Annunciation/Evangelismos Church, Elkins Park, PA
Publish Date: 2020-05-03
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Annunciation/Evangelismos Church, Elkins Park, PA

General Information

  • Phone:
  • (215) 635-0316
  • Fax:
  • (215) 635-8301
  • Street Address:

  • 7921 Old York Road

  • Elkins Park, PA 19027

Contact Information

Services Schedule

We meet for divine worship every Sunday morning starting with Orthros (Matins) 8:30, Divine Liturgy 9:30-11AM, followed by a fellowship hour in our community center. All are invited!

Please see Community Calendar for a complete listing of all weekday feast-days and worship services.

Past Bulletins

Weekend Update

Χριστός Ἀνέστη!  Christ is Risen! He is truly risen!


Please be reminded that the church building is closed to the public for now.
Please click on the corresponding worship service below to see the text and pray together with us from your home through our live-stream on our Facebook page.

Let us know if you want us to light a votive candle HERE

Myrrh-bearers Sunday, May 3, 2020

Κυριακὴ τῶν Μυροφόρων, 3 Μαϊου, 2020. Το κήρυγμα της Κυριακής ΕΔΩ

  • 8:30 Matins, 9:30 Divine Liturgy
  • We offer memorial prayers today for the repose of the souls of George Mitsas (3-months), Dimitra Panos (sister of Helen Papanicolaou,1-year), James Frangos (1-year), Androulla Pashardis (3-years), Frank Marmarou (5-years), Stratos Marmarou (5-years), and  Andreas Sferedes (5-years) of blessed memory.

Next Sunday, May 10, 2020. Sunday of the Paralytic.

  • 8:30 Matins, 9:30 Divine Liturgy

Saints and Feasts

May 03

The Holy Martyrs Timothy and Maura

The holy Martyrs Timothy and Maura were husband and wife. Timothy was from Penapeis in the Thebaid, a reader in the Church, and had been married to Maura only twenty days when he was betrayed to Arian, the Governor of the Thebaid, as a teacher of the Christians. Arian commanded Timothy to surrender his sacred books, which he refused to do, comparing it to a father's giving up his children to death. For this answer, heated iron spits were thrust through his ears. As he was being put to other tortures, Arian summoned Maura, hoping that she would persuade her husband to worship the idols, but she confessed herself a Christian. The hair of her head was pulled out, her fingers were cut off, then she was lowered into a cauldron of boiling water, but remained unharmed. Finally husband and wife were crucified facing each other, and after nine days, received their martyric end, during the reign of Diocletian (284-305).

May 03

Sunday of the Myrrh-Bearing Women

About the beginning of His thirty-second year, when the Lord Jesus was going throughout Galilee, preaching and working miracles, many women who had received of His beneficence left their own homeland and from then on followed after Him. They ministered unto Him out of their own possessions, even until His crucifixion and entombment; and afterwards, neither losing faith in Him after His death, nor fearing the wrath of the Jewish rulers, they came to the sepulchre, bearing the myrrh-oils they had prepared to annoint His body. It is because of the myrrh-oils, that these God-loving women brought to the tomb of Jesus that they are called the Myrrh-bearers. Of those whose names are known are the following: first of all, the most holy Virgin Mary, who in Matthew 27:56 and Mark 15:40 is called "the mother of James and Joses" (these are the sons of Joseph by a previous marriage, and she was therefore their step-mother); Mary Magdalene (celebrated July 22); Mary, the wife of Clopas; Joanna, wife of Chouza, a steward of Herod Antipas; Salome, the mother of the sons of Zebedee, Mary and Martha, the sisters of Lazarus; and Susanna. As for the names of the rest of them, the evangelists have kept silence (Matt 27:55-56; 28:1-10. Mark 15:40-41. Luke 8:1-3; 23:55-24:11, 22-24. John 19:25; 20:11-18. Acts 1:14).

