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Church Membership

The Regulations of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese state that: Article 18, Section 1

"The religious, moral and social duties of a parishioner are to apply the tenets of the Orthodox Faith to his/her life and to: adhere to and live according to the tenets of the Orthodox Faith, faithfully attend the Divine Liturgy and other worship services; participate regularly in the holy sacraments, respect all ecclesiastical authority and all governing bodies of the Church; be obedient in matters of the faith, practice and ecclesiastical order; contribute towards the progress of the Church's sacred mission; and be an effective witness and example of the Orthodox Faith and traditions to all people".

Article 25, Section 2

"The Priest determines whether the Parishioners are in canonical and financial good standing as specified in Article 18, Section 1 ":

The responsibilities of membership may be divided into the fulfillment of three distinct areas of commitment to Christ and to His Church:

(1) Our Canonical fulfillment
(2) Our Stewardship fulfillment
(3) Our Liturgical fulfillment

In order to be a "member in good standing" at the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, each person must have fulfilled all three aspects of his/her total commitment to the Church.