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
Fr. Michael's July-August 2018 Message
My Beloved In Christ,
On August 15th the Churches of the Orthodox World are filled with faithful Christians that celebrate the Feast of the Kimisis of the Theotokos.
You might ask why are so many drawn to church on that day? I offer you this. When we are in need of prayers, strength, guidance or help for various reasons we immediately turn to the Holy Theotokos. Like a caring and loving mother the Theotokos listens to our prayers and unconditionally intervenes to Her Son for us. We have an extraordinary bond with the Holy Mother. We are comforted in knowing that the Panagia understands us and is always there for us. She comforts and understands us in the same way that mothers’ comfort and care for there own children. The Panagia bore God in the flesh and is the mother of all the faithful. By being the birth giver of the Savior She has become the “Bridge Between Heaven and Earth”. The bridge, which is our connection to the Heaven as we hear, chanted during the Salutation Ser-vices of Great Lent.
The Feast commemorates the “Falling Asleep” and “Glorification of the Theotokos”. Our Orthodox Church teaches us that the Theotokos is taken up to the Heavens in the fullness of her Spiritual and bodily presence.
As with the Feasts of the “Birth of the Virgin” and her “Entrance into the Temple” there are no biblical or historical sources for these Feasts. The Orthodox Church teaches us that the Theotokos reposed or Fell Asleep as all humanity does.
The Feast of the Kimisis is the celebration of the truth that all humanity is “highly exalted” in the blessedness of Christ’s victory over death and that this adoration has also been accomplished in the Holy Theotokos.
We must highlight that in every celebration of the Theotokos the Orthodox Christian celebrates their Life in Christ through the Holy Spirit. What takes place to the Holy Theotokos happens to all who imitate Her holy life of humility, obedience, and love. In this sense everything that is praised and glorified in Mary is a sign of what is offered to us all, through life of the Church.
We can become temples of the living God and share in the eternal life of His Kingdom when we strive, to do the best of our ability, to live the life that the Holy Theotokos lived.
To all who celebrate their Name Day Feast on this great and Holy Day may God Grant you many years.
May the Holy Mother of God intercede to Her Son and God for our salvation and protect us all.
In His Love,
Church Services Hours
Orthros at 8:45 am; Divine Liturgy at 10:00 am
Orthros at 9:00 am; Divine Liturgy at 10:00 am
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Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church
457 Oak Street
Brockton, MA 02301
Rev. Protopresbyter Michael A. Kouremetis
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!
Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Tuesday and Thursday from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
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