“In our churches, we want icons and pictures that are holy to us. Not only does the priest bless them, and they’re in the church and the church is consecrated by bishops…because we believe that the bishops higher up have blessed the building, and there are relics of saints that have.”--Mariah
The Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral is located in downtown Columbus on High Street. It was founded in 1910 and built according to a Byzantine architectural style. It contains a church, a cathedral, a bookstore, and even an indoor basketball court. The community is very engaged with youth ministry, which currently numbers over 300 children. In addition, the community sponsors St. George on the Commons, a retirement community. The parish also hosts a Greek Festival on Labor Day Weekend that brings together Greek performers, artisans, and food vendors for the Columbus community.