Fr. Demetrius T Dogias Library

 

The Parish Council has honored Father Demetrius T. Dogias by naming the library in his name.

In keeping with new technologies and modern information systems, the Annunciation now has an online catalog of the materials available in the library.

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PURPOSE

The library has recently been reorganized and automated for the express purpose: to collect, retrieve, organize, and provide for the orderly storage and use of the parish archives, records, and library resources.

 ECCLESIASTICAL RECORDS

These records and documents of Baptisms, Weddings, etc. will remain in the Priest's office and be the prerogative and responsibility of the Proistamenos of the Greek Orthodox Church of the Annunciation Parish.

 SUNDAY SCHOOL MATERIALS

Children's books and teachers resources will remain in the Sunday school classrooms and be the responsibility of the Sunday School Director and teaching staff.

PARISH LIBRARY MATERIALS

Parish reference resources, documents, and one-of-a-kind historically significant monographs in both Greek and English and some general reference books are library use only and non-circulating.

DOCUMENTS OF THE PARISH

Current parish documents are available in the library and eventually, as appropriate, will be placed on the Internet. These materials include the monthly Annunciation Observer, Sunday weekly bulletins, parish council minutes, general assembly minutes, and minutes of ad hoc committees such as the Building Committee. Records of parish ministries, i.e. Senior League, Philoptochos, Endowment Fund, youth groups, and recorded interviews of parishioners as part of the Oral History Project at Sacramento State University will be included. Historical copies of the above will be kept in storage and only current copies available in the library. 

Parish Library: A Brief History

Terry Kastanis, Chartophylax The Sunday school and Educational Building of the parish was opened in 1971, and the library to this day is considered the “living room” of these facilities. The shelf-lined walls and windows that look out onto F Street provide for a pleasant meeting room, not only for the Parish Council, but for…

 SUNDAY BULLETIN

The Sunday Bulletin is weekly publication of the Annunciation, distributed to parishioners each and every Sunday. It includes the Sunday pericope readings in addition to the upcoming liturgical schedule, event ads, and other parish updates.

 ANNUNCIATION OBSERVER

The Annunciation Observer is a bi-monthly publication of Annunciation that is digitally published (and mailed out upon request) to stewards of the Annunciation. This publication journalizes past community events and ministry achievements, as well as communicates, advertises, and promotes future events.

 YOUTH NEWSLETTER

The Annunciation Youth Newsletter is a monthly digital publication geared toward the youth and youth ministries of the Annunciation. This newsletter features photos of past youth events and upcoming event calendar.

For submissions and general inquiries, please contact the OBSERVER Editor.

For questions related to OBSERVER advertising, please contact the Church Office.