Father Evan's Welcome Message
Dear Parishioners and Visitors,
On behalf of our Parish Council, its President, and all the organizations of the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, I welcome you to our church’s website!
At the most fundamental level, being a Christian means to be part of the Church and to practice our active commitment to God and to acknowledge His Son and our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ as our way of life.
The Church is the Body of Christ on Earth. Her foundations lay in the very words our Lord spoke to His Apostles when He said, “Upon this rock I will build My Church and the gates of Hades shall not prevail against it. And I will give you the keys to the kingdom of heaven and whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven” (Matt. 16:18-19). As the fellowship of the faithful, the members of the church worship together and help one another to learn, practice and grow in their Christian faith. With God’s help and through the grace of the Holy Spirit, we seek to become better Orthodox Christians, as well as better human beings, so that we may more fully contribute to the rich thread that makes up the diverse tapestry of our American Republic.
Since the founding of our community over a century ago, and as the oldest Greek Orthodox parish in Connecticut, the Annunciation Church has worked diligently to lead by example in becoming the “ecclesia”, an extended family of faith that receives its blessings from Almighty God and in fellowship with one another. In striving towards this goal, our church offers a full program of religious services, instruction and education for its faithful and their children to grow in their Orthodox Christian faith and Hellenic Heritage. We encourage our parishioners and all who walk through our doors to participate in the Sacramental, spiritual and ethical life of the Church as actively and authentically as they can so that they may "become partakers of the divine nature" and save their souls (2 Peter 1:4). We invite you join us in this sacred mission!
May “the blessings of our Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God the Father and the communion of the Holy Spirit” be with you each and every day of your life (2 Cor 13:14).
Once again, thank you for visiting our church’s website and I look forward to seeing you in Church!
In Christ’s love,
Fr. Evan Evangelidis
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