Welcome to Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church
Welcome to Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church in Kansas City. Our church is part of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, the Holy Metropolis of Denver, under the spiritual guidance of His Eminence Metropolitan Isaiah of Denver.
While this parish was established in downtown Kansas City nearly 100 years ago in 1910 and has been in its present location since the late 1970s, Orthodox Christianity has spanned the globe since 33 AD. Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church was originally founded by a small group of Greek immigrants, but today aptly reflects the American experience, and is comprised of individuals and families representing many other nationalities all witnessing to the Good News of Jesus Christ, striving to reflect His love, and living according to the principles and discipline of the Orthodox Church.
Today, the Annunciation in Kansas City is a vibrant community of men and women from every background and age, adhering to Orthodox Christian principles that are concurrently Scriptural, Traditional, Apostolic and Eucharistic. This Church family continually searches for dynamic ways to serve the Lord, manifest the light of Christ to the world and try to address the needs of all of God’s people. At its core, the Annunciation in Kansas City is a Greek Orthodox Christian family that faithfully comes together at the Divine Liturgy every Sunday to worship the Lord; and in this light discover the manner and means by which to better know Him and do His will. With a host of ministries and activities, there is a place and opportunity for everyone to grow in Christ, share His love and glorify Him at all places and at all times.
Newcomers and visitors are always welcome at the Annunciation. While we hope that this web site will help you learn more about our parish and our Orthodox Christian faith; above all, we hope you will personally visit us! If you are curious about what to expect, please take a moment to review excerpts from the article, 12 Things I Wish I had Known by Frederica Mathewes-Green and the Etiquette Guide before joining us. Please feel free to visit the Annunciation in Kansas City and pray with us on any given Sunday. You will discover a welcoming Church family, an ancient and dynamic Orthodox Christian Faith, and perhaps even a spiritual home where you and yours may want to plant roots and expand your relationship with God and others.
(Adapted from a letter by Rev. Dr. Nicholas J. Verdaris)
8:00 am – Orthros
What is Orthros? The Morning Service, which is combined with the Divine Liturgy. It begins with the reading of six psalms (Exapsalmos), the reading of the Gospel, the chanting of the Canon, and the Great Doxology.
09:30 am - Divine Liturgy
What is Divine Liturgy? From the Greek term meaning a public duty or work, the Divine Liturgy is the main form of worship for the celebration of the Holy Eucharist.
What is Catechism? A summary of doctrine and instruction, teaching the Orthodox faith in the form of questions and answers. The catechetical or Sunday school of each parish is responsible for such instruction of children or other faithful.