Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church

507 S. Westnedge Avenue

Kalamazoo, MI 49007

Welcome to The Annunciation Orthodox Church Website

 "Welcome one another, therefore, just as Christ has welcomed you, for the glory of God." - Romans 15:7

We are a small, loving, Orthodox Christian parish, who desire to serve and imitate our Lord Jesus Christ through our thoughts, words and actions. 

Please take some time to look through out website, and contact us if you are interested in learning more about the Orthodox Christian faith! Feel free to join us for our church services. Also, please feel free to call the church office to meet with our parish priest, Father Theoharis.

 

Worship Schedule

We meet to worship God every Sunday morning, through the Divine Liturgy. Following, we typically have a fellowship coffee hour. 

Sunday Services

Orthros/Matins: 9:30 AM

Divine Liturgy: 10:30 AM

Please come worship God with us, and experience a taste of His kingdom!


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Our Orthodox Christian Faith

Our Faith: History

The Church has her origin with Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit, not with a human teacher, or group, nor a code of conduct or religious philosophy. Orthodoxy believes that the Church has her origin in the Apostolic Community called into being by Jesus Christ, and enlivened by the Holy Spirit. The Feast of Pentecost, which is celebrated fifty days after Easter, commemorates the "outpouring'' of the Holy Spirit upon the Apostles and marks the beginning of the mission of the Church to the world. The Orthodox Church believes that she has maintained a direct and unbroken continuity of love, faith, and order with the Church of Christ born in the Pentecost experience. Learn more



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Our Patron Saint

The Annunciation of the Theotokos

Six months after John the Forerunner's conception, the Archangel Gabriel was sent by God to Nazareth, a town of Galilee, unto Mary the Virgin, who had come forth from the Temple a mature maiden (see Nov. 21). According to the tradition handed down by the Fathers, she had been betrothed to Joseph four months. On coming to Joseph's house, the Archangel declared: "Rejoice, thou Full of Grace, the Lord is with thee: blessed art thou among women." After some consideration, and turmoil of soul, and fear because of this greeting, the Virgin, when she had finally obtained full assurance concerning God's unsearchable condescension and the ineffable dispensation that was to take place through her, and believing that all things are possible to the Most High, answered in humility: "Behold the handmaid of the Lord; be it unto me according to thy word." And at this, the Holy Spirit came upon her, and the power of the Most High overshadowed her all-blameless womb, and the Son and Word of God, Who existed before the ages, was conceived past speech and understanding, and became flesh in her immaculate body (Luke 1:26-38). Bearing in her womb the Uncontainable One, the blessed Virgin went with haste from Nazareth to the hill country of Judea, where Zacharias had his dwelling; for she desired to find Elizabeth her kinswoman and rejoice together with her, because, as she had learned from the Archangel, Elizabeth had conceived in her old age. Furthermore, she wished to tell her of the great things that the Mighty One had been well-pleased to bring to pass in her, and she greeted Elizabeth and drew nigh to her. When Elizabeth heard Mary's greeting, she felt her six-month-old babe, Saint John the Baptist, prophesied of the dawning of the spiritual Sun. Immediately, the aged Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit and recognized her as the Mother of her Lord, and with a great voice blessed her and the Fruit that she held within herself. The Virgin also, moved by a supernatural rejoicing in the spirit, glorified her God and Savior, saying: "My soul doth magnify the Lord, and my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Saviour," and the rest, as the divine Luke hath recorded (1:39-55) Learn more

Apolytikion in the Fourth Tone

Today marks the crowning of our salvation and the revelation of the mystery before all ages. For the Son of God becomes the son of the Virgin, and Gabriel proclaims the grace. Wherefore, we also cry out with him, "Hail, O full of grace, the Lord is with you."

Kontakion in the Plagal of the Fourth Tone

To you, Theotokos, invincible Defender, having been delivered from peril, I, your city, dedicate the victory festival as a thank offering. In your irresistible might, keep me safe from all trials, that I may call out to you: "Hail, unwedded bride!"



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Contact Us

Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church

507 S. Westnedge Avenue

Kalamazoo, MI 49007

Church Office: (269) 345-5389

 

Parish Clergy

Fr. Theoharis Theoharis

frtheoharis@yahoo.com

Visit the website of the Ecumenical Patriarchate  Visit the website of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America  Visit the website of the Metropolis of Detroit

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