Together with them we celebrate also the secret disciples of the Saviour, Joseph and Nicodemus. Of these, Nicodemus was probably a Jerusalemite, a prominent leader among the Jews and of the order of the Pharisees, learned in the Law and instructed in the Holy Scriptures. He had believed in Christ when, at the beginning of our Saviour's preaching of salvation, he came to Him by night. Furthermore, he brought some one hundred pounds of myrrh-oils and an aromatic mixture of aloes and spices out of reverence and love for the divine Teacher (John 19:39). Joseph, who was from the city of Arimathea, was a wealthy and noble man, and one of the counsellors who were in Jerusalem. He went boldly unto Pilate and asked for the body of Jesus, and together with Nicodemus he gave Him burial. Since time did not permit the preparation of another tomb, he placed the Lord's body in his own tomb which was hewn out of rock, as the Evangelist says (Matt. 27:60).


Gospel and Epistle Readings

Epistle Reading

Prokeimenon. Second Mode. Psalm 117.14,18.
The Lord is my strength and my song.
Verse: The Lord has chastened me sorely.

The reading is from Acts of the Apostles 6:1-7.

In those days, when the disciples were increasing in number, the Hellenists murmured against the Hebrews because their widows were neglected in the daily distribution. And the twelve summoned the body of the disciples and said, "it is not right that we should give up preaching the word of God to serve tables. Therefore, brethren, pick out from among you seven men of good repute, full of the Spirit and of wisdom, whom we may appoint to this duty. But we will devote ourselves to prayer and to the ministry of the word." And what they said pleased the whole multitude, and they chose Stephen, a man full of faith and of the Holy Spirit, and Philip, and Prochoros, and Nicanor, and Timon, and Parmenas, and Nicolaos, a proselyte of Antioch. These they set before the apostles, and they prayed and laid their hands upon them. And the word of God increased; and the number of the disciples multiplied greatly in Jerusalem, and a great many of the priests were obedient to the faith.

Προκείμενον. Second Mode. ΨΑΛΜΟΙ 117.14,18.
Ἰσχύς μου καὶ ὕμνησίς μου ὁ Κύριος.
Στίχ. Παιδεύων ἐπαίδευσέ με ὁ Κύριος.

τὸ Ἀνάγνωσμα Πράξεις Ἀποστόλων 6:1-7.

Ἐν ταῖς ἡμεραῖς ἐκείναις, πληθυνόντων τῶν μαθητῶν, ἐγένετο γογγυσμὸς τῶν Ἑλληνιστῶν πρὸς τοὺς Ἑβραίους, ὅτι παρεθεωροῦντο ἐν τῇ διακονίᾳ τῇ καθημερινῇ αἱ χῆραι αὐτῶν. Προσκαλεσάμενοι δὲ οἱ δώδεκα τὸ πλῆθος τῶν μαθητῶν, εἶπον, Οὐκ ἀρεστόν ἐστιν ἡμᾶς, καταλείψαντας τὸν λόγον τοῦ θεοῦ, διακονεῖν τραπέζαις. Ἐπισκέψασθε οὖν, ἀδελφοί, ἄνδρας ἐξ ὑμῶν μαρτυρουμένους ἑπτά, πλήρεις πνεύματος ἁγίου καὶ σοφίας, οὓς καταστήσωμεν ἐπὶ τῆς χρείας ταύτης. Ἡμεῖς δὲ τῇ προσευχῇ καὶ τῇ διακονίᾳ τοῦ λόγου προσκαρτερήσομεν. Καὶ ἤρεσεν ὁ λόγος ἐνώπιον παντὸς τοῦ πλήθους· καὶ ἐξελέξαντο Στέφανον, ἄνδρα πλήρης πίστεως καὶ πνεύματος ἁγίου, καὶ Φίλιππον, καὶ Πρόχορον, καὶ Νικάνορα, καὶ Τίμωνα, καὶ Παρμενᾶν, καὶ Νικόλαον προσήλυτον Ἀντιοχέα, οὓς ἔστησαν ἐνώπιον τῶν ἀποστόλων· καὶ προσευξάμενοι ἐπέθηκαν αὐτοῖς τὰς χεῖρας. Καὶ ὁ λόγος τοῦ θεοῦ ηὔξανεν, καὶ ἐπληθύνετο ὁ ἀριθμὸς τῶν μαθητῶν ἐν Ἱερουσαλὴμ σφόδρα, πολύς τε ὄχλος τῶν ἱερέων ὑπήκουον τῇ πίστει.

