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« on: January 18, 2010, 02:44:31 PM »


Both ROCOR priests in Haiti earlier reported missing are alive

New York, January 18, Interfax - Both priests of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia Gregoire Legoute and Jean Chenier-Dumais who work in the Haiti mission are alive.

Earlier they were reported missing.

The priests with their families are staying together and sleeping outdoors - afraid of more tremors, the ROCOR Fund for Assistance informed.

It also cleared out that the mission's main church of Nativity of the Theotokos in Port-au-Prince suffered some damage, but was still standing with its roof intact; the adjoining school belonging to the mission had been destroyed.

There is no news of ROCOR parishioners yet.

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« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2010, 02:52:16 PM »

And thank God that the two Haitian priests of the EP are alive.

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Two priests of the Patriarchate of Constantinople survived the earthquake in Haiti
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Two clergymen of the Patriarchate of Constantinople survived the earthquake in Haiti, reports Sedmitsa.Ru "referring to the Greek site, " Amen. "

January 15 it was reported that an Orthodox priest, Father Barnabas, escaped during the devastating earthquake in Haiti, which took place on 12 January this year.

A connection with another priest on the island, his father Paul, was established earlier.

All family members of both clerics also survived, although their homes completely destroyed.

Father Barnabas and Father Paul areclerics of the diocese of Mexico and Central America of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, established in 1996 and is now headed by Metropolitan Athenagoras.

Both clerics,Haitian by origin, have been performing their ministry for over12 years in their native island, and providing spiritual guidance to over 1000 Orthodox Christians, among whom there are both new settlers and local residents. They also take care of the three schools, in which are enrolled 1500 children from poor families. One of these schools was destroyed.

The American Orthodox Archdiocese of the Church of Constantinople and many other local Orthodox Churches have already begun collecting funds to help victims of the earthquake, regardless of their religious affiliation.

Metropolitan Athenagoras of Athens on Jan. 15 sent a message to the circular letter, urging all people of goodwill to send money, because the acceptance of things is impossible for the time being, and the cost of assistance is very high.

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« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2010, 02:54:45 PM »

Thanks be to God!
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« Reply #3 on: January 18, 2010, 03:51:40 PM »

And the two EP ones also do.
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« Reply #4 on: January 18, 2010, 03:54:25 PM »

Glory to God!

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« Reply #5 on: January 19, 2010, 01:24:16 AM »

I was wondering about the safty of the Orthodox priest and people in that poor country. 

This is good news.  It is unfortunate that the RCC could not have made out better.  The quake not only killed the archbishop and around 100 priest and seminarians, but also destroyed the Port-au-Prince cathedral.

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