MA: West Roxbury - 1

OLAC Ext 2
OLAC Int 6-crop
Metro Area: Boston (MA)
Our Lady of the Annunciation Melkite Greek-Catholic Cathedral
7 VFW Pkwy
West Roxbury
MA
02132-7722
USA
Phone: 617-323-5242
Other: 617-323-6355 (Hall Office)
Fax: 617-325-2662

Rite: Byzantine
Church sui iuris: Melkite Greek-Catholic
Canonical Jurisdiction(s):
Eparchy: Newton of the Melkites
Cemetery: This parish has dedicated space in a cemetery not its own

 

Schedule of Divine Services

Always call ahead to verify times

Day

Service

Time

Sunday Orthros 9:00am
  Divine Liturgy (English)
9:30am
  Divine Liturgy (Arabic) 11:30am
Wednesday
Divine Liturgy
7:00pm
Saturday Vespers 5:30pm
Feast Day Vigil
Divine Liturgy
7:00pm
     
     

Mystery of Reconciliation

Days on which Divine Services are offered
Prior to or After Divine Services
Other Days & Times By Appointment
The Weekly Bulletin is available online.

Mailing Address: As Above
Served By: Resident Clergy
Sacramental Records: In custody of the parish
Status & Location Changes:
Formed in: 1896
Parish erected in: 1908, at 178 Harrison Ave in the Chinatown District of Boston
Relocated in: 1942, to 156 Warren Ave in the South End District of Boston
Renamed in: 1942, from Annunciation of the Virgin Mary Syrian (Melkite) Roman Catholic Church
Elevated in: 1966, to Cathedral status
Relocated in: 1966, to its present site

Status: ACTIVE CATHEDRAL
This Entry Last Updated: 02/22/2017

Latitude: 42.297421
Longitude: -71.134715
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Teachings of Christ

“Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you." (Matthew 7:7,8 ESV)

Joachiam and Anna Rejoice

Today the bonds of childlessness are loosed, * for God has heard Joachim and Anna * and He promises manifestly that they, against all hope, would give birth to the Maiden of God * from whom the Uncircumscribed One Himself would be born, becoming man, * and he commanded the Angels to cry out to her: * “Rejoice, O Full of Grace, the Lord is with you!” (Troparion - Tone 4)

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, now and ever, and to the ages of ages. Amen.

Today the whole world celebrates * the conception of Anne which was brought about by God, * for she gave birth to the one who, beyond understanding, * gave birth to the Word. (Kontakion - Tone 4)

Holy Forefathers

Through faith, O Christ, you justified the Forefathers, * betrothing through them in advance the Church of the gentiles. * The Saints exult in glory, * for from their seed came forth a glorious fruit: * she who gave birth to You without seed. * Through their prayers, O Christ God, have mercy on us. (Troparion, Tone 2)

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, now and ever, and to the ages of ages. Amen.

You did not honor a hand-depicted image, O thrice-blessed ones, * but defended by the undepicted Being you were glorified in a trial by fire. * And, standing in the midst of unbearable flame, you called upon God: * “Hasten, O Compassionate One, and speed to our help, * for You are merciful and You can do whatever you will.” (Kontakion, Tone 6)

(Second Sunday Before Christmas)

Saint Nicholas of Myra

The truth of your deeds has revealed you to your flock, * as a rule of faith, an image of meekness, and a teacher of abstinence. * Therefore, you attained the heights through humility, * and riches through poverty. * O Father and Hierarch Nicholas, * pray to Christ God that our souls may be saved. (Troparion, Tone 4)

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, now and ever, and to the ages of ages. Amen.

In Myra, You were shown to be a servant of the sacred things, O Holy Nicholas, * for, fulfilling the Gospel of Christ, you, O Venerable, laid down your life for your people, * and saved the innocent from death. * Therefore, you were sanctified as a great initiate of the grace of God. (Kontakion, Tone 3)

Random Proverb

"He who commits adultery lacks sense; he who does it destroys himself." (Proverbs 6:32 ESV)

Pray Without Ceasing

Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me, a sinner.

Wisdom from the Church Fathers

Adam, God's first-formed man, transgressed: could He [God] not at once have brought death upon him? But see what the Lord does, in His great love towards man. He casts him out from Paradise, for because of sin he was unworthy to live there; but He puts him to dwell over against Paradise: that seeing whence he had fallen, and from what and into what a state he was brought down, he might afterwards be saved by repentance.

St. Cyril of Jerusalem (Catechetical Lectures: Lecture 2 no. 7)