Gospel Reading

Sunday of the Myrrh-Bearing Women
The Reading is from Mark 15:43-47; 16:1-8

At that time, Joseph of Arimathea, a respected member of the council, who was also himself looking for the kingdom of God, took courage and went to Pilate, and asked for the body of Jesus. And Pilate wondered if he were already dead; and summoning the centurion, he asked him whether he was already dead. And when he learned from the centurion that he was dead, he granted the body to Joseph. And he bought a linen shroud, and taking him down, wrapped him in the linen shroud, and laid him in a tomb which had been hewn out of the rock; and he rolled a stone against the door of the tomb. Mary Magdalene and Mary the mother of Joses saw where he was laid.

And when the sabbath was past, Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James, and Salome, bought spices, so that they might go and anoint him. And very early on the first day of the week they went to the tomb when the sun had risen. And they were saying to one another, "Who will roll away the stone for us from the door of the tomb?" And looking up, they saw that the stone was rolled back; for it was very large. And entering the tomb, they saw a young man sitting on the right side, dressed in a white robe; and they were amazed. And he said to them, "Do not be amazed; you seek Jesus of Nazareth, who was crucified. He has risen, he is not here; see the place where they laid him. But go, tell his disciples and Peter that he is going before you to Galilee; there you will see him, as he told you." And they went out and fled from the tomb; for trembling and astonishment had come upon them; and they said nothing to anyone, for they were afraid.

Sunday of the Myrrh-Bearing Women
Κατὰ Μᾶρκον 15:43-47, 16:1-8

Τῷ καιρῷ ἐκείνῳ, ἐλθὼν Ἰωσὴφ ὁ ἀπὸ Ἀριμαθαίας, εὐσχήμων βουλευτής, ὃς καὶ αὐτὸς ἦν προσδεχόμενος τὴν βασιλείαν τοῦ Θεοῦ, τολμήσας εἰσῆλθε πρὸς Πιλᾶτον καὶ ᾐτήσατο τὸ σῶμα τοῦ Ἰησοῦ. Ὁ δὲ Πιλᾶτος ἐθαύμασεν εἰ ἤδη τέθνηκε, καὶ προσκαλεσάμενος τὸν κεντυρίωνα ἐπηρώτησεν αὐτὸν εἰ πάλαι ἀπέθανε· καὶ γνοὺς ἀπὸ τοῦ κεντυρίωνος ἐδωρήσατο τὸ σῶμα τῷ Ἰωσήφ. Καὶ ἀγοράσας σινδόνα καὶ καθελὼν αὐτὸν ἐνείλησε τῇ σινδόνι καὶ κατέθηκεν αὐτὸν ἐν μνημείῳ, ὃ ἦν λελατομημένον ἐκ πέτρας, καὶ προσεκύλισε λίθον ἐπὶ τὴν θύραν τοῦ μνημείου. Ἡ δὲ Μαρία ἡ Μαγδαληνὴ καὶ Μαρία Ἰωσῆ ἐθεώρουν ποῦ τίθεται. Καὶ διαγενομένου τοῦ σαββάτου Μαρία ἡ Μαγδαληνὴ καὶ Μαρία ἡ τοῦ Ἰακώβου καὶ Σαλώμη ἠγόρασαν ἀρώματα ἵνα ἐλθοῦσαι ἀλείψωσιν αὐτόν. Καὶ λίαν πρωῒ τῆς μιᾶς σαββάτων ἔρχονται ἐπὶ τὸ μνημεῖον, ἀνατείλαντος τοῦ ἡλίου. Καὶ ἔλεγον πρὸς ἑαυτάς· Τίς ἀποκυλίσει ἡμῖν τὸν λίθον ἐκ τῆς θύρας τοῦ μνημείου; Καὶ ἀναβλέψασαι θεωροῦσιν ὅτι ἀποκεκύλισται ὁ λίθος· ἦν γὰρ μέγας σφόδρα. Καὶ εἰσελθοῦσαι εἰς τὸ μνημεῖον εἶδον νεανίσκον καθήμενον ἐν τοῖς δεξιοῖς, περιβεβλημένον στολὴν λευκήν, καὶ ἐξεθαμβήθησαν. Ὁ δὲ λέγει αὐταῖς· μὴ ἐκθαμβεῖσθε· Ἰησοῦν ζητεῖτε τὸν Ναζαρηνὸν τὸν ἐσταυρωμένον· ἠγέρθη, οὐκ ἔστιν ὧδε· ἴδε ὁ τόπος ὅπου ἔθηκαν αὐτόν. Ἀλλ᾿ ὑπάγετε εἴπατε τοῖς μαθηταῖς αὐτοῦ καὶ τῷ Πέτρῳ ὅτι προάγει ὑμᾶς εἰς τὴν Γαλιλαίαν· ἐκεῖ αὐτὸν ὄψεσθε, καθὼς εἶπεν ὑμῖν. Καὶ ἐξελθοῦσαι ἔφυγον ἀπὸ τοῦ μνημείου· εἶχε δὲ αὐτὰς τρόμος καὶ ἔκστασις, καὶ οὐδενὶ οὐδὲν εἶπον· ἐφοβοῦντο γάρ.


