Greek Orthodox Cathedral of the Annunciation (Baltimore, Maryland)

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Greek Orthodox Cathedral of the Annunciation
Greek Orthodox Cathedral of the Annunciation is located in Baltimore
Greek Orthodox Cathedral of the Annunciation
Greek Orthodox Cathedral of the Annunciation
Coordinates: 39°18′16″N 76°37′04″W / 39.304448°N 76.617894°W / 39.304448; -76.617894
Location Baltimore
Country USA
Denomination Greek Orthodox
Website Greek Orthodox Cathedral of the Annunciation
History
Founded 1906 (1906)
Founder(s) Greek immigrants
Dedicated  ()
Consecrated  ()
Architecture
Functional status Active
Heritage designation For Greek immigrants
Architect(s) Cassell, Charles
Architectural type Church
Style Neo-Byzantine
Groundbreaking 1888 (1888)
Completed  ()
Construction cost $28,500
Specifications
Materials Granite

The Greek Orthodox Cathedral of the Annunciation is a church of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America located in, Baltimore, Maryland. It is the oldest of all the 18 Greek Orthodox parishes in Maryland.[1] The Cathedral is an important center of Greek American culture in Baltimore, and hosts an annual Greek Food Festival.

History[edit]

The Greek Orthodox Cathedral of the Annunciation building was constructed in 1888 (the building originally housed a Protestant congregation), however the current congregation was established in 1906 and only moved to the building in 1937. The Cathedral was meant primarily to serve the Greek American community in Baltimore.[2][3]

In 1975 the Cathedral was designated as the state of Maryland's first Greek Orthodox Cathedral.

In 1992 the Cathedral received a historic designation from the Maryland Commission on Historic and Architectural Preservation.

Architecture[edit]

The building's overall design is in the Neo-Byzantine style.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Church's 'prayers are answered'". The Baltimore Sun. Retrieved 2011-11-27. 
  2. ^ Nicholas M. Prevas, House of God...Gateway to Heaven (2007)
  3. ^ Nicholas M. Prevas, History of the Greek Orthodox Cathedral of the Annunciation, Baltimore, Maryland (1982)

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