Archive for March 2011
Subject: Please help our fellow Orthodox Christians in Japan!
Date: Thu, 17 Mar 2011 12:13:51 -1000
Dear beloved in Christ,
I wanted to inform everyone of a special fund establish by the Fund for Assistance of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia for the Japanese Orthodox Church.
I realize many of us ask ourselves, “what can we do to help”? Well, prayer is the greatest gift we can give, yet another way we can help is by the simple act of opening up our wallets, especially during difficult times. We can help those who are struggling and/or in need, giving to those who have less than we do. This is one of Christ’s chief commandments for us; to open our hearts and to love those as we would love ourselves.
With the kind permission of the Executive Director of the Fund for Assistance, we have added to our parish website, information on how to donate to our fellow Orthodox Christians in Japan. Please log on to: http://www.orthodoxhawaii.org and click, “PLEASE HELP!”. 100% of the proceeds will go directly to the aid of the Orthodox in Japan, via the Fund for Assistance.
This hits home for us here in Hawaii, several of our parishioners have relatives in Japan, including our Matushka, who was born and raised in Tokyo, thank God, her family is safe. But many others are suffering, and still others are missing.
May God have mercy on the suffering Japanese people!
In Christ’s love,
Rdr. Nectarios, from Hawaii
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