Hymns of the Day

Apolytikion of Great and Holy Pascha in the Plagal First Mode

Christ is risen from the dead, by death hath He trampled down death, and on those in the graves hath He bestowed life.
Χριστός ἀνέστη ἐκ νεκρῶν, θανάτῳ θάνατον πατήσας, καί τοῖς ἐν τοῖς μνήμασι ζωήν χαρισάμενος.

Apolytikion for Holy Myrrhbearers Sunday in the Second Mode

When Thou didst descend unto death, O Life Immortal, then didst Thou slay Hades with the lightning of Thy Divinity. And when Thou didst also raise the dead out of the nethermost depths, all the powers in the Heavens cried out: O Life-giver, Christ our God, glory be to Thee.
Ὅτε κατῆλθες πρὸς τὸν θάνατον, ἡ ζωὴ ἡ ἀθάνατος, τότε τὸν ᾍδην ἐνέκρωσας, τῇ ἀστραπῇ τῆς Θεότητος. ὅτε δὲ καὶ τοὺς τεθνεῶτας ἐκ τῶν καταχθονίων ἀνέστησας, πᾶσαι αἱ Δυνάμεις τῶν ἐπουρανίων ἐκραύγαζον. Ζωοδότα Χριστὲ ὁ Θεὸς ἡμῶν, δόξα σοι.

Apolytikion for Holy Myrrhbearers Sunday in the Second Mode

The noble Joseph, taking Thine immaculate Body down from the Tree, and having wrapped It in pure linen and spices, laid It for burial in a new tomb. But on the third day Thou didst arise, O Lord, granting great mercy to the world.
Ὁ εὐσχήμων Ἰωσήφ, ἀπὸ τοῦ ξύλου καθελὼν τὸ ἄχραντόν σου Σῶμα, σινδόνι καθαρᾷ, εἱλήσας καὶ ἀρώμασιν, ἐν μνήματι καινῷ κηδεύσας ἀπέθετο, ἀλλὰ τριήμερος ἀνέστης Κύριε, παρέχων τῷ κόσμῳ τὸ μέγα ἔλεος.

Apolytikion for Holy Myrrhbearers Sunday in the Second Mode

Unto the myrrh-bearing women did the Angel cry out as he stood by the grave: Myrrh oils are meet for the dead, but Christ hath proved to be a stranger to corruption. But cry out: The Lord is risen, granting great mercy to the world.
Ταῖς Μυροφόροις Γυναιξί, παρὰ τὸ μνῆμα ἐπιστάς, ὁ Ἄγγελος ἐβόα. Τὰ μύρα τοῖς θνητοῖς ὑπάρχει ἁρμόδια, Χριστὸς δὲ διαφθορᾶς ἐδείχθη ἀλλότριος, ἀλλὰ κραυγάσατε, Ἀνέστη ὁ Κύριος, παρέχων τῷ κόσμῳ τὸ μέγα ἔλεος.

