Community Service

Identifying the community and its needs.
Serving the hungry, the homeless, the naked, the imprisoned - locally, internationally.
Visiting the sick, the shut-ins.

Orthodox Community Outreach Center

Volume II - 1992

A United Orthodox Witness Of Faith And Works In Christ

Christian love and caring, meeting basic needs, and relieving suffering are the main ingredients of the Orthodox Community Outreach Center (OCOC), a unique…

The Gift Of Life Program

Volume II - 1991

Based on an interview with Alexandra Kishkovsky, Co-Founder of the Russian Chapter of the Gift of Life Program.


“Gift of Life” is a program that provides open heart surgery…

Archangel Michael Orthodox Community Services

Volume II - 1990

The poor you have always with you” (Jn 18:8). The words of our Lord are a reminder to us that in this world “the poor shall never cease out of the land.” (Deut. 15:11).

What are we to make of the poor? When we are…

Ministering to the Imprisoned

Volume II - 1990

The following is a presentation given to members of the St. Gregory Palamas Theological Society in Pittsburgh, Pa., in November of 1989. It offers insights into the life of prisoners and those who work within the…

Saint Euphrosynus the Cook Project

Volume II - 1990

The project below is another response to serving those in need, taken up by the same Charity Committee that helped to find homes for the homeless (see 1989 Resource Handbook article: Alice Rubercheck, Restart: A…

RESTART: A Program To Find A Home For The Homeless

Volume I - 1989

Since the founding of the parish of St. Herman of Alaska Orthodox Church in Wallingford, Pennsylvania fifteen years ago, charity and stewardship have been an important part of our church life.

For many years our…

What A Parish Can Do About The Hunger Problem

Volume I - 1989

“For I was hungry and ye gave me meat.” Matthew 25:35

Many of us feel the urge to fulfill this Christian duty but the question today is how. In urban areas such as Yonkers, NY where Holy Trinity parish is located…

Orthodox Food Shelf Provides Food And Dignity For The Poor

Volume I - 1989

Come, enter, and possess the Kingdom that was prepared for you since the world was made. For I was hungry and you gave Me food, I was thirsty and you gave Me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed Me, I was naked…


Volume I - 1988

I have written this article several times now, mentally, and have never been satisfied. First I wrote it from my own point of view or how I am here when my own children come home from school, and then from articles I…

Eastern Orthodox Foundation Transitional Living Center

Volume I - 1987

Twenty years ago, a priest had a dream: to build a center to help the emotionally handicapped, the retarded, the alcoholic, parolees, and others to help themselves and to learn to function better in society and on…