Today is the beginning of our salvation

and the manifestation of the mystery

which is from eternity. 

The Son of God becomes the Son of the Virgin,

and Gabriel announces grace. 

So, with him, let us also cry

to the Mother of God: 

'Rejoice, thou who art full of grace! 

The Lord is with thee.'


-- Troparion of the church 

COVID-19 Update

On March 17, 2020 we received an encyclical from His Eminence Archbishop Benjamin of the Diocese of the West, directing us to cancel all parish services and group activities for two weeks.

 The church office will be open for appointments as needed.

 Archbishop Benjamin also said that he would review this directive after two weeks. You may read the full letter from Archbishop Benjamin here

Sunday Liturgies, weekly Catechism classes and a daily devotional will be offered via the Zoom Meeting app; see our Calendar page for more information.

Father Matthew has shared with us a very thoughtful and well-stated homily on the current situation from Elder Zacharias of St. John the Baptist Monastery, Essex, England, which you may read here.


At our annual members' meeting on January 25, 2015, we approved an expansion project for our church building.  Click this YouTube link for a conceptual video showing proposed changes:

Donation checks are welcome also! Write Building Fund on the check memo line. Giving by check allows us to avoid online payment processing charges.

Eastern Orthodox Church of The Annunciation
13515 SE Rusk Road, Milwaukie, Oregon 97222