The Greek Orthodox Archdiocese sent $190,000 from the "Relief Fund for the People of Greece" to the Church of Crete and the Metropolises of the Dodecanese
Jun 16, 2012
NEW YORK – The Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, responding to the loving wish of His All Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, to help, if possible, with part of the proceeds collected in the “Relief Fund for the People of Greece” the suffering people in the Holy Metropolises of Crete and the Holy Metropolises of Dodecanese, sent to these Metropolises funds totaling $190,000.
Specifically, the total amount of $130,000 was sent to the Holy Archdiocese of Crete and to the eight Metropolises of the Orthodox Church in Crete and the total amount of $60,000 was sent to the five Metropolises of the Dodecanese and the Holy Monastery of Patmos.
Archbishop Demetrios in his letter to the Hierarchs accompanying the check noted that the amount is an offering for the special programs of these Churches for the relief (food, shelter, medicine) of the suffering people in their area. “This is an offering of love of the parishes and individuals of our Holy Archdiocese of America, who responded to the call for solidarity and support of the Greek people during this difficult period, with what they could and despite the adverse economic conditions that exist here as well.”
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