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
His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America to be Enthroned
Fr. Michael's June 2019 Message
“The Spirit of Forgiveness and Reconciliation”
Saints Peter and Paul
Beloved in the Lord,
Christ Is Risen! Χριστος Ανεστη!
Many times, we overlook one of the greatest teaching tools of our faith, Iconography. Perhaps this is so because we have not come to the full understanding and Theology of icons in our Church. Saint John of Damascus writes that “icons are the books of the uneducated and through these visual, one can find the way to Christ”. Icons in the early Church, were the sole tool for the education of the faithful and the catechumens. Through icons the people of God came to a deeper knowledge of truth, through the eyes of their body and soul.
The writing of Holy Icons depict the life, teachings and miracles of our Lord and the life of the Theotokos and all the Saints of the Church. Iconography is not something that is stagnate that we only view, Iconography is always in motion and it draws us to Salvation. Two particular icons of special interest, which are posed yet show great action, are that of Saints Peter and Paul, the Great Teachers, Disciples and Apostles of the Church. Through their leadership, strength and writings they were able to reach hundred of thousands of people and increase the numbers of the “One Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church”.
In one icon we see the Saints holding the Church in their hands, and in another icon we see them embracing each other. Through these icons we visualize the Theology of the church, which becomes understandable; these icons visually teach us about Love, Forgiveness and Reconciliation. These Great Apostles of the World had differences, but they put their difference aside for the Love of Christ and His Holy Church. Though they are physically separate in body they were one united in Christ. Saints Peter and Paul did not allow their differences to destroy the foundation of His Church.
Through their living example they help us on our journey to Salvation and with our walk with Christ. Their example must bring us closer to each other and then therefore closer to Christ.
Even though we may have differences and misunderstands with our relatives, friends and others, we must put them all aside for our personal Journey in Christ. We must be united in the Spirit of Love and Reconciliation, which is the true Spirit of Christ our Savior. We were separated from God through sin, but through Christ, the “Second Adam”, we are redeemed from the bondage of the enemy. We are a new Holy Nation, the New Jerusalem of Christians, that are united as brothers and sisters through the Holy Eucharist.
The Apostolic teaching of the Church tells us that we are One in Christ. This is God’s Church and we the faithful are members of His Body. Through Christ we are reconciled to God, thus we are reconciled with each other.
May the example of Saints Peter and Paul illumine us all.
With love in the Resurrected Christ,
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 through Friday from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm
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