September 20, 2017
God has again preserved Abbot Fr Nektairy and the brethren of the 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.
Think of how much you would be counting on the help of your ROCOR brethren had it - God forbid - have been you.
With love in Christ,