News and Events

Holiday Greek Cookie Sale

The Philoptochos Society is hosting a holiday Greek cookie sale. Pickup will be Saturday, December 17th and Sunday, December 18th from 11am to 1pm.

10-piece baklava or assorted cookie trays (baklava, flogeres, and kataifi) are available for $15.00 each.

Full trays of Spanakopita or Tyropita (24 pieces each) will also be available for $40.00 each.

Order deadline is December 14th. For more information and to pre-order online, please visit

Donate Online

We are now accepting online donations for the church via PayPal in order to support the ministries of the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church in Wilkes-Barre.

Visit the Donate Online page to learn more and to submit your donation using this secure online platform.

Live Stream of Orthros and Liturgy Now Available

In addition to accessing the live stream of our divine services on our Facebook page, you may now access live and recorded broadcasts on our church website. We have made enhancements to the church website to incorporate our weekly live streams and to make the site more compatible with mobile devices (iPhones, iPads, Android phones, etc.).

Ways to Access the Church Livestream:

  1. Stream on Facebook from your computer or mobile device

    • Visit our church Facebook page via this link or search for "Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church" on your device

    • As our Facebook page is public, you do not need a Facebook account to access it

    • If you have a Facebook account, "Like" and "Follow" our page for updates on your Facebook feed

  2. Stream on the church website

    • We have made enhancements to the church website so that you can view our live and recorded services directly from one page

    • Visit our church website's livestream page via this link to view live divine services and recordings of recent divine services

    • Click on the header of each live stream video for an expanded or full screen view

Online Worship Resources

Church Facebook Page

Our parish now has a Facebook page, from which we will share information about all aspects of church life, parish activities, and event photos.

To access the page, please visit .

Please note that you do not need to have a Facebook account to view our page.

Iconography Restoration Project

The church is currently undergoing an icon restoration project to revitalize our Iconostasis. We are also adding several new icons in the church. For photos of the project so far, please click here.

In addition, the church is still accepting donations for new icons. Please contact the Christina Stelmack by calling (570) 417-4465 or by e-mailing for more information.

Stewardship for 2022

Please visit the church Web site to view the updated stewardship information for 2022. This year's stewardship theme, requirements, and form have been added to the church Web site on the Stewardship page.

The continuation of the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church in Wilkes-Barre is dependent on the will of our parishioners. The stewardship program provides parishioners with the opportunity to support the church according to each person's specific circumstances and financial status. Thank you in advance for all your support of the continued operations of the parish.


The AHEPA Black Diamond Chapter #55 of Wilkes-Barre, PA is currently seeking new members.

The mission of the AHEPA Family is to promote Hellenism, Education, Philanthropy, Civic Responsibility, and Family and Individual Excellence

Any adult males interested in joining, please email or contact an AHEPA member.

More information about the organization is available at

Fellowship Coffee Hour

The church is currently seeking coffee hour donations. We encourage parishioners to donate coffee hour in when they are celebrating a name day or birthday or when they are commemorating the death of a loved one, but we also are seeking general weekly donations. We strongly encourage everybody in the parish to donate coffee hour at least one time during the summer season. Please sign-up at the church, contact a parish council member, or e-mail to reserve your date.

Holy Communion

If someone who is unable to attend church to receive Holy Communion would like to arrange a visit with Fr. Gabriel, please contact a member of the parish council.

Parish Email Address List

Join the parish e-mail address list in order to receive church newsletters, bulletins, and news updates. To become a member of the list, send an e-mail to with the subject “Subscribe to Parish E-mail List.” Please include your name in the body of the e-mail.

Learn Greek Online

The Metropolis of Pittsburgh offers parishioners a variety of online resources to learn the Greek language online.

Please visit for more information about Greek education programs and websites to supplement learning Greek.

News for Church Website

If you would like to submit news for this Web site or the monthly Church Newsletter, please see a committee member or send news to by e-mail.