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

Sunday after Holy Cross Divine Liturgy
Sep 15 10 am
Paradosi Dance Group Practice
Sep 15 12:30 pm
GOYA Meeting
Sep 15 12:30 pm
Festival Baking - Everyone is invited!
Sep 16 9 am
Festival Baking - Everyone is invited!
Sep 17 9 am
Festival Setup - Volunteers Needed
Sep 17 4 pm
Festival Setup - Volunteers Needed
Sep 18 4 pm

Annunciation Spotlight

 

Click here to download the Festival Program and Menu!

Click here to download the Festival Take-out Menu!


Fr. Michael's September 2019 Message

 
Saint Euphrosynus the Cook of Alexandria

Beloved in Christ,

Saint Euphrosynus the Cook lived in a Palestinian monastery, his duty to the monastery was to work silently in the kitchen as a cook; he continually dwelt in prayer and fasting. He remembered always that obedience is the first duty of a monk, and therefore he was obedient to all the monks, especially to the elder monks.

His patience was amazing, he was often criticized by his fellow monks, but he never complained. The Lord was greatly pleased with Saint Euphrosynus’ inner virtue which he concealed from everyone, but soon Christ would reveal to his monastic brothers the spiritual heights of his unassumingness.

One of the priest’s monks prayed and asked God to show him the Blessings prepared in Heaven. In a dream he saw what Paradise is like, and he saw Euphrosynus the cook living in Paradise. The priest asked Euphrosynus, how he came to be there, the Saint answered that he was in Paradise through the great mercy of God. The priest asked whether Euphrosynus would be able to give him something from Heaven. Saint Euphrosynus suggested that the priest take whatever he wanted, so the priest pointed to three apples growing in the garden of Paradise. Euphrosynus the monk picked the three apples, wrapped them in a cloth, and gave them to the priest.

When he awoke, the priest thought the vision was a dream, but he suddenly noticed next to him the cloth with the fruit of Paradise wrapped in it which were releasing a heavenly fragrance. The priest sought and found Saint Euphrosynus in church and asked him under oath where he was the night before, the Saint answered that he was where the priest also was. Euphrosynus said that the Lord, in fulfilling the prayer of the priest, had shown him Paradise and had bestowed the fruit of Paradise through him, “the lowly and unworthy servant of God, Euphrosynus.”

The priest told everything that he experienced to his monastic brethren, pointing out the spiritual loftiness of Euphrosynus in pleasing God, and he pointed to the fragrant fruit from Paradise. The monks then went to the kitchen to pay respect to Saint Euphrosynus, but they did not find him there, fleeing human glory, the monk had left the monastery. The place where he went to remained unknown. But the monks always remembered that their fellow monastic brother Euphrosynus had come upon Paradise and that they, in being saved through the mercy of God, would meet him there. They reverently kept and distributed pieces of the apples from Paradise for Blessing and for healing.

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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