Archpastoral Appeal for Asia Disaster Relief
December 28, 2004
To the Very Reverend
Protopresbyters, the Very Reverend and Reverend Fathers, and Pious Faithful of
our God-Saved Diocese:
Glory to Jesus Christ!
Dear Father and Faithful:
Please be aware that the jurisdictions of the
Ecumenical Patriarchate have been advised of the need for us, as the people of
God, to act with mercy in alleviating the suffering of so many who have been
affected by the recent earthquake and tidal waves in Asia. Please continue to
pray for them in your parish.
Additionally, we have been advised of the
necessity also to provide financial assistance. I am, therefore, directing that
each parish of the Diocese take up a collection for this purpose on a Sunday in
January. Please DO NOT send your parish offering to the Chancery, but directly
INTERNATIONAL ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN
P.O. Box 630225
Parish checks are payable to: I.O.C.C. Any
questions may be directed to (877) 803-4622 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. The
website for additional information is www.iocc.org.
With prayerful regards and blessing, I remain
Most sincerely yours in Christ,