Philanthropic deeds throughout the Orthodox world

Greece, Kazakhstan, Ukraine, Romania, January 24, 2024

Metropolitan Alexander of Astana blessing the new building of a nursing home in Almaty. Photo: Metropolitan Alexander of Astana blessing the new building of a nursing home in Almaty. Photo:     

Several reports have been published recently about good deeds and philanthropic activities of dioceses and clergy throughout the Orthodox world:


The Metropolis of Maroneia of the Greek Orthodox Church, in collaboration with the SYN-ENOSI charity organization, distributed food parcels to residents from vulnerable groups and needy families, reports the Orthodoxia News Agency.


In the city of Almaty, a new two-story house for the nursing home at the Church of the Nativity of the Most Holy Theotokos was blessed by His Eminence Metropolitan Alexander of Astana of the Moscow Patriarchate.

The nursing home, named in honor of St. Luke of Crimea, opened 5 years ago, but now has a new building. The home, which runs on donations, is designed for 25 people. It includes spacious rooms, a dining rooms, and a music hall. Residents are often visited by a local priest.


On the eve of the feast of the Nativity of Christ, the dean of the Novonikolayevsky Deanery of the Zaporozhye Diocese, Archpriest Andrei Ilkiv, and a Hieromonk Artemy donated 100 sets of food to needy parishioners and residents of the village.


The Archdiocese of Râmnicu granted a 57-year-old man, who suffers from various diseases, $54,25 (24,900 lei) for specialized treatment and the purchase of a prosthetic leg.

The Archdiocese of Buzău and Vrancea is granting $54,500 (250,00 lei) in scholarship and social grants to accomplished students who are involved in the diocese’s cultural and educational-catechetical programs.

The Archdiocese of Arad spent more than $1.3 million (6 million lei) in philanthropic activities last year, including the distribution of 80,000 portions of food, while the Archdiocese of Timișoara offered philanthropic aid worth $3.27 million (15 million lei), benefiting more than 15,000 people.

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