Kimisis Church Of The Hamptons Feast Day Religious Highlight Of The East End
Eastern Orthodoxy is the second largest Christian community in the world, with an estimated 300 million adherents, according to internet sources. Stormy weather did not prevent persons from attending the Kimisis tis Theotokou Church of the Hamptons on August 15th. New Yorkers vacationing on the East End of Long island attended the second most important holiday in Greek (Eastern) Orthodoxy. “Our Church Family is blessed this year with the presence of His Grace, Bishop Savas of Troas, Assistant Bishop to His Eminence, Archbishop Demetrios of America,” said co-pastor Rev. Constantine Lazarakis. “Bishop Savas is celebrating the Divine Liturgy with us today. We are indeed honored and blessed to be in the presence of His Grace, Bishop Savas.”
His Grace, Bishop Savas performed an inspiring service with the assistance Very Rev. Milton Efthimiou, Very Rev. Alexander Karloutsos, co-pastor, clergy of the Russian Orthodox Church of America and others. A coffee hour followed on the church grounds.
“The Evangelists do not record events of the Theotokos (Mary),” explained Bishop Savas. “We celebrate her life as a complete person. She heard the word, kept it in her heart and was obedient unto death.” Holy Cross seminarians Vincent Minucci, Fotis Papiris with graduate Jonathan Resmini added to the moving service. A Greek Language Summer Camp was held from August 15th-19th. A Family Day will be held on Sunday September 11th. For more information, visit kimisishamptons.org.