"Come to Me, all who labor and are heavy laden,
and I will give you rest."
(Mt. 11:28)

Rev Fr. Jon Magoulias, Parish Priest

Rev Fr. Jon Magoulias, Parish Priest

Welcome to the Annunciation Website, a ministry of the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church in Modesto, California. On behalf of the faithful of our parish, we are extremely blessed that you are visiting our website.

The Church is you, your family, and your relatives. The Church is each of us. The Church is people joined together in a common, spiritual, and religious bond. The bond is Jesus Christ; thus, the Church is the body of Christ! Our Church is the body of believing Orthodox Christians throughout the world; and at the same time,  it is the local assembly of believing Orthodox Christians.

The Church of the Annunciation has over 350 stewardship families, and is a multi-ethnic parish. More and more people throughout the world are becoming aware of our precious Orthodox Christian Faith. As they learn of the unchanging truths of the One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic Church, they realize the stability and the continuity preserved since the New Testament era through today. We invite you to learn more about our Church and our parish family by joining us for worship and fellowship.



News & Events




Greetings in the Name of our Lord, God and Savior Jesus Christ…


The strength and development of the Parish depends upon the participation and support of the stewards that recognize the importance of living our precious Christian Orthodox Faith.


As we enter Holy Week, I again encourage you to participate in the Divine Services.  No other Christian religion experiences the days of our Lord’s Passion and Resurrection as do we Christian Orthodox people of God.  This is not a statement in which I boast but rather, one that is meant to help  you realize just how important participating in Holy Week and Pascha are for the people of God.


To see the Holy Week and Pascha Special Bulletin and the Holy Week Schedule of Services, please click on the following: icon HOLY WEEK AND PASCHA BULLETIN 2014 and icon Holy Week Schedule


In Christ’s love,


Fr. Jon


During the holy season of Great Lent and Holy Week our Church is prepared in such a way as to let the faithful know that something special and unique is taking place. For this reason, the Church is accepting contributions in order to beautify our Church during this glorious time of the year. If you would like to make a contribution, please contact the church office or visit the "CONTRIBUTE ONLINE, OTHER DONATIONS" SECTION ABOVE. 









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Important Announcement


We are excited to announce that on November 24, 2013, the Parish Assembly unanimously passed a motion to renovate and upgrade our Administrative and Classroom Building in 2014. This building has not been renovated since it was built in the early 1970's. The estimated cost of the project is $140,000. For additional information and a description of the general scope and cost breakdown of this project, please click the following: icon Classroom Building Project Description, Scope and Cost Breakdown.



Donations for this very important endeavor may be made by visiting the "CONTRIBUTE ONLINE, OTHER DONATIONS" section above.

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March 23, 2014

"Renovation to Enhance Education"


 The Parish Council Cordially Invites You to Attend an Evening of Christian Orthodox Fellowship and Stewardship on


Saturday, May 3, 2014 

in the Very Reverend Emmanuel Papageorge Cultural Center


Together, as One Family in Christ, we can Realize Our Dream of a Newly Renovated and Upgraded Church Classroom Building


5:00 p.m. ~ Great Vespers

6:00 p.m. - Fellowship (Hosted Bar)

7:00 p.m. ~ Dinner (No Charge)


Followed by Dancing to Greek and American Music


~Donations for the Renovation will be Accepted~


To see the Invitation, please click on the following:

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