Our History

The history of our parish dates back to the earliest Greek immigrants to Rhode Island. To read more about our parish history, as well as that of other Greek Orthodox communities in the area, click the link below.

The Greek People in Rhode Island - 1993 by Rev. Stephen Kyriakou and Venetia Georas, M.D.

To access an interactive timeline which compiles information from the above source, our 75th and Centennial books, as well as information gathered via parishioner submissions, click this link: Annunciation Cranston History.

Parishioner Nicholas Lambros was interviewed on August 5, 2022 by Meleti Pouliopoulos of Grecian Echoes radio in Boston about this project. To listen, click the video below:

Our parish has had a very vibrant past, as can be seen in the following images. Keep an eye out for new history posts on our Facebook page and Instagram page on Thursdays. Also, feel free to submit your own stories or photographs to be added to the parish collection by clicking HERE.