In that God Himself came into the world as a man, Jesus Christ, for our salvation, we at the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church welcome everyone to join us as we strive to become by grace what God is by nature.
We are called by God our Creator to worship and follow Him and to proclaim to the world His message of love, peace, and salvation. We believe in Him, and strive to know Him and abide in Him, so that by grace we might receive an eternal life of salvation from Him. We actively participate in the sacramental and prayer life of the Orthodox Christian Church so that we may become Christ-like persons by His grace.
The Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church is part of the Orthodox Christian Church, which is historically and dogmatically continuous with the one church founded by Christ through his apostles. We Orthodox Christians confess in our creed that we are the one holy, catholic (universal) and apostolic church.
Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church. is a not-for-profit religious community under the leadership of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, through the auspices of the Ecumenical Patriarchate in Constantinople whose mission is to:
- maintain, practice, and proclaim the Christian Orthodox faith, enhancing the spiritual growth of its communicants;
- develop and operate programs, activities, and services for the Parishioners which serve and further the religious educational, cultural, philanthropic, and social ministries of the community as well as to protect and continuously develop the physical buildings and religious property as deemed necessary;
- dedicate the promotion of Christian fellowship and values between the evolving diversity of cultures and its people.
The Glorious Prophet Elias (Elijah); Synaxis of the Russians who were perfected in France: Protopresbyter Alexios Mednedkov, Presbyter Dimitrii Klepinin, Mother Maria Skobtsova, her son Yuri Skobtsov, and Ilia Fondaminskii; Mother Maria Skobtsova, New-Martyr of France