Groundbreaking Ceremony - September 17, 2011
Construction News and Updates "Building Our Future Together" March 2013
● The Majority Of Work - Complete
● Sidewalks - Compete
● Landscaping - Majority Complete
● "Pave The Way" - Awaiting commitments for pavers.
● Exterior of building - Complete
● Plumbing Station Connections - CompleteCaulking, Punch List And Clean Up In Progress
● Plumbing Station Connections - CompletePlumbing, Ductwork, and Fire Sprinkler Systems Rough Installation - Complete
● Plumbing Station Connections - CompleteInterior Framing - Complete
● Plumbing Station Connections - CompleteWallboard Installation Of The Offices, Bathrooms, And Meeting Rooms - Complete
● Plumbing Station Connections - CompletePainting Has Started
● Plumbing Station Connections - CompleteInstallation Of Alarm, Access and Sound Systems In Progress
● Plumbing Station Connections - CompleteFinalizing The Bids For Flooring, Fences, And Pavers
● JCP&L has turned on the permanent power!
About St Anna Greek Orthodox Church
Located in Hunterdon County, NJ, Saint Anna Greek Orthodox Church has been serving Central NJ and the surrounding area since 2002, when the church originated as the Greek Orthodox Parish of Hunterdon County. On January 31, 2010, the Metropolis of New Jersey under the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, granted the Greek Orthodox Parish of Hunterdon County its name, St. Anna Greek Orthodox Church, and a permanent charter. The parishioners of St. Anna celebrated the historic moment with much anticipation, joy, and spiritual uplifting. Since then, the joy continues!
The first and only Greek Orthodox Church in Hunterdon County, Saint Anna started out with a humble handful of worshippers and has built an Orthodox community that offers a full compliment of services and ministries to its 120 parishioner- families. The community is rich in spirit, faith, and togetherness; proud of its heritage as much as its inspiring diversity; and open to all those seeking Christian fellowship and support.
St Anna Greek Orthodox Church is under the jurisdiction of the Metropolis of New Jersey under the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America.
The parishioners of Saint Anna are proud of its priest, Father Anastasios Kousoulas, who joined us July 1, 2011. Please read Father Anastasios's biography.
Regular services are held on Sundays and special Feast Days. The Orthros Service begins at 8:00 am followed by the Divine Liturgy at 9:00 am. Youth attend services through the first half of the Divine Liturgy, break for Religious Education classes, and then return to receive communion. Check the online calendar for additional services. A Fellowship Coffee Hour begins at 10:30 am.
The community is currently worshipping at the Allerton United Methodist Church, 104 Allerton Road & Route 31 South, Annandale, NJ 08801. The parishioners are looking forward to celebrating soon in their own house of worship, hopefully by Easter, 2013.
2013 Lent And Holy Week Calendar Of Services
● Great Compline Each Monday - 6:00 pm
● Wednesdays Of Lent - Pre-Sanctified Liturgy - 6:00 pm
● Fridays Of Lent - Pre-Sanctified Liturgy - 9:00 am. Salutations To The Theotokos - 7:00 pm.
● Great Vespers Each Saturday - 6:00 pm
● March 9, 16, 23 - Saturday Of Souls - Orthros - 9:00 am; Divine Liturgy - 10 am
● Monday, March 25 - Annunciation - Orthros - 9:00 am; Divine Liturgy - 10 am (Name Day Of His Eminence Metropolitan Evangelos)
Friday, April 19 - Akathyst Hymm - 7:00 pm
October 13, 2012 - “Granting Wishes” Gala Event - Short Hills Hilton Hotel, Short Hills, New Jersey (7pm-12am).
September 22, 2012 - Parish Picnic - 85 Voorhees Corner Rd - 10-year Anniversary Celebration.
Sep 17, 2011 - Groundbreaking Ceremony & Evening Reception - Archbishop Demetrios and Metropolitan Evangelos offer great spiritual support and motivation to parishioners and friends at the St Anna Greek Orthodox Church ground-breaking ceremony at 85 Voorhees Corner Road site. After the Agiasmos and Ceremonial Ground Breaking, parishioners and friends were moved to offer gifts in support of the building fund. A reception followed at Beaver Brook Country Club, Annandale, NJ, where Archbishop Demetrios offered more inspiring words to the community.
July 1, 2011 - parishioners of St Anna Greek Orthodox Church welcomes Father Anastasios, Presbytera Nektaria, and their five children to the community.
June 26, 2011 - the St Anna Community honors Father George Nikas for seven years of service at a farewell luncheon at Razberry's. Father George heads to Sts Peter & Paul Greek Orthodox, Frederick, Maryland.
June 5, 2011 - Special General Assembly - parishioners vote to proceed with construction as outlined in Option One by the Building Committee and Parish Council.
March 20, 2011 - St Anna Greek Orthodox Church General Assembly - Parish Council announces selection of KCBA Architects as designers for Phase 1 Construction.
November 17, 2010 - St Anna Greek Orthodox Church signs and closes on a $1.5 million mortgage loan with Two River Bank for construction for new place of worship on 85 Voorhees Corner Road, Flemington, NJ.
September 26, 2010 - Special General Assembly - General Assembly unanimously votes in favor of proceeding with a loan application for $1.5 million from Two River Bank.
July 2-4, 2010 - Sixth Annual Big Fat OPA Greek Festival - parishioners hosted their most successful festival to date at Razberry's Banquet and Conference Center, Route 12, between Flemington and Frenchtown. Thousands attended the three-day affair that offered delicious Greek food, dancing, and entertainment.
May 16, 2010 - His Eminence, Metropolitan Evangelos of New Jersey, blessed and dedicated the newly acquired 12-acre property at 85 Voorhees Corner Road, Raritan Twp., the future home for St Anna Greek Orthodox Church. It was a wonderful event that inspired the community one step closer to building its future together. Dean T Photography captured beautiful professional photographs for this historic event. To see the gallery, please click this link.
January 31, 2010 - The Metropolis of New Jersey under the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America grants the Greek Orthodox Parish of Hunterdon County its name, St. Anna Greek Orthodox Church, and a permanent charter.
October 14, 2009 - Greek Orthodox Parish of Hunterdon County buys 12 acres of land on Voorhees Corner Road, Raritan Twp., New Jersey. See Courier News article.
June 8, 2009 - the Raritan Township Planning Board votes unanimously, 7-0, to grant preliminary and final site plan approval for the construction of a 24,528 square foot church on Voorhees Corner Road.
November 16, 2008 - General Assembly - Parish Council announces that His Eminence, Evangelos, Metropolitan of New Jersey, approved the parish's intentions to purchase a targeted 12-acre property on Voorhees Corner Road and will authorize a permanent charter and church name.
July 13, 2008 - General Assembly - Parish Votes To Proceed With Voorhees Corner Road Property Due Diligence - September 2008 Covenant
December 2, 2007 - General Assembly - Parish Unanimously Votes To purchase Property In Hunterdon County - December 2007 Covenant
Parish Calendars & Publications
Online Parish Calendar - The parish calendar is available on this website. The calendar is updated by Bill Panageas. For any questions regarding the calendar, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Parish Newsletter - Our parish newsletter, The Covenant, is published quarterly by Bill Panageas and mailed to all parishioners. An electronic copy is available on this website on the Events page. Weekly religious readings and short announcements are included in the printed Bulletin each Sunday in the church