Detroit's Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral Celebrates 100th Year With Commemorative Services, Events and Family Reunions

Event organizers seeking parishioners and descendents from all decades of the century

Jan 27, 2010, 16:24 ET from Annunication Greek Orthodox Cathedral

DETROIT, Jan. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Established in 1910, the Annunication Greek Orthodox Cathedral located at 707 E. Lafayette in downtown Detroit, is now beginning its 100th year of celebrations, services and historical family reunions.

"Imagine Detroit's landscape in 1910 and our precious Greek immigrants who traveled to America for a better life, a brighter future and a safe haven for their families," said Father Athanas (Tom) George, Dean of the Cathedral.  " Because we are now embarking on our 100th year, we are looking for descendents of those persons who chose to establish and attend the Annunication Greek Orthodox Cathedral of Detroit. This is a sentimental Greek family reunion, a coming together in history with a special emphasis on our founding fathers' vision, courage and commitment to their Greek Orthodox faith."

"The church was and is the center of life for the Orthodox faithful. It is the place of serenity, celebration and family unity," continued Father Tom George.  "We are looking forward to welcoming our parishioners, their children, their grandchildren, their great grandchildren and extended family members during this year that will mark a 100-year journey back into time."

For further information concerning events and ways to participate in the historical documents that are being developed, please contact Olga Mihas at 313.965.2988. Photos and other pieces of history will be scanned and returned to original owners.

Events honoring the Cathedral's pioneers, married couples, women's organizations, youth groups, altar boys, choirs, boards of directors, clergy and parishioners are being planned, and all are encouraged to attend and celebrate with current groups in the church and in the Detroit Metropolis that encompasses seven states including Michigan, Arkansas, Indiana, Kentucky, New York, Ohio and Tennessee..

SOURCE Annunication Greek Orthodox Cathedral