The parishioners of the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church welcome you to experience the sights, sounds and flavors of Greece. We also hope our visitors will learn a little about the Orthodox faith by attending one of the church tours.
Members of the choir will conduct church tours to describe a little about our faith, our music and the architecture of the church.
Windows Into Heaven – Read article from Pensacola News Journal about our church tours (Nov 2007)
Church Services – Divine Liturgy will be held at 9:00 am on the Sunday of the festival weekend. Everyone is welcome to attend.
The first Greek immigrants that came to Pensacola were seaman that manned sailing vessels in the mid to late 1800’s. Late some of the crew settled here as fishermen. Gradually the stream of immigrants from Greece increased and by 1910 there were about 120 immigrants in Pensacola. These new citizens made their living in the fishing industry, groceries, restaurants and other small businesses. The first Greek orthodox Church was built in 1910 at the corner of Wright and Reus Street and was the home to this parish until 1954 when the church at this Garden Street location was completed. The education building was completed in 1961 and the hall was built in 1950. The church was consecrated by the Archibishop Iakovos in 1973. Our parish is an active community of 200 families of various ethnic backgrounds.