Fund for Assistance to the ROCOR http://fundforassistance.org/ 60 I Can See Clearly Now! http://fundforassistance.org/news_141009_2.html Mon, 13 Oct 2014 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://fundforassistance.org/display_image.php?ext=peg&relativeimage=images/projects/locations/united%20states/jordanville/image.jpeg&archive=0&final_h=213&final_w=160&percent=100"><p><strong>How you saved a Jordanville monk from going blind </strong></p> <p>The last thing you expect to hear when you&rsquo;re only 30 years old is: &ldquo;You are losing your eye sight&rdquo;. Riassophor monk Alexander, candle maker and reader at Holy Trinity Monastery in Jordanville, NY, has had vision problems for years. And his sight was rapidly deteriorating.</p></div> Fund for Assistance to the ROCOR http://fundforassistance.org/news_141009_2.html Home, Sweet RV, - no more! http://fundforassistance.org/news_141009_1.html Thu, 09 Oct 2014 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://fundforassistance.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/projects/locations/united%20states/HCM/_HCM7972.jpg&archive=0&final_h=106&final_w=160&percent=100"><p><strong>Thanks to your generosity, brethren abandon temporary housing for monastic cells </strong></p> <p>Brother David entered Holy Cross Monastery as a novice 3 years ago, at a time when Holy Cross Monastery was growing so fast, it was splitting at the seams. There were so many prospective novices, there was a waiting list to enter the monastery.</p></div> Fund for Assistance to the ROCOR http://fundforassistance.org/news_141009_1.html Find out exactly how much good you've done - read our bulletin! http://fundforassistance.org/news_140918_1.html Fri, 19 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://fundforassistance.org/display_image.php?ext=png&relativeimage=images/clipart/ffa_newsletter7.png&archive=0&final_h=192&final_w=160&percent=100"><p><a href="/files/newsletters/ffa_newsletter_aug2014-2.pdf" target="_blank">Click here to read</a></p></div> Fund for Assistance to the ROCOR http://fundforassistance.org/news_140918_1.html Her family abandoned her... Then YOU came in! http://fundforassistance.org/news_140917_1.html Wed, 17 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0400 <p><iframe src="//www.youtube.com/embed/jhHhbZJZaWI" width="560" height="315" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen"></iframe></p> <p>Thanks to donors like you, Elizaveta and suffering young people like her find a new family at Orthodox Youth Retreats.</p> <p><a href="https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&amp;hosted_button_id=E28M4SG9YSRG8" target="_blank"><span style="font-size: large;">Please support our Youth Programs!</span></a></p> Fund for Assistance to the ROCOR http://fundforassistance.org/news_140917_1.html Help Refugees from Ukraine! http://fundforassistance.org/news_140910_1.html Wed, 10 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://fundforassistance.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/clipart/portraits/iStock_000007392659Small.jpg&archive=0&final_h=106&final_w=160&percent=100"><p>Dear brothers and sisters, <br /><br />May I introduce you to Bogdan? <br /><br />He&rsquo;s a cute little guy. He loves playing hide-and-seek and watching cartoons. <br /><br />He looks like a typical 4 year old. But Bogdan has already witnessed horrors that will likely affect his whole life. <br /><br />Bogdan is a refugee from Eastern Ukraine. His grandmother was able to scrape enough money to flee the war-torn region with him. Bogdan&rsquo;s mother and father, his sister Anya and his parrot Plut had to stay back.<br /><br />When watching TV, Bogdan continually asks his grandmother: &ldquo;Is he going to be killed? What about her? Is she safe?&rdquo; <br /><br />This 4-year old has already experienced grief and death, want and hunger... Night after night he screams with terror and calls for his mother. He may never see her again... <br /><br />There are thousands stories like this one.</p></div> Fund for Assistance to the ROCOR http://fundforassistance.org/news_140910_1.html Her Shattered Life, Made New http://fundforassistance.org/news_140909_1.html Tue, 09 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://fundforassistance.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/clipart/portraits/Liza4.jpg&archive=0&final_h=242&final_w=160&percent=100"><p>Her family disowned and abused her when she converted to Orthodoxy. But your kindness let her find a new family within the Church.</p></div> Fund for Assistance to the ROCOR http://fundforassistance.org/news_140909_1.html Our Annual Report is out! http://fundforassistance.org/news_140720_1.html Mon, 21 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://fundforassistance.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/clipart/annual_report_thumb.jpg&archive=0&final_h=206&final_w=160&percent=100"><p>See what your donations have accomplished in 2013! Thank you for keeping our Church strong!</p> <p><a href="/files/annual_reports/annual_report_2013.pdf" target="_blank">Read the report here.</a></p></div> Fund for Assistance to the ROCOR http://fundforassistance.org/news_140720_1.html Orthodoxy a la Uganda http://fundforassistance.org/news_140127_2.html Mon, 27 Jan 2014 00:00:00 -0500 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://fundforassistance.org/display_image.php?ext=peg&relativeimage=images/projects/locations/uganda/FrChristopher.jpeg&archive=0&final_h=195&final_w=130&percent=100"><p>"Father Chris is one of the most amazing people I&rsquo;ve ever met. He is always in good spirits and loves to laugh. He welcomes all those that come to him, will give you anything you ask, but will never ask for anything in return."