News and Events
Wilkes-Barre Greek Food Festival
The Wilkes-Barre Greek Food Festival is returning Wednesday, May 10th to Friday, May 12th, from 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM daily.
Enjoy your favorite Greek food and pastries, including gyros, chicken dinners, pastitsio, dolmadakia, baklava, galaktoboureko, and many more.
Pre-orders are strongly encouraged. For more information, the complete menu, and to pre-order online, please visit https://www.greekfoodwb.org
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:
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
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
Watch our parish's live stream online by clicking here
Spend time at the appropriate moments to participate via video in the services at https://www.goarch.org/live-broadcasts
Those with newer AppleTV devices, Roku, or Amazon Fire can find the Archdiocesan channel: https://www.goarch.org/tv
Utilize the Archdiocesan Online Chapel for texts of services, daily readings, and lives of the Saints: https://www.goarch.org/chapel
Utilize the various service texts available on AGES Initiatives http://www.agesinitiatives.com/…/pub…/dcs/servicesindex.html, singing or reading the hymns.
(Replace the litanies of petitions by saying "Lord, have mercy" three times, and replace the Priest's exclamations or blessings with "Through the prayers of our holy fathers, Lord Jesus Christ our God have mercy on us and save us. Amen.")
There are many edifying bible studies and educational podcasts available via Ancient Faith Ministries ( https://www.ancientfaith.com/ ) or Orthodox Christian Network ( http://myocn.net/ )
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 http://www.facebook.com/annunciationwb .
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 GreekOrthodoxChurch@hotmail.com for more information.
Stewardship for 2023
Please visit the church Web site to view the updated stewardship information for 2023. 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 GreekOrthodoxChurch@hotmail.com or contact an AHEPA member.
More information about the organization is available at www.ahepa.org
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 GreekOrthodoxChurch@hotmail.com to reserve your date.
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 GreekOrthodoxChurch@hotmail.com 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 https://pittsburgh.goarch.org/greek-education/ 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 GreekOrthodoxChurch@hotmail.com by e-mail.