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The Monthly Newsletter of the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church in Dayton, Ohio
JANUARY 2015
VOLUME 10
ISSUE 17
SS. Athanasios and Cyril, Patriarchs of Alexandria
Commemorated on January 18th
IN THIS ISSUE:
SS. Athanasios and Cyril,
Patriarchs of Alexandria
Commemorated on
th
January 18
1
Parish Registry
3
Liturgical Schedule
3
Ministries and
Organizations
4
Faith In Action
5
News and Notes
6
Stewardship
8
Calendar
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In the half-century after the First Ecumenical
Council held in Nicea in 325, if there was one man
whom the Arians feared and hated more intensely
than any other, as being able to lay bare the whole
error of their teaching, and to marshal, even from
exile or hiding, the beleaguered forces of the
Orthodox, it was Saint Athanasios the Great. This
blazing lamp of Orthodoxy, which imperial power
and heretics' plots could not quench when he
shone upon the lampstand, nor find when he was
hid by the people and monks of Egypt, was born in
Alexandria about the year 296. He received an
excellent training in Greek letters and especially in
the sacred Scriptures, of which he shows an
exceptional knowledge in his writings. Even as a
young man he had a remarkable depth of
theological understanding; he was only about
twenty years old when he wrote his treatise "On the Incarnation." Saint Alexander, the
Archbishop of Alexandria, brought him up in piety, ordained him his deacon, and after
deposing Arius for his blasphemy against the Divinity of the Son of God, took Athanasios to
the First Council in Nicea in 325. Saint Athanasios was to spend the remainder of his life
laboring in defense of this Holy Council. In 326, before his death, Alexander appointed
Athanasios his successor.
In 325, Arius had been condemned by the Council of Nicea; yet through his hypocritical
confession of Orthodox belief, Saint Constantine the Great was persuaded by Arius's supporters that he should be
received back into the communion of the Church. But Athanasios, knowing well the perverseness of his mind, and the
disease of heresy lurking in his heart, refused communion with Arius. The heresiarch's followers then began framing
false charges against Athanasios. Finally Saint Constantine the Great, misled by grave charges of the Saint's misconduct
(which were completely false), had him exiled to Tiberius (Treves) in Gaul in 336. When Saint Constantine was
succeeded by his three sons Constantine II, Constans, and Constantius, in 337, Saint Athanasios returned to Alexandria in
triumph. But his enemies found an ally in Constantius, Emperor of the East, and he spent a second exile in Rome. It was
ended when Constans prevailed with threats upon his brother Constantius to restore Athanasios (see also Nov. 6). For
ten years Saint Athanasios strengthened Orthodoxy throughout Egypt, visiting the whole country and encouraging all:
clergy, monastics, and lay folk, being loved by all as a father. After Constans's death in 350, Constantius became sole
Emperor, and Athanasios was again in danger. On the evening of February 8, 356, General Syrianus with more than five
thousand soldiers surrounded the church in which Athanasios was serving, and broke open the doors. Athanasios's
clergy begged him to leave, but the good shepherd commanded that all the flock should withdraw first; and only when
he was assured of their safety, he also, protected by divine grace, passed through the midst of the soldiers and
disappeared into the deserts of Egypt, where for some six years he eluded the soldiers and spies sent after him. When
Julian the Apostate succeeded Constantius in 361, Athanasios returned again, …(Continued on next page).
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….(Continued from page 2) on sent after him. When Julian the Apostate succeeded Constantius in 361, Athanasios returned
again, but only for a few months. Because Athanasios had converted many pagans, and the priests of the idols in Egypt
wrote to Julian that if Athanasios remained, idolatry would perish in Egypt, the heathen Emperor ordered not
Athanasios's exile, but his death. Athanasios took a ship up the Nile. When he learned that his imperial pursuers were
following him, he had his men turn back, and as his boat passed that of his pursuers, they asked him if he had seen
Athanasios. "He is not far," he answered. After returning to Alexandria for a while, he fled again to the Thebaid until
Julian's death in 363. Saint Athanasios suffered his fifth and last exile under Valens in 365, which only lasted four months
because Valens, fearing a sedition among the Egyptians for their beloved Archbishop, revoked his edict in February, 366.
