Beirut, August 13, 2020
Photo: orderofsaintgeorgeorg.wpcomstaging.com On October 15, 2019 His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion, First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia (ROCOR), gave his official ecclesiastical blessing to the Holy Orthodox Order of St. George the Great Martyr, as OrthoChristian previously reported. The Holy Orthodox Order of St. George the Great Martyr is a nonprofit, tax deductible 501(c)(3) public charity.
It was recently announced on the Order’s Facebook page that they would be collecting emergency funds to help assist the Orthodox Christian community of Beirut, Lebanon, who suffered tremendously from the horrifying explosion which killed hundreds and wounded upwards of 4000 people, though some were even miraculously saved. The Order stated that “100% of all funds donated will go directly towards the Lebanese Orthodox community of Beirut.”
Those wishing to donate may do so on their website, and they are asking that donors specifically write in the description/purpose of your donation section: “the Crisis in Lebanon” so that they may properly allocate the funds.
As OrthoChristian previously reported, the Antiochian Archdiocese of North America is also preparing to help victims, saying on their website:
“We will send out an immediate appeal to our parishes requesting funds to aid our brothers and sisters in Lebanon. If you want to give directly, please send your donations to the Archdiocesan Headquarters (P.O. Box 5238, Englewood, NJ 07631-5238) and put “Beirut” in the memo of the check. You may also donate online here.
The Antiochian Church also called on faithful to “pray the Paraklesis service in church and at home, imploring the Theotokos, Mary, the Mother of God, to rescue the world from affliction and intercede with Christ our God to save our souls.”
Any donations no matter how small can be the difference of one homeless victim eating for another night, so nobody should be afraid to make a small donation. Sharing the above links can also be a tremendous help to victims.