Parish News

Easter Lilies and Tsourekia

Easter Lily and Tsourekia orders may be sent to Irene Katsoulis at 31 Hazen Ave. Haverhill, MA 01830 or call her at 978-372-3593.   You may also leave your orders in the Ladies Aid box in the church office.

Annunciation Vespers

Annunciation Vespers will be on Saturday, March 24th. The reception is being hosted by GLAS. If you wish to bring a lenten dish, please email Irene Falite at or text her at 978-270-6317 by Thursday, March 22nd.   As always we would like to express our sincere appreciation for your continued support of GLAS and hope to see you during this lenten season. 

Sunday of Orthodoxy


On Sunday, March 11th our Sunday School students participated in the customary procession of icons.  The service is to commemorate the restoration of icons for use in services and private devotional life of Christians. See Photos here.

“Souper” Thank You!

The Stewardship Committee would like to thank everyone who attended the Souper Sunday Cook-off and to those who helped make it a success.  We collected $335 that will go directly to the scholarship fund.  See Photos here.

Thanks to all of our soup cooks who prepared their delicious creations for our contest:  Andrea Jones (Mexican Chicken Soup), Susan George (Buffalo Wing Chicken Soup), Ron Ramseur (3 Bean Seafood Soup), Jim Sperelakis (Guacamole and Chips), Joanna Tsiantas (Chili), Cathy Chadwick (Beef & Barley Soup), Daphne Tikellis (Stuffed Pepper Soup), Melinda Patrick (Creamy Tomato Basil Soup w/Cheese Croutons), Brendon Copper (Chili). Don Argyrople (Broccoli Cheddar Soup).              

Thanks to all of the dessert chefs and to all of the kids who served and made our event complete.  Also a special thanks to Jennifer Cooper for donating the carefully chosen chef prizes!

Congratulations to our Winners:

 1st Place: Creamy Tomato Basil Soup, prepared by Melinda Patrick

 2nd Place: Buffalo Wing Chicken Soup, prepared by Susan George

 3rd Place: Stuffed Pepper Soup, prepared by Daphne Tikellis    

Elections Results for 2018 Parish Council

Congratulations to the following new or re-elected 2018 Parish Council members: Ed Connor, Maria Connor, Jennifer Cooper, Jim Georgopoulos, John Housianitis and Daphne Tikellis.

The new Parish Council will convene in January.


  "100 Years in the Kitchen" Cookbook - The Perfect Gift!!

Our parish members have shared their Greek recipes passed down through generations and more in this rare cookbook compiled for our 100th anniversary celebration.  The cookbook is available now for $20 and can be purchased at The Annunciation Church Candle Stand in the Narthex, the Daniel Lynch Pharmacy, Tina's European Fashions and Dance Place of Newburyport or by contacting Andrea Jones at  Surprise your loved ones with this special gift!!

100th Anniversary Update 

Our 100 years celebration of Greek Orthodoxy in Newburyport has begun!  The parish council decided to recognize the date of December 18, 2018 as the anniversary of our Church.  See the full year schedule of planned Monthly activities here.  Please reach out to our 100th Anniversary co-chairs of Andrea Jones and Charlie Neos.  Each monthly event has many tasks to fill and could use your help.  Please come to one of the regularly scheduled meetings listed on the calendar Tuesdays@6:30PM or Sundays@11:45AM and offer your time, talent and energy.

Request for Pictures and Any Documents Related to our Parish

We are looking for your old pictures and documents of activities from events that were held at our church over the past 100 years!  This can include photographs, as well as programs, tickets, raffle prize tickets, flyers and newspaper clippings of events, etc.  Also, please send sedding, baptismal, ordination or any other pictures of events taken in our Church.  Pictures and items circa 1918-1924 please send asap so that we may include them in our Founders Day event.  Thank you!

Clean copies may be sent electronically to Tina Papadopoulos at with dates and names of persons and events.

Please Note

If you have recently moved or changed your email address, please contact Stacey Kevorkian at so that we can keep both our mailing list and the listserv for email current.  Thank you!

Save the Date 

March 25 - Metropolis of Boston Dance Troupe

Celebrate Greek Independence Day following Divine Liturgy with a special preformance by the Metropolis of Boston Dance Troupe alongside our own Annunciation youth.  We hope you will join us for this special event as we also celebrate our name day and the feast of the Annunciation!

March 31 - Bake Sale

This final fundraiser for a new dishwasher for St. Basil's Ministries will feature pre-ordered trays of frozen Spanakopita as well as a variety of baked goods by our parish cooks.  The event will take place on Saturday from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm in the lower entry of the church.  For more information see attached flyer.

April 1 - GLAS Palm Sunday Luncheon

Tickets are on sale now! Please see Daphne or call her at 978-270-6089 or email   You may also put your order into the Ladies Aid box in the church office.

Parish Resources

Weekly Sunday Bulletin View the parish weekly news bulletin online, includes news and events.


Monthly Bulletin - The Beacon

Shining Forth the Good News!

Orthodox Marketplace - The official online store of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America.                                          

Send an Iconogram Send a message to a loved one or a friend in celebration of a name day, feast day, or sacrament.

Annunciation Online  "Like" our Facebook page so that you may be kept up on services, events and activities.


 Online Chapel

Saints, Feasts, and Readings for 3/22/2018

5th Thursday of Lent: The Great Canon of Saint Andrew of Crete
Visit the Online Chapel for more daily readings, hymns, a monthly calendar of saints and feasts, and more.