Seasonal Kontakion in the Plagal Fourth Mode

Though You went down into the tomb, You destroyed Hades' power, and You rose the victor, Christ God, saying to the myrrh-bearing women, "Hail!" and granting peace to Your disciples, You who raise up the fallen.
Εἰ καὶ ἐν τάφῳ κατῆλθες ἀθάνατε, ἀλλὰ τοῦ ᾍδου καθεῖλες τὴν δύναμιν, καὶ ἀνέστης ὡς νικητής, Χριστὲ ὁ Θεός, γυναιξὶ Μυροφόροις φθεγξάμενος. Χαίρετε, καὶ τοῖς σοῖς Ἀποστόλοις εἰρήνην δωρούμενος ὁ τοῖς πεσοῦσι παρέχων ἀνάστασιν.

Community News and Events

Philoptochos News

The Ladies Philoptochos 'Nausica' has a new Facebook page and will no longer be posting on our previous page.

Please like our new page by clicking the link below and share with your friends to stay up to date with our many outreach projects as we fulfill our mission to assist those in need.

Link to the new Annunciation Philoptochos 'Nausica' Facebook page:

Matthew 25 Ministry News

Christos Anesti!

It’s a joyous time of year even in the midst of quarantines and Covid-19.  Our faith keeps us positive and our knowledge of God’s love keeps us hopeful. We are all looking forward to brighter days ahead.  In the past month, we learned to social distance, live stream our church services, go to school online, and watch the grim realities around a crippling world.  It’s been humbling.

During these uncertain Covid-19 times our world is facing anxiety and sadly, Hunger!  In a normal year, children would be in a school where breakfast and lunch would be served. These children have lost 3 months of free meals.   Hunger along with Covid -19 is now plaguing our county.  Food insecurities are on the rise and we must help our local food banks and pantries. 

Seeds of Hope has implemented a drive-up delivery for food.  They are challenged with more families, fewer donations, and smaller teams of volunteers to assist with the packing of boxes and unloading deliveries.  They place foods like cereal, eggs, pasta, sauce, soup, bread, snacks, and produce in boxes and directly into the trunk of people’s vehicles.

We would like to thank all those who have made financial donations to Matthew 25 this year. Please continue donating through the church or the new app Give Plus.  People approach us all the time for help, and we can’t give the necessary help without monetary donations. 

We delivered supplies to Seeds of Hope this week with the help of your monetary donations. We went individually, rather than as a team.  They are taking extreme measures to keep us all safe in the process.  They serve between 160-175 households each week.  They have reduced donations and an increase in the number of people they serve.  Please give us the opportunity to serve others during this very challenging time.

Thank You and God bless all of you and may God protect you with good health!

Annunciation Homeless Ministry COVID-19 Update

Praying that you and your loved ones are staying healthy and hopeful during these difficult days.  

Who We Are

As you may know by now, we are a team of  Annunciation parishioners who have begun, with Father John’s blessing, engaging you our Annunciation family, to serve and minister to the homeless needs in Philadelphia.  

Our Partners 

We currently partner with Twelve Baskets Full, a ministry of Orthodox Christians in the local area who help provide and serve meals to those in need within the Downtown Philadelphia area. 

(The corner of 20th and Race Street, across from the Franklin Institute).

However, as you would expect during this unprecedented time and under the current restrictions, we have been unable to (safely) serve those experiencing homelessness in Philadelphia.  

Therefore, we have identified and are working with Project Home, a service organization that works with the homeless in Philadelphia.

We are currently collecting much-needed items for distribution by Project Home to the homeless. We will continue this support during the current crisis. 

Thank You  

Thanks to your generous support, the Homeless Ministry has for the second week in a row delivered a trunk load of donations to Project Home. 

How You Can Help 

Please contact us at the emails provided below to arrange for pickup if you are able to make a donation of any of the following items:


  • Hand sanitizer containing at least 60 percent alcohol (travel size or larger)
  • New or gently used blankets
  • Face masks
  • Soap
  • Clorox wipes and disinfectant spray
  • Body wipes
  • Gently-used sweatpants and jeans
  • Gently-used shoes and boots
  • New t-shirts
  • New underwear
  • Bottled water


  • Lotion
  • Shampoo
  • Deodorant
  • New washcloths
  • Travel-size tissues
  • Travel-size band-aids
  • New socks
  • Snack bars


“As each one has received a gift, minister it to one another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God.” (1 Peters 4:10)

Thank you for your generosity and prayers. 

