ARBOUR HILL – CAVALRY ROAD
On Sunday the 5th of March the community had the opportunity to celebrate Sunday of Orthodoxy with the blessing of his eminence Archbishop Nikitas and with the presence of the very reverent archimandrite Fr. Nephon. This special feast unites all in orthodoxy after a period of isolation.
The Greek Orthodox Church of the Annunciation is located in central Dublin, at the Arbour Hill Area and it is adjacent to the Hellenic School.
This very attractive little church is not easy to find unless you know the area. The church is a reminder that the city has undergone huge demographic changes over the past twenty year but they moved out of Arbour Hill in 2001 after they got there own church in Harold’s Cross.
Before the building on the corner of Arbour Hill became a church it was a factory or workshop originally it began as kindergarten school in 1890.
The building was bought by the congregation in 1993 for £80,550, and was consecrated 12 months later after major renovation works.
The Sunday Holy Liturgy takes place from 11am to 12pm.
The Greek Orthodox Church of the Annunciation, also known as the Church of St. Gabriel, is an Eastern Orthodox church in Nazareth, Israel. It is one of two claimants to the site of the Annunciation – in which angel Gabriel appeared to the Virgin Mary and announced that she would give birth to Jesus – the other being the Catholic Basilica of the Annunciation.
Likely first established in Byzantine-era Palaestina Prima, it was rebuilt during the time of the Crusades, and again in the 18th century under the rule of Zahir al-Umar, the Arab governor of the Galilee.
Known colloquially among the Greek Orthodox worshippers of Galilee whom it serves as Kniset el-Rûm[i], or Church of the Eastern Romans in Levantine Arabic, the church is located over an underground spring, which according to Eastern Orthodox belief is where the Virgin Mary was drawing water at the time of the Annunciation. Water from the spring still runs inside the apse of the church and also fed the adjacent site of Mary’s Well, located 150 yards (140 m) away.