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A Disaster in Oklahoma

May 21st, 2013    |    No Comments »

Yesterday, our country witnessed the horrors of another natural disaster: this time striking in the form of a mammoth tornado at our fellow citizens living in Oklahoma.

The cost in human death—24 people at this writing—as well as in dislocation and misery is a pitiful spectacle.  Even as we observe the images of destruction from the safety of our homes, it is painful to know that we are witnessing the sorrow and loss of our fellow Americans.

Our hearts go out to the victims, and to all the people of the region.

Please join us in offering prayers for their relief, safety, and consolation.  Shortly, the Eastern Diocese will be asking our parishes to take up a special collection on their behalf.  In the meantime, may God bless the victims in Oklahoma, and may He answer the prayers of all people who call out to Him from the depths of their suffering.

With prayers,

Archbishop Khajag Barsamian