The Cathedral mourns the passing of John Basil Vlahos, husband of Cynthia Vlahos, brother of our parishioner, George Vlahos, as well as of Tasia Misthos and Eugene Vlahos, and father of Teitsa, Basil, Nicholas, Cassandra, and Michael. Google John Basil Vlahos, and you will find a litany of accomplishments during his 82 years. And these should be noted and celebrated. You will also see that he ...

Getting there and, quite honestly, we can’t wait for it to finish. However, with the current building boom in San Francisco, the Contractor has been experiencing difficulty getting subs to do the work. We’re in the home stretch, though for, given the challenges of getting workers and coming up with the money to pay our contractor, we are, nevertheless, nearing completion of the exterior. ...

Back when Father Scott was helping us raise money to begin rebuilding the Cathedral, at one of the meetings where we were discussing holding a gala-type event, we recall his saying: “If we can get someone to donate $1 million, that would electrify the community.” He used these very words. Since then, we worked in earnest to raise the money to rebuild, and we did, in fact, raise that singl ...

“Gearing up” may be a little strong. But, a campaign it is. In other words, we are going out not only to get the commitment for 2018 of those who are regularly supporting members, but to grow our stewardship base. To share the theme of our 2018 campaign, which is taken from St. Paul’s letter to the Colossians (3:23), where he says “Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as wor ...

Bless those who serve!

The Cathedral’s Community Kitchen, which began under the name “Soup Kitchen,” operates the third Tuesday of every month. The volunteer work involves food prep, cooking, hall setup, serving the meal and---so important—cleanup. We also have a food pantry, so a few awesome volunteers come early to bag up canned/non-perishable goods for our guests to take with ...

Greek Dancing in the heart of San Francisco

After performing at our amazing festival in September, the Annunciation Cathedral Greek folk dance groups are hard at work preparing for the 2018 annual Folk Dance Festival. Although our groups are currently closed to new dancers from October 1st until after FDF in January, we would love ...

On October 30, Phil Economopoulos, a steward, member of the Annunciation Cathedral, was installed as Archon of the Ecumenical Patriarchate. Archons constitute the Order of St. Andrew, which is headquartered in New York. The Order defends the interests of the Mother Church, both in this country and abroad. A native of New Hampshire, Phil and his wife, Nancy have two children, John and Jason. ...

A mural on the Stevenson Street wall, shown above, got considerable attention when it was printed in the last couple of issues of the Herald. People actually loved it. We noted how the purpose of doing a mural was to thwart graffiti, which has become a perennial problem along Stevenson Street. You no sooner paint over the graffiti and, almost overnight, it reappears. We also noted how in other ...

Introduction to Orthodoxy” Class Welcomes New Members to the Faith

The new Annunciation cathedral recalls the beauty and majesty of other churches more than a millennium old, such as Hagia Sophia in Constantinople. Those who have been fortunate enough to witness its construction know that, like those older churches, it is being built to last, and one can imagine it serving the n ...

This year’s Christmas mailing, as is the case every year, includes an ecclesiastical wall calendar. It is written in Greek and in English. Notice each of the date boxes. They include: the day and number of the month, the name of the Saint(s) whose feast day falls on that day, and Scripture readings. The first reading refers to a part of the New Testament, which is found after the Gospels. In ...

I know the holidays are upon us and thus it’s a busy time… not to mention all the FDF practices that are underway. However, it would be great to get the kids together one time outside of dance and other things to do something as a group. Unfortunately, I’m in the middle of a long travel period, but I have about 7 days at the end of Nov/Early December where I’ll be in SF to hang out with ...

“Of all holy works, the education of children is the most holy.”

~Saint Theophan the Recluse

We look forward to the new Sunday School year, which began on September 10th. As we are rebuilding the Cathedral, physically, we are also rebuilding our Sunday School program, with a view to making it second to none. We continue to encourage the parents and grandparents that bring ...

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    Intro to Orthodoxy

    The Cathedral’s Intro to Orthodoxy class, taught by Alexander Kozak, has now entered its eighth year! Read More
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    Ask Father

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    Community Link

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    FDF

    What exactly is FDF? Is it just a dance or singing competition? It's much more. It's about Faith, Dance & Read More
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Dear friends, let us continue to love one another, for love comes from God.

John 4:7