August 7, 2020

Fr. George's Homily for the Transfiguration

 

Sunday Bulletin - August 9, 2020

Our bulletin for this Sunday is attached.
August dates for Live Streaming are included.  
If you are not available to join us in person, as we worship together, visit  https://wsgoc.org/live  and Click on the Find our Live Stream on YouTube button.  Also, since we are still not permitted to put our Liturgy Books back in the pews, you may want to download the Digital Chant Stand App on your phone or tablet in order to follow along with our services.  Or go to their website at https://www.agesinitiatives.com/dcs/public/dcs/dcs.html

In Christ's Service,
Your Annunciation Office Staff

July 31, 2020

Sunday Bulletin, August 02, 2020

Our Sunday Bulletin for August 2nd is attached below. 
We wholeheartedly wish all of our parishioners a Happy August 15th (Kali Panagia)!

July 28, 2020

August 2020 Bulletin & Greek School Registration

Please see attachments for the August Monthly Bulletin.  Also, The Greek School is accepting registrations for the new school year.  You will find the attachment of registration below. 


Also, be sure to visit our website for information about our Church. wsgoc.org.

July 24, 2020

Sunday Bulletin July 26, 2020 CORRECTED

A REMINDER: as per the Holy Eparchial Synod's request, we would like to inform you that we will chant the Service of the Akathist Hymn to the Most Holy Theotokos TONIGHT Friday, July 24, 2020, at 6 pm, in our Annunciation Church. For those who don't yet feel comfortable to come to the Church because of the COVID-19 pandemic, we will livestream the Service. www.wsgoc.org/live

Sunday Bulletin

A REMINDER: as per the Holy Eparchial Synod's request, we would like to inform you that we will chant the Service of the Akathist Hymn to the Most Holy Theotokos TONIGHT Friday, July 24, 2020, at 6 pm, in our Annunciation Church. For those who don't yet feel comfortable to come to the Church because of the COVID-19 pandemic, we will livestream the Service. www.wsgoc.org/live

July 19, 2020

Fr. George’s Message for the Service of the Akathist Hymn for the Mourning of the Holy & Great Church of Agia Sophia (the Wisdom of God) in Constantinople.

Fr. George's Message for the Service of the Akathist Hymn for the Mourning of the Holy & Great Church of Agia Sophia (the Wisdom of God) in Constantinople.

 

Our beloved brothers and sisters in Christ,

Αs you may already have been informed by the news, the Turkish government has finally decided to convert into an Islamic Mosque the Holy & Great Church of the "Wisdom of God", our Hagia Sophia, the holiest and most sacred Symbol of Hellenism Orthodoxy. This tragic "inauguration" of the conversion of Hagia Sophia to a Mosque, has been scheduled for next Friday, July 24, 2020. As a consequence, the Holy Eparchial Synod, with deep sadness, calls upon us, ALL the faithful of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, to observe next Friday as a day of mourning and manifest grief. As per the Holy Eparchial Synod's request, we would like to inform you that we will chant the Service of the Akathist Hymn to the Most Holy Theotokos on this coming Friday, July 24, 2020, at 6 pm, in our Annunciation Church. For those who don't yet feel comfortable to come to the Church because of the COVID-19 pandemic, we will livestream the Service. At this moment of great sorrow, let us all turn in prayer to our Lady Theotokos and Ever-Virgin Mary, our beloved Panagia, Who is the "Joy of all who sorrow". Let us all pray to Panagia to continue, more so now, to intercede to Her Son and our God, for all of us, and especially for the Holy and Great Church of Christ, the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople. AMEN!

