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After my death our beloved Church abroad will break three ways ... first the Greeks will leave us as they were never a part of us ... then those who live for this world and its glory will go to Moscow ... what will remain will be those souls faithful to Christ and His Church. ~St. Philaret of NY






Report from Haiti Mission

We will not have Fr. Gregory forever
and when he is gone, who will take his place?

September 24 report from Haiti:

Blessings!  I'm always a little saddened to leave Haiti -- but more happy to be back home!  Thanks be to God, the trip went well, much accomplished.  I served at St. Augustine's in Jacmel last Sunday, then with Fr. Amboise at St. Dorothy's for Nativity.  Thanks to some last-minute donations, it was possible to authorize construction of at least half of the roof for the new school building at St. Augustine's (two usable classrooms better than none!) and at least the semi-final stages of construction of the cloture wall around the new land near St. Dorothy's at LaPlaine (once finished, it will be possible to undertake some serious gardening on the property).  Fr. Amboise and his family are all well, as are all the faithful -- no serious illnesses or injuries, recovery from the earthquake and hurricane slowly creeping back to "normal".  While there are still tens (if not hundreds) of thousands living in tents, these are gradually giving way to reconstructed homes of some sort (in many cases, prefab plywood structures, far more durable than the tents, but nonetheless doomed to be eaten by termites before too many years pass).