Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral
Publish Date: 2021-08-01
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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 First Mode

O Faithful, let us sing a hymn of praise and worship to the Logos, coeternal with the Father and the Spirit, who was born of the Virgin for our salvation. Of His own will He went upon the Cross in the flesh and suffered death, to raise the dead through His glorious Resurrection.

Apolytikion for Proodos 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.

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

Sixth Orthros Gospel
The Reading is from Luke 24:36-53

At that time, Jesus, having risen from the dead, stood in the midst of his disciples and said to them, "Peace to you." But they were startled and frightened, and supposed that they saw a spirit. And he said to them, "Why are you troubled, and why do questionings rise in your hearts? See my hands and feet, that it is I myself; handle me, and see; for a spirit has not flesh and bones as you see that I have." And when he said this, he showed them his hands and his feet. And while they still disbelieved for joy, and wondered, he said to them, "Have you anything here to eat?" They gave him a piece of broiled fish, and he took it and ate before them.

Then he said to them, "These are my words which I spoke to you, while I was still with you, that everything written about me in the law of Moses and the prophets and the psalms must be fulfilled. Then he opened their minds to understand the scriptures, and said to them, "Thus it is written, that the Christ should suffer and on the third day rise from the dead, and that repentance and forgiveness of sins should be preached in his name to all nations, beginning from Jerusalem. You are witnesses of these things. And behold, I send the promise of my Father upon you; but stay in the city, until you are clothed with power from on high."

Then he led them out as far as Bethany, and lifting up his hands, he blessed them. While he blessed them, he parted from them, and was carried up into heaven. And they worshiped him, and they returned to Jerusalem with great joy, and were continually in the temple blessing God.

Epistle Reading

Prokeimenon. Plagal First Mode. Psalm 11.7,1.
You, O Lord, shall keep us and preserve us.
Verse: Save me, O Lord, for the godly man has failed.

The reading is from St. Paul's Letter to the Romans 12:6-14.

Brethren, having gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, let us use them: if prophecy, in proportion to our faith; if service, in our serving; he who teaches, in his teaching; he who exhorts, in his exhortation; he who contributes, in liberality; he who gives aid, with zeal; he who does acts of mercy, with cheerfulness. Let love be genuine; hate what is evil, hold fast to what is good; love one another with brotherly affection; outdo one another in showing honor. Never flag in zeal, be aglow with the Spirit, serve the Lord. Rejoice in your hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer. Contribute to the needs of the saints, practice hospitality. Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse them.

Gospel Reading

6th Sunday of Matthew
The Reading is from Matthew 9:1-8

At that time, getting into a boat Jesus crossed over and came to his own city. And behold, they brought to him a paralytic, lying on his bed; and when Jesus saw their faith he said to the paralytic, "Take heart, my son; your sins are forgiven." And behold, some of the scribes said to themselves, "This man is blaspheming." But Jesus, knowing their thoughts, said, "Why do you think evil in your hearts? For which is easier, to say 'Your sins are forgiven,' or to say 'Rise and walk?' But that you may know that the Son of man has authority on earth to forgive sins" he then said to the paralytic -- "Rise, take up your bed and go home." And he rose and went home. When the crowds saw it, they were afraid, and they glorified God, who had given such authority to men.


Saints and Feasts

August 01

6th Sunday of Matthew

August 01

Elesa the Righteous-Martyr of Kythira

August 01

Procession of the Precious Cross

Because of the many diseases that occur in the month of August, the custom prevailed of old in Constantinople to carry the precious Wood of the Cross in procession throughout the city for its sanctification and its deliverance from illnesses. It was brought forth from the imperial treasury on the last day of July and placed upon the Holy Table of the Great Church of the Holy Wisdom; and beginning today, until the Dormition of the Theotokos, it was carried in procession throughout the city and was set forth for veneration before the people.


Parish News and Announcements


Artoklasia offered today by Panagiotis and Despina Tzelepis for the well-being of their family.


Dimitra, daughter of Deshpena Papavasiliou and Christopher Herron.
Congratulations! Να σάς ζήσει!


There will be NO Coffee hour today.


Wednesday, August 4 - Small Paraklesis at 6:00 p.m.
Thursday, August 12 - Great Paraklesis at 6:00 p.m.



The Pioneers will be meeting on Tuesday, August 17th at 1:00 p.m. at the Shores Inn, 23410 Greater Mack Ave. St. Clair Shores.  Please call Effie Tsopelas at 586-786-6774 for reservations and more information.


September 16: Assumption Cash Raffle

Please see "Bulletin insert" section of the bulletin for more information. 


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

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.


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!  


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:

click the link: Annunciation Cathedral 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 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 2021 Stewardship pledge card is available in the Narthex. Please take the time to complete your card and place it in the Stewardship box.


Please see "Bulletin Insert" section.


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.


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


Archdiocese News

St. Photios Shrine Offers Church Supplies


If you are in need of church supplies, consider purchasing these items from the St. Photios on-line store store!

Hagia Sophia Children’s Book Published by Department of Greek Education


The Department of Greek Education is proud to announce the release of a new children’s book titled “The Big Secret” written by Ms. Maria Brastianou and illustrated by Mr. Christos Gousidis. This project was made possible by the generous grant the Department of Greek Education received from Leadership 100.

Homily for the Feastday of Saint Paraskevi the Great-Martyr


With great spiritual gladness, I rejoice to celebrate the Feastday of your Heavenly Protector and Advocate, the Holy and Righteous-Martyr, Paraskevi. Earlier in our prayers and praises, we read the following from her Kontakion: Τὸν ναόν σου πάνσεμνε, ὡς ἰατρεῖον ψυχικὸν εὑράμενοι… We find your Temple, O All-Pure One, to be a remedy of our souls…

IVNext 2021


Ionian Village in Glyfa, Greece prepares to welcomes the arrival of its going adult program, #IVNext2021.

Archbishop Elpidophoros Continues Pastoral Visit to Utah


On Sunday, July 25 after the Archierarchical Divine Liturgy at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Salt Lake City, His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America bestowed upon the V. Rev. Archimandrite George Nikas the Pectoral Cross of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America.


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Calendar of Annunciation

  • Calendar of Annunciation Cathedral

    August 1 to August 15, 2021

    Sunday, August 1

    9:00AM Orthos

    10:00AM Divine Liturgy

    Tuesday, August 3

    7:00PM Parish Council Meeting

    Wednesday, August 4

    6:00PM Small Paraklesis

    Friday, August 6

    Holy Transfiguration

    Sunday, August 8

    9:00AM Orthos

    10:00AM Divine Liturgy

    Wednesday, August 11

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

    Thursday, August 12

    6:00PM Great Paraklesis

    Sunday, August 15

    Dormition of the Virgin Mary

    9:00AM Orthos

    10:00AM Divine Liturgy


Wisdom of the Fathers

He puts an end to the woman's fear ... He sets her right, in respect of her thinking to be hid ... He exhibits her faith to all, so as to provoke the rest also to emulation ...
St. John Chrysostom
Homily 31 on Matthew 9, 4th Century