Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral
Publish Date: 2023-08-27
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Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral

General Information

  • Phone:
  • (313)965-2988
  • Fax:
  • (313) 965-2428
  • Street Address:

  • 707 E. Lafayette Blvd.

  • Detroit, MI 48226

Contact Information

Services Schedule

Sunday Service
Matins 9:00 am
Divine Liturgy 10:00 am

Past Bulletins


Hymns of the Day

Resurrectional Apolytikion in the Third Mode

Let the heavens rejoice and the earth be glad, for the Lord by His Might, has created a Dominion. He has conquered death by death, and become the first-born of the dead. He has delivered us from the depths of Hades, and has granted the world great mercy.

Apolytikion for Martyr Phanurius in the Fourth Mode

A heavenly song of praise is brightly sung on the earth; * the hosts of the Angels keep an earthly festival now in splendor and radiant joy; * from on high, they praise with hymns the suff'rings and struggles; * and below, the Church doth laud the heavenly glory * thou foundest by thy contests and pains, O glorious Phanurius.

Seasonal Kontakion in the Fourth Mode

In your holy birth, Immaculate One, Joachim and Anna were rid of the shame of childlessness; Adam and Eve of the corruption of death. And so your people, free of the guilt of their sins, celebrate crying: "The barren one gives birth to the Theotokos, who nourishes our life."

Gospel and Epistle Readings

Matins Gospel Reading

First Orthros Gospel
The Reading is from Matthew 28:16-20

At that time, the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain to which Jesus had directed them. And when they saw Him they worshiped Him; but some doubted. And Jesus came and said to them, "All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to Me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, to the close of the age. Amen."

Epistle Reading

Prokeimenon. Third Mode. Psalm 46.6,1.
Sing praises to our God, sing praises.
Verse: Clap your hands, all you nations.

The reading is from St. Paul's First Letter to the Corinthians 15:1-11.

Brethren, I would remind you in what terms I preached to you the gospel, which you received, in which you stand, by which you are saved, if you hold it fast -- unless you believed in vain. For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received, that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day in accordance with the scriptures, and that he appeared to Cephas, then to the twelve. Then he appeared to more than five hundred brethren at one time, most of whom are still alive, though some have fallen asleep. Then he appeared to James, then to all the apostles. Last of all, as to one untimely born, he appeared also to me. For I am the least of the apostles, unfit to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God. But by the grace of God I am what I am, and his grace toward me was not in vain. On the contrary, I worked harder than any of them, though it was not I, but the grace of God which is with me. Whether then it was I or they, so we preach and so you believed.

Gospel Reading

12th Sunday of Matthew
The Reading is from Matthew 19:16-26

At that time, a young man came up to Jesus, kneeling and saying, "Good Teacher, what good deed must I do, to have eternal life?" And he said to him, "Why do you call me good? One there is who is good. If you would enter life, keep the commandments." He said to him, "Which?" And Jesus said, "You shall not kill, You shall not commit adultery, You shall not steal, You shall not bear false witness, Honor your father and mother, and You shall love your neighbor as yourself." The young man said to him, "All these I have observed; what do I still lack?" Jesus said to him, "If you would be perfect, go, sell what you possess and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow me." When the young man heard this he went away sorrowful; for he had great possessions.

And Jesus said to his disciples, "Truly, I say to you, it will be hard for a rich man to enter the kingdom of heaven. Again I tell you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God." When the disciples heard this they were greatly astonished, saying, "Who then can be saved?" But Jesus looked at them and said to them, "With men this is impossible, but with God all things are possible."


Saints and Feasts

August 27

Pimen the Great

Saint Pimen was from Egypt and shone forth in the ascetical life in Scete in the fourth century; he was renowned for his discretion. Many of his sayings and deeds are preserved in the Paradise of the Fathers and the Sayings of the Fathers.

August 27

12th Sunday of Matthew


Parish News and Announcements


The office will be open on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 11:00am - 3:00pm, beginning August 14 to September 21. 

You can leave a message or email and your call will be answered promptly.

For emergency, please contact Fr. Georgios Manias directly at 313-588-0829.

Have a wonderful and blessed Summer!


