Charities and Missions

CORRECTED: Palm Sunday in Guatemala!

OCMC News - Mon, 2017/04/10 - 12:00pm
The following update was just sent to us from OCMC Missionary to Guatemala, Fr. John Chakos. Palm Sunday was a new and very moving experience for me among the Mayan faithful. Of...

Empowering Women: The Nyeri Deanery Mothers Union

OCMC News - Tue, 2017/04/04 - 12:00pm
An encouraging development is happening through the Orthodox Church in Nyeri, Kenya, for women's empowerment. An organization called the Nyeri Deanery Mothers Union is making a way for women...

Project Opens Doors to Jobs and Hope in Gaza

IOCC News - Fri, 2016/03/18 - 3:00pm
Growing up in the Gaza Strip, Sami, 24, was driven by a dream to ease the suffering of others. He pursued that dream by attending nursing school, from which he graduated with honors. Harsh reality quickly followed as he was unable to find a nursing job or a way to support his wife and two young daughters. Sami even volunteered long hours at public hospitals in the hope that doing so would lead to work, but the hospitals weren't hiring ...

Orthodox Christian Volunteers Serve Their Neighbors In St. Louis

IOCC News - Thu, 2016/03/17 - 5:00pm
With support from International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC), Orthodox Christian parishes from suburban St. Louis, Missouri, responded to the needs of their neighbors by helping to clean out homes that were damaged following record-setting flooding this winter. During January and February, members of the young adult group of Assumption Greek Orthodox Church in Town and Country, Missouri, as well as parishioners of Ss. Constantine and Helen in Swansea, Illinois, and St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church in St. Louis, Missouri, helped clean out some of the more than 4,000 homes affected by the Christmastime flooding ...

IOCC Responds To Families Devastated By Cyclone In Fiji

IOCC News - Thu, 2016/03/10 - 5:00pm
International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC) is responding to the devastation caused in the South Pacific island nation of Fiji by Tropical Cyclone Winston on February 20, 2016 with reconstruction assistance to families who have lost their homes. Houses, especially along the coast, were battered by both Category 5 cyclonic wind and tsunami-like storm surge. An estimated 40 percent of the population was affected by the cyclone and are now in need of assistance ...
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