The great Athanasios passed the remaining seven years of his life in peace. Of his fifty-seven years as Patriarch, he had
spent some seventeen in exiles. Shining from the height of his throne like a radiant evening star, and enlightening the
Orthodox with the brilliance of his words for yet a little while, this much-suffering champion inclined toward the sunset
of his life, and in the year 373 took his rest from his lengthy sufferings, but not before another luminary of the truth -Basil the Great -- had risen in the East, being consecrated Archbishop of Caesarea in 370. Besides all of his other
achievements, Saint Athanasios wrote the life of Saint Anthony the Great, with whom he spent time in his youth;
ordained Saint Frumentius first Bishop of Ethiopia; and in his Paschal Encyclical for the year 367 set forth the books of
the Old and New Testaments accepted by the Church as canonical. Saint Gregory the Theologian, in his "Oration On the
Great Athanasios", said that he was "Angelic in appearance, more angelic in mind; ... rebuking with the tenderness of a
father, praising with the dignity of a ruler ... Everything was harmonious, as an air upon a single lyre, and in the same
key; his life, his teaching, his struggles, his dangers, his return, and his conduct after his return ... he treated so mildly
and gently those who had injured him, that even they themselves, if I may say so, did not find his restoration
distasteful."
Saint Cyril was also from Alexandria, born about the year 376. He was the nephew of Theophilus, Patriarch of
Alexandria, who also instructed the Saint in his youth. Having first spent much time with the monks in Nitria, he later
became the successor to his uncle's throne in 412. In 429, when Cyril heard tidings of the teachings of the new Patriarch
of Constantinople, Nestorius, he began attempting through private letters to bring Nestorius to renounce his heretical
teaching about the Incarnation. When the heresiarch did not repent, Saint Cyril, together with Pope Celestine of Rome,
led the Orthodox opposition to his error. Saint Cyril presided over the Third Ecumenical Council of the 200 Holy Fathers
in the year 431, who gathered in Ephesus under Saint Theodosius the Younger. At this Council, by his most wise words,
he put to shame and convicted the impious doctrine of Nestorius, who, although he was in town, refused to appear
before Cyril. Saint Cyril, besides overthrowing the error of Nestorius, has left to the Church full commentaries on the
Gospels of Luke and John. Having shepherded the Church of Christ for thirty-two years, he reposed in 444.
If you anticipate having a Baptism or a Wedding at Annunciation Church, here are some things to consider as you
begin to plan. First, you should contact Fr. Mark as soon as possible to determine a date and time. You should
also be mindful of the following dates when Sacraments are not permitted: Baptisms are not celebrated during
Holy Week or on any Feast Day of the Lord or Theotokos. Weddings are not celebrated on fast days or during
fasting seasons or on the feasts of the Church, specifically: September 14 (Feast of the Holy Cross), December 13
– 25 (Nativity), January 5 and 6 (Epiphany), Great Lent and Holy Week, Pascha (Easter), Pentecost, August 1 – 15
(Dormition Fast and Feast), and August 29 (Beheading of St. John the Baptist). Exceptions can only be made with
the permission of the respective hierarch. Also, all couples are required to attend the Marriage Prep Seminar
either in the early Spring (Feb. 7) or late summer (Aug. 1). For further information or questions concerning this,
please contact Fr. Mark.
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Liturgical Schedule for the Month of January
Matins 8:15 am
Sun.
4th
Divine Liturgy 9:30 am
Sunday Before Epiphany
Forefeast of the Holy Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ
Mon.
Mon.
5th
5th
Royal Hours of the Theophany
Vesperal Divine Liturgy w/Agiasmos
9:30 am
6:30 pm
Feast of the Holy Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ
Tues.
Wed.
Sun.
Sun.
Sun
Fri.
