Hierarchical Visit to Massachusetts for MidPentecost

On Wednesday May 1/14, 2014 His Eminence, Metropolitan Demetrius of America accompanied by Metropolitans Gerontios of Piraeus, Chrysostomos of Attica, Moses of Toronto, Bishops Iosif of Botoşani Iosif of Botoşani and Dionisie of Galaţi and other area clergymen, visited the church of the Holy Protection, Roslindale MA for the feast of Mid-Pentecost. In continuation they also visited the Cathedral of St. Mark of Ephesus in Westwood, MA.

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...


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...


Registration is now open for the 2017 St Xenia Camp. Please visit the St Xenia Camp website for more information and registration.


The Family Youth Conference will be held Friday, October 20 - Sunday, October 22 at The Dormition of the Theotokos Orthodox Church in Concord, NH.

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Ask A Priest

Two-Headed Snake Cane?

Q. Can you tell me what the two-headed snake cane the Greek Bishop is walking with represents? What does it mean?
-V.T.