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 


Construction Update

Construction for our church building remodel is continuing. The areas of work are blocked off by barriers or fencing, and it is extremely important for parishioners and visitors not to cross these barriers (even when the construction workers are absent). It will be important for parents to watch their children carefully during this phase in order to avoid any unnecessary accidents.


On May 14, 2021, His Eminence Archbishop Benjamin sent out a letter on COVID Guidelines, which you may read here. More fecently, Archbishop Benjamin has specifically directed us to follow our state safety guidelines.

You may read the May 1, 2020 Archpastoral Letter of the Holy Synod about the pandemic here, and their specific directives issued at that time here.

Father Matthew has shared with us a very thoughtful and well-stated homily on the pandemic 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