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.

How to Visit a Nursing Home

Volume II - 1995

This little article adds some valuable tips for making a good visit to a relative or friend who is a shut-in or a nursing home resident.

Maybe it has happened already, and maybe the day remains in your future. But…

Project Mexico

Volume II - 1994

What Is Project Mexico?

Project Mexico is a rare partnership of Orthodox Christian Jurisdictions from both the United States and Mexico. Our very own people do the work of this charity. Their lives are changed in…

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…

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…

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…

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.


“Gift of Life” is a program that provides open heart surgery…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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