Syrian Christians Are Endangered Population

by Mary Sayad Syria was known as Antioch. Peter, the apostle, evangelized in Antioch. Christ’s believers and followers were first called Christians in Antioch or Syria. Currently Syria is under attack by rebellious citizens as well as mercenaries sent from countries in the Middle East. Some of the various opposition political groups are Hezbollah, Hamas, […]

Ramadan Fast Highlights Shared Religious Practices (with slideshow)

As part of the month-long celebration of Ramadan, the Turkish Cultural Center (TCC) of Queens hosted its annual interfaith Ramadan Iftar Dinner July 24 at the Woodhaven Manor. Its purpose was to break bread after a long day of fasting. During Ramadan, which lasted this year from July 8 through Aug. 7, Muslims refrain from […]

Jets Select Xaverian Grad in NFL Draft

With the 141st overall selection in the fifth round of this year’s NFL Draft, the New York Jets selected Oday Aboushi, an athletic offensive tackle from the University of Virginia (UVA), Charlottesville, Va. But before Aboushi suited up for the Cavaliers, he was a stalwart along the offensive line for the Clippers of Xaverian H.S., […]