Please join us this coming Sunday November 4th, 2018 for Philoptochos Sunday.
From message by Demetrios Archbishop of America, Oct. 28, 2008
“On November 1st of each year, our Holy Orthodox Church commemorates the holy Feast of Saints Cosmas and Damian, two extraordinary brothers who were renowned physicians and martyrs of the early Church. Born in Asia Minor, these beloved saints of our Church earned a distinctive reputation for offering their services of healing to those in need…… “
“In tribute to the legacy of philanthropy that these great Saints of Asia Minor have bequeathed to us, our National Ladies Philoptochos Society leads us annually on this day in raising funds to support the hospitals, nursing homes, and philanthropic agencies of our Ecumenical Patriarchate, and in turn the venerable Greek Orthodox community of Constantinople. Therefore, we asked to pass a special tray to support the National Ladies Philoptochos Ecumenical Patriarchate Fund……”
There will be an Artoclasia for the health of all the members of Philoptochos and our Annunciation Family. Coffee hour is sponsored by the Ladies of Philoptochos. A tray will be passed in church.