Since her founding in 1998, Saint Anna Greek Orthodox Christian Church has matured in her ministry, serving families of the greater-Roseville area and throughout Placer County. In addition to maintaining a rich liturgical life and a pastorally relevant ministry for her faithful, the reception of Holy Relics of Ss. Anna and Joachim in 2007 distinguished Saint Anna Parish as the Metropolis Shrine, dedicated to the Sanctity of Marriage and Family. We now welcome pilgrims from near and far who wish to venerate and seek the intercessions of these blessed Saints in our midst, maintain a listing of names of those who desire marriage and children as well as those who are with child, and send Holy Oil and icons blessed over these Holy Relics around the world.
Thanks be to God, these ministries to Orthodox and non Orthodox Christians alike are testaments to our common commitment to Christ that has increased in great measure because of the presence of these saints, as well as through the prayers of those who have gone before us, including the priestly prayers of Rev. Fr. Demetrius Dogias and the other “founders” of our community, all of blessed memory. Like our founders, we are obliged to remain steadfast in the Orthodox Christian Faith, to thoughtfully and pastorally serve our faithful, to lovingly share His Gospel with all peoples as God wills that “all be saved and come to the knowledge of the Truth” and to BUILD our sanctuary to His glory! May these efforts be blessed and may our build be characterized by our common sacrifice, commitment to Orthodoxy, and great joy, all unto His glory, through the intercessions of Saint Anna!
The Sanctuary will provide a new focus for and symbol of the Parish, providing enough space for up to 400 worshippers, which is double the size of her current chapel. This was established as a maximum number, for past which, both the clergy and laity are underserved, as articulated by Metropolitan Anthony of blessed memory at the ground breaking for Founders’ Hall.