A Special Message for IOCC Supporters and Donors

March 20, 2020

Dear Friends,

In this challenging time, please know that all of us at IOCC are eternally grateful for all you have done for us over the last 28 years. We are fervently praying for the good health, courage, and faith of each one of you. We are committed to responsibly continuing our service to those in need. I share with you a special message from His Eminence Metropolitan Nicolae, IOCC liaison to the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops:

My dear sisters and brothers in Christ, this is an unprecedented time. As this new, sometimes frightening disease disrupts every aspect of our lives—personal, professional, religious, academic—I pray that we may all find peace remembering the Merciful One who created us and holds us in His loving care. Let us turn to Him in prayer with renewed fervor this Great Lent. Let us seek the intercessions of His Most Holy Mother, the God-Bearer, who is our Champion and Defender.

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected every part of daily life. As communities across the country and around the world deal with this unprecedented global health emergency, IOCC is committed to protecting the people we serve and to supporting our community of donors through a difficult time.

We are grateful to be able to share several resources from an IOCC partner organization on self-care and managing stress and anxiety during quarantine or self-isolation. Read more here.

Thanks to a generous donor, a $5,000 match is now in place to support IOCC’s continued global work—now more important than ever. Your gifts today will double the impact in places where it’s needed most.