We inaugurate this feature by highlighting Agia Sophia Coffee Shop, Harrisburg, at 225 Market Street, Harrisburg, PA which is an offshoot of Agia Sophia Coffee Shop, Colorado Springs. It is located at 2902 W Colorado Avenue Suite 100, Colorado Springs.
All profits from these coffee shops go to local charities in their geographic areas. The original coffee shop in Colorado Springs is the brainchild of Father Anthony Karbo (OCA).
Father Stephen Verak, Pastor of Christ the Savior, Harrisburg, and one of the 5 participating church communities in the coffee house, told us that this Pan-Orthodox project is a blessing for the community, because it has brought the five churches together in unity and harmony. The coffee house is a ministry. It provides a beautiful space, peace, quiet and liturgical music. Patrons have reported they come stressed out and leave in peace.
A result of this business adventure is the establishment of Orthodox Christian Charities of Greater Harrisburg, located at 5501 Old Locust Lane, Harrisburg, PA 17109. Profits from the coffee house benefit this charity. For more information contact the webmaster.