Sunday February 5, 2023


SUNDAY, February 5, 2023 ~ Sunday of the publican & the Pharisee (Triodion Begins)

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Weekly Bulletin

SUNDAY, February 5, 2023 ~ Sunday of the publican & the Pharisee (Triodion Begins)

St. Agatha the Martyr ~ Polyeuktos, Patriarchate of constantinople

USHERS Team D:  Spiro Strates, Sammy Gianopoulos, Lisa Siokis, Gus Hodges
CHURCH SERVICES COMMITTEE Team 1:  Tom Giannopoulos, Presvytera Stacy Shepherd, Allan Hild, Michael Six
READER:  Chris Lohr
MAIDENS FOR CHRIST Team 3:  Veroniki Ballas, Annie Bridges, Amalia Lazaris, Constance Leonard, Eleni Olivia Roussis
ALTAR BOYS MINISTRY Team 1:  Nektarios Vgenopoulos – Leader, Evangelos Paparoupas, Panagiotis Lambis, Konstantinos Lambis, Anastasios Kazakos, Pavlos S. Strates, Nathaniel Burdette, Alexander Burns, Alexander Kroustalis, Lucas Casper, Nicholas Casper
NURSERY ASSIGNMENTS:  Tonya Blevins & Emily Rogatsios


This Week at the Annunciation

Sunday, February 5, 2023 (TRIODION  Begins)

· 8:45 AM   Matins & Divine Sunday of the Publican & Pharisee

· GodParent- GodChild Sunday:  The Youth are encouraged to sit with their Godparents. All are encouraged to prepare for Holy Communion.  Sunday School is regular time after services.

· 40 day memorial for Sophia Aslanis

· WYR Attendees & HDF Dancers  will be recognized after Divine Liturgy

· Coffee hour offered by Margaret Aslanis-Nystrom & Tina Nystrom

Monday, February 6, 2023

10:00  AM Warm Up America

6:30 PM  OCF Meeting @ 66 Grill & Taphouse

7:00 PM  Boys Basketball vs. Winston Salem Street School @ Fulton YMCA

Tuesday, February 7, 2023

9:30 AM   Adult Discussion Group

4:30 PM   Greek School: Conversation Classes

5:30 PM   Choir Practice

5:30 - 6:30 PM Kindergarten - 5th Grade Festival Dance Practice

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM 6th  -  8th Grade Festival Dance Practice

7:00 PM   ORTHODOXY 101 Rm #117

Wednesday, February 8, 2023

8:45 AM  Matins & Divine Liturgy:
St. Theodore the General & Great Martyr

· 1 Year memorial for Sam Vlahos

4:30 PM   Greek School:  Level 1 and up

5:30 PM   Choir Practice

Philoptochos General Meeting has been postponed for February 16th,
at Little Richard's Stratford Road

Thursday, February 9, 2023

8:00 AM  Men's Discussion Group

6:00 PM  Paraklisis to the Theotokos

7:30 PM  YAL @ Little Richard's  on Stratford

Friday, February 10, 2023

8:45 AM  Matins & Divine Liturgy:
St. Haralambos the Priest Martyr

Saturday, February 11, 2023

9:45 AM  GOYA Departure for Snow Tubing,
Ghent, WV


Sunday, February 12, 2023

· 8:45 AM  Matins & Divine Liturgy:
Sunday of the Prodigal Son

· 40 Day Memorial for Demetra Ballatsia
(wife of Seraphim Ballatsia of blessed memory)

· 1 Year Memorial for Nicky Hondros

· Coffee hour hosted by the families
of Demetra & Nicky


Other News and Updates

Concerning Triodion

 Triodion is the ecclesiastical book which contains the Holy Services of the Church, which begins with the Sunday of the Publican and Pharisee and ends on Holy Saturday. Triodion is also the ecclesiastical period that we use the book of the Triodion. The Triodion mainly covers 3 different times: 1) the pre-lenten period, 2) Holy & Great Lent, and 3) Holy Week.  

The Triodion is also called the "compunctionate Triodion", because the hymns are full of compunction, and its main theme is Repentance as the ONLY path to Salvation. In other words, the period of Triodion is the most appropriate of the whole ecclesiastical year, where we are called upon to reclaim the opportunities to experience the great Mystery of Repentance.

Finally, the purpose of Triodion is to prepare us, through humility, repentance, confession, more frequent prayer, philanthropy, fasting, spiritual struggle against our weaknesses, and more frequent participation in the Holy Sacraments and Church Services, in order to welcome and experience, as much as we can, wholeheartedly the Holy Resurrection of our Lord and Savior God, Jesus Christ. 

 Hymnology of Sunday of Publican and Pharisee (1st Sunday of Triodion).

O Giver of Life, open to me the gates of Repentance; for early in the morning my spirit seeks Your Holy Temple, bringing the temple of my body all defiled. But, in Your Divine Compassion, cleanse me, by Your loving-kindness and Divine mercy. 

Brethren, let us not pray as the Pharisee, for he who exalts himself will be humbled. Let us humble ourselves before God, as the Publican did, and with fasting cry out to Him, "God, have mercy upon us sinners".

 Let us ALL have a blessed TRIODION! AMEN! 


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