Jerusalem, March 20, 2020
Joining in the efforts of other Local Orthodox Churches to provide material assistance to those in need and contribute to the fight against the spread of the coronavirus, the Jerusalem Patriarchate is donating more than $70,500 (50,000 Jordanian dinar) to the Jordanian Ministry of Health.
The donation came “with the blessing of His Beatitude, Patriarch Theophilos III, the Patriarch of the Holy City,” commented His Eminence Archbishop Christophoros of Amman, reports menafn.com.
“We stand with our Hashemite leadership and all officials in confronting the virus and providing everything possible to limit the spread of this global pandemic,” Abp. Christophoros added.
Moreover, buildings of the Patriarchate in Jordan are being put at the disposal of the state if needed. The Archbishop also called on all believers to adhere to the state’s hygienic standards during the epidemic.
On March 14, the heads of the various churches represented in Jerusalem issued a joint statement, calling on their faithful to abide by the regulations of the state, and “call[ing] upon Almighty God to look upon our situation and be gracious to our suffering world.”
We are all called to live with faith in God, and “it is therefore good that we intensify personal prayer, fasting and almsgiving and to talk in the light of God’s love,” the statement reads.