Orthodox Thought for the Day


Tuesday, December 29, 2015


Hello, beloved readers, 

Wondering how many of you took up the challenge to start a “Christmas Club for Kosovo” at the beginning of last October?  http://otftd.blogspot.com/2015/10/nostalgia-spiritual-investment.html 

If you took up the challenge and have been faithfully setting aside just $5 a week since then, you should have an envelope of cash worth $60 today.  Congratulations!  It wasn’t hard, was it?  And $5 didn’t seem like much but it really did add up.  Thank God! 

The blog posting prior to this one is an update from Fr. Nektarios about his November trip to Kosovo.  Through your love, prayers and kind gifts of seeds and icons, people were greatly encouraged.  Monetary resources of $12,000 were distributed to meet particular needs as well.  Most importantly, the Serbian Orthodox living in Kosovo/Metohija were reminded they are not forgotten by the Body of Christ around the world. 

There are many acute needs, still.  Whatever we can send before year end will help the folks stay warm and fed through the intense winter months.  We want to shore up the available food supplies as much as possible.  And, as we do yearly, we endeavor to provide hearty food (pork), for the faithful during their Nativity Feast which begins on January 7 in Serbia. 

Ready to send that $60 Christmas Club savings to the Decani Monastery Relief Fund?  Please visit their site and use the Paypal button:  http://www.thedecanifund.org/   Time is of the essence...unfortunately, we lost a few days last week due to the Decani site being down unexpectedly.  Nevertheless, God is great--let us now help the Serbian Orthodox of Kosovo/Metohija. 

If you don’t use Paypal, feel free to write a check and mail to: 

Decani Monastery Relief Fund
c/o Very Reverend Nektarios Serfes
2618 West Bannock Street
Boise, Idaho 83702

Donations of any amount are thankfully received.  Sixty dollars, more or less, from a number of people will make a significant difference in the lives of Orthodox faithful of Kosovo/Metohija.
Let us wish our brothers & sisters in Kosovo, “Mir Boziji, Hristos se rodi!", meaning "The peace of God, Christ is born!"  Be assured, the blessing will return to you from God. 



Love in Christ,
Presbytera Candace

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