NEW YORK – Archbishop Demetrios of America who receives frequent updates on the destructive fires in California, as those fires are still blazing along the California coast and continue to threaten life and destroy everything in their path including some of our parishes and faithful in the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of San Francisco, issued a call for prayer and support for all those who are faced with this devastation.

“Our thoughts and prayers are constant and fervent for all the people affected by the latest waves of fires in several California counties. We read reports of houses destroyed, we see the videos of the threatening fires, and we feel the anguish and desperation of the residents. Among them are many orthodox faithful and some of our parishes are directly affected. We are deeply concerned. On behalf of the Holy Eparchial Synod and the plentitude of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, I offer our fervent prayers and stedfast support. May God strengthen all our brethren in California with resolve to persevere this ordeal; and may He the Almighty God of love bring a quick termination of this devastation.”

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