Nearly a month after the fourth largest earthquake ever recorded struck the eastern coast of Japan and touched off a devastating tsunami, earthquakes continue to rattle the nerves of survivors and complicate relief efforts. More than thirty earthquakes measuring 6.0 and above on the Richter scale have been experienced in eastern Japan as efforts to assist survivors and rebuild continue.
Bulgaria's Christian Orthodox Church celebrated on Sunday canonisation its first saints in 47 years. Hundreds of worshippers packed the golden-domed Alexander Nevski cathedral in Sofia for the canonisation of the victims of the bloody crushing of an 1876 uprising against Bulgaria's Ottoman rule.
St. Sava Kolo of Gary and St. Elijah Kolo of Merrillville will together host a Luncheon to raise funds for this year's summer camp season. This relaxing afternoon event will feature a delicious meal, children's style show, silent auction, and door prizes! Bring a friend or the entire family. Doors open at 11:30. Details.
Dear Orthodox family, Thanks God, through the prayer of Orthodox family, situation of the suffered places is getting better. We appreciate your emails with prayer and thoughtfulness. They were translated and uploaded to Japanese page to encourage brothers and sisters struggling in Tohoku. And we were much grateful to know donation for this disaster had started in many places.
With financial support from an emergency grant of $25,000 from the National Greek Orthodox Ladies Philoptochos Society and contributions by private donors, International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC) will provide humanitarian assistance such as medicines, food and other essential items to communities in the earthquake and tsunami-damaged Pacific coastal districts of Japan in the prefectures of Iwate, Miyagi, Fukushima and Ibaragi. The assistance is being distributed by the Orthodox Church in Japan in cooperation with regional authorities. All of the aid to be distributed is expected to be obtained locally in Japan.