Fr. Simon Thomas
Join Fr Simon Thomas as your tour our beautiful church sanctuary and see stunning stained glass windows and exquisite Byzantine icons while you learn the history of The Greek Orthodox Church
Tours offered at 1pm, 4pm, 7pm daily
VISIT THE CHURCH BOOKSTORE/GIFT SHOP AFTER THE 1 & 4 PM SANCTUARY TOURS
Our Festival History
As young woman, Margaret Cotros visited a Birmingham, Alabama Greek church during their Greek Pastry sale. She came back to Memphis and said, "We're going to do this!"
Margaret saw the enjoyment that people had tasting delicious Greek pastries, so she decided that the Memphis Greek community should also host a Greek Pastry Sale. What started as a small pastry sale many years ago has evolved into a Mid-South tradition that over 15,000+ people attend each May.
As we celebrate the 63rd anniversary of our Memphis Greek Festival in 2022, we invite you to embrace our heritage, culture, and love of our Orthodox faith, food and family. Margaret Cotros, along with her husband Harry, whose names you will see dedicated on our beautifully renovated fellowship hall, believed in each of these qualities, just as the members of this church believe.
We thank you for coming to our festival and hope that you enjoy being Greek for the day, but, most of all, we hope you have fun making memories with your family and friends!
The early years were just pastry sales. We had sales of $500 the first year.
Today we have over 15,000+ attendees over our two day festival.
We are grateful to all of the Volunteers and Sponsors who work to make our Festival a Reality
WE THANK YOU!
Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church
573 N. Highland, Memphis, TN 38122
Phone: (901) 327-8177 | email@example.com