Theodore J. George Library Overview:
Founded in 1959, the 14,000-volume Theodore J. George Library of the Annunciation Cathedral is one of the largest and oldest parish libraries in the Archdiocese. The collection is a lending library as well as a research resource, housing books and movies for adults and children in English and Greek, as well as several in Russian and French.
Our mission is to make books and audio visual materials available to the parish, to other Orthodox parishioners, and to the scholarly community at large. The collection consists primarily of items pertaining to the Greek Orthodox faith and Greek history and culture, but we also have a large fiction section, including novels and children’s literature (for example, Swiss Family Robinson and Pinocchio in Greek).
The library collection grows by way of donations for the purchase of books in memory of or in honor of loved ones. On this web page you will find the list of books needing donors. We invite you to select a book for donation, and, please — come visit the library!
Books in Need of Donors:
Since Theodore J. George founded the Cathedral library nearly 50 years ago, parishioners have made more than 10,000 donations to the collection. Every year, people give books in honor or in memory of family members, friends, colleagues, and business associates, or simply because they want to support the Library’s work and help it increase its usefulness to readers. Listed below are books currently needing donors. If you would like to donate one or more of these books to the Library, or if you have a favorite book you would like to donate, please call us at 410-528-0155 for information about how to make your donation. Not sure which book(s) to choose? Library committee volunteers will be glad to help you make an appropriate selection. Just call or stop in to get advice.
Please click here to view a list of books that currently need donors.
Annunciation Orthodox Center
25 W. Preston St.
Baltimore, MD 21201
Hours of Operation:
Sundays after church services (11:30 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.); Wednesdays, 9:30 a.m. until 1:00 p.m., and by appointment.