We have had another successful year providing backpacks filled with school supplies for the children of Meadowcliff Elementary School. A giant “thank you” to all who participated in filling the backpacks with supplies. Special thanks as well to Sharon Lear and our Antiochian Women for their efforts in organizing the project this year.
Did you know there are almost 5,000 kids in Arkansas’ foster care system today? There is a huge need for 2,000 more foster families, and 375 children are waiting to be adopted into a loving forever family. Because of the shortage of families, nearly 200 teens will “age out” of the system this year and … Read more
Let those of us who have wisely finished the course of fasting and who celebrate with love the beginning of the suffering of the Passion of the Lord, let us all, my brothers, zealously imitate the purity of self-controlled Joseph; Let us fear the sterility of the fig tree; Let us dry up through almsgiving … Read more
The Orthodox Church has long been associated with care for widows and orphans. One of our great saints is St. Sophia the Mother of Orphans, remembered for her example of care for the poor: “In a span of twenty years, Sophia’s house became a haven not only for little wanderers but for the dispossessed of … Read more