SERVICES THIS WEEK
Monday, February 19
Royal hours for Lent at 8 am
Tuesday, February 20
Divine Liturgy at 5 pm
Wednesday, February 21
Presanctified Liturgy at 8 am
Friday, February 23
The First Salutations
to the Theotokos at 7 pm
Saturday, February 24
Divine Liturgy at 8 am,
The 3rd Saturday of Souls
JOY and Basketball Clinic
All children (coed) ages 6-11 years old are invited to join JOY. Every Thursday from 6:30 pm – 8 pm there will be JOY Basketball Clinic, in the gym. Mr. Jack Papaleonti will be coaching and working with your children. Practices are held weekly until Thursday, March 15th. There will be no JOY on Thursday, February 22nd. If you have questions, you can contact him at 410-991-4465.
Saturday of Souls “Psychosavata”
As we approach Great and Holy Lent, the Church provides three consecutive Saturdays of Souls or Psychosavata for us to remember and pray for our departed brethren. During these services, you may give the names of your deceased loved ones to Fr. Kosmas and he will read a memorial prayer. You may also bring Koleva by contacting the Office at 410-573-2072, and you can place your order for a small bowl of Koleva for $20. The 2nd Saturday of Souls is February 17th, and the 3rd Saturday of Souls is February 24th.
Lighthouse Shelter Sandwich Making Sponsors Needed
The next sandwich making is scheduled for Monday, March 5, 2018 at Sts. Constantine & Helen beginning at 6:30 pm. Anyone interested in helping make the sandwiches and bag lunches is welcome. Consider sponsoring a month - a great project for an individual, family or organization. If interested, please contact a Philoptochos member or Nick Shust.
Family Play Group
Parents (or Grandparents/babysitters) and children (birth-preschool ages), please join us for a morning of fellowship and playtime in the church hall. Park in the back lot and buzz the office to enter. For questions, please contact Demi Padussis at email@example.com or 410-271-0401.
St. John Chrysostom Oratorical Festival
The St. John Chrysostom Oratorical Festival for our parish will be held on Saturday, March 3rd, and Sunday, March 4th, 2018, at 10 am for Juniors and Seniors Division, Grades 7-12. The Elementary Division for Grades 4-6 will be held on Sunday, March 4th, 2018, following the Divine Liturgy. The topics for the 2018 St. Chrysostom Oratorical Festival, can be found on the Oratorical web site, and the St. John Chrysostom Oratorical Facebook page. All students are asked to please participate, and we ask all parents to encourage their children to be a part of this wonderful youth ministry. For more information you may contact Mrs. Marina McNamara at firstname.lastname@example.org or your child’s Catechism teacher. Also, thank you to all the parents who support this program and to the “Agia Anna” Philoptochos Society for their continued support.
Sunday of Orthodoxy Potluck Lenton Luncheon
The Sunday of Orthodoxy Pot Luck Lenten Luncheon will be held on Sunday, March 4th, immediately following the Divine Liturgy. Please plan on bringing your favorite Lenten dish.
A General Assembly Meeting has been scheduled for Sunday, March 4, 2018 immediately after the Divine Liturgy in the Church Hall. In order to participate in the Parish General Assembly, parishioners must have met their financial obligations to the Parish for 2017. If you have any questions regarding your financial obligations, please contact the Church Office at 410-573-2072, or email: email@example.com.
Philadelphia Flower Show Daytrip
The Ladies Philoptochos are sponsoring a Flower Show Daytrip on Saturday, March 10th, 2018. The bus will depart from the church grounds at 7:45 am and it will return at 7 pm. The fee is $65 per person. For more information about the event, click here. Today, after church, The Ladies Philoptochos will be glad to take your reservation. Tickets are also available through our online ticket store.
“Agia Anna” Philoptochos Scholarships
The “Agia Anna” Philoptochos is again sponsoring scholarships for High School seniors of SS. Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church of Annapolis. Please request an application from any of the following Scholarship Committee members: Mrs. Helen Boone 301-648-6224, Mrs. Estelle Damoulakis 410-721-2764, Mrs. Mimi Kalliongis 410-703-3037, and Mrs. Marina McNamara 410-451-4621 or Mrs. Ann Matthews 410-266-5823. Deadline is March 13, 2017.
The 18th Annual Memorial Lenten Retreat
The 18th Annual Memorial Lenten Retreat will be held on Saturday, March 17th, 2018, here in the Banquet Hall. The guest speaker is Rev. Fr. Christopher Metropulos, President of Hellenic College Holy Cross, located in Brookline, Massachusetts. Information about the topic for the Lenten Retreat will be announced soon. Fr. Metropoulos will be with us also on Sunday, March 18th, and he will inform us about the premier accredited Orthodox Hellenic College and the Greek Orthodox School of Theology. Please mark your calendar and plan to be present. If you are planning to attend the Lenten Retreat reservations are required and the fee is $25 per person. You can contact the Church Office at 410-573-2072, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Annapolis Greek Festival
Save the date for the 2017 Annapolis Greek Festival! This year’s event will be held Thursday through Sunday, May 31-June 3, 2017, at the Church. You'll enjoy Greek food and delicacies, live music and dancing, a children’s area, a cash prize raffle, vendors and imported jewelry and a Grocer’s Corner. For more information on the festival, see the festival website.