Thank you for the ongoing support of ROCOR Missions around the World! - 07/05/18
You paid the rent. You provided shelter, food, and water. You made sure the light of Orthodoxy kept shining in the unlikeliest of places.
Inside our 2017 Annual Report - a map of your kindness - 07/02/18
Take a look at our annual report 2017: see what you have done for our Church here.
I am excited to share with you our 2017 annual report. It has been a pleasure working with you to ensure that our Church is stronger, vulnerable Church members are taken care of, and the light of Orthodoxy continues to shine even in far-off countries.
Thank you for all you have done to help our Church in 2017. It’s because of you that someone survived, someone persevered, and our Church became stronger: one member at a time.
It would have been impossible without you!
Please take a look at some highlights of what your kindness has achieved in 2017 and join me in being spiritually grateful for the things we have done in 2017 – together!
Your grateful friend
Mary Grace: CT Scan results are in! - 04/24/18
I just got an email from Fr Aleksander about Mary Grace.
Here it is: "I let you know that on Monday 23rd April at 19:00 Mary Grace has been undergoing CT Scan at the Hospital in Singaraja Bali.
The result is a true collision in the left side of her head when the accident in February, no visible bleeding in the inner brain, but there is inner injury (traumatic) in the left side of her head, the point of a hard collision...
A young girl's life might be at stake - 04/19/18
Today I got some disturbing news from the ROCOR mission in Bali, Indonesia.
A young girl – a ROCOR priest’s daughter - is suffering a serious medical emergency. I pray you can help her now.
Pristine beaches, exotic food, and... Orthodox Christianity? - 03/15/18
FFA supporters save Orthodox community in Bali from rent closure. Thanks to your unflagging support, the Orthodox Church is continuing to grow in the far East!
The orphans at the Bethany School for Girls needed a van, and you said "Yes!" - 03/09/18
A few months ago, we wrote to you about Sister Martha, the head of the Bethany school for girls. More than that, she’s the unofficially adopted mother to the orphans.
The orphans need a new van. Their old workhorse is on its last legs. Your response has been unbelievable – we collected over $40K! Now we have more than we need for the 9-seater van that Sister Martha was looking at. The surplus will be used to provide for the daily needs of the orphans: food, clothing, doctors’ bills.
You led the horse to water. Then you helped it drink! - 03/08/18
Orthodox Mission trains poverty-stricken Haitians life skills to help defeat poverty for the long term.
Prince Galitzine about Russia and himself - 03/01/18
Remembering our first president Vladimir Galitzine who has reposed in the Lord on February 22, 2018. Here is an interview with him from a few years ago.
The princely line of the Galitzines is one of the most ancient aristocratic families of Russia and exists for almost 600 years. Representatives of this family have included ministers, ambassadors, governors, leaders of the nobility, scholars, musicians, writers, patrons of the arts and collectors… The October Revolution scattered them throughout many nations and continents, but wherever they may be, the Galitzines continue to serve their Homeland and Church, God and the people.
Long Time FFA President Vladimir Galitzine reposed in the Lord - 02/27/18
On February 22nd, 2018, following a prolonged illness, Prince Vladimir Kirillovich Galitzine reposed in the Lord. Vladimir Kirillovich served as long time FFA president, as well as warden of the Synodal Cathedral of the Sign in New York for 38 years.
A Fund with Time to Spare for Other People’s Problems
How much help do we, the faithful children of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia, offer to our own brethren, never mind those who are further afield? Often, we think that our Christian duty consists solely of prayer, church attendance, observance of fasts and the participation in the sacraments. However, helping our neighbour is also our direct responsibility. The Lord says that this will be asked of us on the Day of Judgement, “for I was hungry and you gave Me food, I was thirsty and you gave Me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed Me” (Matt. 25:35)