18461Eastern Catholic and Orthodox churches to join in prayer Sept. 18 at 7 p.m. for Eastern Christians in the Middle East
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Eastern Catholic and Orthodox churches to join in prayer Sept. 18 at 7
p.m. for Eastern Christians in the Middle East
Posted September 9, 2013 at 3:14 p.m., updated September 9, 2013 at 3:14 p.m
FORT PIERCE — Fr. Michael Sopoliga, pastor of SS Cyril & Methodius
Byzantine Catholic Church, 1002 Bahama Ave., Fort Pierce, FL, has
invited Fr. Ernesto Rios of St. James Russian Orthodox Church in Port
St. Lucie, and Fr. Constantine Xanthakis of St. James Greek Orthodox
Church in Fort Pierce, along with their parishioners, to join in
celebrating the Moleben (prayer-in-song) to the Most Precious and
Life-giving Cross, on Wednesday, Sept. 18, beginning at 7 p.m. in
solidarity for the persecuted Eastern Christians in the Middle East.
Fr. Sopoliga commented: ”Our three churches have direct spiritual roots
to all Eastern Christians being persecuted in the Middle East, and we
all share a common bond of faith. It is fitting that we should come
together to show both unity and solidarity in prayer for our brothers
and sisters in Christ."
Fr. Sopoliga concluded: "I, along with my parishioners, look forward to
attending these special services in Fr. Ernesto and Fr. Constantine's
churches in the near future."
All are welcome. For more information, please call the church at
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