News and Events

Wilkes-Barre Greek Food Festival

The Wilkes-Barre Greek Food Festival is returning fall 2023 from Wednesday, October 4th to Friday, October 6th, 11 A.M. to 8 P.M. 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 

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:

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 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 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.