February 24th, 2010
To our Venerable Hierarchs and beloved clergy of our God Protected Archdiocese:
Greetings and blessings to all of you in the Spirit of this Great and Holy Lent.
It has come to my attention that there is some confusion concerning the Typikon of the Great Feast of the Annunciation. We have discovered that different Typikons deal with this issue in different ways.
Therefore we ask you to abide by the following directions:
1) You may celebrate the Pre-Sanctified Liturgy on Wednesday morning, March 24th.
2) Celebrate Matins and Divine Liturgy for the Annunciation on Wednesday evening or Thursday morning, March 25th.
Wishing you a blessed journey to the Empty Tomb, I remain,
Your father in Christ,
Archbishop of New York and Metropolitan of All North America