125th Anniversary News

125th Anniversary News and Updates

In case you haven't already heard the Annunciation Parish Community celebrates the 125th Anniversary of its founding this year. To mark this milestone, we've launched a year-long series of programs and activities. We need your vintage Annunciation photos! See section below.

 September 30, 2017

Historical Landmarks Walkathon

Become a time traveler and trace the footsteps of the Annunciation Parish community over 125 years while raising funds to help preserve the church edifice. The Historic Preservation Walkathon travels across the city, with stops at Annunciation's significant sites of worshipA portion of all proceeds go to the Church Restoration Fund

Yanni Kotsopoulos
Through the lives of the fictional Kotsopoulos family, learn the generational history the Annunciation community along with events happening in America at the time.  Along the route, costumed characters from the period will meet walkers, informing them of world, social, and church events relating to each site. 

The historic walk begins at 9:45 at Judson Memorial Church (Washington Square S.) stopping at three additional stops historic church sites: West 30th St., West 54th St., West 85th St. ending at our current parish home.Those who wish to walk or donate to the church restoration can find further information on the church 
 October 1, 2017

125th Commemoration
Hierarchical Divine Liturgy

celebrated by

His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios, Geron of America

 immediately followed by

125th Anniversary Formal Fundraising Luncheon
Honoring Julie and Nicholas Sakellariades

$125.00 per person
A portion of the proceeds go to the Church Restoration Fund

Click to purchase Luncheon Tickets
Vintage Photo Campaign

Please look through your photo albums! As part of the 125th celebration the committee is looking for vintage photos that reflect the rich history of our parish and parishioners. If you have photos, there are a few ways to share them:
  1. Scan (300 ppi please) and then email to photos@annunciation-nyc.org
  2. Have a local photo-processing store scan to a disc and mail the disc.
  3. Bring them by the church office (advance appointment recommended).
  4. Mail originals to the church office. We will scan them and mail them back to you.

At left, artist Spiro Nicholas Rossolimo's post card painting of the interior of "Evangelisimos" at our previous location at 308-312 West 54th St, NY, NY 

We're especially interested in finding church and community photos from 1913-1938