Pravmir: Up to 500 Refugees Are Being Fed Daily for Free at the Athonite Metochion in Kiev

Refugees from the conflict in Ukraine are finding shelter with the monks in Kiev.

Up to 500 Refugees Are Being Fed Daily for Free at the Athonite Metochion in Kiev

PRAVMIR. July 8, 2014.  Archpriest Roman Baranovsky, confessor of the St. Panteleimon Athonite metochion in Kiev, related how their church has been assisting refugees from the Donetsk and Lugansk regions.

For several years the church of the Athonite metochion has provided assistance to all those who are in need and ask for the church’s help: they are given everything from medical attention and medical care to free food and basic human empathy, related “Russian Mt. Athos.”

Now a new category of people has appeared: refugees from the Donetsk and Lugansk regions. And if earlier the Athonite metochion fed for free about 100-150 homeless people a day, this figure has now tripled. Now help is being given to about 400-500 people per day.

As explained by Fr. Roman, for the Metochion this is not only a social project, but above all missionary-catechetical work. After all, work here begins with prayer. Those who come for help are in a special psychological and moral condition. They desperately need a “comfort zone,” where they can find peace and feel protection as well as care.

Read the full story here.

__________________________________________
Posted by the Orthodox Christian Network.  You can find the Orthodox Christian Network on Google+.

written by
avatar
Orthodox Christian Network brings you news of events and people…
Related Posts

IT’S TIME TO SPEAK OUT!

Across the world, Christians are suffering for their faith. Attacked by ISIS and harangued by extremism, Christianity is in danger of being eradicated in the lands of its birth. Yet very few people in the West seem to care — or even know!

That’s why we at OCN believe it’s time to speak out. We’ve covered this issue for a long time, but want to dedicate even more resources to raising awareness and spurring action, using our massive social media following. We reach MILLIONS of people per week, and it’s time for collective action.

Please support this effort by giving to our “10 cent per day” campaign. 100% of your gift will go directly to expanding this ministry, 0% to overhead. Together, we can and will make a difference!

— Fr. Christopher T. Metropulos, OCN Executive Director

$
     Click Here »