Friday, February 27, 2015

Odessa parish provides necessities for the needy

Archangel Michael Parish in Odessa continues to help those in need-but they need the help of whomever can, to support this work

ROCA: Archangel Michael Parish in Odessa continues to help those in need, despite the rapid rise in prices

Author: Metropolitan Agafangel incl. February 27, 2015. Posted in Monitoring (Views: 6)
Tags: ROCA , Ukraine , Odessa
  With the blessing of the First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia, Metropolitan Agafangel, in the temple of the Holy Archangel Michael in Odessa there has begun a distributing of food packages for single and low-income elderly residents.  
  This is reported by the Internet newspaper "The View from Odessa," said Assistant of the Odessa Diocese of the ROCOR, Mother Raphael.

Helping those in need on the part of the Church, cannot  cease, despite the economic crisis in Ukraine and the sharp rise in the prices of many products.

"Today, we began distributing food packages. We are doing it once a month and we intend to help those in need, no matter what. Now elderly people are especially hit hard. After their payments of their utility services bills,  from their pensions, they do not even have enough money left to buy food to eat, not to mention for their other basic necessary things, "- said  Mother Raphael.

She also mentioned that the continued distribution of humanitarian aid to orphanages and boarding schools in the Odessa region, goes on. 

And we do not forget in the Odessa Diocese of  ROCOR, the spiritual education of the younger generation. Weekly, on Saturday at the Church of St. Michael the Archangel, our  Church School hosts meetings. In addition children receive a gift issued with the blessing of the First Hierarch of the ROCOR (illustrated with photographs from the life of the church) from The Law of God [ Zakon Bozie]. 

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