Our Parish History

Greek people emigrated to central Alabama around 1900.

During the 1920s and 30s the Greek Orthodox Community of Montgomery worshiped above the garage of St Johns Episcopal Church and in the Post-World War II era they purchased the site of our parish.

The Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church was founded in 1945 and built in 1948. Our parish has been an outpost of Orthodoxy in mid-Alabama, bringing the truths of the ancient eastern faith to the modern western world.

Notable Events

Archbishop Iakovos, Martin Luther King Jr., and other dignitaries walking to the Dallas County Courthouse to hang a funeral wreath in honor of Reverend James Reeb, a civil rights activist who was beaten and killed by white segregationists, Selma, Alabama, March 1965; photograph by Dan Budnik from his book Marching to the Freedom Dream. Archbishop Iakovos’ outspoken support of Dr. King and the civil rights movement was not popular at the time.

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