2009 Joint Conference a Success

On the weekend of October 9-12, faithful from across the Metropolis gathered with their bishop, His Eminence Metropolitan Pavlos, to celebrate the Clergy-Laity Conference, which occurs every five years. The annual Youth Conference was also held, as well as the Philoptochos Conference, allowing families to come together and offer their diverse talents, fellowship, and ultimately chart the course for the future direction of our Holy Metropolis. In addition to His Grace Bishop Christodoulos, we were joined by three bishops from Greece: H.E. Metropolitan Chrysostomos of Attica and Boiotia, H.G. Bishop Gregory of Christianoupolis, and H.G. Bishop Photios of Marathon. The website staff would like to thank the New York Committee and all involved in making this conference a great success.

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 John of Kronstadt - Bunnell, Florida

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...

Youth

2023 Youth Conference

Please join us for the 2023 youth conference in Chicago, IL! To learn more, visit the home page or visit the conference website.

Ask A Priest

Fasting

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...