Evening in the East 2011

Our 3rd annual benefit features:
  Saturday, February 5, 2011
5:30 - 8:30 PM
Old Brick, 26 East Market Street, Iowa City

Guest speaker Fr. Moses Berry presenting Linking Ancient African Christianity to the African American Experience

Byzantine Chant performed by the St. Raphael Choir, featuring guest singer Richard Barrett

Buffet Dinner featuring cuisine from Russia, Ukraine, Greece, Georgia, Romania, the Middle East

Silent Auction with items from around the world


Adults $40 / Students $20

Groups of 8 pay for 7 tickets (1 free)

For tickets, call 319-337-6784 or 319-400-7522
or email events@straphaelorthodoxchurch.org

 About Father Moses Berry, our guest lecturer

Fr. Moses Berry is President of the Brotherhood of St. Moses the Black and founder of the Ozarks Afro-American Heritage Museum. Fr. Moses is a descendent of frontier legend Daniel Boone through his son Nathan Boone and Nathan's slave Marie Boone. At a moment of crisis as a young man, Fr. Moses began a search for his religious heritage that took him from the church of his youth to the Orthodox Christianity found throughout Eastern Europe, the Middle East, and northern Africa.

An independent documentary, God's Garden, is about the life of Fr. Moses Berry. He talks about his family and slavery. The video on the right is a five-minute trailer to the documentary, which is under production.
For more information on this project, visit www.godsgardenthefilm.com and the YouTube channel www.youtube.com/user/ggthefilm.

 Additional Information and Materials