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Friday, January 13, 2017

Local events on MLK's Birthday Weekend

 Shirley Franklin was in Washington for Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I ...

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Saturday, January 14 at 9:00 a.m., Northside Hospital-Cherokee Conference Center, 1130 Bluffs Parkway, Canton, Ga., 19th Annual MLK Unity Breakfast sponsored by MLK Unity Breakfast Committee In Partnership with Cherokee County and Allen Temple AME Church. Keynote speaker - Former Mayor of Atlanta Shirley Franklin. Guest host - Chesley McNeil, Channel 11 Meteorologist. Free breakfast and parking provided.

Sunday, January 15 at 10:00 a.m., the Archbishop Makarios of Kenya will be the chief celebrant of the Divine Liturgy at Holy Transfiguration Greek Orthodox Church in Marietta, Ga. at 3431 Trickum Road NE.

Archbishop Makarios of Kenya was born in Cyprus but has been serving the Orthodox Church in Africa for over 40 years. He organized and established the Theological School and Seminary in Nairobi, Kenya, under the directive and support of Archbishop Makarios of Cyprus, for the training of the African Orthodox Clergy, starting in 1977.

Archbishop Makarios is a renowned Orthodox Theologian who received a Doctorate from Oxford University in 1976 under the direction of Bishop Kallistos Ware and speaks several languages, including several African dialects.

To offer support to the Orthodox Seminary in Nairobi, a second tray will be passed on Sunday at the end of the Divine Liturgy for the furthering of the work of God and the Orthodox Faith in Africa. Attendees will have an opportunity to meet Archbishop Makarios and receive his blessing at the end of the Divine Liturgy.

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