Sun. Jan. 28 2022 Weekly Bulletin


Weekly Bulletin

Sunday Assignments

USHERS - Team C - Stan Carroll, Paul Spanos, Frank Moutos, Sammy Gianopoulos
CHURCH SERVICES COMMITTEE - TEAM 2 – Gus Kroustalis, Paul Spanos, Tommy Karathanas, Litsa Liontis, James (Paki )Hondros
READER – Ron Sheppard
MAIDENS FOR CHRIST - TEAM  9 – Roxanne Gianopoulos, Lillia Liontis, Elena Kroustalis, Alexia Kroustalis
ALTAR BOYS MINISTRY - Team 3 – Panagiotis Vgenopoulos, Parker Moye,  Angelo Leontaritis, Evangelos Kortesis, John Spinosa, Tyler Goodin, Alexander Warren, Thanasi Karabelas, Kostas Lambis, Richard Knight, Nicholas Casper, Tristen Lucas Casper


This Week at the Annunciation
Sunday, January 30, 2022
8:45 AM   Matins & Divine Liturgy:
The Three Hierarchs
· 6 - month Memorial for Antoni Bakola & 1 - year Memorial for Jim Ballas
· Greek School Presentation for the Three Hierarchs
· Coffee hour hosted by the family of Jim Ballas and Antoni Bakola & the GPTO
· 5:00 PM  GOYA Meeting in the Pavilion

Monday, January 31, 2022
10:00 AM   Warm-Up America
Last day to submit commemorative album info

Tuesday, February 1, 2022
9:30 AM    Adult Discussion Group

Wednesday, February 2, 2022
8:45 AM    Matins & Divine Liturgy: The Presentation of Our Lord (Ipapandi)
4:30 PM   Greek School: Regular Classes
4:30 PM   Greek School: Conversation Class
6:00 PM    Philoptochos Board Meeting 

Thursday, February 3, 2022
8:00 AM    Men's Discussion Group
6:00 PM    Paraklisis to the Theotokos
7:00 PM    Orthodoxy 101

Sunday, February 6, 2022
8:45 AM   Matins & Divine Liturgy: Sunday of the Canaanite
· Godparent/Godchild Sunday
· Souper Bowl Charity Drive


Other News and Updates


Each of these Great Holy Fathers and Ecumenical Teachers have their own Feast day. St. Basil the Great, January 1; St. Gregory the Theologian, January 25; and St. John Chrysostom, November 13. This combined Feast day, January 30, was instituted in the eleventh century during the reign of Byzantine Emperor Alexius Comnenus (1081-1118). At one time a debate arose in Constantinople among some faithful concerning who of the three Hierarchs is the greatest? Some extolled St. Basil because of his virtues, courage and his unique explanation of the mysteries of the Faith; others extolled St. Gregory for his unsurpassed depth and lofty mind in theology, wisdom, and his unique explanation of the dogma of the Holy Trinity; still others extolled St. John Chrysostom because of his supreme rhetoric and expressive gift, his clarity in expounding the Faith, and his unique interpretation of the Holy Scriptures.  

Therefore, some were called Basilians, others Gregorians, and the third were called Johannites. This debate was settled by Divine Providence to the benefit of the Church. St. John Mauropus and Bishop John of Euchaita had a vision in a dream: At first, all three of these Saints appeared to him separately in great glory and indescribable beauty, and after that all three appeared together. They said to them, "As you can see, the three of us are with God, and neither disagreement nor competition separate us. Each one of us, according to the circumstances and according to the inspiration that he received from the Holy Spirit, wrote and taught what was beneficial for the salvation of humankind; neither is there a first or a second among us".

The three Hierarchs also advised Bishop John that he should compose a common Church Service for them, and to establish a common Feast day of celebration. Following this wonderful vision, the debate was settled in this manner: January 30 would be designated as the common Feast of the three Hierarchs. The Greek Orthodox Faithful, throughout the world, consider this Feast not only an Ecclesiastical Feast but also their greatest Greek School Holiday.

Important Emails Sent this Week
This week two important emails went out, your end-of-year contribution report and a form to update your contact information. If you didn't receive one or both of these emails please contact the church office. Also, contact the office if you would like a paper copy of your end-of-year contribution report. Thank you for your support!

Commemorative Album Update
The Commemorative Album team is still looking for photos from all church ministries, including GOYA, Hope & Joy, Altar Boys, Vacation Bible School, Fall Festival, New Years Dances, Church Picnics, Greek School, Preschool, Philoptochos, church services, iconography, Israel Trips, and Choir & Chanters. They are also looking for photos from the community from years 1970-2000.



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