Please join us for our Sunday Coffee Hour immediately following the Divine Liturgy.
PARISH COUNCIL SWEARING IN - TODAY
Swearing in of the Annunciation Cathedral Parish Council will take place today.
PHILOPTOCHOS MACARONATHA - Your Philoptochos is happy to announce our annual Macaronatha Luncheon will be held on February 19, immediately following Divine Liturgy. Please join us downstairs for a delicious homemade meal and warm fellowship. Tickets are $15/adults, $6/children 6+ years, kids under six eat free. We will also offer a ‘grab and go’ carry out station. More details to follow.
PHILOPTOCHOS MEMBERSHIP DRIVE is underway! Please consider joining our small but mighty group of dedicated women. See a Philoptochos board member for more information.
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.
SATURDAY OF SOULS
Saturday of Souls is a series of Saturdays set aside in the liturgical Greek Orthodox Calendar for the remembrance of those who have died.
These days occur on designated Saturdays before and during the seasons of Lent and Easter: the first two are observed on the two Saturdays before Lent begins, the third Saturday of Souls coincides with the first Saturday of Lent, and the fourth Soul Saturdays takes place on the Saturday before Pentecost, the close of the Easter season.
Saturday holds special significance in the religious calendar as the day on which the crucified Jesus lay dead in the tomb before His resurrection.
On each Soul Saturday a special service is held where prayers are offered in memory of those who have died and a list of names of the dead is recited.
Participants attending the services prepare Kolyva, and also supply Wine, Olive Oil and Prosfora.
Saturday of Souls Services:
February 18 - 1st Saturday of Souls – Divine Liturgy 10:00 a.m.
February 25 - 2nd Saturday of Souls – Divine Liturgy 10:00 a.m.
March 4 - 3rd Saturday of Souls – Divine Liturgy 10:00 a.m.
June 3rd - 4th Saturday of Souls – Divine Liturgy 10:00 a.m.
Please pick up a form for names in the exo-narthex.
FEAST DAY SERVICES AND INFORMATION
Friday, March 24th, 2023 at 7:00 p.m.
Philoptochos will host Coffee Hours and our Annual Bake Sale.
FEAST DAY OF THE ANNUNCIATION
Saturday, March 25th, 2023 – Matins at 8:30 a.m. Divine Liturgy at 10:00 a.m.
Our traditional Feast Day Luncheon will be held following the Service.
THANK YOU - GEORGE GAGGOS
We would like to thank GEORGE GAGGOS for the many years of his service and act of love, serving as our Feast day Chairman. George Gaggos will no longer be able to chair this event, and it will be tough to fill his shoes. Thank you, George Gaggos, for all your help, time, effort and love of our Cathedral.
FEASTDAY LUNCHEON CHAIRPERSON NEEDED
A Chairperson is needed to promote and lead all the activities required for the Feast day Luncheon. Please submit your name to the Church office. Thank you and God bless you!
FEASTDAY BAKE SALE CHAIRPERSON NEEDED
A Chairperson is needed to promote and lead all the activities required for the Feast day Bake Sale. Please submit your name to the Church office. Thank you and God bless you!
HELP NEEDED - FLOWER DECORATION OF THE PANAYIA ICONS
A few Ladies and Gentlemen are needed to help decorate and beautify several Panayia Icons with flowers. This act of love must be started and completed on Friday, March 24, 2023, starting at 10:00 a.m.
DONATIONS NEEDED FOR THE FOLLOWING ITEMS
Flowers for Decoration of the Icons for our Feast Day.
Artoklasia for March 24 and 25.
Daffodils for the Service of the Veneration of the Holy Cross on Sunday, March 19.
Wreaths for the four Services of the Salutations to the Virgin Mary and Akathist Hymn.
Flowers for Holy Friday (Epitaphion) on Friday, April 14.
If anyone is interested in donating any of the above items, please contact the ChurchOffice.
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.
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
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.
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.
"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 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 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.
Or, you can click on the following link to go directly to the "Donate" PayPal page: