On the weekend of October 12-14th, 2018, the 2018 Youth and Family Conference was held in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
On Friday night, participants registered and partook in fellowship. On Saturday, October 13th, educational sessions were held at Loretto College School. Among the speakers were His Eminence, Metropolitan Moses of Toronto, Fr Steven Allen, Fr Savvas Anastasiou, Fr Nicholas Chernjavsky, Fr John Somers, Deacon Fr Paraskevas Proskos, and Deacon Fr Jeremy Burrows.
Following the sessions, Great Vespers were held at the Cathedral of Saint Nektarios. On Sunday, Matins with a Hierarchical Divine Liturgy was served by His Eminence, Metropolitan Moses. A lunch was held at Flipper's Fish House following the services.
A Post-Conference Summary and Photo Gallery is available here.
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...
2021 St. Xenia Camp
Greetings St. Xenia Camp family,
As previously announced, through the intercessions of St. Xenia, the prayers of so many of you, and with the blessing of Metropolitan Demetrius, St. Xenia Camp 2021 will return to Forest Acres in Fryeburg, Maine August 15-21! Given the continued impact of COVID-19, camp this year may yet be somewhat different from the past Forest Acres experiences. We are sharing this information ahead of registration so that all families can make an informed decision on whether they feel comfortable sending their camper(s) this year. [Read more...]
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...