Belarusian Church Donates Respiratory Equipment, Masks, And Hot Meals To Minsk Hospital

Orthodox Churches throughout the world have donated much-needed medical equipment, protective masks and suits, coronavirus tests, and much more throughout the ongoing pandemic. Among them is the Belarusian Orthodox Church.

Accumulating all its forces to help medical institutions and doctors, the Belarusian Orthodox Synodal Department for Church Charity and Social Service, donated an oxygen concentrator to the Minsk City Oncology Clinic yesterday, on the feast of the Annunciation of the Most Holy Theotokos, reports the press service of the Belarusian Church.

Bucharest Archdiocese tailor shops make disposable coveralls for volunteers who help the vulnerable

Church-affiliated volunteers who help vulnerable persons during the coronavirus crisis will receive disposable coveralls made by the tailor shops of the Archdiocese of Bucharest.

According to a statement by the Social-Philanthropic Department of the Romanian Patriarchate on Monday, the Archdiocese’s tailor workshop ‘Reverenda’ and the embroidery workshop ‘Altarul’ have already made 30 disposable gowns. They will produce another 60 items soon.

Patriarchate of Alexandria donated 200,000 Egyptian pounds against coronavirus outbreak

The Patriarchate of Alexandria and all of Africa expressed support to the Egyptian people and to the authorities’ fight against coronavirus pandemic.

The Patriarchate of Alexandria donated 200,000 Egyptian pounds (approximately € 11,120) to the Tahya Misr Fund (means “Long Live Egypt”) set aside to fund the state’s efforts to rescue anyone infected with the virus, such as the treatment of patients, the purchase of medical supplies and clinical equipment for nurses, and, more generally, for Egypt’s fight against the deadly virus.

Request for declaring a state of emergency in Mount Athos

The Holy Community and the Civil Administration submitted a request to the Civil Protection to declare a state of emergency in Mount Athos due to the great damage caused in recent days by heavy rain that hit the peninsula.

The majority of the monasteries, hermitages and cells have been cordoned off due to damage to the forest road network, with the main road leading from the port of Dafni to the capital, Karyes, being cut in two.

Belarusian Church Minsk Diocese: “there Are Currently No Grounds for Closing Churches and Stopping Public Services”

“Taking into account the report of the Deputy Minister of Health of the Republic of Belarus Elena Bogdan on the epidemiological situation and the current state of affairs in our country, the Diocesan Council unanimously decided that there are currently no grounds for closing churches and stopping public services,” His Eminence Metropolitan Pavel of Minsk writes in an epistle following a meeting with the deans of the Minsk Diocese of the Belarusian Church and an invited expert from the Ministry of Health on Thursday, April 2.