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2020 Holy Week Schedule for Greek Orthodox Church of the Annunciation
Saturday of Lazarus, April 11
Orthros 9 am Divine Liturgy 10 am
(Now at Annunciation Church ONLY to facilitate live-streaming)
Palm Sunday, April 12
Orthros 9:00 am Divine Liturgy 10:00 am
Palm Sunday evening, April 12
Service of the Nymphios/Bridegroom matins 6:00 pm
Holy Monday, April 13
Service of the Bridegroom matins 7:30 pm
Holy Tuesday, April 14
Service of the Bridegroom matins and Hymn of Kassiani 6:00 pm
Holy Wednesday evening, April 15
Service of the Sacrament of Holy Unction 6:00 pm
Holy Thursday morning, April 16
Vesperal Liturgy of St. Basil the Great 9:30 am
Holy Thursday evening, April 16
Service of the Holy Passions of our Lord and the 12 Gospels 6:00 pm
Holy Friday morning, April 17
Service of the Royal Hours 9:00 am
Holy Friday afternoon, April 17
Service of Great Vespers of the Apokathelosis
The unnailing of our Lord from the cross 3 pm
Holy Friday evening, April 17
Service of the Lamentations matins 6:00 pm
Holy Saturday morning, April 18
Vesperal Liturgy of St. Basil the Great
The First Resurrection of our Lord raising Adam and Eve from the dead
Holy Saturday night, April 18
Matins of the Pascha 9:00 pm
'O Come and Receive Ye the Light...' 10:00 pm
Reading of the Gospel of the Resurrection of our Lord 10:15 pm
followed by the Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom
Easter Sunday (Pascha), April 19
Vespers service of Agape (The Gospel will be read in multiple languages. Please see Fr. Michael if you are interested in reading the Gospel in ANY other language besides Greek and English). 11 am
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The Sacrament of Holy Confession may be scheduled by appointment by contacting Fr. Michael.
STEWARDSHIP is an important part of our Orthodox Christian Faith. Every member of the Church is expected to contribute and fulfill their financial responsibility to the Church. A minimum pledge of $400.00 per annum is expected for a family (i.e. a husband and a wife, or father, mother, and children).
A minimum pledge of $200 per annum is expected of a single adult. If a single adult has one or more children, he or she is expected to contribute the family rate of $400 per annum. Individuals with financial hardship, who can not pay the minimum expected stewardship, are urged to speak to the parish priest, Fr. Michael.
Sacraments, such as Holy Baptism and Holy Matrimony, are performed by the parish priest for parishioners who are in good financial stewardship standing. Parishioners must complete a form requesting the sacrament be performed. All dates are to be approved by the Parish Priest. The Parish Priest, as the Bishop's representative, is the supreme convening authority as to whether a sacrament is performed for an individual. The priest will direct an individual to provide a note from the parish council president or vice-president confirming that they are in good stewardship standing before the sacrament is scheduled.
Based on the recent statement from the Archdiocese and the new recommendations from the President of the United States and the CDC regarding the necessity to limit gatherings to very small numbers:
- All services in the parish should be done with only the priest and selected staff to help with the service. Doors will be locked and no one will be allowed in.
- Parishioners should watch services on the internet from home.
- No one will be allowed into the church complex unless given permission by the parish priest. That includes all church organizations and outside organizations. Furthermore, all aspects of the complex are included in this prohibition (the church proper, social halls, Church School areas, cultural centers, etc.). In cases were there is no parish priest, the president of the parish council should contact Fr. Teodor Petrutiu at (248) 330-3177 or Fr. Nick Kotsis at (734) 604-3214 for instruction.
- Please note that the parish priest will still perform necessary pastoral functions. However, he may be limited in visiting nursing homes, senior facilities, and even hospitals.
In order to help reduce the spread of the COVID-19 virus, we have entered into a time in which we all must take extraordinary measures to do our part. We will notify you promptly as we adjust to this developing situation.
Please remain vigilant in your prayers for the health and salvation of all. Please remain vigilant in your prayers for those who are already sick. Please remain vigilant in your prayers for the doctors, nurses, and other medical professionals as they do their best to treat the sick and seek remedies for this virus.
While we know that everyone is affected by this situation, please keep your parishes in mind and continue to support them in every way you are able.
We will let you know as soon as any change in the situation allows for a change to these directives.
With Paternal Prayers and Love,
METROPOLITAN OF DETROIT
Orthros: 9:00 AM (September - May) 8:45 AM (June - August)
Divine Liturgy: 10:00 AM (September - May) 9:45 AM (June - August)
March 15, 2020
Recent Photo Galleries
5th Saturday of Lent: The Akathist Hymn; George the Righteous of Maleon; Righteous Plato the Studite; Nicetas the Hieromartyr, Struggler of Serrai (1808); Righteous Zosimas; Theonas, Archbishop of Thessaloniki, Founder and Renovator of the Sacred Monastery of Saint Anastasia of Pharmakolytria, Halkidiki; Theodoulos and Agathopous of Thessaloniki