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    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

     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 and the YouTube channel

     Additional Information and Materials