Very Reverend, Reverend and Venerable Fathers,
Beloved Brother and Sisters:
The Eastern American Diocese is undertaking a special fundraising initiative to help the endangered Greek Nation, which is being ravaged by wildfires, effective Sunday, August 22, 2021.
His Holiness, our Serbian Patriarch Porfirije, conveyed his heartfelt brotherly concern to His Beatitude Archbishop Ieronymos of Athens and All Greece, noting that the prayers of our entire Serbian Orthodox family, which has not and will never forget that, in the recent past during the great tribulations wrought by civil wars, had almost as an only friend, the fraternal Greek people and the sister Greek Orthodox Church: „The abundant help that you, our Greek brothers and sisters, sent to Serbian territories was for us not only food, clothes, shoes and other necessities, but also a sign that we have in our vicinity as our closest friends, those who did not desire to participate in the injustice to which we were exposed.“
As did our Patriarch and father, we also send expressions of deepest condolences to the families of the victims of the fires, but also express our deep faith that the Lord will place those whose earthly lives were extinguished in the flames, in the dwellings of the righteous.
You may give your donations online at: www.paypal.com
WITH ARCHPASTORAL BLESSINGS AND GRATITUDE,
BISHOP OF EASTERN AMERICA