Charities and Missions

OCMC Executive Director Fr. Martin Ritsi and Missionary Director Dn. James Nicholas Visit Guatemala

OCMC News - Fri, 2018/04/27 - 12:00pm
OCMC Executive Director Fr. Martin Ritsi, and OCMC Missionary Director Dn. James Nicholas, recently returned from a trip to Aguacate, Guatemala. While there, they witnessed the work being done by...

Thank You to All Who Participated in This Year's Coin Box Collection!

OCMC News - Wed, 2018/04/25 - 12:00pm
Christ is Risen!Thank you to all of the Sunday Schools that filled OCMC Coin Boxes for Missions this year!Please share with your students and teachers that the funds collected by...

Long-Term OCMC Missionary Jennifer Rice Celebrates One Year in Guatemala

OCMC News - Mon, 2018/04/23 - 12:00pm
On April 6th, Jennifer Rice celebrated her first year in the mission field of Aguacate, Guatemala. What made it even more special for her? The fact that the date was Holy Friday, which, she says,...

The Whole World Cries Out: Christ is Risen! Truly He is Risen!

OCMC News - Thu, 2018/04/12 - 12:00pm
The Church of Guatemala participated in Holy Week with reverence and faith. Many people came to receive Holy Unction at the Cathedral of the Annunciation in Aguacate. Long-term Missionary Jesse...

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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