Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church

Brockton, MA

 

Beloved brothers and sisters in Christ,

Christ is in our midst!

Welcome to the website of the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church of Brockton, MA. The Annunciation is within the Metropolis of Boston, which is part of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America – one of the daughter Churches of the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople. The Church of the Annunciation is the only Eastern Orthodox Church in Brockton and its surrounding communities.

At the Annunciation, we conduct the full cycle of Sunday services, commencing with Orthros (Matins) and the Divine Liturgy on Sunday mornings. Throughout the liturgical year, we also celebrate the feasts of our Lord and the Theotokos (Mother of God), as well as the feasts of all major saints of the Church. From fall through spring, Small Vespers are also celebrated on most Wednesdays nights, with adult religious education sessions following the service.

We welcome all to worship with us, whether you are visiting the area or live locally. May God bless you!


Upcoming Services and Events

GOYA Halloween Party
Oct 25 6 pm
Orthros
Oct 26 9 am
St. Demetrios the Great Martyr Divine Liturgy
Oct 26 10 am
Orthros
Oct 27 8:45 am
7th Sunday of Luke Divine Liturgy
Oct 27 10 am
Paradosi Dance Practice - seniors performing at OXI Day Celebration
Oct 27 12 pm
OXI Day Celebration - Performance by Senior Paradosi Dancers
Oct 27 3 pm
Maliotis Cultural Center, 50 Goddard Ave, Brookline, MA 02445, USA

Annunciation Spotlight


First Annual Cancer Walkathon

Saturday, November 2, 2019

The Ladies Philoptochos Society is sponsoring the First Annual Cancer Walkathon In Honor of Presvytera Cynthia Kouremetis and In Memory of Presvytera Evelyn Kiramarios

Check In 8:00 AM - 5 Mile Walk Begins at 9:00 AM
Donation of $30 or more Includes: T-Shirt & Lunch
Make checks payable to: Annunciation Ladies Philoptochos
Proceeds will go to: Dana Farber Cancer Institute Dr. Kim’s Lymphoma Fund and the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Dr. Joseph Grossman’s Pancreatic Cancer Research

Walkroute: Start at 457 Oak Street, to and through D.W. Field Park, and end at 457 Oak Street

  • Individuals, Groups & Teams Welcome
  • Enjoy the Day with Family & Friends
  • Raise Pledges and Awareness to Help Find a Cure!

Click here for additional Sponsorship opportunities or for more information contact us at 508-559-0910 or email us at office@annunciationbrockton.org

Click here for the Cancer Walkathon Flyer, Registration Form and Pledge Form 


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Fr. Michael's October 2019 Message

 
The Venerable Saint Hilarion the Great

Beloved in Christ,

On October 21st the Holy Orthodox Church commemorates the memory of Saint Hilarion the Great. Saint Hilarion was born in the Palestinian Village of Tabatha in 291 AD and was educated in Alexandria, Egypt. While studying in Egypt he accepted Christ and was baptized. In his search to learn more about Christ he discovered Saint Anthony the Great, the Father of Monasticism. Hilarion went to the desert with a yearning to study with him and to learn what is “Pleasing to God”. There, during his stay in the desert, he was filled with the knowledge of the Holy Spirit and he answered the calling of God; he was tonsured a monk by Saint Anthony. Upon his return to his native Tabatha he found that his parents had died. Hilarion distributed his family’s inheritance to the poor and went to the desert surrounding the city of Maium in his adoptive Egypt.

In the desert the monk struggled intensely with impure thoughts, annoyances of the mind and the passions of the flesh. The devil sought to challenge the Saint with evil spirits and apparitions. While praying, Saint Hilarion heard children crying, women wailing and the roaring of wild beasts. The monk knew that it was the demons who was causing these terrors in order to chase him away from the wilderness and monasticism. The Saint was able to overcome his fear and confusion, which was brought by the “master of confusion,” with prayer and fasting. With the gift of Grace, he expelled the bonds of many that were afflicted, freely he healed the sick saying that the Grace of God is not for sale.

Many people came to Saint Hilarion wanting to save their soul under his guidance. With the Blessing of the Saint many monasteries began to appear throughout Palestine. He traveled from one monastery to another instituting a strict ascetic manner of life as their Spiritual Father.

About seven years before his death, Saint Hilarion went to Cyprus where the ascetic lived in a solitary place until the Lord summoned him the Heavenly Kingdom. May Saint Hilarion pray for us.

In His Love,
Father Michael


Church Services Hours

Sundays:
Orthros at 8:45 am; Divine Liturgy at 10:00 am
Weekdays:
Orthros at 9:00 am; Divine Liturgy at 10:00 am


Online Bill Pay

The Annunciation Church offers an online bill pay service for the convenience of our parishioners. Click on the links below to fulfill your Stewardship or make other payments by credit card.

Stewardship

Donations (in memory of, floral, other)

Greek School

Golf Tournament Registration

Golf Tournament Sponsorship

Greek Festival Advertising

225 Hungry Friends

Tree Of Life

Bulletin Advertising

Maintenance Reserve


Contact Information

Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church
457 Oak Street
Brockton, MA 02301
508-559-0910

Rev. Protopresbyter Michael A. Kouremetis
Telephone: 508-559-0911
EmailFrMichael@annunciationbrockton.org 

Directions:
From Route 24 take Exit 18B (Route 27 North - Stoughton).
At lights take a right on to Pearl Street.
At second set of lights take a right on to Oak Street.
Drive 1 mile. The church is on the left. Welcome!

Office hours:
Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm
Telephone: 508-559-0910
Email: office@annunciationbrockton.org

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