6th
7th
11th
18th
25th
30th
Feast of the Holy Theophany of our Lord and God and Savior Jesus Christ w/Agiasmos
Synaxis of St. John the Forerunner
Sunday after the Holy Theophany (Vasilopita Sunday)
12th Sunday of Luke – Feast of SS. Cyril and Athanasius of Alexandria
15th Sunday of Luke - Feast of St. Gregory the Theologian
Feast of the Three Hierarchs
PARISH REGISTRY
Wedding
Groom: Nicholas Derksen
Bride: Amy Peirano
Sponsor: Ariana Derksen
Date: September 20, 2014
MEMORIALS IN
JANUARY
Jan. 4
th
+Despina Zavakos
+Julia Zavakos
40 Day Blessing
Dec. 21, 2014 Nicole (Alex) Balkenbusch and daughter
ANNUNCIATION LEGACY FUND - TOMORROW BEGINS TODAY
ANNUNCIATION LEGACY FUND – TOMORROW BEGINS TODAY
Q) "Should I donate to the ANNUNCIATION LEGACY FUND using money that I originally wanted to put towards my "TREASURE"/Fair
Share portion of my Stewardship Pledge?"
A) "No. We do ask that you consider contributing to the ANNUNCIATION LEGACY FUND (particularly since there are matching funds
available in 2015). However, we kindly ask that you put the "TREASURE" portion of your stewardship commitment first, followed by the
ANNUNCIATION LEGACY FUND.
The ANNUNCIATION LEGACY FUND has been established to provide a financial supplement that will augment existing parish funds, and
which will focus on supporting efforts to modernize the parish, expand parish ministry needs, and support strategic initiatives of the
parish. Why Contribute: Long-term discretionary fund focused on growth.
Please contact any Parish Council member for further information. To contribute to the Fund, please contact Cathy Galloway, Parish
Bookkeeper, at 937.224.0601. THANK YOU!
Donations received as of December 18, 2014
Total Contributions to date: $25,379.30
Total with AIF Matching Funds: $50,379.30
Mr. & Mrs. Paul Angelopoulos
Ms. Anastasia Bacas
Mr. & Mrs. Evan Bambakidis
Dr. Gust and Elli Bambakidis
Michael and Thomai Bessler
Annika Burns & Bob Feldmann
Mr. & Mrs. David Casey
Greg and Maria Caras
Mr. & Mrs. Stephen Caudell, Jr.
Mr. & Mrs. Tom G Daskalakis
Fr. Mark & Pres. Ginny Emroll
Mr. & Mrs. Albert Fricioni
George and Jodie Gianopulos
Mr. Michael Haubrock
Lula Karras
Mr. & Mrs. Matthew Kaiser
Ms. Berdi Kakas
Mr. & Mrs. Mark Keilholz
Mr. & Mrs. Ike Maxis
Mr. & Mrs. Jay McAlpine
Mrs. Carol McDougle
Mrs. James Morris
Mr. George Nakis
Mr. Demetrius Nicholas
Mrs. Renee Nicholas
Mark and Leigh Ording
Mr. & Mrs. John Polites
Mr. & Mrs. Chris Pulos
John and Mary Searles
Mr. & Mrs. Gregory Speros
Mr. & Mrs. Victor
Summey
Trohatos Family Fund
Dr. John and Evanthia
Valassiades
Mrs. Evangelia
Williams
Daughters of Penelope
Polydama Chapter
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Ministries and Organizations
PHILOPTOCHOS
Philoptochos Membership Meeting will be Thursday, January 8, 2015 at 10:00am in the Athenagoras Room.
YOUNG AT HEART
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The next Young at Heart Senior Citizens’ Luncheon will take place on Thursday, February 19 at 11:30am in the Memorial Center.
We are looking for an individual or origination who is willing to sponsor the February luncheon, if interested please contact one of
the YAH coordinators: Becky Heddings (937) 432-9232; Mary McDonald (937) 878-6007; or Toni Moraites (937) 291-0962.
GAPA
No January meeting for GAPA.
th
The next GAPA meeting will be on Tuesday, February 17 at 1:00pm in the Athenagoras room.
JOY
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January 9 JOY event will make cards for parishioners in nursing homes and for parents.
DAUGHTERS OF PENELOPE
Daughters will meet Tuesday, January 13, 2015 at 60:00am in the Community Center.
THANK YOU to everyone who placed an order for the Christmas Tsoureki. We used a new baker and were pleased with the taste,
texture and that special "aroma". We need a little tweaking on the size and weight per loaf, but otherwise we hope it was a good
addition to your holiday table or – better still -- for your breakfast toast! As always, the proceeds are targeted for Daughters of
Penelope's many charities, and we thank you for supporting our efforts.
.
Catechism School Teachers, Students, Sue Bacas and Connie Mellas hopes that everyone had a Merry Christmas and Best Wishes for
a Blessed New Year! Catechism School classes will resume Sunday, January 4, 2015.
