Holy Annunciation Mission


We are a canonical Orthodox Church under the omophorion of His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion first Heirarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia. (ROCOR) In 2007 ROCOR or the Russian Chruch in Exile as it was sometimes known signed the Act of Canonical Communion with the Moscow Patriarchate.  


This reunion followed 80 years of separation when dozens of bishops and thousands of Orthodox Christians had to flee Russia and the horrific persecution that followed the communist revolution 


ROCOR today is a semi-autonomous part of the Moscow Patriarchate which consists of well over one 100 million Orthodox Christians. Nearly 40% of the almost 300 million Orthodox Christians in the world are under the Moscow Patriarch. By comparison the Greek Ecumenical Patriarch which is located in modern day Turkey has only about 180 thousand communicants.

Holy Annunciation uses the ancient and venerable western Pre-schism liturgy of Pope Gregory the Great for Holy Mass. The vast majority of Orthodox Christians use Eastern Rites in their worship including a far greater number of ROCOR parishes. We who constitute the Western Rite Communities with the blessing of Metropolitan Hilarion have been authorized to use the noble and beautiful Rites of the ancient Western Church.

I invite everyone to come see. If you are a canonical Orthodox Christian in good standing with the Church and are properly prepared through recent confession and a proper communion fast you are invited to partake of the sacred and life saving mysteries. Just talk with me prior to your coming. God bless you.


                                                                                                                 Fr. Kevin     



Holy Annunciation is a Stavropegial parish  directly under the authority of His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion 1st Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia


Frances Building

505 5th Street Suite 615

Sioux City, IA 51101

Fr. Kevin Kirwan rector

Ph. 712-253-7114

email fr.kevin@rocorwesternrite.com


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