Fund for Assistance to the ROCOR - News Updates http://fundforassistance.org/ 60 Announcing a Matching Drive to buy a Van for orphans of the Bethany School for Girls http://fundforassistance.org/news_171217_1.html Sun, 17 Dec 2017 00:00:00 -0500 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://fundforassistance.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/projects/locations/bethany/Bethany_sr_martha.jpg&archive=0&final_h=155&final_w=160&percent=100"><p>Little Eve&rsquo;s big brown eyes were swollen from crying. She hugged her teddy bear and cried for her mother. Little did she know that she had just been abandoned&hellip;</p></div> Fund for Assistance to the ROCOR http://fundforassistance.org/news_171217_1.html Pristine beaches, exotic food, and... Orthodox Christianity? http://fundforassistance.org/news_180322_1.html Thu, 15 Mar 2018 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://fundforassistance.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/projects/locations/indonesia/Bali_2017.jpg&archive=0&final_h=90&final_w=160&percent=100"><p>FFA supporters save Orthodox community in Bali from rent closure. Thanks to your&nbsp;unflagging support, the Orthodox Church is continuing to grow in the far East!<br />"With gratitude to God Almighty, on behalf of the ROCOR congregation in Bali, I say many thanks for the financial support from FFA." (Fr. Alexander Kobesi, ROCOR priest of Bali)&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p></div> Fund for Assistance to the ROCOR http://fundforassistance.org/news_180322_1.html The orphans at the Bethany School for Girls needed a van, and you said "Yes!" http://fundforassistance.org/news_180321_2.html Fri, 09 Mar 2018 00:00:00 -0500 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://fundforassistance.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/projects/locations/bethany/Bethany-Van-Sr-Martha.jpg&archive=0&final_h=90&final_w=160&percent=100"><p>A few months ago, we wrote to you about Sister Martha, the head of the Bethany school for girls. More than that, she&rsquo;s the unofficially adopted mother to the orphans.</p> <p>The orphans need a new van. Their old workhorse is on its last legs. Your response has been unbelievable &ndash; 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&rsquo; bills.</p></div> Fund for Assistance to the ROCOR http://fundforassistance.org/news_180321_2.html Sister Martha, the new van, and other news in our latest newsletter http://fundforassistance.org/news_180321_1.html Wed, 21 Mar 2018 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://fundforassistance.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/clipart/vestnik_sp_2018.jpg&archive=0&final_h=167&final_w=160&percent=100"><p>Here's what you have accomplished lately. Take a look inside our <a href="/files/newsletters/Vestnik15_web1.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">newsletter</a>!</p></div> Fund for Assistance to the ROCOR http://fundforassistance.org/news_180321_1.html You led the horse to water. Then you helped it drink! http://fundforassistance.org/news_180307_1.html Thu, 08 Mar 2018 00:00:00 -0500 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://fundforassistance.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/projects/locations/haiti/haiti_seminar2.jpg&archive=0&final_h=120&final_w=160&percent=100"><p>Orthodox Mission trains poverty-stricken Haitians life skills to help defeat poverty for the long term.</p></div> Fund for Assistance to the ROCOR http://fundforassistance.org/news_180307_1.html Prince Galitzine about Russia and himself http://fundforassistance.org/news_180227_2.html Thu, 01 Mar 2018 00:00:00 -0500 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://fundforassistance.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/clipart/portraits/VKG_S.jpg&archive=0&final_h=262&final_w=160&percent=100"><p>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.</p> <p>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&hellip; 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.</p></div> Fund for Assistance to the ROCOR http://fundforassistance.org/news_180227_2.html Long Time FFA President Vladimir Galitzine reposed in the Lord http://fundforassistance.org/news_180227_1.html Tue, 27 Feb 2018 00:00:00 -0500 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://fundforassistance.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/clipart/portraits/vladimir_galitzine.jpg&archive=0&final_h=267&final_w=160&percent=100"><p>On February 22nd, 2018, following a prolonged illness, Prince Vladimir Kirillovich Galitzine reposed in the Lord.&nbsp;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.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p></div> Fund for Assistance to the ROCOR http://fundforassistance.org/news_180227_1.html Beltude sings - a slice of life from Haiti http://fundforassistance.org/news_171108_1.html Wed, 08 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0500 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://fundforassistance.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/projects/locations/haiti/beltude.jpg&archive=0&final_h=90&final_w=160&percent=100"><p>I had a fascinating meeting at the end of August. A little girl fascinated by spiritual singing and the French language. She lives with her parents south of Port-au-Prince, in the city of L&eacute;og&acirc;ne. Her name is Beltude. She's a beautiful 12-year-old girl. With her slender build, she has smooth, glistening black skin and beautiful black eyes that illuminate her face. I was struck to see a child singing this much. Besides, she takes school very seriously. When it comes to defend herself, which often happens to her, this child is able to handle words until you get exhausted.</p></div> Fund for Assistance to the ROCOR http://fundforassistance.org/news_171108_1.html A Fund with Time to Spare for Other People’s Problems http://www.rocorstudies.org/interviews/2015/08/22/a-fund-with-time-to-spare-for-other-people-s-problems/?fb_action_ids=10206455124389543&fb_action_types=og.likes Tue, 14 Mar 2017 15:53:32 -0400 <div><img border="1" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://fundforassistance.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/events/2015/08-26/6syezd14day7_017.jpg&archive=0&final_h=107&final_w=160&percent=100"><p>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?&nbsp; Often, we think that our Christian duty consists solely of prayer, church attendance, observance of fasts and the participation in the sacraments. &nbsp;However, helping our neighbour is also our direct responsibility. The Lord says that this will be asked of us on the Day of Judgement, &ldquo;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&rdquo; (Matt. 25:35)</p></div> Fund for Assistance to the ROCOR http://www.rocorstudies.org/interviews/2015/08/22/a-fund-with-time-to-spare-for-other-people-s-problems/?fb_action_ids=10206455124389543&fb_action_types=og.likes