St. Mary Orthodox Church Festival, Ferb. 3-5, Palm Beach
St.Mary's Antiochian Orthodox Church
1317 Florida Mango Rd, West Palm Beach, FL 33406
St. Mary Orthodox Church Festival, Feb. 3 - 5, 2017, Palm Beach, Florida
Saint Mary's Community is the spiritual home to over 200 parishioners that are a combination of 1st, 2nd and 3rd generation families from the Middle East, as well as those from multi-ethnic backgrounds. Since the early 1960's, Saint Mary's Church has been part of the neighborhood of Lake Clarke Shores, in the heart of Palm Beach County. Today, not only do many neighbors pray at Saint Mary's, but utilize the Banquet Hall and First Learning Academy and Daycare facilities.
Saint Mary's continues to provide ministries and activities for all ages. Orthodox Christian Education through Sunday School, Orthodox Essentials Classes and Bible Study; SOYO (Society of Orthodox Youth Organization) for our youth 13 to 19 years of age, and its companion group SMIT's (SOYO Members in Training) for our 11 and 12 year olds; YAM (Young Adult Ministry) for our young adults 20 to 35 years; The Saint Mary's Ladies Society that oversee many of the parishes ministry projects. The 'Becoming Truly Human' Ministry, the Fellowship Ministry, as well as the annual Mediterranean Festival and Feast Committees, are just a few of the growing number of ministries at Saint Mary's.
St.Mary's Antiochian Orthodox Church, 1317 Florida Mango Rd, West Palm Beach, FL 33406
Ray Hanania is an award winning political columnist and author. He covered Chicago Politics and Chicago City Hall from 1976 through 1992. Hanania began writing in 1975 when he published The Middle Eastern Voice newspaper in Chicago (1975-1977). He later published “The National Arab American Times” newspaper which was distributed through 12,500 Middle East food stores in 48 American States (2004-2007).
Hanania writes weekly columns on Middle East and American Arab issues for the Arab News in Saudi Arabia at www.ArabNews.com, and for TheArabDailyNews.com, and TheDailyHookah.com.
Palestinian, American Arab and Christian, Hanania’s parents originate from Jerusalem and Bethlehem.
Hanania is the recipient of four (4) Chicago Headline Club “Peter Lisagor Awards” for Column writing. In November 2006, he was named “Best Ethnic American Columnist” by the New American Media;In 2009, he received the prestigious Sigma Delta Chi Award for Writing from the Society of Professional Journalists. He is the recipient of the MT Mehdi Courage in Journalism Award. Hanania has also received two (2) Chicago Stick-o-Type awards from the Chicago Newspaper Guild, and in 1990 was nominated by the Chicago Sun-Times for a Pulitzer Prize for his four-part series on the Palestinian Intifada.
His wife and son are Jewish and he performs standup comedy lampooning Arab-Jewish relations, advocating for peace based on non-violence, mutual recognition and Two-States.
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