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
Preparations are already underway for our largest event of the year, Greek Festival 19!
Save the dates: September 19, 20, 21 & 22, 2019!
Fr. Michael's July/August 2019 Message
Beloved in Christ,
As we approach the Feast of the Kimisis of the Holy Theotokos I would like to share a story with you about the miraculous Icon of the “Panagia of Jerusalem”. I have seen this Icon several times in the past and truly it is a Blessed and Holy Icon.
The Elder Paisios of Mount Athos, who had seen the Theotokos in a vision, recalled that, "Panagia looks like the Icon of the “Panagia of Jerusalem”, she is exactly the same. I have seen her many times and I don't know of any other icon resembling her so much”. This should not be surprising, since the “Panagia of Jerusalem” icon has the reputation of being an icon made not of human hand.
Tradition tells us about a nun named Tatiani, an iconographer, lived at the Russian Monastery of Saint Mary Magdalene at the foot of the Mount of Olives. Tatiani once saw a vision, in her sleep, of a nun whom she didn’t know standing in her cell. The nun said to her, “Sister Tatiani I came for you to draw me.” Tatiani responded, “Bless sister I am an iconographer not an artist”, the visitor then said, “In that case, paint an icon of me”.
Tatiani, taken back by the boldness of the unknown nun replied, “I don’t have a board to paint on”. Her visitor then gave her a board prepared for iconography and said to her, “Paint”! As Tatiani painted the nun, she noticed that the nun’s vestments become gold in color and her face began to shine brightly, she heard her say; “O Blessed Tatiani, after the Apostle and Evangelist Luke you will paint an icon of me again.”
Tatiani was startled because she was painting an icon of the Panagia, she became fearful and awoke. She immediately hurried to her Abbess and related the vision to her. The Abbess doubted Tatiani and directed her to go back to sleep, and in the morning to paint an icon of the Panagia. As she re-turned, she could see a light and could smell a beautiful fragrance coming from her cell. She imme-diately notified the Abbess and together they entered the bright and fragrant cell. There they saw the most astonishing miracle, the Icon from the vision was before them; the Holy Icon of the Panagia that was painted miraculously without the use of any human hands.
After these events the Panagia came again to Tatiani and said to her, “Take me down to my house in Gethsemane,” which she did. From that time the Holy Icon “made-without-hands” of the “Panagia of Jerusalem” is found at the Tomb of the Theotokos in Gethsemane, where it continues to work miracles.
In His Love,
+ Father Michael
Church Services Hours
Orthros at 8:30 am; Divine Liturgy at 9:45 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!
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