New York's Theophany 2014

On Sunday, January 6/19, 2014, the faithful of the Cathedral of St. Markella in Astoria, NY, and St. Isidoros Greek Orthodox Church in Long Island, NY, celebrated the Feast of Theophany, the Baptism of Christ in the Jordan, at the Cathedral of St. Markella. Celebrating the Divine Liturgy were His Eminence, Metropolitan Pavlos, and His Grace, Bishop Demetrius of Boston, along with Fr. Theodoros Giannakopoulos, Fr. Nectarios Socrates, Fr. Epiphanios Antoniou, and Fr. Nicholas Seregos from St. Isidoros, as well as Archdeacon Agathangelus and Hierodeacon Theologos from Holy Ascension Monastery in Bearsville, NY.

Following the Divine Liturgy, the Blessing of the Waters was performed at Battery Park in Lower Manhattan, with young men diving into the Hudson River to retrieve the Cross.

Below, please find pictures from the event, as well as a video.

Video: Theophania 2014 at Battery Park - NYC

2014nytheophany001
2014nytheophany001
2014nytheophany002
2014nytheophany002
2014nytheophany003
2014nytheophany003
2014nytheophany004
2014nytheophany004
2014nytheophany005
2014nytheophany005
2014nytheophany006
2014nytheophany006
2014nytheophany007
2014nytheophany007
2014nytheophany008
2014nytheophany008
2014nytheophany009
2014nytheophany009
2014nytheophany010
2014nytheophany010
2014nytheophany011
2014nytheophany011
2014nytheophany012
2014nytheophany012
2014nytheophany013
2014nytheophany013
2014nytheophany014
2014nytheophany014
2014nytheophany015
2014nytheophany015
2014nytheophany016
2014nytheophany016
2014nytheophany017
2014nytheophany017
2014nytheophany018
2014nytheophany018
2014nytheophany019
2014nytheophany019
2014nytheophany020
2014nytheophany020
2014nytheophany021
2014nytheophany021
2014nytheophany022
2014nytheophany022
2014nytheophany023
2014nytheophany023
2014nytheophany024
2014nytheophany024
2014nytheophany025
2014nytheophany025
2014nytheophany026
2014nytheophany026
2014nytheophany027
2014nytheophany027
2014nytheophany028
2014nytheophany028
2014nytheophany029
2014nytheophany029
2014nytheophany030
2014nytheophany030
2014nytheophany031
2014nytheophany031
2014nytheophany032
2014nytheophany032
2014nytheophany033
2014nytheophany033
2014nytheophany034
2014nytheophany034
2014nytheophany035
2014nytheophany035
2014nytheophany036
2014nytheophany036
2014nytheophany037
2014nytheophany037
2014nytheophany038
2014nytheophany038
2014nytheophany039
2014nytheophany039
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.

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

Why do we Call Angels “Saint”?

Q. I noticed that we call the angels Michael and Gabriel "Saint." I thought the title "Saint" was only given to humans who have proven themselves Godly. Do you mind clarifying this for me? Is there a deeper meaning to "Saint" that I am not aware of?

-S.L. Read more...