GREEK SCHOOL
Greek School will resume Monday, January 5, 2015.
GOYA
Girls and boys basketball practice scheduled for Tuesday’s at 6:30pm in the Memorial Center.
SAVE THE DATE! FEBRUARY 1 - ANNUAL MAKARONADA TRIVIA LUNCHEON
Annual Makaronada to be held February 1, after Divine Liturgy the event will be sponsored by AHEPA
Tickets will be sold in January for more information contact Evan Bambakidis.
MARRIAGE PREP SEMINAR
The first Marriage Preparation Seminar for 2015 will take place on Saturday, February 7 th from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30
p.m. Participation in the seminar is required for any couple planning to be married at Annunciation Church. The
seminar will take place in the Athenagoras Room. For further information or questions, please contact Fr. Mark at
937.224.0601.
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FAITH IN ACTION
PHILOPTOCHOS NEWS – JANUARY 2015
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SUNDAY, JANUARY 11, 2015 VASILOPITA LUNCHEON
Always a wonderful way to begin the New Year is the
Vasilopita luncheon and silent auction of one-of-a-kind
artisan pitas, from the world’s best bakers! Proceeds will
benefit St. Basil’s Academy, the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese
home for children in need, and where resident children are
nurtured to adulthood. (Visit: www.saintbasilacademy.org).
Come for the cutting of the Community Pita and bring your
children, as they love their own bidding table.
Prepaid
reservations only; sorry, no tickets sold at the door. Cochaired by Cynthia Barron, Irene Dow and Kathy McAlpine.
Contact Cynthia at: [email protected] for reservations or
information. Deadline for prepaid tickets is Sunday, Jan. 4.
MORE THIS MONTH
THURSDAY, JANUARY 8, MEMBERSHIP MEETING, 10 A.M.,
ATHENAGORAS ROOM.
Following the meeting, we will learn something new! There
will be a brief “fleece blanket” workshop to demonstrate how
to make the no-sew blankets we are donating to the V.A.
Hospice and for a local foster care program. Members are
encouraged to take home the material and help with this
worthy winter project.
A FRIENDLY REMINDER – 2015 Philoptochos dues in the
amount of $30 can be given or mailed to membership chair,
Stella Moulas, 7230 Mohawk Trail, Dayton 45459. Please
remit your dues and stay on our email list!
WE WARMLY WELCOME NEW MEMBERS. Through the
example of the Theotokos, the Mother of God, it is the
privilege of every Greek Orthodox woman to become the
instrument of our Lord’s presence in the world. You will find
the work rewarding and the fellowship uplifting.
LAST MONTH
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 4, ANNUAL CHRISTMAS LUNCHEON,
MORAINE COUNTRY CLUB
Members enjoyed our annual Christmas Luncheon and
brought 50 pairs of warm children’s pajamas as well as 58
children’s books. These were donated to the Pajamas/Book
Literacy Program in Xenia to help the very needy children in
our area. Our appreciation to everyone who gave monetary
donations totaling $300 which was given to the “Backpack”
program which provides food for needy school children on
the weekend. Special thanks to co-chairs, Maria Castleman
and Cindy Keilholz.
THURSDAY , DECEMBER 11 , PHILOPTOCHOS YOUNG-ATHEART- CHRSTMAS LUNCHEON
This annual holiday celebration is always special and was well
attended by our senior citizens. Appreciation to co-chairs
Sophie Shissias, Stella Moulas and Becky Pulos, for their
creative planning, to the members who helped “set-up and
clean up” (two tasks that can never be forgotten), and to
Michael Jannides of The Spot who catered a lovely meal, as
always. Our beautiful poinsettias were donated by Cleo
Mullins, Tina Karambelas & Vigi Liakakos. Thank you!
LOOKING AHEAD
TH
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 5 , MEMBERSHIP MEETING, 10
A.M., ATHENAGORAS ROOM
nd
SUNDAY, FEB. 22 , DAY OF CARING (LOUKOUMADES)
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SUNDAY, MARCH 1 Dr. Albert Rossi will be speaking to our
community directly after church on “The Challenge of Living a
Purposeful Life”. There will be a question and answer time at
the conclusion. Encourage all family members to attend as
this is for ages Goyans to Young at Heart! Philoptochos will
be providing refreshments for this free event. Don’t miss it!!
