Holy Friday to Pascha, Cathedral of Saint Markella, Astoria, New York
April 12th to April 16th, Midland, Texas
April 19th to May 2nd, Greece
May 12th, May 13th, Saint Philaret Mission, Springfield, Massachusetts
May 19th, May 20th, Saint Isidoros Parish, Bethpage, Long Island, New York
May 25th to May 28th, Holy Trinity Parish, Albany, Georgia
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...
Q. There seems to be a lot of variation in how people observe fasting, but my confessor told me to fast from oil on Wednesday and Friday. Oil is a pretty vague category, though, and I was wondering if I could get a more explicit description of what kinds of food and drink are excluded on strict fast days. Read more...