Antiochian Orthodox Church of the Annunciation
3107 40 St. SW
February 14, 2018
Dear Parish Family:
Metropolitan JOSEPH is almost here! He arrives this Friday afternoon, February 16. Sayidna himself & your parish leadership warmly invite you to the following 4 significant public events!!
Friday evening at 7:30 p.m. he will meet us in the church to set the tone for the weekend. There will be very light refreshment - coffee and cookies, no sit down meal - afterward.
Great Vespers Saturday evening at 7:30 p.m. will be followed by Sayidna’s interactions with young adults over more coffee and cookies. (Most of Saturday before Vespers there will be small group meetings of people varying opinions, with Sayidna in a reserved small meeting room at his hotel). There will be no meetings in his room, where he needs privacy & rest.
Sunday morning Orthros at 9:15 a.m. Hierarchical Liturgy at 10:30 a.m. followed by light coffee hour of sweets and fruit. There will NOT be a sit down meal. After he rests a bit there will be one more small group meeting at his hotel.
Sunday evening Forgiveness Vespers at 6:30 p.m. will officially begin Orthodox Lent! We cannot go forward with Christ in life, into Lent, or into His Eternal Kingdom without forgiving!
Our Father in Christ joins us for this unforgettable weekend for the holy purpose of unifying us after a long period of division and disappointment. He believes a new era of change must and will begin. Let us join with Christ Himself and His Eminence in this most worthy adventure!
Yours in God’s love and strong hope of a new day - and a new pastor - for Annunciation!
Fr. George Washburn, Interim
Call me with any questions, please: 587/707-4785