Lubbock, Texas, June 21, 2021
Photo: Facebook The Holy Orthodox Order of St. George the Great Martyr is collecting funds to help the St. Andrew Greek Orthodox Church in Lubbock, Texas, which was brutally vandalized earlier this month.
Having reached out to the parish priest, Fr. Peter DeFonce, the Order resolved to replace the sacred objects that were desecrated in the altar.
“Specifically, the Order has resolved to gift a complete chalice set of exquisite beauty, and a new censer that will bring joy and honor to the parish and glory to Christ,” the Order informed OrthoChristian.
Thus, the funds raised through a separate GoFundMe campaign can be wholly dedicated to the repair of the church building itself.
Donations can be offered through the Order’s website. Please be sure to indicate that your offering is for the St. Andrew Church.
The Holy Orthodox Order of St. George the Great Martyr was founded in October 2019, with the blessing of His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion, the First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia.
The goals of the Order of St. George are to help the Orthodox poor, the sick, the needy, the maimed, the mentally ill, the imprisoned, the socially disadvantaged and the persecuted. The Order also strives to assist in the protection and maintenance of Orthodox holy places including monasteries, seminaries, cathedrals, churches and shrines.
Last year, the Order collected funds to help those who were affected by the explosion in Beirut that killed thousands.
The Order is also raising funds throughout 2021 to assist the Russian Ecclesiastical Mission in Jerusalem.