Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral
Publish Date: 2022-08-07
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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 Grave Mode

By Your Cross, O Christ our God, You destroyed death. You opened paradise to the thief. You transformed the lament of the Myrrh-bearing women, and You commanded the Apostles to proclaim You are risen, granting the world Your great mercy.

Apolytikion for Afterfeast of the Transfiguration in the Grave Mode

You were transfigured on the Mount, Christ God revealing Your glory to Your disciples, insofar as they could comprehend. Illuminate us sinners also with Your everlasting light, through the intercessions of the Theotokos. Giver of light, 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 Grave Mode

You were transfigured upon the mount, O Christ our God, and Your disciples, in so far as they could bear, beheld Your glory. Thus, when they see You crucified, they may understand Your voluntary passion, and proclaim to the world that You are truly the effulgence of the Father.

Gospel and Epistle Readings

Matins Gospel Reading

Eighth Orthros Gospel
The Reading is from John 20:11-18

At that time, Mary stood weeping outside the tomb, and as she wept she stooped to look into the tomb, and she saw two angels in white, sitting where the body of Jesus has lain, one at the head and one at the feet. They said to her, "Woman, why are you weeping?" She said to them, "Because they have taken away my Lord, and I do not know where they have laid Him." Saying this, she turned round and saw Jesus standing, but she did not know that it was Jesus. Jesus said to her, "Woman, why are you weeping? Whom do you seek?" Supposing Him to be the gardener, she said to Him, "Sir, if you have carried Him away, tell me where you have laid Him, and I will take Him away." Jesus said to her, "Mary." She turned and said to Him in Hebrew, "Rabboni," which means Teacher. Jesus said to her, "Do not touch Me, for I have not yet ascended to the Father; but go to My brethren and say to them, I am ascending to My Father and your Father, to My God and your God." Mary Magdalene went and said to the disciples, "I have seen the Lord," and she told them that He had said these things to her.

Epistle Reading

Prokeimenon. Grave Mode. Psalm 28.11,1.
The Lord will give strength to his people.
Verse: Bring to the Lord, O sons of God, bring to the Lord honor and glory.

The reading is from St. Paul's First Letter to the Corinthians 1:10-17.

Brethren, I appeal to you by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you agree and that there be no dissensions among you, but that you be united in the same mind and the same judgment. For it has been reported to me by Chloe's people that there is quarreling among you, my brethren. What I mean is that each one of you says, "I belong to Paul," or "I belong to Apollos," or "I belong to Cephas," or "I belong to Christ." Is Christ divided? Was Paul crucified for you? Or were you baptized in the name of Paul? I thank God that I baptized none of you except Crispos and Gaius; lest any one should say that you were baptized in my name. (I did baptize also the household of Stephanas. Beyond that, I do not know whether I baptized any one else.) For Christ did not send me to baptize but to preach the gospel, and not with eloquent wisdom, lest the cross of Christ be emptied of its power.

Gospel Reading

8th Sunday of Matthew
The Reading is from Matthew 14:14-22

At that time, Jesus saw a great throng; and he had compassion on them, and healed their sick. When it was evening, the disciples came to him and said, "This is a lonely place, and the day is now over; send the crowds away to go into the villages and buy food for themselves." Jesus said, "They need not go away; you give them something to eat." They said to him, "We have only five loaves here and two fish." And he said, "Bring them here to me." Then he ordered the crowds to sit down on the grass; and taking the five loaves and the two fish he looked up to heaven, and blessed, and broke and gave the loaves to the crowds. And they all ate and were satisfied. And they took up twelve baskets full of the broken pieces left over. And those who ate were about five thousand men, besides women and children. Then he made the disciples get into the boat and go before him to the other side, while he dismissed the crowds.


Saints and Feasts

August 07

8th Sunday of Matthew

August 07

Afterfeast of the Transfiguration of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ

August 07

The Holy Ten Thousand Ascetics of Thebes


Parish News and Announcements



The office will be open on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11:00am - 3:00 pm, beginning August 10 to September 21. 

You can leave a message or email and your call will be answered promptly.

For emergency, please contact Fr. Georgios Manias directly at 313-588-0829.

Have a wonderful and blessed Summer!


Please join us for our Sunday Coffee Hour, offered by Annunciation Sunday School, immediately following the Divine Liturgy.


Transfiguration of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ
Saturday, August 6, 2022
Divine Liturgy at 10:00 a.m.

Paraklisis to our Most Holy Theotokos
Wednesday, August 10, 2022
Service at 6:00 p.m.

Dormition of the Most Holy Theotokos
Monday, August 15, 2022
Matins 9:00 a.m.
Divine Liturgy 10:00 a.m.



