On Sunday, August 11, 2019, Saint Spyridon Greek Orthodox Church, in Washington Heights, will celebrate the feast of its Patron Saint, commemorating the great miracle of 1716 in Corfu.
In 1716, the island of Corfu was under Venetian rule but was threatened by the Turks, who managed to gain a beach head and laid siege to the city. St. Spyridon was seen by Turkish soldiers walking through their camp at night holding a torch. This vision sent the Turkish forces into a panic and the siege was lifted after only 22 days. To this day, St. Spyridon is referred to as the Keeper of the City in Corfu.
Orthros will begin at 8.30 a.m., followed by the Divine Liturgy.
Please, join us for coffee immediately after Liturgy in the Community Hall.
Join us for a time of worship and spiritual joy in the middle of Summer!