</p></div> Fund for Assistance to the ROCOR http://fundforassistance.org/news_140127_2.html Take a pilgrimage to Uganda from the comfort of your home! http://fundforassistance.org/news_140127_1.html Mon, 27 Jan 2014 00:00:00 -0500 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://fundforassistance.org/display_image.php?ext=peg&relativeimage=images/projects/locations/uganda/chapel.jpeg&archive=0&final_h=65&final_w=130&percent=100"><p>You are invited to take a pilgrimage to a unique church on Bukasa Island, Uganda. You can click through this amazing panorama and listen to Liturgy served in a local language. The <a href="http://www.fundforassistance.org/tour/temp_church.html" target="_blank">wooden chapel</a> was built by Fr Christopher Walusimbi, who heads the small ROCOR mission there. FFA has been supporting Fr Christopher for several years.&nbsp;</p></div> Fund for Assistance to the ROCOR http://fundforassistance.org/news_140127_1.html How a SC priest was able to continue serving his parish http://fundforassistance.org/news_140115_2.html Thu, 16 Jan 2014 00:00:00 -0500 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://fundforassistance.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/clipart/portraits/FrMarkmatushka2.jpg&archive=0&final_h=87&final_w=130&percent=100"><p>Fr Mark was one of the biggest contributors to his parish: he devoted endless hours to his parish, often bought necessary items, like vigil lamp oil and incense out of his own resources and tithed back to the parish. &ldquo;Fr Mark pays us to be our priest,&rdquo; said parishioner Nell Shaw.</p></div> Fund for Assistance to the ROCOR http://fundforassistance.org/news_140115_2.html Chile: A new car brings Liturgy to the faithful http://fundforassistance.org/news_140115_1.html Wed, 15 Jan 2014 00:00:00 -0500 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://fundforassistance.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/projects/locations/chile/FrAlex_Aedo_S.jpg&archive=0&final_h=89&final_w=130&percent=100"><p>For Fr. Alexei, an umbrella was an essential thing to have. He had lost the last two within a week of purchasing them &shy;&shy;&ndash; both times on a bus, on the way to serve Liturgy. After making sure that his suitcase &ndash; which was even more essential &ndash; was all right, Fr. Alexei got off the bus. It was getting ready to storm. There was no one there to meet him this time, so he shifted his suitcase into a more comfortable position and set off on foot. A strong wind picked up, and it began to rain. It was awkward carrying a heavy suitcase in one hand and an umbrella in the other: it was also ineffective. A sharp gust of wind tore the umbrella away and carried it off. Fr. Alexei only sighed, without setting his old suitcase down even for an instant: it contained his vestments, liturgical Gospel book, and vessels. &ldquo;My suitcase is my church,&rdquo; he would often say.&nbsp;</p></div> Fund for Assistance to the ROCOR http://fundforassistance.org/news_140115_1.html Holy Trinity Monastery in Jordanville: Warmth in the Midst of the Cold New York Winter http://fundforassistance.org/news_140114_2.html Wed, 15 Jan 2014 00:00:00 -0500 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://fundforassistance.org/display_image.php?ext=JPG&relativeimage=images/projects/locations/united%20states/jordanville/BrLeo_cleaning_snow.JPG&archive=0&final_h=98&final_w=130&percent=100"><p>At 5 a.m. Brother Lev began to clear the snow off the path to the church &ndash; there was just enough time to do it before Liturgy. It was -4&deg;F, and an icy wind was stinging his face. He was frozen to the marrow and was having comforting thoughts about there being just enough time to warm himself in his cell before the service. However, when he got back to his cell the radiator was cold; the old furnaces were not always able to cope with the cold New York winters, but Holy Trinity Monastery did not have the money to repair them. "The monks and visitors complain that it is very cold in some of the rooms. We need to resolve this issue, but at the same time we need to stop using these dangerous radiators in the rooms," says Archimandrite Luke, the monastery's abbot. "We recently replaced the boilers in the basement. Now we need to replace the old pipes and renovate the building so that all the floors are at the same temperature. This is a huge problem for us at present."&nbsp;</p></div> Fund for Assistance to the ROCOR http://fundforassistance.org/news_140114_2.html “Your support allowed me to finish seminary,” – reader Anthony Williams http://fundforassistance.org/news_140114_1.html Tue, 14 Jan 2014 00:00:00 -0500 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://fundforassistance.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/clipart/portraits/AnthonyWilliams.jpg&archive=0&final_h=138&final_w=130&percent=100"><p>"I had always known that a secular career was not what I wanted. Although I enjoyed my studies, my main interest was always the Church: the services, the Church&rsquo;s history, Holy Scripture, church music, Church-Slavonic, etc. I always planned to serve the Church in some capacity when I grew up. Taking my father&rsquo;s advice, I enrolled at Holy Trinity Seminary in Jordanville when I was 17. There I continued my study of Russian and familiarized myself with Dogmatic Theology, History, Pastoral Theology, Patrology, and much more. I also met many wonderful people there, with whom I hope to remain in touch for the rest of my life, even if service to the Church takes us far apart. Although the seminary&rsquo;s tuition is fairly inexpensive &ndash; especially compared to that of other universities &ndash; it was still beyond my means."</p></div> Fund for Assistance to the ROCOR http://fundforassistance.org/news_140114_1.html