Antiochian Orthodox community honors St. Raphael of Brooklyn

Yes, Brooklyn does have its own saint. Antiochian Orthodox Christians celebrate the feast and life of St. Raphael of Brooklyn each November for his work in establishing the Syrian mission here. He was the first Orthodox bishop consecrated in North America. … Full Article

St. Mary’s Orthodox Church hosts art auction

The St. Mary’s Antiochian Orthodox Church’s Parent-Teacher Organization (PTO) recently hosted an art auction featuring some world-class artwork, memorabilia and collectables. … Full Article

Lute Enterprises, with Brooklyn Heights artists, presents an evening of jazz

Brooklyn Heights residents Lucille Dandridge and Daniela Gioseffi are teaming up to present an evening of jazz at the McKinney Chapel of First Unitarian Church. … Full Article

Town hall tackles issue of child sexual abuse

Children of Combahee will hold its first town hall on child sexual abuse in black churches, titled “From Pew to Pulpit: Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse Speak,” on Saturday, Oct. 29, from noon to 3 p.m. The Concord Baptist Church of Christ, 833 Gardner C. … Full Article

St. Mary’s Church to hold annual rug sale Oct. 8-10

St. Mary’s Antiochian Orthodox Church, located at 192 81st St. in Bay Ridge, will once again hold its annual rug sale. … Full Article

Bay Ridge church begins celebration of 125th anniversary

A Bay Ridge church that was founded in 1891 kicked off a year-long celebration of its 125th anniversary with a special mass on a recent Sunday where parishioners had fun looking back at history. … Full Article

Albanian roots organization donates statue of Mother St. Teresa to St. Athanasius Parish

“By blood, I am Albanian. By citizenship, an Indian. By faith, I am a Catholic nun. As to my calling, I belong to the world. As to my heart, I belong entirely to the Heart of Jesus. ” … Full Article

Brooklyn Heights church holds ‘Sacred Conversations on Race’

This week, additional police killings of unarmed black males have made a scheduled dialogue about race all the more urgent. … Full Article

Kings Bay Y will launch programs in Fort Greene/Clinton Hill this fall

The Kings Bay Y will launch new Jewish family life programming in Fort Greene and Clinton Hill this fall with support from UJA-Federation of New York. The programming is designed for babies/toddlers aged 0-5 and will incorporate Jewish culture and themes. … Full Article

Two synagogues in Brooklyn receive Jewish Heritage Fund grants

Two Jewish Heritage Fund grants totaling $75,000 were awarded to historic synagogues in Brooklyn — a $50,000 grant to Congregation Baith Israel Anshei Emis for the restoration of its masonry facades and structural repairs to its towers, and a $25,000 grant to Congregation Ahavas Israel for  … Full Article


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