About our Church
"Welcome one another, therefore, just as Christ has welcomed you, for the glory of God." - Romans 15:7
With the consecration of our Church on September 8, 1968 by His Eminence Archbishop Iakovos, The Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church reached another milestone in its remarkable history. The Labor of Love was borne by many members who served on sundry committees to help expedite the occasion in a manner, which became "the" example for other Greek Orthodox Communities to follow and emulate.
"We must take the torch of Faith and Tradition handed to us by our forebearers and perpetuate it. We must equal their sacrifice and share their toil and labor. We must hold fast to our rich Orthodox heritage and pass it on from one generation to anothoer to eternity." - Rev. Fr. George Nicozisin.
Through this web site, we are pleased to be able to introduce you to that same worship and fellowship as it is expressed in the life of our Parish. If you are a new member of our parish, or are considering membership, these web pages will acquaint you with what our parish offers to those who give it support and sustenance; to those who already belong to the church, we hope they will provide you with the assurance that your sacrificial offerings are received with profound respect, and are utilized to maximum effectiveness. They will, in any case, enable you to make the informed decisions that are necessary for a meaningful relationship with your church.
This Saturday at Annunciation! Everyone is invited for a wonderful evening of dancing and fellowship at the church. If you haven't been to a dance at Annunciation before, this is going to be a wonderful opportunity to try one out for the first time.
The menu will include plenty of meat, as it's one of our last chances to feast before Lent begins. There will also be a DJ playing Greek dance favorites and a photo booth!
Lenten Youth Retreat
On Saturday, February 28 our community will be hosting the Upstate NY Lenten Youth Retreat. This is a wonderful opportunity for all youth in grades 6-12. Our Metropolis Youth Director Eva Konstantakos will be joining us as well as the clergy from around Upstate NY. We may possibly even have a visit from His Eminence Metropolitan Nicholas.
On Sunday, March 1 our whole community is invited to take part in the Sunday of Orthodoxy, Godparents Sunday, and the Annual Teen Luncheon.
Sunday School College Scholarship
Attention Oratorical Festival participants! There is a new scholarship available this year for students who advance to the Metropolis Oratorical Festival from Annunciation. This scholarship is worth up to $3,000 each year!
February Good News
The Good News Monthly Bulletin is now available online!
First Saturday of Lent: The Commemoration of the Miracle of Kollyva wrought by Saint Theodore the Tyro
First Saturday of Lent: The Commemoration of the Miracle of Kollyva wrought by Saint Theodore the Tyro; Righteous John Cassian the Confessor; Basil the Confessor; Kyranna the New Martyr of Thessaloniki
Our church welcomes all visitors. Visit us at:
962 East Ave
Rochester, NY 14607
Our church office is open from 9am to 5pm Monday through Friday and by appointment.
Our Sunday schedule is as follows:
9:00 AM - Orthros
10:00 AM - Divine Liturgy
We also have liturgies on certain weekdays at those times. Please see our Parish Calendar for more information.