Fr. Pavlos Stratigeas (the future Metropolitan of America) interviews Athanasios Sakarellos on the subject of the origins of the terms, "Roman Catholic", and "Greek Orthodox".
NOTE: This program is in Greek and was taped in March of 1988 at the Cathedral of St. Markella in New York City.
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...
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...