The Clergymen of the Haitian Orthodox Mission send a Letter of Gratitude

HAITI: February 16, 2010, Port au Prince 27 Jan/9 Feb 2010, Martyr Stephen

To His Eminence Vladika Hilarion …

Three weeks after the violent earthquake that devastated Haiti and, according to the latest bulletin from the Haitian Government, caused 212,000 deaths and injured more than 194,000, 4,000 people have become amputees of one or more limbs and a million have become homeless. We of the Orthodox Mission in Haiti are expressing our gratitude for your active solidarity to the victims of the earthquake on Jan 12, 2010.

We are sending our thanks to the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad and especially to …

(Also a picture, links to other articles about Haiti and contact information for the Fund for Assistance and the IOCC)

Just received from our Diocesan secretary regarding donations to Haiti.

Just recieved from our Diocesan secretary regarding donations to Haiti. …

As promised in the letter of 4/17 January, 2010 this letter contains specific details regarding collections for those suffering in Haiti which you have been conducting in your parishes since the time of the serious earthquake there on January 12.

Bishop Peter has received the report of Deacon Matthew Williams and has decided that the best course of action at this time is to support the Fund for Assistance of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia with the funds collected in our parishes. The Fund for Assistance will see to it that the funds are used in the best possible way to support our Orthodox Christian brothers and sisters in Haiti …

ROCOR Sts. Peter & Paul parish in Leogane was totally destroyed in the earthquake.

Fr. Matthew Williams informed us that the church building of our ROCOR Sts. Peter & Paul parish in Leogane was totally destroyed in the earthquake. He also visited the parish in Jacmel. The situation there is not too bad.

If any of our clergy would consider going to Haiti to help with pastoral care for a three-week stay, International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC) has a training program and would welcome our help. …