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 to:
INTERNATIONAL ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN CHARITIES
Asia Disaster Response
P.O. Box 630225
Baltimore, Maryland 21263-0225
Parish checks are payable to: I.O.C.C. Any questions may be directed to (877) 803-4622 or Email: email@example.com. The website for additional information is www.iocc.org.
With prayerful regards and blessing, I remain
Most sincerely yours in Christ,
Holy Pentecost; Agrippina the Martyr of Rome; Holy Martyrs Aristocleus the Priest, Demetrius the Deacon and Athanasius the Reader; Holy New Martrys Archpriest of Crete Gerasimus, Knossos Neophyte, Xepponessos Ioachim, Lampe Hierotheus, Seteia Zacharius, Kisamos Melchisadek, Piopoleos Kallinicus and Those Martyred with Them (1821-1822); Mark, Bishop of Ephesus
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