PHILOPTOCHOS “Rhodes Fire Relief Fund”

Thank you for your generous participation to our Rhodes Fire Relief Fund.  Your Philoptochos is sending $2,900 to assist the people of Rhodes in their rebuilding efforts; largely as a result of your contributions.  We may be a small parish community, but your compassion and acts of love are great. 

According to the chief secretary of the Metropolis of Rhodes, our donation will be transferred wirelessly to the account of “Foundation of Social Solidarity and Welfare of the Holy Metropolis of Rhodes”. The metropolis of Rhodes will distribute the donation to the Monastery of Ipseni accordingly. Thank you and God bless you for your generosity. 

Thank you and God bless you for your generosity. 


We have the honor and pleasure to announce that the 7 Iconographies that are going to be placed at the naïve in the arches above the double entrance door, the 2 single doors, the 3 windows and on top of the storage cabinet door are in progress by our Cathedral’s Iconographer, Laurence Manos.

Our Iconographer sent us 3 photos of his progressive work so that we may also see the iconographic beauty that will beautify our most beloved Annunciation Cathedral here in the heart of Detroit.  May God bless him for his God-pleasing work and we hope to see more updates and see the 7 Icons placed at the Annunciation Cathedral according his schedule by the end of October, 2023.

We are all so excited to see much more of his talented work of faith in colors.

Please see pictures in "Bulletin inserts" section.


We have the pleasure to update you with the progress of the 10 new chandeliers from Petros Anagnostou, the owner of Naos, Orthodox Church Supplier, Inc.  The chandeliers will be shipped on the Dormition of the Holy Theotokos, on August 15, 2023, and will arrive around August 21, 2023.

These chandeliers are replacing the current 10 chandelier of Annunciation Cathedral, which were the ones in the basement when the Liturgy was celebrated. When the chandeliers arrive, they will be installed and hung on the ceiling by Petros Anagnostou and a certified electrician.

We want to share with you a few photos of the preliminary stages of creating the brackets, piece by piece, alongside with the final gold-plated state of production. (please see "Bulletin inserts")


Your choir will be starting another year in song and we invite you to join us – young and old are welcome in the choir loft.  We accommodate all levels of musicality, and you do not have to read Greek to sing.  We practice once or twice per month, and sing with our whole hearts.   If you have always wanted to try, come sing with us!  We encourage you to offer your talents to your church.   

Our first practice is scheduled for Weds, Sept. 6 at 7:00pm

Therefore the redeemed of the Lord shall return, and come with singing unto Zion; and everlasting joy shall be upon their head:  they shall obtain gladness and joy; and sorrow and mourning shall flee away.  Isaiah 51:11

Any questions can be directed to your nearest choir member or Kim Lianos at  We encourage you to join us!



PHILOPTOCHOS MEMBERSHIP DRIVE is underway! Please consider joining our small but mighty group of dedicated women. See a Philoptochos board member for more information. Our Philoptochos Membership Form is included in the insert section of the bulletin.

Amaze your family and friends with your cooking skills! The Joy of Greek Cooking cookbooks are for sale once again! The book contains hundreds of authentic recipes from the kitchens of our parishioners. Price remains affordable at $20, or $24 which includes shipping. Porch pickup also available in Farmington Hills.

As summer comes to an end and our children are heading back into the classroom, we want to make sure our college kids know they are still part of the Annunciation family.  For many years, the Philoptochos of Annunciation Cathedral has had an outreach program for our college kids.  Twice a year, we send them care packages to let them know their church family is thinking about them and praying for a successful, healthy year for them.  If you are a member in good standing, and have a college kid in your family, please submit their name, mailing address, school they are attending, and year of study to Kim Lianos or another Philoptochos member by September 30.  If you would like to help with this effort, or if you would like to donate an item for distribution to the group, please let Kim Lianos know.  [email protected] or text/call 313.850.6246.  All help is welcome!  



