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.

A Ministry Of Listening

Volume II - 1984

A brother asked a certain old man, saying, “There be two brothers, and one of them is quiet in his cell, and prolongs his fast for six days, and lays much burden on himself; but the other tends the sick. Whose work is the more...

A Training Program For Visitation Groups

Volume I - 1984

This is a follow-up to the article “LOVES” by Emilie D. Lisenko, found in the Community Service section of the Resource Handbook. Its purpose is to offer suggestions for the training of those parishioners who wish to become involved with visitations to the elderly and...

A Home for the Homeless

Volume I - 1984

Oh, brother, man, fold to thy heart thy brother; Where pity dwells, the peace of God is there. To worship rightly is to love each other, Each smile a hymn, each kindly deed a prayer. This short anonymous poem exemplifies the basic philosophy practiced daily...

Prison Ministry

Volume I - 1984

A Way To Reach Out Today we are faced with what would seem to many as an insurmountable problem: incarceration; there is no room in our prisons for those who have been convicted of crimes. Some say the problem is easily solved by building new...

Gift Of Literacy, Gift Of Love

Volume I - 1983

Is there anything more frustrating than being in a foreign country and not even being able to recognize the letters of the alphabet, or to make sense of a single word? One longs even to be able to read a billboard! This is the situation...


Volume I - 1983

A Parish Ministry to the Elderly On May 10th, 1981 a group of concerned parishioners at Holy Virgin Mary Russian Orthodox Cathedral in Los Angeles formed an organization dedicated to the enrichment of the lives of elderly and sick people. This organization took the names LOVES ...

Widowed Clergy Wives

Volume I - 1982

“...defend the fatherless, plead for the widow” (Isaiah 1:17) “...visit orphans and widows in their affliction. . .” (James 1:27) The physical body is so designed that all its faculties respond to protect and heal it when a part of it suffers injury. Likewise, the members of the spiritual...

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