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Cathedral of the Annunciation

24W Preston St, Baltimore, MD 21201

Cathedral News

  • Sunday, March 06, 2022 7:51 PM | Anonymous

    Applications are now available - deadline for submission April 15, 2022.

    Scholarships will be presented in Church, May 8, 2022.

    For additional information, contact Deanna Sakellaris, Scholarship Chairperson, by phone at 410.591.6601 or by email at

    2022 Scholarship application.pdf

  • Wednesday, March 02, 2022 10:12 AM | Anonymous

    Join Father Dean and the devout faithful at the Four Evangelists Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Bel Air, MD, for a prayer service beginning at 7:00 PM on March 2, 2022.

    The contact information for the parish is - 28 N. Hickory Avenue, Bel Air, MD 21014. Telephone: 410-588-5885.  You may also view their website,

  • Tuesday, March 01, 2022 7:17 PM | Anonymous

    Join us on Sunday, June 5th at 3pm at Martin's Valley Mansion to celebrate Father Dean's 25th Anniversary to the Priesthood and his 25 years of service to the Annunciation Cathedral.

    Luncheon tickets are: $30/Ages over 12 ~ $15/ages 6 to 12 ~ Free/5 and under

    To RSVP, fill out the Ticket RSVP form located: and follow the instructions.

    Payment options will appear once your RSVP is submitted. Checks and Credit Cards are accepted.

    RSVP by May 14, 2022. Tickets will NOT be sold at the door. Tables consist of 10 seats. Tickets will be mailed out before the event.

    If you have any questions or for more details, contact Rhoula Monios/443-625-9898 or Nikki Monios/443-930-0404 or at


  • Wednesday, February 02, 2022 2:35 PM | Anonymous


    I pray this communication finds you to be well and in the best of health.

    Over a year ago, a wonderful movie depicting the life of Saint Nektarios called "Man of God" was released at the Los Angeles Film Festival. A number of our parishioners were able to view the movie which was shown only online, at 10pm EST. It was absolutely wonderful and gave a tremendous amount of insight into this saints life.

    The movie will be released for one day only in a number of theaters across the United States on March 21 for one day only. You will need to pre-purchase tickets for this through the website of the theaters.

    Here is the link -

    Most of the theaters are small, and it is not something to wait until the last minute. As of now, this movie is only available in this platform, it has not been released on any of the movie channels. It is a wonderful way to spend the evening with your fellow Orthodox Christians throughout the region, especially during the Lenten Season.

    Again, I remind you, don't wait until the last minute, or just show up at the theater. We have no control over any of this and are merely sharing the information with you.

    God bless,
    Father Dean

  • Thursday, January 06, 2022 7:04 PM | Anonymous


    Blessed feastday of Epiphany!

    Tomorrow is the feastday of the Synaxis of Saint John the Baptist. Orthros begins at 9:00 AM, Divine Liturgy to follow.

    With the impending snow storm that is predicted tomorrow, and in the event that Baltimore City or Baltimore County schools are 2 hours late or closed, we will not have services on Friday, January 7.

    I invite you to learn more about this Saint. We have enjoyed the series, "Be the Bee," produced by Steven Christoforou and our Archdiocese. You may follow this link to learn more -

    You may also view all of these videos by following this link -

    To those celebrating the feastday of John the Baptist, Many blessed years to you and all.

    Happy New Year,
    Father Dean

  • Saturday, January 01, 2022 7:36 AM | Anonymous

    "Grant us seasonable weather and fruitful seasons; send gentle showers upon the earth so that it may bear fruit; bless the crown of the year of Your goodness." (Saint Basil the Great).

    Beloved parishioners and friends of the Annunciation Cathedral -

    With much anticipation, the year 2022 is upon us today.  It is a time in which we begin to make resolutions, committing an opportunity to make changes in our lives.

    Today is that new beginning - and whatever we resolve, let’s all make that change in our lives to intensify our prayer life.  Beginning our day, pausing throughout the day, and ending the day with prayer creates a different atmosphere in our life.

    COVID19 has prevented so much, and we hear the same words that we want back our “sense of normalcy.”  It is today that in our spiritual journey we realize there is nothing abnormal at all, but rather things take place in our own coming closer to Christ.  

    The life of the church continues.  There were not any services missed, the continuation of all things proceeded - maybe not in the same way we knew as “normal,” but in a way that continued to serving our Lord.  

    Church is home, and it is very important we remember that.  There are things we have missed over these last few months, the holidays were different, and we make every effort to stay connected with one another.  God-willing, we return and have that opportunity to greet one another with more than an elbow tap or a wave.  

    Through that simple action of keeping your church in your prayers, we remember all of our faithful and those surrounding us.  

    Saint Basil the Great, whom we commemorate today, offers a simple prayer during the Divine Liturgy - “reunite those separated.”  

    May continue to share in the joy of the Love of Christ.  Let us resolve today to grow stronger spiritually and come closer to Him.

    On behalf of myself, Trevor, the Parish Council, and all ministries of the Cathedral, I thank you for your constant outpouring of love and care.  May we have a blessed 2022 and the years to come!

    With blessings in Christ,
    Father Dean

  • Tuesday, December 07, 2021 9:10 PM | Anonymous

    Beloved Parishioners of the Annunciation Cathedral,

    I pray this finds you to be well and in the best of health. Some wonderful and inspiring news was just conveyed to me today.

