of Divine Ascent, Step 16:2,7 and Step 17:1, 6th Century

He who has conquered this passion has cut out care; but he who is bound by it never attains to pure prayer.
St. John Climacus
The Ladder of Divine Ascent, Step 16:2,7 and Step 17:1, 6th Century

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