Welcome to the website of the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church in Memphis, Tennessee! Here you will find information on services, coming events, organizations and, most importantly, the Orthodox Christian faith.
Please look around! We welcome your suggestions and feedback at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- 2016 Lenten Lecture Series
We are pleased to announce the annual Lenten Lecture Series during Lent again this year. The lectures will be every Wednesday evening, following the pre-Sanctified Liturgy in the Fellowship Hall.
The lectures start on March 16 and run through April 20th. A brochure with detailed information can be found here.
- Friday, March 25 - Feast Day of the Annunciation
Divine Liturgy in the morning followed by a light brunch reception hosted by ELPIS.
- Sunday, March 27 - Greek Independence Day Luncheon
Hosted by the Daughters of Penelope. Plan to stay after the Divine Liturgy for this annual event.
- STUDIES IN THE FAITH - Catechism Class
Continues: Fellowship Hall 6:00pm
The Studies in the Faith classes continue. Please check the Master Calendar for details. The classes cover both the theory and practice of the Church. It is intended for those studying to enter the Church but is a good refresher for anyone. More details and reading material can be found on the Education page.
- Stamo Latto Scholarship Announced
Each year, the Stamo Latto Scholarship is awarded to talented young women who are US citizens and members of canonical Orthodox churches in Charleston, SC and Memphis, TN. High school senior women preferred, but academically strong junior women may also apply and then reapply as seniors. Available scholarships average $1000, although awards may range from $500 to more than $1,000, depending on qualifications and the pool of candidates.
All documents, including recommendations, should be received by the deadline of April 29.
Application forms and instructions may found here on the St. John Orthodox Church, Memphis, TN website.
Scholarship applications from several of our organizations as well as members of our community can be found on the Scholarship page. Please note the deadline dates for each scholarship in the provided material.
Scholarships are for graduating High School Seniors for 2016, and in some cases for current College Students. Please check the application forms for details.
The ELPIS Philoptochos 2016 scholarship form is now available on the Scholarship page. The deadline is: 12:00 noon, April 29, 2016.
PLEASE NOTE: The Scholarship page is updated on a regular basis as we find more information for available scholarships. Please CHECK REGULARLY, so students do not miss out on opportunities.
If you are unable to attend services for legitimate reasons, check out the live broadcasts available form the Archdiocese.
A live stream video feed (here) is now available to view the real time rebuilding of St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church and National Shrine at the World Trade Center.
St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, the only house of worship destroyed by the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, is being rebuilt at 130 Liberty Street at the World Trade Center in New York City. The video service, provided by EarthCam Inc., will provide 24-hour/day live streaming with time lapse capability.
EarthCam’s Chief Executive Officer, Brian Cury, an Orthodox Christian, has donated the equipment and service for this project. “We are extremely grateful to Mr. Cury for his generous stewardship offering, allowing our faithful and people around the world the opportunity to participate in the rebuilding of St. Nicholas Shrine by viewing the construction progress on the St. Nicholas National Shrine website (www.stnicholaswtc.org). Visitors to the site will be able to follow the long-awaited rebuilding of St. Nicholas,” said Jerry Dimitriou, Archdiocese Executive Director of Administration.
The small calendar below shows our upcoming events for the week. For an extended schedule and Up-To-Date event times see the Parish Master Calendar.
You can find our contact information and directions to the church here. We look forward to hearing from you and visiting with you at church.
We also want to better serve our existing stewards. To that end, we ask that they complete a Stewardship Contact card.
Completing a Steward Ship card helps ensure that we keep everyone updated on important events and activities and helps us better utilize our time, talent and treasure.
We have a variety of newsletters we would like to share with you, please check out the following:
Great and Holy Pascha; Jeremias the Prophet; New Martyr Maria of Fourna, Mirabella in Crete; Saint Tamara (Tamar), Queen of Georgia; Nikiforos the Monk of Chios; Synaxis of the Three New Righteous Martyrs of the Holy Mountain, Euthymius, Ignatius, and Acacius