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
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




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

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

This Entry Last Updated: 02/22/2017

Latitude: 42.297421
Longitude: -71.134715
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Teachings of Christ

“If anyone thirsts, let him come to me and drink. Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said, ‘Out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.’" (John 7:37-38 ESV)

Seventh Ecumenical Council

O Christ our God, You are most glorious, * for You established our Fathers as lights upon the earth * and through them led us to the true faith. * O greatly Compassionate One, glory to You! (Troparion, Tone 8)

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

The Son Who shone forth ineffably from the Father * was born two-fold in nature. * Beholding Him, we do not refuse the image of his form, * but piously depicting it, we honor it faithfully. * Therefore the Church, holding fast to the true faith, * kisses the icon of the incarnation of Christ. (Kontakion, Tone 6)

(Troparia of the Sunday of the Holy Fathers of the Seventh Ecumenical Council)

Random Proverb

"My son, keep my words and treasure up my commandments with you; keep my commandments and live." (Proverbs 7:1,2 ESV)

Pray Without Ceasing

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

Wisdom from the Church Fathers

The work of prayer belongs to the angels, and is, therefore, the special concern of the Church. Every other work, i.e., charity, nursing the brethren, visiting the sick, caring for prisoners, releasing captives, and other similar things, is done by the brethren in love and offered by them to God. Similarly, poverty, fasting, sleeping on the ground, prostrations, vigils, etc., are good and like a sacrifice to God, because they aim to subdue and humble the body so that we may be purified and approach God and become friends of God -- yet these things do not present us directly to God, whereas prayer does so and unites us with Him. A person praying acts towards God like a friend -- conversing, confiding, requesting -- and through this becomes one with our Maker Himself.

St. Symeon of Thessalonica