Liturgical Ministries

The Liturgical Ministries of the Annunciation Church enables our people to participate in the fullness of the Liturgy by through reading, singing and service.

Altar Servers

Young men from 7 to 18 (and beyond) are welcome to serve at the Altar of God. In this ministry, they join with the Angels to give glory to God by their attentiveness and assistance to the priest. 

A young man who is interested in serving at the Altar should contact Fr. Costin.

 

Choir

It is a great privilege to join with the Angels in singing the praises of God and leading Christ's Church in these hymns. Our choir has learned music from both the Greek and the Russian tradition to give a depth to our Divine Services. They lead the congregation in singing as well as sing the more demanding hymns. In accordance with ancient tradition, the choir sings without instrumental accompaniment.

If you would like to sing in the choir, please contact Don Argyrople.

 

Readers

There are many opportunities for lay people to assist in the Divine Services through the reading of Scripture. Besides the regular Epistle Reading every Sunday, there are also readings for special services, Vespers, the Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts, the Salutations, etc. We are also looking for Readers to read the Orthros service on Sunday mornings (chanting responses is optional!).

If you would like to read at the Services, please contact Arthur Housianitis.

 

Chanters

Chanting the responses and hymns at services such as Weekday Liturgies, Vespers, Paraklesis, Salutations, etc. is an important ministry, since all of our services are chanted to one degree or another.

If you would like to be a chanter, please contact Fr. Costin.

 

Myrrh-bearing Women

Every year during Holy Week, the young ladies of our Parish have the privilege of representing the Myrrh-bearing women who stood beneath our Lord's Cross, brought Him to the tomb, and were privileged to be the first witnesses of the Resurrection. All the young ladies of the Parish from 6 to 18 are welcome to serve in this capacity.

If a young lady of the Parish is interested in serving as a Myrrh-bearing Woman, please contact Fr. Costin.

 

Prosphora Ministry

From the earliest days of the Church, the best way for the lay people to participate in the Divine Liturgy is to offer the bread and wine for the Eucharist. Our parishioners continue to make the Prosphora (Bread of Offering) each Sunday as a labor of love for Christ's Body. Parishioners also often offer the wine as well.

If you would like to be put on the Prosphora Schedule, please contact Andrea Jones.

Save the Date 

December 10 - 100th Anniversary Founders Brunch

Please join us as we Kick off the 100th Anniversary Celebration of our Church on December 10, 2017 from 10am - 3pm.  We will honor the founding families starting with Divine Liturgy followed by a Memorial Service and Brunch in Nicholson Hall.  Brunch Tickets are $20 for Adults and $10 for children under 12.  Reserved seating with paid tickets only. No tickets at the door.  Tickets can be purchased online at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/founders-day-celebration-annunciation-church-newburyport-tickets-39349265713, or by contacting Tina Papadopoulos at (617) 828-7543, Maria Andriotakis-Conor at (978) 270-9121, or Melinda Patrick at (617) 543-0824.

December 13 - Fresh Greenery Holiday Centerpieces

Join GLAS with florist Debbie Sousane at 6PM in Nicholson Hall.  We are making long and low Centerpieces with fresh greens, candles and bows.  Cost is $25 with all materials provided.  If interested please RSVP to Irene Falite at Ireneff02@yahoo.com.  

December 17 - 2018 Parish Council Elections

Please be advised that elections for the 2018 Parish Council of Annunciation Church will take place on Sunday, December 17, 2017 immediately following the Divine Liturgy and ending promptly at 2:00 PM.Only Orthodox Christian Members in good standing are permitted to vote.  

December 24 - Children's Christmas Pageant

Join us for this annual festive event following Divine Liturgy, as the youth in our parish reinact the story of Christmas with readings and carols sung by all!

Parish Resources

Weekly Sunday Bulletin View the parish weekly news bulletin online, which includes news and events.

      

Monthly Bulletin - The Beacon

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