LOUKOUMADES – AUGUST 14, 2022. Please join us downstairs on Sunday, August 14, immediately following the Divine Liturgy for fresh homemade Loukoumades. George Theodorou will be preparing this special treat for us.



Thank you to the Annunciation Pioneers for their generous donation of $400.00 towards the Ukraine Relief Fund and $1,000.00 towards the Annunciation Cathedral Tower Domes.


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.


The Membership Committee of the Annunciation Cathedral has embarked on an important mission to attempt to encourage fellow Orthodox Christians to be part of our family. Our purpose is not to try to dislodge people from their parishes, but instead to have them also consider supporting the Cathedral whenever they can, to encourage people who have historically been our parishioners to return and to encourage people who currently aren’t participating in a church, to consider us. Our initial efforts focused on encouraging our current members fill out a stewardship card and to gather information. We truly thank everyone who completed the questionnaire, which was an important part of this Stewardship effort. We received a significant number of responses and the feedback is invaluable in helping us gather information to assist in planning for the Cathedral’s future.  We are in the process of gleaning and prioritizing the ideas and suggestions that will help to increase our membership and participation in our beloved Cathedral.  Over the summer we will work hard to create a strategy to hopefully improve the experience we all come to church for, to foster our spiritual development. Along the way, we hope you will all help in the process any way you can, especially pray for us to be given enlightenment on how we can best accomplish our mission to serve our Cathedral family. We are planning to have a secondary Stewardship campaign in September as a launch to our new plan. We will periodically send out other informational notes to keep you apprised of how the process is going. Those of you who have already filled out your stewardship cards and indicated interest in participation, we will be getting in touch with you soon. Thanks again!



♦ Our Fall Cash Raffle will be held on Thursday, October 6, 2022.

♦ Raffle tickets are $100.00 each.  The raffle continues to be a reverse raffle with the

   last three numbers drawn winning the grand prizes of $1,000, $2,000 and $4,000.

♦ Please call the Church office or see any Parish Council member for any additional

   information or to purchase a ticket.

♦ Thank you for your continued support of the Annunciation Cathedral. (Please see flyer insert.)


MDSC Camper Registration and Staff Application Now Open! Don't miss this opportunity to give your kids the gift of camp! We are celebrating our 70th season and look forward to welcoming campers and staff from our Metropolis for a fun, memorable, and safe experience steeped in our Orthodox faith.  Please visit www.qomdsc.orq. For more information, contact us at qomdsc@qmail.comor 248-909-6372.



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.


"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.


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 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.


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

Please go directly to our website:

click the link: Annunciation Cathedral Services


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.


Maria Glikis
Ashford Court
37501 Joy Road, Westland, MI 48185
Phone number: 734-338-9451. 

Mary Gaggos
Sunrise of Grosse Pointe Woods
21260 Mack Ave.
Grosse Pointe Woods, MI 48236
Phone number: 313-882-7614

You can send a card or call, I'm sure it will be greatly appreciated!  


Bulletin inserts


Archdiocese News

Oxford Press Publishes Groundbreaking Book on the Bible in Orthodox Christianity


Boston— A groundbreaking new text with a foreword by His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America has been published by Rev. Dr. Eugen J. Pentiuc, the Archbishop Demetrios Professor of Biblical Studies and Christian Origins at Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology.

Calendar of Annunciation

  • Calendar of Annunciation Cathedral

    August 7 to August 21, 2022

    Sunday, August 7

    9:00AM Orthos

    10:00AM Divine Liturgy

    Wednesday, August 10

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

    6:00PM Paraklisis to our Most Holy Theotokos

    Sunday, August 14

    9:00AM Orthos

    10:00AM Divine Liturgy

    Monday, August 15

    Dormition of the Virgin Mary

    9:00AM Matins 9:00 am - Divine Liturgy 10:00 am

    Sunday, August 21

    9:00AM Orthos

    10:00AM Divine Liturgy

    12:00PM Baptism


Archepiscopal Message

Homily by His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America On the Seventh Sunday of Matthew, July 31, 2022


This is the second time in just a matter of days that I am among you. Earlier in the week, I came to preside at the funeral of your dearly departed friend and son of this parish, Paul Melis. May his memory be eternal. Now, I return to pray with you, to worship with you, and to express to you my deep appreciation for this loving and devout community. Especially in times of loss, we must support each other. It is an essential Christian virtue that we recognize our interdependence – that we are all members of the one Body of Christ. When one suffers, all suffer. This is the literal meaning of “compassion,” that we are willing to empathize with one another.

Wisdom of the Fathers

For being twelve, they had five loaves only and two fishes; so secondary to them were the things of the body: so did they cling to the things spiritual only. And not even that little did they hold fast, but gave up even it when asked.
St. John Chrysostom
Homily 49 on Matthew 14, 4th Century