Welcome to Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church

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!

As an extension of our "Outreach Ministry", we're pleased to announce that the Divine Liturgy will be broadcast live.  The purpose of this ministry is to provide shut-ins that have Internet access, college students that may not be able to get to an Orthodox Church, or people interested in our precious Christian Orthodox Faith, the opportunity to view our church services. If God forgives us for our sins, why do we need the Sacrament of Confession?”


Akathist Hymn April 19th at 7:00 p.m.

Sunday, April 21, 2024

Parish General Assembly following the Divine Liturgy.


Great and Holy Monday - Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Church


Saturday of Lazarus, April 27, 2024, Orthros 8:30 a.m.  Divine Liturgy 9:30 a.m.

Palm Sunday, April 28, 2024, Orthros 8:30 a.m. Divine Liturgy 9:30 a.m. The Nymphios the Bridegroom Service 7:00 p.m.

Holy Monday, April 29, 2024, Nymphios the Bridegroom Service 7:00 p.m.

Holy Tuesday, April 30, 2024, Nymphios the Bridegroom Service 7:00 p.m.

Holy Wednesday, May 1, 2024, Unction, Efchaileon  3:30 p.m.   Matins of Great and Service of Holy Thursday Matins Sung on Holy Wednesday Evening at 6:30 pm 

Holy Thursday, May 2, 2024, Communion for Workers 7:00 a.m. ~ 8:30 a.m.   Vesper Liturgy of St. Basil 9:00 a.m. The Holy Passion of our Lord the Reading of the Twelve Gospels 7:00 p.m.

Holy & Great Friday, May 3, 2024  Hours of the Holy Passion 9:00 a.m.  Apokathelosis 3:00 p.m. Lamentations 7:00 p.m.

Holy Saturday, May 4, 2024 Communion for the Workers 7:00 a.m. ~ 8:30 a.m. Divine Liturgy of St. Basil 9:00 a.m. Orthros of the Resurrection 11:00 p.m.  Liturgy 12:00 a.m.  Midnight

Great and Holy Pascha, May 5, 2024, Agape Service 12:00 p.m.

Hope/Joy Saturday of Lazarus Retreat, April 27th   

Divine Liturgy 10:00 a.m. followed by a fun activity with Fr. Dean in the Be the Bee social room a Lenten Luncheon to follow.

Making of the Palm Crosses - Friday, April 26, 2024 at 5:30 p.m. 

Everyone is invited to come and join in making of the Palm Crosses in the church basement.  A Lenten meal will be provided.

Can you read another Language?  We need you!   

We are looking for volunteers to read the Resurrectional Gospel reading during the Agape Vespers service on Great and Holy Pascha on Sunday, May 5th. If you can read another language and are able to attend the service please contact Fr. Dean.

During the Agape Vespers it is the tradition of the Church to read the Gospel reading (John 20:19-25) in multiple languages. The significance of this practice is two fold:
1) It is a reflection and response to the Great Commission which Christ gave to his Apostles following His resurrection from the dead. Following His resurrection He gathered His disciples on the mount in Galilee and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything that I have commanded you. And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age” (Matt. 28:18-19).

2) Our proclamation of the Gospel is also a reflection of the restoration of Man and God’s creation as the events at the Tower of Babel are reversed (Genesis 11:1-9). Humanity, once divided, is now restored through Christ.   ΚΑΛΉ ΑΝΆΣΤΑΣΗ!


St. Photios Awards Banquet, Saturday, May 18th His Eminence Metropolitan Savas invites all clergy and laypersons to a celebration of our Metropolis of Pittsburgh's volunteers at the Doubletree by Hilton Pittsburgh-Cranberry, Mars, PA   Congratulations to this year's awardees:  Sophia M. Tsambounieris and Spyroulla Papakonstantinou AXIOI!!!

May be an image of French lavender and text that says 'The philoptochos of theo Annunciation cleveland Πασχαλινες Λαμπαδες Easter candles $15'

Sunday, April 28, 2024 Palm Sunday Luncheon following the Divine Liturgy.  $22 Plaki includes Salad, Roll, Rice and Vegetable.  Children 2-12 $10 Pasta with Red Sauce Sherbert and fruit for dessert.   We will only have limited tickets at the door.  Please contact Linda Karadimas 440-665-4550, Shawn Moshos 216-630-3004 or Irene Scordos 216-224-3547 


Tsourekia Sale- All proceeds to benefit the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church

$10 each please see or call Eleni Karadaglis at 216.773.8986 Now through Easter Week.


Metropolis Regional Lenten Mini Retreat- April 6th from 11am until 4pm at Sts. Constantine & Helen Cathedral 3352 Mayfield Rd. Open to all Hope/Joy Children Grades: K-6th.  Participants will enjoy learning about the Triodion period leading up to Lent.  Crafts,Service Projects and more.  Lunch will be provided.  Registration http://tinyurl.com/MiniLentCLE


Scholarship Information:

The John M Manos, Cleveland, AHEPA Chapter #36 is offering college scholarships to graduating high school seniors of Greek descent.  Applicants must be a resident of Cuyahoga, Lorain, Summit, Medina or Lake County. Scholarships are awarded upon merit. Contact Alex Rokakis for a scholarship application at alekomon@mac.com. Scholarship applications must be completed by May 4, 2024, and will be awarded no later than June 1, 2024.  For questions, you may reach Alex Rokakis Cell phone (216) 374-4682 or via e-mail at alekomon@mac.com (preferred method of communication). TEXT Messages are OK too but make sure you identify yourself in the text message.

Orthodox Archdiocese of America are available for awards to be made for the 2024-2025 academic year. The deadline for submitting an application                                                        for any of these scholarships is May 17, 2024.

 Gioles Scholarship, Malta Scholarship, Paleologos Scholarship, Taylor Scholarship, Tembelis Scholarship, Trakatellis Scholarship

For more information about any of these scholarship opportunities, please send an email scholarships@goarch.org or call 212-774-0283.


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2024 Tsourekia Sale

All proceeds to benefit the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church  

$10 each

Please see or call Eleni Karadaglis at 1.216.773.8986 now through Easter Week

Can also be bought on Fridays at Fish Fry and on March 30th at our   Independence Day Parade


The Philoptochos of the Annunciation Cleveland
Koulourakia Sale $10 Dozen Available for sale every Sunday in the downstairs hall of the Church.


It has been His Eminence Metropolitan Savas’ dream for years to host an annual music and arts festival, showcasing the many talents of the people of our Pittsburgh Metropolis. That dream will finally become a reality this year with our first ever metropolis GOMoPalooza Music and Arts Festival! This will be an event for the whole family, held on Saturday,           August 17 th at the St. Demetrios Community Center in Warren, Ohio. All the art displayed, and music performed will be offered by our very own GOMoP people, of all ages. We also have a very real need to raise funds for our Metropolis Youth and Young Adult Ministry, and this event will hopefully become an annual fundraiser for it. Contact Despina Semertsidis (440-241-5323) if you are interested.