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IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN ATTENDING CHURCH DURING  AUGUST - YOU MUST call the Church office 239-481-2099 and speak to the Secretary OR Fr. Dean about having your name put on the list.  We are limited seating.  You must answer the questions, take your temperature, sanitize and WEAR A MASK.

For the Feast days of Assumption, please call the office also, along with the Transfiguration on

August 6th to put your name on the attendance list.

Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church is located in sunny Ft. Myers, Florida. On behalf of our faithful, AND Fr. Dean Nastos, we are extremely blessed that you are visiting our website.We are surrounded by Cape Coral, Bonita Springs, Estero, North and South Fort Myers, Lehigh Acres, and Captiva and Sanibel Islands.

The Church is you, your family and friends.  We are joined together by the bond of Jesus Christ.  The Church of the Annunciation has over 235 stewardship families and swells with guests from U.S. and Canada in the winter months.  We are multi-ethnic in make-up.  More people throughout the world are becoming aware of  our precious Orthodox Christian Faith. We invite you to learn more about our Church and our Parish Family by joining us for Divine Liturgy at 10am on Sundays and fellowship in Southwest Florida. 
 
We have many Ministries including Religious Education for all ages, Philoptochos Ladies, G.O.Y.A, HOPE/JOY, Dance Troupes,  Inquirers' Class, Choir, Altar Servers, Young Adults, College Campus - lots to share for all ages. We invested in the education of our members with the Grace Conidaris Education Building.  Our Welcome Committee is ready to greet our new visitors.  We look forward to making your worship with us the best yet.
 

 

 

          

 

June 5, 2020

To all the faithful of the Metropolis of Atlanta:

My beloved children in the Lord,

I greet you with love in the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Like so many of my fellow citizens, and indeed, others around the world, I also join them in expressing the extreme pain and outrage for the senseless death of George Floyd. In the week that has followed, our country has seen a time of great unrest, discussion, and serious contemplation about the future. I echo the words of our venerable Archbishop of America, His Eminence Elpidophoros, who stated, "“The unjust slaying of George Floyd cannot be where America stands. Violence only breeds violence, but when such violence is perpetrated by those in authority, we must all stand up and say: ‘Not on our watch!’ We must stand against racism and stand for equality for all."

As Christians, it is our goal to live in peace with all our neighbors, in imitation of Christ Who is our Peace. Unfortunately, the brokenness of our human existence means that such a goal is often very difficult. Even so, in the face of evil and wrongdoings, we must continue to pray, as we do in the beginning of every Divine Liturgy, "For the peace from above and the salvation of our souls, let us pray to the Lord." 

In times like these, we must remember that we are all brothers and sisters created in the Image and Likeness of our God, and we need to live in peace and harmony. As my Brother Hierarch, His Eminence Metropolitan Gerasimos of San Francisco wrote: "When we bring harm to another person, it is as if we are bringing harm directly to God. The tragic death of George Floyd and the deaths that have occurred as a result of the protests have transgressed this fundamental truth."

This is the spirit that exists in the Orthodox faith, and as we await the coming of the Holy Spirit on Pentecost Sunday, we pray that the Counselor, the Spirit of Truth, will bring justice to the world, and protect those who cannot defend themselves, so that we may live in brotherly love which emanates from our Creator Himself. With this, I remain,

Yours with paternal love and blessings in the Lord,

 
+ A L E X I O S
Metropolitan of Atlanta

 

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