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Holy Trinity Orthodox honors Damaskos Saturday


The Rev. Aristotle Damaskos will be honored on the occasion of his 10th anniversary as dean of Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 740 North Summit St., with a party Saturday night in the downtown cathedral’s fellowship hall.

Father Ari was born in Gary, Ind., and moved with his family to Clearwater, Fla., when he was 15.

He has a bachelor’s degree in pretheology from Hellenic College in Brookline, Mass., a master’s in theology from Holy Cross School of Theology in Brookline, and a master’s degree in pastoral counseling from Holy Names College in Oakland, Calif.

His hobbies include decorating for Christmas and being a certified storm chaser.

He and his wife, Debbie, have been married 24 years and have two children, William, 19, and Dionna, 15.

Also at Holy Trinity this weekend, author and actor Robert Krantz will give a talk and sign copies of his books, Falling in Love with Sophia and Guide to the Divine Liturgy, after the 10 a.m. Divine Liturgy Sunday.

Area events planned for Day of Prayer

The National Day of Prayer will be observed Thursday, with at least three events scheduled in the Toledo area.

The 22nd Annual Northwest Ohio Prayer Breakfast will start at 7 a.m. Thursday at Gladieux Meadows, 4480 Heatherdowns Blvd. Os Hillman, author and president of Marketplace Leaders, will be the featured speaker. Information: 419-373-4728.

In Temperance, the Southern Monroe County Ministerial Association is holding an Invitation to Pray from 12:15-12:45 p.m. in front of the Bedford Township Offices, 8100 Jackman Rd.

An “Around the Flagpole” rally is set for noon at El Camino Real restaurant, 2500 West Sylvania Ave.

TAM Impact banquet set for Tuesday

Toledo Area Ministries’ Fourth Annual TAM Impact banquet and celebration are set for Tuesday at Parkway Place Banquet Hall, 2592 Parkway Plaza, Maumee.

The banquet will honor four local people for their contributions to TAM and the community. The banquet also will celebrate TAM’S 125th year of service. Information: 419-242-7401.

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