St Xenia Camp Registration

St. Xenia Camp 2015 registration is now open! Camp will begin on August 16 and will end on August 22, 2015. We welcome you to visit our website: and register your campers for cabin assignments. For those who are interested, we strongly encourage you to consider carving out a week of your summer schedule and make the commitment to be a counselor at the St. Xenia Camp. Once accepted, our camp staff will provide valuable on line training resources and in person training on Saturday, August 15, before the camp week begins on August 16. Your participation will create lasting memories of fun, fellowship and spiritual growth for our young campers!

We are very excited to see many of you return to St. Xenia Camp and to welcome those who will experience our wonderful camp for the very first time!

St. Xenia Camp Director Staff

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...


Saints Peter and Paul Orthodox Mission, Tucson, Arizona

Saints Peter and Paul Orthodox Church in Tucson, AZ, 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. Read more...


Report and photos from the 2017 Youth & Family Conference

Ask A Priest

Morning and Evening Prayers

Q. Are the prayers in the blue prayer book [A Prayerbook for Orthodox Christians by the Holy Transfiguration Monastery —ed.] compulsory for everyone? I mean their morning prayers and the service of Small Compline. My confessor gave me a special rule but wasn’t clear about whether this replaced the book prayers or was in addition to them. Read more...