Community Service

Identifying the community and its needs.
Serving the hungry, the homeless, the naked, the imprisoned - locally, internationally.
Visiting the sick, the shut-ins.

Helping to Resettle Refugees

Volume II - 1993

“I was a stranger and you welcomed me…” (Matthew 25:35). Every immigrant starts as a stranger in a foreign land. Christ enjoins us to welcome the stranger, the immigrant, just as we would welcome Him if He came to us. Helping immigrants to settle in this...

A Breakfast Ministry

Volume II - 1992

Marlene Botts, 53, and her daughter, Debbie Fields, 22, lost their apartment in November, 1990, when they couldn’t afford to pay rent, even though Botts had a job as a clerk with a local bank. They spent three months living out of their car and in an...

Orthodox Community Outreach Center

Volume II - 1992

A United Orthodox Witness Of Faith And Works In Christ Christian love and caring, meeting basic needs, and relieving suffering are the main ingredients of the Orthodox Community Outreach Center (OCOC), a unique interOrthodox ministry of the whole Church, clergy and laity together, recently established...

The Gift Of Life Program

Volume II - 1991

Based on an interview with Alexandra Kishkovsky, Co-Founder of the Russian Chapter of the Gift of Life Program. “A HOPE FULFILLED IN A FLIGHT FOR LIFE” “Gift of Life” is a program that provides open heart surgery to needy children throughout the world. It is...

Archangel Michael Orthodox Community Services

Volume II - 1990

The poor you have always with you” (Jn 18:8). The words of our Lord are a reminder to us that in this world “the poor shall never cease out of the land.” (Deut. 15:11). What are we to make of the poor? When we are called to...

Ministering to the Imprisoned

Volume II - 1990

The following is a presentation given to members of the St. Gregory Palamas Theological Society in Pittsburgh, Pa., in November of 1989. It offers insights into the life of prisoners and those who work within the prison system. Deacon Torbic, as a member of a parole...

Saint Euphrosynus the Cook Project

Volume II - 1990

The project below is another response to serving those in need, taken up by the same Charity Committee that helped to find homes for the homeless (see 1989 Resource Handbook article: Alice Rubercheck, Restart: A Program to Find a Home for the Homeless [I-89-1]). This...

RESTART: A Program To Find A Home For The Homeless

Volume I - 1989

Since the founding of the parish of St. Herman of Alaska Orthodox Church in Wallingford, Pennsylvania fifteen years ago, charity and stewardship have been an important part of our church life. For many years our focus was on providing food baskets for needy families in...

What A Parish Can Do About The Hunger Problem

Volume I - 1989

“For I was hungry and ye gave me meat.” Matthew 25:35 Many of us feel the urge to fulfill this Christian duty but the question today is how. In urban areas such as Yonkers, NY where Holy Trinity parish is located and nearby New York City,...

Orthodox Food Shelf Provides Food And Dignity For The Poor

Volume I - 1989

Come, enter, and possess the Kingdom that was prepared for you since the world was made. For I was hungry and you gave Me food, I was thirsty and you gave Me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed Me, I was naked and...

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