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Congratulation to our Graduating Seniors - Scholarship Winners Announced! 

Following the Divine Litrugy on Sunday, June 12th the graduating seniors of Annunciation Church were honored with a special ceremony of thanks and prayers as they move on to the next important chapter of their lives. All of the senoirs received a monetary gift from the Greek Ladies Aide Society and the Men's Club.  The recipients were Briana Anderson, Alexander Connor, Daniel Hansen, Morgan Nakis, Angela Patriakeas, Malina Popescu.  In addition, the following students were honored with scholarships.

The Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church Evangelism Team Scholarship: Alexander Connor, Daniel Hansen, Malina Popescu

Jamile Miriam Nabhan Scholarship: Briana Anderson, Angela Patriakeas

Michael P. Klidaras Scholarship: Alexander Connor

Greek Food Festival - Preparations Underway!

Our Greek Food Festival Scheduled during Newburyport's Yankee Homecoming Week will take place July 29, 30, 31st rain or shine!  Bring your family and friends to enjoy delicious homemade Greek cuisine including: gyros, lambshanks, chicken and lamb kabobs, keftethes (meatballs), spinach pie, pastichio, moussaka, Greek salad as well as Greek pastries. Dine outside or inside our comfortable air-conditioned Nicholson Hall located at the intersections of Harris Street and Park Street in beautiful downtown Newburyport.

Food Workshops are taking place throughout the weeks leading up to the festival. Volunteers are needed now, as well as during the festival to keep things running smoothly.  Sign-up here to make help make this our best festival ever!

Laity Award

Congratulations to our elected Laity Award recipient, Charlie Neos!

Register Now for Metropolis of Boston Summer Camp 

Summer is nearly upon us and it’s time to plan for your children going to Metropolis of Boston summer camp (MBC). Fr. Costin and many of our children are attending Week 2 (July 4-10).  For more information and detailed schedule, see 

Members from the camp staff will visit our church on June 5th to speak about the camp.

Family camp is scheduled for June 29—July3

Youth camp is scheduled each week (1 week sessions) from July 4—August 7.  

The Giving Tree – Can you help our tree grow? 

The Giving Tree is a way to raise money needed to cover the many costs of our very successful Greek Food Festival.   A donation sheet and list of needed items is attached here and also located in the Narthex. Once you make your donation, be sure to place your name on a flower or butterfly from the Narthex display and attach it to the tree found here.   If mailed, we will do this part for you.  Watch our tree grow with your generosity!  We are grateful for any donation large or small.

The Hellenic Women's Club, Inc., EOK, Scholarships - June 30th Deadline

Available to young women pursuing undergraduate and graduate degrees.  Each scholarship in the amount of $5,000 will be awarded based on academic achievement, leadership and community service.  The application deadline is June 30, 2016.  More information and all application materials can be found on the website:

Coin Boxes - Thank You!

The  Sunday School wishes to thank everyone who participated in the coin box collections during the Lenten season.  We collected $375 for the Orthodox Christian Mission Center.  That is the best we have ever done!  Thank you again! 

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!

Greek Ladies Aid Society  

Membership cards for 2016 are now available.  Please see Diane Hansen to update your membership for 2016.  A donation of $15 goes a long way in helping us help others less fortunate than ourselves.

Save the Date 

July 29, 30, 31 - Greek Food Festival

There is no better way to kick-off the Newburyport Yankee Homecoming Week than with delicious Greek food and desserts prepared and served by members of the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church! 

October 1 - "Cabaret and All that Jazz" with Ariana Savalas

Join us on Saturday, October 1, 2016  with Ariana Savalas, the youngest daughter of legendary Telly Savalas. Ariana will fly in from LA to entertain us with her signature smooth as silk vocals, quick wit, and a delightful sense of humor.  A very special evening is planned with Hors d'oeuvres, Cash Bar, Silent Auction and other surprises!  Door opens at 6 pm, show begins at 8 pm. Tickets: Early Bird $85 by September 1st, General Admission $100, VIP Tickets $125. Sponsorship opportunities are available. For tickets or more information, please contact Tina Papadopoulos at 617-828-7543 or

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