Open House at Modesto's St. James Orthodox Church

An open house will be held at St. James Orthodox Church, 725 Maze Blvd., Modesto from 1-4 p.m. on May 30.

Church tours at 1:30 and 3 p.m. will be led by Father Thomas Zell.

At 2 p.m., nationally known Orthodox speaker Father John Finley will talk on the history of the Orthodox church. Artisans, including an iconostasis woodworker, a beeswax candle maker and iconography, will show their wares; some will be available for purchase. There also will be a barbecue lunch and bounce houses for children.

The day will conclude with an Akathist (service of thanksgiving), which begins at 4 p.m. For more information, call the church at 522-7800.