"Welcome one another, therefore, just as Christ has welcomed you, for the glory of God." - Romans 15:7

Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church has been serving the Decatur area since 1927. As the first Orthodox Christian parish in Central Illinois, we are committed to placing Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior first in our daily lives. Our faith is firmly rooted in the teaching of Holy Scripture and the unchanging Christian witness of the Ancient Church. Please feel welcome to join us for worship this Sunday!

Services Schedule

Sundays: Orthros 9:00 am, Divine Liturgy 10:00 am

For services during the week, please see our Parish Calendar.

Upcoming Events

Great Lent is Here!

Here is a list of all the weekly services we do during Lent:

Presanctified Liturgy
Service begins at 5:30pm followed by a Potluck dinner

Akathist to the Theotokos
Service begins at 5:30pm

Our Feast is Coming Up!

The Feast of the Annunciation is celebrated March 24th and 25:

Great Vespers
March 24th
Service begins at 5:30pm

Orthros & Divine Liturgy
March 25th
Services begin at 9:00am

Online Chapel

Annunciation of the Theotokos

Saints and Feasts Commemorated

Annunciation of the Theotokos

Visit the Online Chapel for more daily readings, hymns, a monthly calendar of saints and feasts, and more.

Getting to Know God

And this is eternal life, that they know You the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent. — John 17:3

In Greek, the sense that is most closely associated with the verb to know is sight. This is quite familiar to those of us who have grown up within Western culture. We believe what we can see; however, the verb to know in Hebrew is primarily associated with hearing.

Therefore, the Orthodox Church has a holistic understanding of how one gets to know God. Our worship engages all of the senses so that no matter what the physical or mental capabilities of the worshipper happen to be, they can come to know God in their own unique and unrepeatable way.

Our faith demands that each human person — no matter the age, sex, mental or physical capacity, ethnic background or culture — should not only be acknowledged as capable of worshipping and knowing God, but that they are valuable.

We, therefore, would like to warmly welcome anyone to come to experience the ancient faith of Orthodox Christianity and come to know God and Jesus Christ whom He sent.