We welcome you to learn about and consider joining some of our parish ministries. There are many great ways to get involved.
The Greek Orthodox Church of the Annunciation has had a long history as part of the National Philoptochos Society of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America since the latter’s inception, in 1931, by the Ecumenical Patriarch Athenagoras I of blessed memory, who was then serving as Archbishop of North and South America.
The Annunciation Philoptochos is one of the 480 Philoptochos chapters throughout the United States. The Annunciation-Evangelismos Philoptochos has participated in the historical evolution of Philoptochos when in the late 1950’s Archbishop Iakovos recommended that the Philoptochos place an increased emphasis on the implementation of important programs to benefit the Greek Orthodox community including but not limited to, institutions of the Church, the philanthropies of the Ecumenical Patriarchate and assistance to Greek and Greek Orthodox families. Involvement in social and moral issues encouraged the establishment of several committees to address topics such as child abuse prevention, domestic violence, homelessness, pornography, drug and alcohol abuse, and aging. Learn More »
The Parish Council is composed of faithful men and women who are dedicated Orthodox Christians and who sacrifice their time, talents, and resources for the Church. We represent the parish, as clergy and laity together, and seek to fulfill the mission ascribed to us by our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Learn More »
In the Eastern Orthodox Church, altar boys assist the higher clergy during services. They might carry the cross, candles or liturgical fans in processions and entrances. Learn More »
The Church School program fosters spiritual learning through age-appropriate lessons, which may include an introduction to church feasts, fasts and liturgical practices, prayers, Bible stories, crafts and projects, and liturgical songs. Learn More »