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Thursdays at 6PM

This summer an informal ministry has spun out of a simple desire to gather and break bread. All are welcome to participate, it is open to all religious practices, viewpoints and genders. It’s a group that just gathers with no agenda other than moderate and appropriate consumption while discussing the issues of the day and life circumstances.

OOT meets at 6:00PM (Greek time) Thursdays at various locations.

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Message from Fr Gary

Fr Gary

Hurricane Harvey

With all the tragic events happening in our world today: hurricanes earthquakes and shootings, it is comforting to know that our Orthodox Christian Church plays an active role in the recovery efforts. As a frontliner for the IOCC (International Orthodox Christian Charities) I can be deployed for any number of catastrophes to offer emotional and spiritual care (ESC). Following our deployment we are to submit a report to identify some of the work we encountered. The following is part of my incident report. The names have been changed to protect identities.

Some of the most touching visits I had with those that had lost everything were:

● Wheelchair bound woman, approximately 55 years old. Lives in 9 story building across the street. As soon as she realized that the Brown Convention Center was opened to those displaced she came over to lend a hand. Working off very little sleep. Was very emotional and shared many, many stories and encounters. The most telling was:

She took guardianship of a (total) stranger’s children (3 kids ages 7 and younger), while this stranger went into labor to deliver her fourth child.

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