In Christ's service,

The Homeless Ministry


Facts on Homelessness: Each year, Philadelphia homeless outreach organizations engage more than 6,000 individuals living on the street, in cars, abandoned buildings, train/bus stations, and other places not meant for human habitation. 

Graduation Sunday, June 14, 2020

Please submit your graduate's information HERE


Focus on Our Church Family

Pastoral care: If you or someone you know is sick, homebound elderly, or scheduled for surgery, please call the church office to let us know so Fr. John can make a pastoral visit, or to add someone to the prayer list.

Let us pray to the Lord for the health and salvation of suffering and persecuted Christians in the Middle East and the non-Christian world, Anthony, Janet, Dionysios, Elizabeth, Peter, Athanasia, Earnest, Virginia, Sandra, Tom, Stephen, Betty, Chryssie, Stacey, Athena, Konstantinos, Donna.

Names will be kept on this list for approximately 3 months. Please resubmit Names if needed. Fr. John will include the submitted names at the Psokomide “Offering of Gifts” during the first part of the liturgy when he prepares the mystical gifts of bread & wine. Please lift these names up to the Lord in your personal prayer life as well.

Prayer for healing: Heavenly Father, physician of our souls and bodies, who have sent our Lord to heal every sickness. Visit and heal us. Grant patience in this sickness, strength of body and spirit, and recovery of health. Lord, You have taught us to pray for each other that we may be healed. We pray that You heal, guide, and protect your servant (s) (pray by name for those who are sick) and grant them the gift of complete health. You are the source of healing and to You, we give glory, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Amen.

Χρόνια πολλά & ευλογημένα!  God grant you many years!  To those who are celebrating birthdays this coming week:  Michael Dimotsis, Anna Nanos, Andreas Sideris, Anthony Alfaro, George Gutchigian, Tina Onassis, Aris Pasles, Mark Samios, Elliott (Elias) Cummings, Polly Georgiou, Stefanos Haviaras, George Henderson, Kevin Mack, Max Matthes, Marianthi Nikolopoulos, Bobby Simmons, Roula Kosoglou, William Kyriakatos, Kalliopi Malitas, Maria Papacostas, Stella Benakis, Alexia Contoudis, Andreas Kambouris, Peggy Nikolopoulos, Yianni O'Hara, Kristen Vaganos, Stamatoula Bastas, Alexios Cardwell, Maria Ekonomou, Dimitrios Sourias, David C. Dietz, Evangelia King, Dennis Koulouris, Sommer Pio, Zisis Rokos.



Stewardship Update

Beloved Parishioners,

Christ is risen! Χριστός ανέστη!

Did you know we offer electronic giving?

Over 100 parishioners have already signed up with “GivePlus Church” since we went 'live' on March 21, 2020. 

You can contribute anywhere, anytime right from your computer, smartphone, or tablet. It only takes a moment to set up an account:

  1. Download the free “GivePlus Church” app from the App Store or Google Play, or set it up from your desktop computer HERE.
  2. Find our church by ZIP code (19027) or by searching for Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church
  3. Donate!

Click HERE  for a short informative video on how to set it up.

We hope you enjoy this new way to contribute to your church and thank you for your support.


