All Altar Boys are invited to participate in the Divine Liturgy during the Summer months.
Today's Choir: Byzantine Choir
Director: Nikolas Stamatikos
Today's Coffee Hour is sponsored in loving memory of Zaharias Sakellariou from his family. May his memory be eternal!
Today's Bulletin is sponsored in loving memory of Renee Bouris from her family. May her memory be eternal.
Our Church Picnic will be held at the Family Life Center again this year. 5992 Genessee Street in Lancaster.
Orthos-10AM and Divine Liturgy-11AM will be celebrated for the first time inside the Chapel. Lunch to follow.
Please join us for this celebration as we look forward to seeing everyone there.
Sunday School Registration is Open
Registration for Sunday School is now open. Please click here to complete the online registration form.
Philoptochos Name Change In order to conform to National Philoptochos standards, our chapter has changed its' name, and therefore will have a new "pay to the order of". Going forward, please make all checks payable to "Annunciation Buffalo #7035". Thank you !
Krolick's Chicken BBQ: On Sunday, September 10, there will be a Chicken BBQ lunch served in the Demakos Center, after Liturgy. This is also the first day of Sunday School, so it will be a good time for everyone to catch up with each other, and enjoy a delicious chicken dinner as well. Cost is $10, which includes 1/2 BBQ Chicken, potato salad, cole slaw, roll, butter and dessert. The meal will be offered to our parishioners only; this is not an outside event, so there will be plenty of dinners for everyone. Pre-Orders are strongly encouraged,but not necessary. Take out will be available. Contact Michele at 860-3838, to make a pre-paid reservation, or ask any questions.
Taste of Greece: One of our biggest fundraisers, The Taste of Greece, is scheduled for Saturday, October 21st. The meal this year will be Chicken in Phylo, side dishes, and Pasta Flora. Cost of the event is $22. Baskets for the Theme Tray auction are always needed, as are helpers for the cooking, set up and clean up. Please contact Priscilla at 634-0117, to see how you can help out!
Hellenic Seniors On Tuesday, August 29 at 1pm the Seniors Group will meet in the Demakos Center for "Game Day". Bring your deck of cards and backgammon boards, and enjoy a fun afternoon of Euchre, Pinnochle, Tavli, and fellowship! Hopefully this can become the monthly Senior Event, it was in the past. All Seniors, including your non Parishioner friends, are welcome. Contact Marge Manos with any questions.
Save The Date
Metropolis of Detroit Clergy Laity meeting September 28-30, 2017
Our parish will host the Metropolis Clergy-Laity and Philoptochos conference this year.
Great Banquet will be on Friday September 29. More information to follow
Of the many ways of supporting our Church, there are few which stand out as uniquely personal offerings of faith. The offering of Prosforo bread for the Divine Liturgy is one of them. Please contact Fr. John if you would like to donate Prosforo for a Divine Liturgy.
September 9th: First Day of Classes and Student Registration
Contact info: firstname.lastname@example.org (716) 636-4120
Modern Greek Language Courses at UB
The University at Buffalo offers a sequence of language courses in Modern Greek, GRE 101 and GRE 102, which may be of interest to students attending Colleges and Universities in the Western New York area. In particular, students who attend or plan to attend UB have an opportunity to satisfy their Global Pathway general education requirement by completing these two language courses (instead of taking 3 courses in another area). GRE 101 and GRE 102 are 5 credits each. 101 is offered this Fall 2017 semester on Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday, from 5 to 6:25 PM. GRE 102 is offered in the Spring. If you are interested, please contact Stefanos Papazaharias @ email@example.com.
GRE 101LEC 1st year 1st semester Greek
Teaches basic speaking, listening, reading and writing skills in Modern Greek. Covers basic grammar and syntax with emphasis on the spoken language. This is a course for true beginners, or students whose exposure to Modern Greek is very limited.
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Typically Offered: Fall
GRE 102LEC 1st year 2nd Semester Greek
This is the second part of the elementary course sequence in Modern Greek. The course continues on the material covered in GRE 101. The focus is still on developing and improving elementary-level proficiency in speaking, listening, reading, and writing in Modern Greek, but this course places a lot more emphasis on grammar and covers content and topics that are relevant and appropriate for a second semester, elementary level II language class. Students who take this course without having taken its prerequisite (GRE 101) are expected to know how to read a simple Modern Greek text and have good command of the grammar and vocabulary introduced in GRE 101, i.e., know how to use nouns, adjectives, and verbs in the present tense. This course expands on this material and introduces all other verb tenses utilized in Modern Greek. In addition, yet in a limited manner, it introduces students to some aspects of Modern Greek culture and society as they relate to the topics covered in class.
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Typically Offered: Varies
Prerequisites: GRE 101
Electronic Option for Stewardship & Capital Campaign is here!
We are pleased to announce the introduction of an electronic option for making regular offerings. Contributions can now be debited automatically from your checking or savings account or processed using your credit or debit card. Our new electronic giving program offers convenience for you and provides much-needed donation consistency for our parish.
Your online gift is completely secure through the external monitoring and protection of Vanco Payment Solutions. Also, as with all offerings given through traditional means, your online gift is kept completely confidential.
Giving online is easy and allows you to set up automatic recurring contributions and view your complete online giving history from anywhere you have access to the Internet. Simply follow these easy steps:
1) Visit the church website at www.greekorthodoxchurchbuffalo.org
2) Click on the “Support our Ministries” button which is located on the right side of the homepage
3) Click on the Create Profile button, then
4) Follow the onscreen instructions to create an online profile and to schedule your recurring contributions for items such as stewardship and the Capital Campaign.
If you have any questions, please don't hesitate in contacting the Church Office.