September 2019

Charity Committee 

This year, through the generosity of our parishioners, five backpacks and a modest assortment of school supplies were donated, and we were able to assemble 1 kindergarten, 2 elementary school, and 2 middle school/ high school backpacks for needy children.  They were delivered to City of Angeles - a Los Angeles Unified School District program for homeless students - on August 19, and were received with gratitude.


Our September charity collection will go to our own local ministry with our homeless and needy neighbors, including purchasing the items which were needed to complete the backpacks.


 Marie McEntire Charity Committee Chairman 

January 2019

Thank you to all the parishioners who took the time and trouble to donate toys for the needy.  They were gratefully received and made several children happy on Christmas.

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December 2018

Our December 2nd charity collection will go to the Orthodox Christian Prison Ministry.  This agency of the Assembly of Orthodox Bishops brings the light of Christ into prisons by the dedication of its donors and volunteers who have chosen to follow our Lord's words when he stated "I was in prison and you came to me [Matthew 25:36]."

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October 2018

   Through the generosity of our parishioners we were able to make 3 elementary school and one high school student backpacks. I took the backpacks to City of Angels, a program of the Los Angeles Unified School District that works with homeless children. To say that they were delighted to get them would be an extreme understatement. 

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September 2018

   Thanks to all our parishioners who contributed, we collected $402 for the Orthodox Christian Prison Ministry.  

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August 2018

    In July we collected $382 for the monasteries of the Diocese of the West.  Thank you to everyone who contributed!  

    In August we will be collecting for the Orthodox Christian Prison Ministry.  Our Divine Liturgy begins with the great litany, which includes the petition "...for captives and for their salvation, let us pray to the Lord...."  Let us put these words into action by giving generously to this Orthodox charity.

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July 2018

   We were overjoyed to collect $363 in June for St. Herman's Seminary.  Thank you to everyone who contributed.

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June 2018

   Our June charity collection will go to St. Herman's Seminary.  St. Herman’s Seminary offers a four-year program of theological, liturgical, patristics, and Biblical studies in a progression of one year programs.

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April-May 2018

Our April charity collection will benefit the Gobezie Goshu Home, a charity designated by his eminence Archbishop Benjamin.  This project is located in Adwa, Ethiopia.  It provides housing and food for the elderly of Adwa, supports 900 school children, provides care for around 275 invalids, and provides necessities for 25 prisoners.

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March 2018

   As our beloved Archbishop Benjamin said in his sermon on our parish feast day, we encounter Christ every day in the person of our neighbor.  The fast of Great Lent is not about ourselves; it is about our neighbor, in whom is our salvation.

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