About Our Parish
The Church of the Annunciation of the Virgin Mary is made up of Greek Orthodox communicants committed to the sacred task of witnessing to the teachings of the Lord as interpreted by the Holy Fathers since Apostolic times. This unbroken continuity of belief and practice is communicated by means of liturgy, catechesis, and fellowship through which membership in the Body of Christ is made real for our communicants.
Founded in 1917, our parish includes organizations as the Parish Council, the Ladies' Philoptochos Society "Patris," youth groups, religious education classes, Greek language classes, choir, study and senior citizen groups. Hellenic culture adds a special enrichment to all our activities whose end purpose is to promote the spiritual growth of our members in the image and likeness of God.
Our parish consists of members of various ethnic backgrounds which reflect the trend of people today to seek out a religious tradition that is both stable and consistent with the teachings of the Lord Jesus Christ. The Annunciation parish is made up of parishioners who live in Woburn, Stoneham, Burlington, Reading, Wilmington, Winchester, Melrose, and other towns in the area.
While Greek Orthodoxy is among the religious faiths that arrived most recently on our shores, its impact on our society is unmistakable. It is our intent and purpose to make Orthodoxy a vibrant reality and viable choice for persons seeking the saving truth of the Lord. The Good News of the Incarnation of our Savior and the response of the Blessed Virgin Mary Theotokos to the Archangel Gabriel give special meaning to our ministry. Come visit us! We would love to meet You!
Agrippina the Martyr of Rome; Holy Martyrs Aristocleus the Priest, Demetrius the Deacon and Athanasius the Reader; The Holy New Archpriest Martyrs Gerasimus of Crete, Neophytos of Knossos, Joachim of Cherronisos, Hierotheos of Lampi, Zachariah of Sitia, Joachim of Petra, Gerasimos of Rethymno, Kallinikos of Kydonia, Melchizedek of Kissamos, Kallinikos of Diopolos, and those Martyred with Them (1821-1822); Mark, Bishop of Ephesus; Etheldreda the Queen