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Friday, October 9, 2015

Martha & Mary Maternity Home

Wonderful news!  The starting of an Orthodox pro-life ministry in the Chicago area: 
With great joy, we write to inform you of a brand new, pan-Orthodox ministry here in the northwest suburbs of Chicago: the Martha and Mary Maternity House, a ministry under the omophorion of the Greek Metropolis of Chicago.
As a pro-life ministry of the Holy Orthodox Church, we aim to promote the sanctity of life in a very practical way, providing for the spiritual, physical and emotional needs of women in the midst of an unplanned pregnancy, and of their newborn.  Expectant mothers will be welcomed as the “daughters” of our home regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, social background or marital status.  As an Orthodox home, however, we do hope to serve Orthodox daughters in need whenever possible. 

God willing, starting November 1, our family-style home will serve up to four women in need at a time, at any stage of pregnancy and for an appropriate amount of time after childbirth.

We would ask your assistance in the following specific ways.  Please:

Keep us in your prayers – the Martha and Mary Maternity Home, its daughters, their children, families and loved ones, our staff, directors, and supporters.

Share our contact information with any woman we might be able to help who comes to you for counsel.  Our website is due to be finished shortly: www.MarthaMaryChicago.org

Encourage anyone who may wish to assist us, whether as a volunteer, as staff or counselor, or by contributing financially or by gift-in-kind.

Spread the word about our Grand Opening Celebration on November 10, perhaps by sending this link, especially to those in the Chicago area:   Click here for reservations or to donate

I hope and pray that this work is fruitful and God-pleasing, and appreciate your assistance with us to get the word out. 
Yours in Christ,
Laura (Aikaterini) Paulus 
Laura J. K. Paulus
Executive Director & Housemother
Martha and Mary Maternity Home
Toll-Free:  877 HELP 293 (877-435-7293)
Fax:           847-789-7241

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