“COMMUNITY CARE MINISTRIES” CCM is our on-going
monthly outreach to the community for various worthy
causes. You can donate each month or this is an ideal time to
donate “once a year” to be divided among all the charities.
Checks should be made out to Philoptochos, write CCM in the
note area and mail to the church or place in the Red Box
(locked and secured) in the lobby of the Community Center.
You do make a difference!
FOR COMMUNITY REWARDS, REMEMBER WHEN YOU’RE
SHOPPING:
--Shop at www.smile.amazon.com: If you are an Amazon online shopper, go to this site and choose “Ladies Philoptochos
of Dayton Ohio” as your designated charity. They will give
back .5% of all purchases made on that site to our
Philoptochos! How easy is that?!
--Kroger’s Community Rewards Program, Code# 10287. This
is an easy and very successful fund-raising endeavor. You
must reapply yearly to stay in the program. Instructions have
been e-mailed to you earlier, but if you have any questions,
contact Sandy Alex: [email protected]
--Meijer Stores or Meijer.com. You must use either a Meijer
credit card, cash or a debit card. Application cards can be
filled out on line or at a Meijers Customer Service Desk. Our
code is #432555.
--GFS gives us store credits towards future purchases. When
shopping, the information to give to the clerk is:
“Philoptochos #2024816.””
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Parish News and Notes…
2015 PARISH SAINT JOHN CHRYSOSTOM ORATORICAL FESTIVAL MARCH 15TH
This year's Parish Saint John Chrysostom Oratorical Festival will be held Sunday, March 15th after the Divine Liturgy in the Church Hall.
Students (grades 4-12) in Sunday School are invited to write essays or poetry or give speeches on a variety of relevant topics dealing
with their faith.
The SJCOF is an amazing program and an important component of the religious education of each Orthodox Christian student. Our
parish invests and supports our youth unlike any other throughout the archdiocese by providing generous scholarships for all those who
participate. Don't miss out on this opportunity!
To learn more and review this year's topics please visit http://tinyurl.com/DAY-SJCOF-TOPICS
To register, please visit http://tinyurl.com/DAY-SJCOF-REG and fill out the online form.
Parish Festival Chairpersons will be around to Sunday School classrooms in the coming weeks to speak with the students about this
opportunity. Questions? Contact Festival Chairperson Jon Gromek at (440) 724-5087 or [email protected]
AIF COMMITTEE GAINS NEW MEMBER
At the December 11th meeting of the Parish Council, Mr. Tom G. Daskalakis was elected as the newest member of the AIF
Committee. He will serve the term encompassing 2015 – 2019. He is filling the position of George Gianopulos, whose term
concluded at the end of 2014. Tom will join current AIF Committee members: Nick Xenos, Gil Thurman, Matt McAlpine, and
Nick Zois.
We want to express our gratitude to George for his dedication and commitment in serving on the AIF Committee.
AIF SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS AVAILABLE
Information concerning the AIF Scholarship Program for the 2015-16 school year is now available. Application packets may
be picked up in the Parish Center lobby. The deadline for submission is May 1st.
2015 PARISH CALENDARS NOW AVAILABLE
The 2015 Annunciation Parish calendar is now available for pick-up. This valuable resource contains the Feasts and Fasts of
the Church, Daily Scripture Readings, and much more. This year’s Parish Calendar has been provided by Marker and Heller
Funeral Home. We express our sincere appreciation for their generosity.
Jan. 4
Jan. 11
Jan. 18
Jan. 25
Feb. 1
Feb. 8
Feb. 15
Feb. 22
Feb. 23
Students / Classes meet
Classes meet (Vasilopita
Luncheon)
Classes meet
Classes meet (Feast of
the Three Hierarchs)
No classes, Godparent
Sunday
Classes meet
No classes GOYA
Basketball Tournament
Classes meet / Staff
meeting
Lent Begins
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THE SANCTIFICATION OF HOMES (HOUSE BLESSINGS)
The central sign of God's sanctification of all things through Christ's epiphany to the world and His baptism in the Jordan
River, is the act of blessing the homes of the faithful Christians. On the feast of the Epiphany, the Orthodox priest visits all
the members of the Church in order to pray with them in the place where they live, and to bless their surroundings with
the sanctified water.
