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Why Fr Nektariy needs your help now

Recently three devastating earthquakes rocked Mexico, killing over 400 people, and devastating the lives of thousands more... There is one person who gives those suffering in Mexico that which they cannot find elsewhere: love and practical assistance. This man is my personal hero - Schema-Archimandrite Nektariy of the Holy Trinity Monastery in Mexico City. Although a small quiet man in his mid 50s, he is a giant of Christian love and faith. This man chose the narrow path and doesn’t look back, even through much suffering. More Info >

Secrets Behind your FFA Liturgical Calendar – revealed: an interview with Peter Fekula

For many years the Fund for Assistanceto ROCOR has been putting together and sending out thousands of liturgical calendars to its supporters. The calendar - printed in English and Russian - offers as much liturgical insight into the practical life of the Church as possible to put into one sheet: lenten and meat days, popular saints' commemoration days, feasts and fasts... There is a reason the calendar is popular in 17 countries. Find out why - in this interview with Peter Fekula, the director of the Synodal Choir in New York City, and specialist in Orthodox Rubrics, and get your own calendar here. All proceeds go to the support of the Church. More Info >

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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Beltude sings - a slice of life from Haiti - 11/08/17

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 Léogâne. 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.


Special Report on Mexico - 10/23/17

Listen to a special report from the Orthodox Christian Network interviews Archimandrite Nektariy, of Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox Monastery in Mexico City, about the effects of the recent earthquakes.


Juliana's Story: how one girl raised funds for orphans in Haiti - 10/10/17

Just like any other 8 y.o., Juliana from Ladysmith, BC, loves presents and parties. For her own birthday this year, she asked her mother if she could do something special.


Saying "Thank you" does not convey what we feel in our hearts..." - 10/05/17

A few months ago we wrote to you about an absolutely terrible situation one of our priests ended up in when he started serving in Buenos Aires. Fr Boris and Matushka Ksenia Gladyshev moved to Argentina from Russia, where they had a good life – because they felt called to serve. They were supposed to receive a small stipend, but things did not work out. By the time their Bishop John of Caracass appealed to us for help, they had been through poverty, debt, and even a life-threatening situation. 


Our newsletter is out - see how much good you've done! - 10/02/17

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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.


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