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ROCOR monastery severely damaged in Mexico's second earthquake

God has again preserved Abbot Fr Nektairy and the brethren of Holy Trinity Monastery in Mexico City in yesterday's 7.1 earthquake. But the monastery buildings suffered considerable damage. Much is "lost forever" - as Fr Nektariy wrote in a quick text message late last night.   They are now enduring the terror of aftershocks, collapsing buildings, and the screams of their neighbors trapped in the debris... More than 200 people have died. More Info >

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News Updates
Third earthquake in Mexico: "Now we are even more fearful..." - 09/25/17

The third earthquake to hit Mexico on Saturday, September 23, 2017, sent residents of Mexico City into the streets in the morning - some half dressed  - in new fears for their lives. The brethren of the Holy Trinity Monastery are unharmed, but the level of stress all over the country is extremely high. 
Schema archimandrite Nektariy - abbot of the Holy Trinity Monastery (ROCOR) in Mexico City - saw two people die of heart attacks in the streets following the third quake.
"People are breaking into tears, having nervous breakdowns," - he texted on Sunday.

Mexico monastery: "So much pain and death around us..." - 09/21/17

Two days after a second earthquake devastated Mexico, the brethren of Holy Trinity Monastery are helping their neghbors survive any way they can. Although the monastery suffered a lot of damage, the monks continue praying and serving the people of the city.

"We have been very busy trying to provide some help to the victims; specially clothes, medicines and our own professional knowledge and skills wherever we can.  Tragedies are devastating.

No casualties among ROCOR members in Haiti - 09/14/17

Today we received this email from Matushka Rose Legoute, widow of Fr Gregoire Legoute, one of the senior priests of the Mission.

 “Thank God, we did not suffer the catastrophe that was predicted to occur in the wake of Hurricane Irma here in Haiti, but there were considerable damages in...

Earthquake in Mexico: "It seemed like our time had come..." - 09/11/17

Schema Archimandrite Nektariy wrote to FFA after the 8.4 earthquake in Mexico: "You could only hear the cracking of walls and furniture and things falling down; our bells were ringing... it seemed that our time had come... we just kneel down in the confusion and darkness in deep prayer... after an eternity we realized that God was very merciful...  Slava Bogu !!!  we all are fine, scared but no tragedies, nor pain in our communities, so far."


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A Fund with Time to Spare for Other People’s Problems

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?  Often, we think that our Christian duty consists solely of prayer, church attendance, observance of fasts and the participation in the sacraments.  However, helping our neighbour is also our direct responsibility. The Lord says that this will be asked of us on the Day of Judgement, “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” (Matt. 25:35)


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