According to the Orthodox Faith, the family is considered to be a "small church," and the family table is the "home altar"
where the people gather each day to receive their "daily bread" from God with thanksgiving in the Name of Christ. Thus,
during the Epiphany season, the priest, who is the father of the greater "family of God," the Church community, comes to
each of the "small churches" bringing the blessings of God the Father and all of the brothers and sisters in Christ.
The sanctification of the home takes place not only by the words of prayer, but by the sprinkling with the blessed water
which, as we have seen, stands for the new creation of the Kingdom of God in which God Himself "fills all things with
Himself" including even the smallest particles of material existence.
When the priest comes for his annual visit of prayer and blessing, he asks God to have mercy on the house, to rid it of every
evil and to fill it with every blessing. All pray together for the good of the living and the dead of the family, and of all who
live and have lived in the house. All sing together the great hymn, of salvation that Christ, the Son of the Father by the
grace of the Holy Spirit, "has revealed Himself and has enlightened the world." Thus the house itself, together with the
living persons of the family, is "filled with all the fullness of God."
SATURDAYS OF SOULS - ΨΥΧΟΣΑΒΒΑΤΑ
“Among the Saints give rest, O Lord, to the souls of your servants in a place where there is no pain or sorrow or suffering,
but Life Everlasting.”
February 14th, 21st, and 28th
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Parishioners wishing to have the names of their departed love ones read during the Saturdays of the Souls are asked to fill
out the above form and return it to Father Mark or the church office.
CANCELLATIONS DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER
With possibility of cancellations and closures due to the weather,
we will forward such information to WHIO (TV and Website) and post it our parish website www.daytonannunciation.org
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2015 Stewardship Program
One of the greatest treasures we have received is our Orthodox Christian Faith and Tradition that
guides our worship and our entire life.”
Stewardship Message by Jay and Kathy McAlpine
When Jay and I first think of stewardship, we usually begin thinking about our fair share. But upon reflection, our family's gifts of time and
talent have also been very rewarding. Bringing our children (and now grandchildren) to Sunday school, then to GOYA or dance practice has
been a great teaching method for both our religion and our culture. As we all donate our time to the festival, or the Day of Caring, we have
all learned about the rewards of our community's shared mores and Christian tenets.
As third and now fourth generation Greek-Americans, we live a different lifestyle than my grandparents. The Church, and its activities are
central to the learning process that keeps our family closer, as well as extends our family to include many of our fellow church members. Of
course, the main lesson is to praise God and all His works. We have the additional benefit of joining our family to many others with shared
interests and beliefs. We feel our gifts of time, talent, and treasure have brought us to a deeper faith, and the secure feeling of belonging to
a community with common values and true caring for one another.
2014
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The list of Stewards reflects those who have made their 2014 Stewardship Commitment or contributed to their 2014 Stewardship
Commitment as of December 15, 2014. We thank them for their generosity and loving support. We invite you to join with them and
support, joyously, the ministries of the Church. You may obtain information and Stewardship Commitment Cards from the Church Office,
or you can speak to a Parish Council Member or Fr. Mark.
Dr. & Mrs. Fayez Abboud
Ms. Kally Adams
Drs. Abdulla & Malak Adib
Mrs. Georgia Afendoules
Mr.& Mrs. Spero M Alex
Mr. Vasilios Alimonos
Mr. & Mrs. Lawrence Andrews
Mr. Andrew Andrianos
Mr. & Mrs. Paul Angelopoulos
Mrs. Elayne Anton
Mr. & Mrs. Ted Anton
Mr. Christos Antonopoulos
Mr. & Mrs. Semere Araia
Mr. & Mrs. Anthony Argue
Mr. & Mrs. George Argue
Ms. Anastasia Bacas
Mr. & Mrs. Nick Bakis
Dr. & Mrs. Gust Bambakidis
Mr. & Mrs. Evan Bambakidis
Mr. & Mrs. John Barron Jr.
