A Romanian family with 7 children that lost its home to a fire in early February will be able to buy a new home thanks to the generosity and Christian love of the clergy and faithful of the Satu Mara Deanery of the Maramureş and Sătmar Diocese in northwest Romania.
The Russian Orthodox Church opened its 59th women’s crisis center in the city of Kurgan on February 7. The new center provides temporary shelter, operating in agreement with other local social programs providing assistance to families and children.
The Holy Synod of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church has called for an overhaul of the government’s National Strategy for the Child 2019-2030, arguing for a ban on abortion and for compulsory religious education in schools and the removal of sex education from the curriculum.
Development of a new concept of the family is actively underway. With an ever-increasing frequency, we hear such terms as “encouraging positive parenting”, “improving parental competences”, “changing parenting styles” and “combatting gender stereotypes”. What do they mean? Where do all these terms come from?
After several days and nights of unceasing prayer we had my Christian patient anointed with holy chrism, after which I came into the operating room, praying and wholeheartedly relying on the will of God. It was like obedience for me—I was praying whilst performing surgery!
In our conversation with Levan Vasadze, a Georgian community leader, entrepreneur and philanthropist, we will learn how to maintain peaceful spirit and develop positive agenda, even considering the events at Golgotha.