    A family at our Cathedral has offered to match every 2022 Stewarship Donation received now until December 24, 2021, up to a total of $80,000.

    Stewardship cards have been mailed to your homes. You may bring the cards back to the Cathedral on Sunday, or you may make your pledge online (click on the donate button in the upper right corner of the page).

    Our extreme gratitude to this anonymous donor for offering this matching challenge!

    Let’s rise to the occasion, support our Cathedral, and double the impact of this gift.

    God bless,
    Father Dean

  • Thursday, November 25, 2021 11:11 AM | Anonymous

    Greetings in the Name of our Lord, God and Savior Jesus Christ,

    “When God is thanked, He gives us still further blessings, while we, by receiving His gifts, love Him all the more and through this love attain that divine wisdom whose beginning is the fear of God” (Prov. 1:7).

    As we celebrate Thanksgiving Day, let us be more mindful of the things for which we are thankful.  I humbly ask that you pray for peace in the world and in particular, for the military personnel serving our country here and abroad; pray for our civil authorities that they may govern in wisdom and truth; pray for those suffering under such adverse conditions;  pray for those suffering in the Name of Christ; pray for your families and friends.  I would also like to remind you to pray for departed relatives and friends.  Give thanks to God for the love and memories you treasure in your heart.  

    Living in this great nation we recognize that although this holiday commemorates an important historical day, it is a reminder that we not take things for granted.  The pilgrims understood this as they, having endured great struggles, gave thanks.  We, too often, overlook the day to day blessings we receive from God and in doing this, become neglectful in giving Him due thanks.  Is there anything worse than one who is ungrateful?  The Church Fathers encourage us to be attentive to the blessings in our life and to give thanks to God for all things.  

    We sometimes take for granted and overlook the many blessing we enjoy as a Parish.  The tremendous support and participation of the stewards of our Parish is truly admirable and has enabled us to succeed in all our endeavors.  Together, we comprise the Body of Christ and many parishioners sacrifice their Time, Talents and Treasure to build up our Church.  Times become difficult, but through everything, the Love for Christ continues to guide us in all things.  

    During these times where we are limited in what we can do, we are called to do even more.  We bow our heads in prayer and rejoice in all conditions. While now we are limited in what we can do during this day, we are unlimited in how we thank God.  While our tables may not be surrounded by all of our loved ones, we are surrounded by the love of Christ.  May God give us strength in everything we do.

    I rejoice in the Lord for each of you.  Please know that I pray for you each and every day and I thank all of you that have been so willing to express your faith in cooperation with me, your parish priest.  I thank God for the challenges, in knowing that it is only Christ who is guiding us.  I thank God for all things

    As you gather for your Thanksgiving Day celebration, I pray that it be a day of transformation, a day of change, so that each of us may become thankful to God, to His Church, to our family and friends for all we have in our lives.

     ...I do therefore invite my fellow citizens in every part of the United States, and also those who are at sea and those who are sojourning in foreign lands, to set apart and observe the last Thursday of November next, as a day of Thanksgiving and Praise to our beneficent Father who dwelleth in the Heavens... (President Abraham Lincoln).

    May this Thanksgiving Day and each day of your lives be filled with the peace that comes from being thankful to God for everything you experience by living your Christian Orthodox Faith.  

    With blessings,
    Father Dean

  • Thursday, November 11, 2021 7:27 PM | Anonymous
    Veterans Day is a time for us to pay our respects to those who have served. For one day, we stand united in respect for you, our veterans.

    This holiday started as a day to reflect upon the heroism of those who died in our country's service and was originally called Armistice Day. It fell on Nov. 11 because that is the anniversary of the signing of the Armistice that ended World War I.  President Dwight D. Eisenhower officially established Veterans Day in the United States. He called upon all citizens to “pay appropriate homage to the veterans of all its wars who have contributed so much to the preservation of this nation and solemnly remember the sacrifices of all those who fought so valiantly on the seas, in the air, and on foreign shores, to preserve our heritage of freedom.”

    We celebrate and honor America’s Veterans for their patriotism, love of country and willingness to serve and sacrifice for the common good.

    When first celebrated as Armistice Day, the day marked the end of World War I, formally recognized on the “11th hour, of the 11th day, of the 11th month” in 1918.
    Today we continue to celebrate the day as Veterans Day, still recognizing the original tie with November 11. That means Veterans Day is on the same day every year -- November 11 -- regardless of on which day of the week it falls.

    Our Cathedral has had a number of troops that have served our country with valiance, zeal, and sacrifice. Because of their sacrifice, we can enjoy the freedoms that many of us take for granted. Please take a moment to honor and recognize those who serve today and did so in the past. And if you have a family member or friend who is serving or has served, please say thank you to them and remember them in your prayers. Without them, we would not be able to call our nation “the land of the free and the home of the brave.”

    God bless our troops and God bless America!
    Father Dean
  • Thursday, October 07, 2021 12:07 PM | Anonymous


    One of the wonderful opportunities is to offer Nativity Greetings to the entire parish through the Community Christmas Card. In an effort to streamline this process of collecting names and submitting the suggested donation of $25, you may follow this link to submit your entry.

    Secondly, the donation of poinsettias are a wonderful way to honor or memorialize a loved one.  The suggested donation is $25 per plant.  You may follow this link to submit your entry.

    God bless,
    Father Dean

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