On the Sundays that the Lions are playing a 1:00 PM home game, parishioners are kindly asked to leave the parking lot immediately after church. If you leave your car in the lot for any reason, you will be required to pay for parking at the posted rates.   The church leases the parking lot to Park-Rite.  This is our single largest source of income.  On non-game days, you can stay parked in the lot until 2:00 pm.  The following dates are Lions Sunday home games:  Sept 17, Sept 24, Oct 8, Nov 19, Dec 17, and Jan 7.



  • Our Fall Cash Raffle will be held on Thursday, October 12, 2023. 
  • Raffle tickets are $100.00 each.  The raffle continues to be a reverse raffle with
    the last three numbers drawn winning the grand prizes of $1,000, $2,000 and $4,000.
  • Separate dinner/cocktails ticket is $70.00 per person.
  • Please call the Church office or see any Parish Council member for any
    additional information or to purchase a ticket.
  • Thank you for your continued support of the Annunciation Cathedral.

    (Please see flyer insert.)


The Holy relic (‘Αγιo Λείψανο) of St. Andrew the Apostle will be on display in the reliquary of the Annunciation Cathedral of Detroit for embracement and veneration for whomever wishes to do so.

The Holy relics have been safe-guarded in the sanctuary of the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral for over one hundred years, and it is now the time for them to be venerated and presented to all the faithful Christians.


"As the Father has sent me, so I send you." John 20:21. Christian stewardship is a commitment to God through our time, talent, and treasure. Your 2023 Stewardship pledge card is available in the Narthex. Please take the time to complete your card and place it in the Stewardship box.


Please call Fr. Georgios Manias or the Church Office to schedule and confirm in advance, Sacraments and special Liturgical services, such as Memorials and Trisagion in order to honor your beloved ones. 


Meetings with Father Georgios Manias are by appointment only. Please schedule meetings through the church office or by contacting Father at 313-588-0829.  Thank you! 


Any individual wishing to schedule an appointment for Confession with Fr. Georgios Manias may do so by contacting Father at 313-588-0829.


Live streaming of the Annunciation Cathedral services begin at 10:00 a.m. every Sunday.  

Please go directly to our website: and click the link: Annunciation Cathedral Services.


Caregiver needed for a few days a week, paid position. For more information and details, please call Bess Bertolis at 734-674-7189.


To contribute to our Cathedral electronically. You can either go to our website's home page and click on the "Donate" button with the following link:

Or, you can click on the following link to go directly to the "Donate" PayPal page:

You also still have the option of sending your donation by check directly to the Cathedral. In this tough economic time, we greatly appreciate any contribution towards your stewardship.

707 EAST

The 707 East banquet hall is back in operation! After a two-year break due to the pandemic, we are pleased to announce that we have partnered with Ernie's Catering to handle our catering needs and to oversee all aspects of 707 East. They come highly recommended and also handle the catering for St. Nicholas in Troy. For all your catering needs, call Ernie's direct at 586-286-8435.


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Archdiocese News

Groundbreaking Ceremony for the new Metropolis Center, Washington, PA


The Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Pittsburgh is delighted to announce their Groundbreaking Ceremony that took place on Tuesday July 18th, 2023. This new Metropolis Center will continue to serve the Greek Orthodox parishes and communities of Eastern and Central Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia today, and for generations to come. The mission of the new Metropolis Center will be a place to worship, to educate, to gather, to enable ministry, and much more.

Sending Your First Family Member Away for College in a Traditional Greek Family


Leaving for college is a significant milestone in any young person's life, marking the beginning of a new chapter filled with opportunities and growth. For families rooted in rich traditions, like many Greek households, this transition can carry a unique set of emotions and challenges. Sending the first family member away for higher education can evoke a mix of pride, nostalgia, and apprehension, especially when departing from a cultural background where close-knit ties and familial bonds are deeply cherished.


Wisdom of the Fathers

Rise from love of the world and love of pleasure. Put care aside, strip your mind, refuse your body. Prayer, after all, is a turning away from the world, visible and invisible. What have I in heaven? Nothing except simply to cling always to You in undistracted prayer. Wealth pleases some, glory others, possessions others, but what I want is to cling to God and to put the hopes of my dispassion in Him (cf. Ps. 72:25, 28).
St. John Climacus
Ladder of Divine Ascent, Step 28: On Prayer; Paulist Press pg. 277, 6th century