ARCHIVED NEWS: 2015
Our newsletter is out! - 01/06/15
Take a look at what you have accomplished in the last few months: saved Fr Nektariy's monastery in Mexico City, helped Holy Trinity Monastery in Jordanville, NY, and Holy Cross Monastery in Wayne, WV, and much more!
How you saved Holy Trinity Monastery in Mexico City - 01/27/15
Fr Nektariy gave his all to his monastery. The burden nearly killed him. But then you stepped in.
The Canadian Diocese Hosts an Annual St Herman’s Youth Conference - 02/18/15
Four days of non-stop inspired fellowship of brothers and sisters in Christ went by as one moment. The conference brought together young people from North America’s western shores (California and Alberta) to the eastern shores (Halifax and Florida) of North America. For some this was a first experience with Orthodox conferences, while for others it was an annual event, awaited with much anticipation from the year before.
At Holy Cross Monastery farming brings community closer to God - 02/19/15
Our favorite example of your generosity is the expanding farm at Holy Cross Monastery. As a result of growing their own food and getting much better nutrition, their grocery bills have shrunk, and their health has improved, so much so, that visitors have commented on how much healthier they look! And they use organic and sustainable farming practices.
St. Herman's Conference in the Mid-America Diocese - 02/20/15
A record number of young people - 44 - assembled in Cincinnati on the afternoon of Friday, December 26, coming from 11 states and three different dioceses. The primary events of the conference were held at the YMCA Camp Kern facility, just a few miles away from St. George’s new church in Loveland, Ohio.
"Despite the desperate situation the country is in, our parishes in Haiti are growing and prospering," - 02/26/15
Fr.Alexander Antchoutine, rector of Holy Protection Church in Glen Cove, NY, accompanied His Emminence Metropolitan, the First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad on his archpastoral visit to Haiti. What he had to say after the visit is amazing.
They depend on the FFA to keep working for our Church, and we depend on you... - 04/16/15
When Matushka Hanna's cancer came back, it threatened to derail not only her family's life, but also the survival of their parish, and husband Fr. Demetrio's pro bono work at an Orthodox school.
Our newsletter is out! - 06/09/15
An update from Fr Demetrio and some other great news!
Loneliness - How you solved the main problem of ROCOR youth - 06/11/15
By supporting youth events like St. Herman’s conference, you helped Orthodox kids forge lasting friendships – a letter…
Haiti: Thanks to you, children now have a classroom to study in! - 06/11/15
Your support allowed a group of volunteers to build a schoolroom in Jacme.
Thanks to generous donors like you, a group of eight volunteers went to Jacmel to build school furniture and a classroom for students of the school at the St. Augustine parish in Jacmel.
Nearly every ROCOR parish in Haiti has a school for kids from toddlers to 6th grade – not only for the children of the parishioners, but for anyone in need.
Women’s Conference "Living and Thinking Orthodoxy, Yesterday and Today" held at Holy Virgin Intercession Church - 07/24/15
On Saturday, June 27, an Orthodox Women’s Conference entitled "Living and Thinking Orthodoxy, Yesterday and Today," was held in Glen Cove, NY. The conference was organized by Holy Virgin Intercession & St. Sergius Parish in Glen Cove. The conference’s main speakers were Metropolitan Jonah (Paffhausen; former Primate of the Orthodox Church in America), Dr. Valerie A. Karras (adjunct lecturer at Eden Theological Seminary in St. Louis, MO), and Dr. Sister Vassa (Larin; research fellow at the University of Vienna). Moderating the conference was Dr. Nadieszda Kizenko (associate professor at SUNY Albany). More than 60 people participated in the conference.
How You Kept a Parish Open in Buenos Aires - 09/28/15
Your compassion allowed a priest to continue serving his church.
Long-time FFA Board Member Receives Senior Clerical Award - 10/12/15
On Sunday, October 4, the feast of the Leavetaking of the Exaltation of the Previous & Life-Giving Cross of the Lord, His Eminence, Metropolitan Jonah, celebrated the Divine Liturgy in St. John the Baptist Cathedral in Washington, DC. His Eminence was co-served by cathedral clergy. At the Liturgy, in honor of his longtime dedicated service to Christ’s Church and with the blessing of Metropolitan Hilarion, First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad, Metropolitan Jonah awarded cathedral rector Archpriest Victor Potapov the right to wear the second cross.
“I try to save the food for my wife and kids…” - 10/15/15
It was all really good news for the Opyoke family: promotions for both deacon Fr. Thomas (Holy Myrrhbearers Mission in Harrisonburg, VA) and Matushka Elizabeth, a down payment on a new house and best of all – a second baby. And then the problems started: Matushka had to be hospitalized seven times during her pregnancy and was put on a...
"The Orthodox Mission in Haiti is alive!" Fr Gregoire Legoute's last interview - 11/17/15
Fr. Gregoire Legoute: We would like everyone to know that the Orthodox Mission in Haiti is alive. That the Orthodox in Haiti are very spiritual, they love God. And that the mission does a lot to help children, different parishes - spiritually, morally and economically.
GivingTuesday is December 1! - 11/19/15
This year, on Tuesday, December 1, 2015, Fund for Assistance to the Russian Church Outside of Russia is participating in #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to giving, for the second year in a row.
#GivingTuesday is held annually on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday to kick-off the holiday giving season and inspire people to collaborate in improving their local communities and to give back in impactful ways to the charities and causes they support.
Metropolitan Hilarion asks parishes to support FFA on Thanksgiving - 11/26/15
Every year His Eminence Hilarion Metropolitan of Eastern America and New York helps us out. He very kindly sends out a letter to parishes, asking clergy to take a plate collection for the Fund for Assistance to ROCOR. By this he shows us his support.
Mystery Match - a success! - 12/10/15
Thanks to our donors' amazing generosity the Mystery Match was successful, and we collected a total of $14,000! Thank you to all who supported us, so that we can continue working for our Church! Please make sure to take a look at the videos our Board Members recorded just for you! FFA president Mark Selawry reveals who the Mystery Match was in his video!