Our Festival: It’s all About People

Our Festival: It’s all About People

Friday, September 22, Saturday, September 23 and Sunday, September 24 were memorable. There was so much to do. People kept coming and coming. They socialized, they ate, they danced, they contributed. They took chapel tours, and learned something of our Orthodox Christian Faith. They watched the dance groups perform, and learned something of our Greek cultural heritage.

Building Update: In the Home Stretch for the Exterior!

Building Update: In the Home Stretch for the Exterior!

Getting there and, quite honestly, we can’t wait for it to finish. However, with the current building boom in San Francisco, the Contractor is having trouble getting subs to do the work. We’re in the home stretch, though for, given the challenges of getting workers and coming up with the money to pay our contractor, we are, nevertheless, nearing completion of the exterior.p>

Would You Consider Donating $1 Million? (Redux)

Would You Consider Donating $1 Million? (Redux)

Back when Father Scott was helping us raise money to begin rebuilding the Cathedral, at one of the meetings where we were discussing holding a gala-type event, we recall his saying: “If we can get someone to donate $1 million, that would electrify the community.” He used these very words.

X Marks the Spot!

X Marks the Spot!

Back in 1997, His All Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew broke ground for the new Cathedral and lay the corner stone. You may recall, it was at the bottom of the steps leading to the parking lot, right next to an evergreen tree. Well, today, the cornerstone has been placed on the exact spot where the Patriarch broke ground.

What’s the Big Deal About Stewardship?

What’s the Big Deal About Stewardship?

Well, it is a big deal because this is how we support the Church. We make an annual pledge to support the Church’s programs and ministries. We do so in accordance with our means. We do so commensurate with our faith. If we believe in the work of the Church, we give.

Fete Honoring Patricia Aleck, Sunday, December 3

Fete Honoring Patricia Aleck, Sunday, December 3

Originally, the date for honoring Patricia Aleck, immediate past president of Philoptochos, was November 5. Now, however, it has been rescheduled to Sunday, December 3. On Sunday, December 3, following the Divine Liturgy, the Annunciation Cathedral Ladies Philoptochos will honor Patricia Aleck for her outstanding presidency.

All Events Calendar on the Web Site!

All Events Calendar on the Web Site!

Yeah! As noted in the September Herald, we now have a “global” calendar, accessible to all, on our web site, www.annunciation.org. By “global” we mean that all events which go on at the Cathedral, including worship, meetings, games and practices for the church, practices and game times for Waldorf, and classroom and extracurricular events for the new school, all now appear on the “global” calendar.

Young Adults Lead Community Kitchen

Young Adults Lead Community Kitchen

The Cathedral’s Community Kitchen, which began under the name “Soup Kitchen,” operates the third Tuesday of every month. The volunteer work involves food prep, cooking, hall setup, serving the meal and---so important—cleanup.

GOYA Plans Events for the Year

GOYA Plans Events for the Year

We learn, we pray, and we play. Shown above, and below, are photos of GOYA’s summer game day in Burlingame. It is GOYA’s intention to have one activity of each month. Matia Kostakis, our GOYA Advisor, invites both participation and ideas for activities. The following dates have been designated as GOYA activity dates. If you have ideas for some of these, please pass them along and we can work out a plan for each. Also, there has been a request to have GOYA help with the Mother’s Day brunch. This will be a first!

Sunday School News

“Of all holy works, the education of children is the most holy.”
~Saint Theophan the Recluse

We look forward to the new Sunday School year, which began on September 10th. As we are rebuilding the Cathedral, physically, we are also rebuilding our Sunday School program, with a view to making it second to none. We continue to encourage the parents and grandparents that bring their children to Sunday School to help us set new goals this year. One goal is to double the number of students who achieve perfect attention. A second goal is to reach 100% attendance by the start of class—10:30 a.m.

  • Intro to Orthodoxy

    Intro to Orthodoxy

    The Cathedral’s Intro to Orthodoxy class, taught by Alexander Kozak, has now entered its eighth year! Read More
  • Ask Father

    Ask Father

    Our web site, Facebook page, and Twitter account are an extension of our ministry serving all of the Orthodox Read More
  • Community Link

    Community Link

    Community Link, a Cathedral ministry now in its ninth year of existence, is one of the greatest programs offered Read More
  • FDF

    FDF

    What exactly is FDF? Is it just a dance or singing competition? It's much more. It's about Faith, Dance & Read More
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Dear friends, let us continue to love one another, for love comes from God.

John 4:7