Metropolitan Demetrius's Name's Day

On Friday October 25/November 7, 2014 His Eminence, Metropolitan Demetrius of America will preside over Great Vespers (for the All-Night Vigil) at the Holy Ascension Monastery in Bearsville, NY which will begin at 7:30 p.m.

On Saturday, October 26/November 8, 2014 he will preside over Matins and celebrate the Hierarchical Divine Liturgy at the Cathedral of St. Markella in Astoria, NY. Matins: 8:00 a.m. Divine Liturgy: 9:30

After the Divine Liturgy a luncheon will be offered in honor of His Eminence's Name‘s Day.

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

Saint Matthew the Evangelist, Jonesboro, Arkansas

Jonesboro is a town located near the Eastern border of Arkansas, with a population of approximately 60,000. From a human standpoint, it’s not the most likely candidate for a traditional Orthodox mission, but for an Orthodox Christian who orders his priorities around Christ and His Church, it makes perfect sense. Read more...