On Sunday, November 9/22, 2015, Their Eminences, Metropolitans Moses of Toronto and Demetrius of America, celebrated the feast of the Cathedral of St Nektarios of Aegina in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. During the liturgy, Paraskevas Proskos was ordained to the diaconate.
Deacon Fr. Paraskevas is forty-four years old, married and the father of three children. His parents are from Vevi, Florina, Greece. He is also Metropolitan Demetrius' first cousin. Axios!
Of the youth of St. Nektarios' parish: Metropolitan Demetrius, Hieromonk Theologos, Archdeacon Agathangelus, and the newly ordained Deacon Paraskevas Proskos continue to serve the Orthodox Church in their role as clergyman.
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.
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"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...
St. John of Kronstadt Orthodox Church began as a mission parish in the year 2000, in a home chapel in Palm Coast, FL – a small town on Florida’s northeast coast located between St. Augustine and Daytona Beach. After two years, it became necessary to have services in area community centers, rented for Sundays and other Holy Days. Read more...