Ms. Juanita Bartlett &
Mr. Gary Manos
Mr. & Mrs. Brett Becker
Ms. Stephanie Benjamin
Mr. & Mrs. Michael Bessler
Mr. & Mrs. Eric Bishop
Mr. & Mrs. Mark Bliss
Ms. Evelyn Boosalis
Mrs. Wendy Boucuvalas
Dr. & Mrs. Nick Bourbakis
Mr. & Mrs. Harry Bouris
Mr. & Mrs. James Bourne
Mrs. Angella Houpis Boyd
Mr. & Mrs. James Brandenburg
Mr. & Mrs. Michael Breed
Ms. Nancy Breen
Mr. & Mrs. Robert Briggs
Mr. & Mrs. James Brooks
Mrs. Angelo Brown
Mr. & Mrs. Athanasios Bubulya
Mr. & Mrs. Stamatis Bulugaris
Mr. & Mrs. Doyle Burke
Mr. & Mrs. Raymond Burkey
Annika Burns & Bob Feldmann
Mr. Bob Cade
Mr. Stephan Calondis
Mr. & Mrs. Greg Caras
Mr. & Mrs. Sam Caras
Mr. & Mrs. David Casey
Mrs. P Stanley Castleman
Mr. & Mrs. Stephen Caudell Jr.
Mr. & Mrs. Dimitri Chagares
Mr. & Mrs. James Chagares
Mrs. Stella Christofis
Mr. Demo Christon
Mr. & Mrs. William Cochran
Mr. & Mrs. Nicholas Coleman
Mr. & Mrs. George Constandinidis
Mr. & Mrs. Larry Couchot
Mr. & Mrs. Angelo County
Mr. & Mrs. Barry Cron
Mr. & Mrs. Gary Cunagin
Mrs. Irene Dalambakis
Mr. Nicholas Dascalos
Mr. & Mrs. Frank Daskalakis
Mr. & Mrs. Tom G Daskalakis
Mr. & Mrs. Constantine Davell
Mrs Beatrice Davis
Mr. Pete Davis
Mr. Anthony Debernardi
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SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2015
Matins 8:15 AM DIVINE LITURGY 9:30 AM
NO CATECHISM SCHOOL CLASSES
ANNUNCIATION GREEK ORTHODOX CHURCH
SUNDAY
MONDAY
TUESDAY
JANUARY 2015
WEDNESDAY
THURSDAY
1
FRIDAY
SATURDAY
2
3
8
9
10
10:00a
Philoptochos
Membrshp Mtg.
6:30p JOY Event
NEW YEAR’S DAY
NO CHURCH
SERVICES/ OFFICE
CLOSED
4
5
6
7
Sunday Before
Ephiphany
8:30a Royal Hours
of the Theophany
Feast of the Holy
Theophany
Synaxis of St. John
8:15a Matins
9:30a Div. Liturgy
5:30p Greek School
8:15a Matins
9:30a Div. Liturgy
8:15a Matins
9:30a Div. Liturgy
Catechism School
Resumes
6:30p Vesperal
Divine Liturgy w/
Agiasmos
House Blessing
Centerville Bellbrook
GOYA Mtg.
11
12
Sunday after the Holy
Theophany
8:15a Matins
9:30a Div. Liturgy
th
12 Sunday of Luke
Feast of SS. Cyril and
Athanasius of
Alexandria
8:15a Matins
9:30a Div. Liturgy
25
th
15 Sunday of Luke
Feast of St. Gregory
the Theologian
8:15a Matins
9:30a Div. Liturgy
14
15
16
17
23
24
6:30p DOP
5:30p Greek School
House Blessing
Oakwood Kettering
VASILOPITA SUNDAY
18
13
House Blessing
Centerville Bellbrook
19
House Blessing
Oakwood Kettering
7:00p Parish
Council
20
21
22
No Greek School
House Blessing –
North Dayton –
Clayton Englewood
House Blessing –
Vandalia – Tipp
City – Troy- PiquaSidney
House Blessing –
Fairborn –
Beavercreek Xenia
26
27
28
29
Holiday
Martin Luther
King, Jr.
OFFICE CLOSED
.
30
Feast of the Three
Hierarchs
5:30p Greek School
House Blessing –
Miamisburg – W.
Carrollton Springboro
House Blessing –
Richmond, Indiana
House Blessing –
Mason – West
Chester Middletown
8:15a Matins
9:30a Div. Liturgy
House Blessing –
Huber Heights
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