HAOC Parish Ministries

Our parish is structured so that our parishioners can best offer their time and abilities in the service of God.

 

Each of these ministries is under the guidance of our parish priest, Fr Andrew.

 


Parish Choir of Holy Annunciation Orthodox Church, Brisbane

Vestments Ministry of Holy Annunciation Orthodox Church, Brisbane

Altar Servers at Holy Annunciation Orthodox Church, Brisbane

 

Liturgical Ministries

In addition to these ministries: other clerical roles are taken by our assistant priest, Fr Stephen, and our Reader, John.

 

Choir.
Our choir, headed by Alecia, has the crucial role of leading the congregation's worship during liturgical services.

 

Flowers and Liturgical Decorations.
Our Great Feasts find our church beautified by flower arrangements.  This ministry of beautification is led by Vera.

 

Prosphora.
The bread that we use in our services is produced by our parishioners, which in turn is co-ordinated by Kristin.

 

Vestments.
Part of beautifying our church for services includes vestments for each of the liturgical colours of the year.

 

Altar Service.
At each service, our clergy are assisted in their work by those who serve at the Altar, under the care of Rdr John.

 

 


Parish Archives of Holy Annunciation Orthodox Church, Brisbane

Audiovisual Ministry at Holy Annunciation Orthodox Church, Brisbane

 

Administrative Ministries

In addition to these ministries: other administrative roles are taken by the Secretary & Treasurer of our Parish Council, and by our Parish Administrator.

 

Archives.
Our Archives ministry is led by Nicholas, who has compiled the past history of our parish.

In honour of our parish's 50th Anniversary, we are intending on authoring and releasing a partial official Parish History in 2022.

To view an introduction to our History, please see the Parish History page.

 

Audiovisual.
The Audiovisual team is responsible for any photos or videos that are taken in the church building.

 

Financial Stewardship.
Many of our parishioners give generously to our parish, and we are grateful for each.  For more, please see our Stewardship page.

 

Online Presence.
We have an active presence online, through our website, Facebook page, Instagram page, YouTube channel, Telegram channel, Discord server, and weekly e-mail newsletter.  This ministry is headed by Matushka Sarah.

 

Parish Council.
Elected each year and serving as our Management Committee, our Parish Councillors assist Fr Andrew in the good operation of our parish according to state and ecclesiastical law. For any questions or suggestions for the Parish Council please email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 


Parish Bookstore of Holy Annunciation Orthodox Church, Brisbane

Bible Study at Holy Annunciation Orthodox Church, Brisbane

Catechism at Holy Annunciation Orthodox Church, Brisbane

 

Educational Ministries

Parish Bookstore.
Our Bookstore is managed by Rdr John & Mat. Sarah, and is available to browse and purchase around services and by appointment.

 

Bible Study.
Fr Andrew and Fr Stephen teach our parish's weekly Bible Study - working through the Bible, one chapter at a time.

For further information, please see the Bible Study section of our website.

 

Catechism.
Using an innovative pedagogical framework to support a thorough grounding in living as an Orthodox Christian in 21st Century Brisbane, Fr Andrew teaches the Orthodox Faith to inquirers, catechumens, and all those who are interested in learning more about the Church that Jesus founded. 

For further information, please see the Catechism section of our website.

 

Faith Education.
Fr Andrew and Fr Stephen work together to deliver talks, as needed, that are designed for the needs of the faithful.

 

Parish Library.
Our Library is currently in abeyance.  We look forward to its restoration, under the supervision of Rdr John.

 

Sunday School.
Our Sunday School, named for Daniel and the Three Youths, runs weekly during the school year, and is led by Fr Stephen.

For further information, please see the Sunday School section of our website.

 


 

Infrastructure Ministries

In addition to these ministries: other infrastructure roles are taken by the Warden of our Parish Council, and by the Project Manager of our Building Project.

 

Cleaning.
Each week, a handful of teams clean the church on a rotational basis, co-ordinated by Dana.

 

Maintenance and Gardens.
Repairs and maintenance of our parish facilities, and the external beautification of our church, is under the care of Andrew, our Warden.

 


Coffee Hour at Holy Annunciation Orthodox Church, Brisbane

 

Community Ministries

Charity.
Steven leads this ministry, seeking to give back to the broader community.

 

Coffee Hour.
After our Sunday Divine Liturgy, and after the Divine Liturgy for many of our Great Feasts, we have Coffee Hour, providing the context for our community to grow closer together.  Iain leads this ministry.

 

Fundraising.
In addition to the generosity of our parishioners, we also have several fundraising initiatives throughout the year.

 

Moreton Bay Pastoral Group.
Holy Annunciation has parishioners who live at a distance from our church in the inner-south of Brisbane.  Fr Andrew visits our parishioners who live in Moreton Bay each month on a Tuesday evening, featuring prayer, a shared meal, a time of teaching, and building local community together.

 

Men's Prayer Group and Women's Prayer Group.
Men of our parish gather together each month for prayer, food, teaching and community, led by Franz.

Likewise, women of our parish gather together each month for prayer, food, teaching and community, led by Emma.




Stewardship:

- BSB: 064132
- Account: 904659
- Name: Holy Annunciation Orthodox Church

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