International Orthodox Christian Charities Responds to Devastation of Hurricane Harvey

International Orthodox Christian Charities Responds to Devastation of Hurricane Harvey

IOCC is closely monitoring the path of Hurricane Harvey and implementing aid and relief plans.  It remains in contact with its partners in the area and expresses its prayers and concerns for all those affected. International Orthodox Christian Charities Responds to Devastation of Hurricane Harvey August 29 (Baltimore, MD) The...

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IOCC Monitors Hurricane Harvey’s Path

IOCC Monitors Hurricane Harvey’s Path

IOCC is closely monitoring the progression of Hurricane Harvey as it continues to impact Southern Texas and Louisiana. IOCC staff remains in contact with partners, including members of national and local VOADs (Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster) and expresses concern for the well-being of the people in the path of...

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IOCC Presents An Evening of Byzantine Chant

IOCC Presents An Evening of Byzantine Chant

Please join International Orthodox Christian Charities for An Evening of Byzantine Chant on Saturday, October 22, 2016 from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.  Enjoy the timeless cadences of the Eastern Church performed by leading cantors.  A wine reception will follow – all are welcome! The event will take place at...

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IOCC Reaches Out to Fijians through OCMC Family in New Zealand

IOCC Reaches Out to Fijians through OCMC Family in New Zealand

Recently I had an opportunity to chat with Presvytera Katerina Patitsas who is serving along with her husband and children in Auckland, New Zealand through the support of the Orthodox Christian Mission Center, (OCMC). His Eminence Archbishop Amfilochios, the Metropolitan Archbishop of New Zealand had requested aide and the International...

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Orthodox Community Action Teams Assist in Flood-Ravaged Louisiana

Orthodox Community Action Teams Assist in Flood-Ravaged Louisiana

More than 40,000 homes have been damaged after powerful floods swept across much of Baton Rouge last month.  The race to clean homes before mold and other health hazards set in is a challenge as more hands are needed to help in the short-term response and long-term recovery.  Orthodox Christian...

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IOCC Still Responding to Syrian Families in Aleppo

IOCC Still Responding to Syrian Families in Aleppo

August 24, 2016 (Baltimore, MD) Two million people in Aleppo, Syria, have no access to running water after intensified fighting in the city damaged electrical networks needed to pump water into family homes. Lack of access to safe water in war-torn communities such as Aleppo has created a humanitarian emergency...

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West Virginia isn’t out of the water yet.

West Virginia isn’t out of the water yet.

In a recent letter posted on the Antiochian Archdiocese website titled “Need for Charity after West Virginia Flooding”, Fr. Christopher Eid, Dean of St. George Antiochian Orthodox Cathedral in Charleston, West Virginia described the current situation in WV.   The entire state of West Virginia has undergone, recently, heavy rain which...

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IOCC Sends Flood Relief Efforts for West Virginia

IOCC Sends Flood Relief Efforts for West Virginia

Baltimore, MD — As torrential rain pummeled parts of West Virginia and threatened a new round of flooding, International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC) remains on the ground providing emotional and spiritual care and deploying IOCC volunteer clean-up crews to the hard hit towns of Clendenin and Rainelle. His Grace Bishop Thomas...

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IOCC Creates Jobs in Greece

IOCC Creates Jobs in Greece

May 25, 2016 (Baltimore, MD) — For more than a decade, Christos, 38, made a living selling sweets and newspapers at his busy Athens kiosk. But his business took a drastic downturn along with Greece’s economy, making it harder each month to pay rent and grocery bills. With few job...

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OCN Board Member Finds Inspiration on IOCC Trip to Serbia, Kosovo and Montenegro

OCN Board Member Finds Inspiration on IOCC Trip to Serbia, Kosovo and Montenegro

OCN  Board Member Alex Machaskee joined International Orthodox Christian Charities’ supporters, including past and present board members, on an inspirational trip to the Balkans last September to meet with IOCC church partners and to observe IOCC humanitarian relief and development projects in Serbia, Kosovo and Metohija, and Montenegro. The trip...

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IOCC Has a Weekly Lenten Reflection

IOCC Has a Weekly Lenten Reflection

The veneration of the Cross renews and refocuses our Lenten journey by bringing our attention back to Christ, back to the love of God for us. Are you looking for more inspiration during the Lenten Season?  The International Orthodox Christian Charities, our sister ministry under the Assembly of Canonical Bishops...

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Restored School Renews Joy of Learning for Students in Jordan

Restored School Renews Joy of Learning for Students in Jordan

Inspired by the IOCC, the Orthodox Christian Network will be featuring the outstanding charitable, benevolent and philanthropic outreach of this organization who, in the spirit of Christ’s love, offers emergency relief and development programs to those in need worldwide, without discrimination, and strengthens the capacity of the Orthodox Church to...

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