Metropolitan Demetrius's Itinerary May & June 2018

May 12th, May 13th, Saint Philaret Mission, Springfield, Massachusetts
May 16th, May 17th, Holy Ascension Parish, Rochester, New York
May 19th, May 20th, Saint Isidoros Parish, Bethpage, Long Island, New York
May 25th to May 28th, Holy Trinity Parish, Albany, Georgia
June 2nd, June 3rd, Saint Markella Cathedral, Astoria, New York
June 8th, June 9th, Saint John the Russian Parish
June 9th, June 10th, Saint Mark of Ephesus Parish

Orthodox Awareness

Bartholomew Prays at Iftar

Iftar, refers to the evening meal when Muslims break their fast during the Islamic month of Ramadan. Iftar is one of the religious observances of Ramadan and is often done as a community, with people gathering to break their fast together. Iftar is done right after sunset.

We report the following unchanged as it was published:

"The leaders of the Armenian, Roman, Jewish and Syrian communities of Turkey sat around the fasting Iftar dinner in the Beyoglu district of Istanbul." Read more...

Missions

Saints Peter and Paul Orthodox Mission, Tucson, Arizona

Saints Peter and Paul Orthodox Church in Tucson, AZ, is a beautiful mission parish near downtown Tucson, a city in southern Arizona. It was started in 1997 by Father John Bockman, who was a missionary priest formerly serving missions in Tennessee and Massachusetts since 1990. Read more...