The Feast of the Annunciation of Our Most Holy Lady, the Theotokos and Ever-Virgin Mary is celebrated on March 25 each year. The Feast commemorates the announcement by the Archangel Gabriel to the Virgin Mary that our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, the Son of God, would become incarnate and enter into this world through her womb. Read more here
The glorious Feast of the Annunciation of the Theotokos is also the day we celebrate the annual, joyful, commemoration of the Rebirth of the Greek Nation. This year, on the very day we praise the incarnation of the Son of God, we celebrate the Bicentennial of the Greek Revolution of 1821, the beginning of the War for Independence, and the restoration of freedom after four centuries of oppression. For more about Bicentennial events, click here
Services to celebrate the Annunciation will be as follows:
Great Vespers with Artoklasia will take place at 6pm on Wednesday Evening (24th).
Orthros & Divine Liturgy will begin at 9am Thursday Morning.
This will be followed by a Doxology for the Bicentennial of the Greek Revolution.