Many travelers on religious pilgrimage to the Middle East have heard the true story of Father Demetrius, a priest of the Orthodox, Eastern Rite Church. Father Demetrius was a good and a strong Christian man. Like so many others in the Orthodox Church, he was a man for whom the prayer of Jesus was very important. He was a man who had been graced with a special talent for teaching other people to enrich their lives through prayer. He was a man who cared very deeply about other people. He was a man who was much loved by the people to whom he ministered in the city.

One day, a tragic riot occurred, causing extensive property damage. One family lost…

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