 

Αγαπητοί μας εν Χριστώ αδελφοί,

Όπως θα έχετε ήδη ενημερωθεί από τις ειδήσεις, η τουρκική κυβέρνηση αποφάσισε τελικά να μετατρέψει μετά από 86 ολόκληρα χρόνια την Μεγάλη Εκκλησία της του Θεού Σοφίας, την Αγία Σοφιά μας, το ιερό Σύμβολο του Ορθοδόξου Ελληνισμού, σε ισλαμικό τέμενος. Τα τραγικά αυτά «εγκαίνια» της μετατροπής της Αγίας Σοφίας, ως τζαμί πλέον, είναι προγραμματισμένα για την ερχόμενη Παρασκευή, 24 Ιουλίου, 2020. Γι' αυτό, η Ιερά Επαρχιακή Σύνοδος, με αίσθημα πόνου, καλεί όλους εμάς, τους πιστούς της Ελληνορθόδοξης Αρχιεπισκοπής Αμερικής, να τηρήσουμε την ερχόμενη Παρασκευή ως ημέρα πένθους και έντονης θλίψης. Επιπρόσθετα, σας ενημερώνουμε ότι, κατά την προτροπή της Ιεράς Επαρχιακής Συνόδου, την ερχόμενη Παρασκευή, 24 Ιουλίου, 2020, στις 6 το απόγευμα, θα τελεσθεί στον Ιερό μας Ναό του Ευαγγελισμού, η Ακολουθία του Ακαθίστου Ύμνου προς την Υπεραγία Θεοτόκο. Για όλους όσοι δεν αισθάνονται ακόμη άνετα, εξαιτίας της πανδημίας του Κορωνοιού,  να προσέλθουν την Παρασκευή στην Εκκλησία, θα αναμεταδώσουμε ζωντανά την Ιερή Ακολουθία μέσω της Ιστοσελίδας της Εκκλησίας μας. Σε ετούτη τη στιγμή της μεγάλης θλίψης, ας απευθυνθούμε όλοι μας προσευχητικά στην Κυρία Θεοτόκο, την καλή μας Παναγία, η Οποία είναι «πάντων θλιβομένων η χαρά», και ας την παρακαλέσουμε να συνεχίζει να μεσιτεύει στον Υιό της και Θεό ημών, για όλους εμάς, και κυρίως για την Αγία του Χριστού Μεγάλη Εκκλησία, το Σεπτό μας Οικουμενικό Πατριαρχείο Κωνσταντινουπόλεως. ΑΜΗΝ! 

July 17, 2020

Sunday - July 19, 2020

The Sunday bulletin for July 19 is attached.
Also, don't forget to visit our website at wsgoc.org

As we cautiously and compassionately encounter the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, our Annunciation community is proud to announce that it has been continuing its vibrant Adult Sunday School ministry virtually. The weekly discussion is held via WebEx on Sunday mornings from 8:30 until 9:15 am. If you desire to join in, or contribute to, the weekly discussions, please do not hesitate to contact either Theodore Pritsis (theodorepritsis@gmail.com) or Helena Olympio (myheartsnflorida@gmail.com).    

July 12, 2020

Sayings of St. PAISIOS of the Mount Athos (Holy Mountain)


One day, St. Paisios said, I was digging in my garden in order to plant some tomato seeds. Someone stopped by and asked me, "What are you doing, Elder?"

 

"What do you think I am doing?  I am confessing my garden."

 

"Okay, Elder," he says to me, "even your garden needs confession?"

 

"Indeed, it needs confession. I have determined that, when I confess my garden, in other words, when I remove from it the rocks, the weeds, the thorns, etc., then it is able to produce a good crop; otherwise, the tomatoes turn out yellow and unripe!"


July 11, 2020

Sayings of St. PAISIOS of the Mount Athos (Holy Mountain)

Sayings of St. PAISIOS of the Mount Athos (Holy Mountain) 

"If we want to be connected with God, we should coordinate our transmitter to the frequency of love and our receiver to that of humility. Love and humility are the frequency in which God works! We need to work hard, as much as we can, in order to catch this frequency. Then we will be in contact with God, and our minds will continuously be with God". 

July 10, 2020

Sunday Bulletin - July 12, 2020

See attached bulletin for Sunday, July 12, 2020.  To follow along with our Sunday Matins and Divine Liturgy, go to https://www.agesinitiatives.com/dcs/public/dcs/dcs.html and choose the correct date.

Also, be sure to visit our website at www.wsgoc.org where you can see our church calendar, view previous Monthly & Sunday bulletins, learn more about our ministries, make on-line donations and much, much more!