Japan's massive 8.9-magnitude earthquake
collapsed a pedestrian road
in Urayasu city, Chiba prefecture, Japan, March 11, 2011.
Tragedy has struck Japan, including many of our Orthodox Christian brothers and sisters in that nation. A powerful earthquake claimed thousands of lives, caused a tsunami and damage with fire, radiation, and blackouts.
As of this writing, it is known that at least 4 out of 150 Orthodox churches in the country have been completely destroyed, some damaged, others severely. Many parishioners are still missing but fortunately, no clergymen are yet known to have perished.
There are no ROCOR parishes in Japan, but the Japanese Orthodox Church, like the Russian Church Abroad, traces its roots to Russia, and we are of one faith in God. Our Holy Faith was brought here by a Russian saint – St. Nicholas of Japan (Kasatkin) – who came to the country in 1861.
Once again, the Lord God, through tragedy, provides us with an opportunity to do His work and rush to the aid of the unfortunate. We ask your help in raising funds for the suffering Orthodox Christians in Japan.
As is our policy, 100% of your donation will reach the intended goal.