Holy Annunciation Mission
We are a canonical Orthodox Church under the omophorion of His Eminence Metropolitan Nicholas first Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia. (ROCOR) In 2007 our Russian Church in Exile was reunited with the Moscow Patriarchate signing the official accord of restored full communion.
This reunion followed 80 years of separation when dozens of bishops and thousands of Orthodox Christians were forced to flee their homeland because of the horrific persecution that followed the communist revolution.
ROCOR today is recognized as a semi-autonomous part of the Moscow Patriarchate which consists of well over one 100 million Orthodox Christians. Nearly 40% of the roughly 300 million Orthodox Christians in the world are under the Moscow Patriarch.
Holy Annunciation uses the ancient and venerable pre-schism liturgy of Pope Gregory the Great for Holy Mass. The vast majority of Orthodox Christians use Eastern Rites in their worship, including ROCOR parishes . We who constitute the Western Rite Communities with the blessing of Metropolitan Nicholas have been blessed 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.