Supporting Annunciation Stewards as of April 30, 2020

  1. Pablo & Julianna Aguilar
  2. Paul & Maria Anagnostakos
  3. Kimon & Effi Angelikas
  4. Helen Angelos
  5. Annunciation Philoptochos
  6. Theodore & Victoria Aristoklis
  7. Christopher Avgiris
  8. John & Catherine Avgiris
  9. Harry & Argetta Ballas
  10. Harry & Connie Bandy
  11. Peter Bandy
  12. Stamatoula Bastas
  13. Efthimia Bastas-Christie
  14. Christos Bazalekos
  15. Michael & Marina Blackton
  16. Nina Borras & Alfredo Yiannateli
  17. Leontios & Sofia Bougioukas
  18. Nickolas & Magdalini Bougioukas
  19. Helen Callas Reiner
  20. Konstantinos Calliagas & Amanda Macindoe
  21. Nicholas & Katerina Calliagas
  22. Ken & Maria Chin
  23. Chris & Eleni Contoudis
  24. Terry Contoudis
  25. Christopher & Andrea Cosmas
  26. Dinos & Antoinette Couppas
  27. Christopher Cripps & Lisa Taylor
  28. Niki Crits
  29. Curtis Cummings & Maria Gregory
  30. Randy & Kalli Cunningham
  31. George & Maria Dalagelis
  32. Constantine & Anna Dalson
  33. Maria Demas
  34. Leontios & Demetra Diamantas
  35. Anna Doucoure
  36. Teri Douris
  37. Dimitrios & Lambrini Econome
  38. Olga Econome
  39. Nicholas & Beverly Economopoulos
  40. Maria Economou
  41. Panagoula Ekonomou
  42. Evangelos & Debra Exarchos
  43. Alexander & Andrea Falbo
  44. Jonathan Fellenz & Stephanie Ballas
  45. Kai & Argie Fentross
  46. Stephen & Christine Ferello
  47. Chris & Dori Fifis
  48. Apostolos & Stella Fisfis
  49. George Fisfis
  50. Yanni Fisfis & Alexzandra Papouchis
  51. Efstathios & Kyriaki Fragogiannis
  52. James & Rosemary Frain
  53. Mark Franchetti & Yianna Yiantsos
  54. Maria Frangetis
  55. Dimitra Ganas
  56. Michael & Michele Ganas
  57. George & Angela Gaugler
  58. George & Polly Georgiou
  59. Peter & Christine Georgiou
  60. Koula Gerasklis
  61. Christos & Sarah Giannopoulos
  62. Panagiotis & Eugenia Giannoumis
  63. John & Rosalie Gilliland
  64. George Giordas
  65. Eleni Giovetsis
  66. Craig & Angela Godshall
  67. Peter & Susan Gouris
  68. Evangeline Gouzouasis
  69. William Grau & Vicky Sarris
  70. Costas & Maria Grigorakakis
  71. Stephanos Grigorakakis
  72. Yianni & Stefanie Grigorakakis
  73. George & Joyce Gutchigian
  74. Peter & Christina Hadgimallis
  75. Robert & Vasiliki Hadgimallis
  76. Andreas & Argero Hagiandreu
  77. Irene Halkias
  78. Magda Hatzis
  79. Chrisanthi Hatzopoulos
  80. Thomas & Maria Hatzopoulos
  81. Douglas & Angela Heinze
  82. Brian & Anna Hirst
  83. Frank & Linda Holberg
  84. Jodi Jasionowicz & Helen Giannakopoulos
  85. Francis & Mary Jaxheimer
  86. Paul & Mary Ann Jensen
  87. Fr. John & Presvytera Evangelia Johns
  88. Gregory & Roseanne Kaldes
  89. Dean & Kara Kalogrias
  90. Vasilis Kambouris & Penelope Mashas
  91. John & Francesca Kanakis
  92. Argyro Kanellopoulos
  93. Christos Karagiannis
  94. Dimitrios & Glykeria Karagiannis
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Greek Orthodox Archdiocese News

Message of His All-Holiness for Saint George Day 2020


The Mother Church of Constantinople that partakes of the crucifixion, the much revered Ecumenical Patriarchate, has this year celebrated the annual commemoration of the Holy, Glorious, Great-Martyr George the Trophy-Bearer

Archiepiscopal Encyclical on the Great and Holy Pascha


In this time of darkness: through the most difficult Lent in memory, through a radical reduction of our lives and livelihood, through the threat of sickness on an unprecedented scale, and the through the grievous loss of family, friends, and neighbors taken from us too soon, we have finally arrived at the dawn.

2020 Paschal (Easter) Message of His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros


And know, that the shadows we experience today, are fleeting. Christ our Light, is come upon us, to dispel every darkness, and to raise us up, with Him, to everlasting light and life! Χριστὸς Ἀνέστη! Ἀληθῶς Ἀνέστη!