Nativity in Albany, Georgia

With the blessings of His Grace, Bishop Demetrius of Boston, Hieromonk Ignatius of Holy Ascension Monastery, in Bearsville NY traveled to Georgia to serve at the Holy Trinity Mission in Albany, GA. Fr. Ignatius daily served the cycle of services including the Divine Liturgy for the days surrounding the Nativity according to the flesh of our Lord, God, and Saviour, Jesus Christ; from Saturday Dec. 23, 2012/Jan. 5, 2013 until Tuesday Dec. 26, 2012/Jan. 8, 2013.

Faithful from St. Theophan the Recluse Mission in Suwannee, GA also attended services.

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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

Saints Peter and Paul Orthodox Mission, Tucson, Arizona

Saints Peter and Paul Orthodox Church 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. Father John served the faithful in Tucson and the surrounding area in his home Chapel until his repose in November of 2000. His wife, Presbytera Valerie, continued to make her home Chapel available for the mission, with clergy from Saint Nectarios Orthodox Church in Seattle and His Eminence, Metropolitan Moses of Toronto (then of Portland), visiting to provide the Divine Services.

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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

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. Read more...