Behind the Convent Walls

Behind the Convent Walls

Marcela Toboada spent three years documenting the story of Roman Catholic cloistered nuns in Mexican monasteries. In the incredible National Geographic picture story “The Secret Lives of Mexican Nuns,” she captures the spirit of the nuns along with a glimpse of their daily lives.

Father John Bakas and the Byzantine Latino Quarter

When Very Reverend John Bakas first came to Los Angeles’ Saint Sophia Greek Orthodox Cathedral in 1995, he found the surrounding neighborhood full of crime and neglect. Problems ranged from badly maintained sidewalks and an abundance of trash to the presence of drug dealers and gangs. He was the driving force behind a renewal of the area into the inclusive, multicultural community that the Byzantine Latino Quarter is today.

One Congregation, 283 Years

One Congregation, 283 Years

Congregation Mickve Israel in Savannah, Georgia is the third-oldest Jewish congregation in America and the oldest congregation practicing Reform Judaism.

Orthodoxy By the Numbers

Orthodoxy By the Numbers

Did you know that nearly 800,000 people in America are members of an Orthodox Church? Here are some fast facts about Orthodoxy put together by the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of North and Central America.

Go Greek at the San Diego Greek Festival

Go Greek at the San Diego Greek Festival

The upcoming San Diego Greek Festival, hosted by St. Spyridon Greek Orthodox Church, will be a weekend filled with traditional Greek music, dance, food, and fun. The festival runs from Friday, June 10th to Sunday, June 12th.