New York - Daniel, Archbishop of Tokyo, Metropolitan of All Japan sent the Fund for Assistance a letter of thanks for the support of the victims of the recent earthquake in Japan. To date, FFA has raised and disbursed $20,000.
Metropolitan of Eastern America & New York
First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia
Dear Vladyka! I wholeheartedly thank you and every Orthodox Russian for answering the painful and sorrowful cry of your Japanese brethren in Christ. The recent disaster took the lives of several of our parishioners, and did not spare our churches or parish buildings. Much work and restoration lies before us, and so for us your help means a great deal.
We graciously accept your donation and sincerely pray for our benefactors.
With brotherly love,
Archbishop of Tokyo, Metropolitan of All Japan
March 31, 2011