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Legislation #: 100894 Introduction Date: 10/21/2010
Type: Special Action Effective Date: 10/31/2010
Sponsor: COUNCILMEMBER SHARP AND COUNCILMEMBER JOLLY
Title: Congratulating the Greek Orthodox Church of the Annunciation on its 100th anniversary.

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10/18/2010 Filed by the Clerk's office
10/21/2010 Adopted

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RESOLUTION NO. 100894

Congratulating the Greek Orthodox Church of the Annunciation on its 100th anniversary.

 

WHEREAS, during the late nineteenth century and early years of the twentieth century, Greek immigrants brought their values of family, hard work, and a venerable Orthodox Christian faith to the Kansas City community; and

 

WHEREAS, in 1910, the founders of the Greek Orthodox Church of the Annunciation built a place of worship at 1423 Broadway, Kansas City, Missouri, and Annunciation was officially incorporated in the State of Missouri that same year; and

 

WHEREAS, Annunciation moved its place of worship to Linwood Boulevard and the Paseo in 1941, and then to its current location at 120th Street and Wornall in 1973; and

 

WHEREAS; throughout its long and rich history, Annunciation has remained committed to the Orthodox Faith and the Kansas City community; and

 

WHEREAS, this fall, Annunciation celebrates its Centennial with a number of significant and memorable events, including a 100th Anniversary Celebration Gala, various liturgical celebrations and other services of worship; and

 

WHEREAS, His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios of America, a scholar and hierarch of international renown, and His Eminence Metropolitan Isaiah of Denver, the regional leader with jurisdiction over the Greek Orthodox community in Kansas City, will visit Kansas City to attend Annunciation’s Centennial Celebration; NOW, THEREFORE,

 

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

 

That the Mayor and Council hereby congratulate the Greek Orthodox Church of the Annunciation on its 100th anniversary; and

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this Resolution be spread upon the Minutes of the Council in testimony thereof and that a copy hereof be presented to Father James Katinas with the best wishes of the Mayor and Council for the parish and leadership to have many more years of faith and fellowship.

 

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