Feast of Sts. Cyprian & Justina in Greece

On Monday, October 2/15, the Church of the GOC of Greece celebrated the feast day of Sts. Cyprian & Justina at the monastery dedicated to them in Phyle (Fili), near Athens.

Of special note was the concelebration of His Eminence Photiy, Metropolitan of the Old Calendar Orthodox Church of Bulgaria, with the hierarchs of the GOC of Greece, Russian Orthodox Church Abroad, and Old Calendar Orthodox Church of Romania.

Please see the following photo gallery (link is offsite): https://www.flickr.com/photos/impcgr/sets/72157702445327935

A PDF version of Metropolitan Photiy's homily is available here: http://www.hotca.org/pdf/Homily-Met-Photiy-2018.pdf

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...