Dear Fathers and Mothers,
As many of you are aware, on 25th December, 2019, on the first anniversary of the repose of Fr. Seraphim Slade, while Matushka Helen was at her husband’s grave, their home tragically burnt down. Some of our faithful have already contributed to her support via a “gofundme” account set up in her name: https://www.gofundme.com/f/wnen7-supporting-matushka-helen-after-the-gunning-fire
Now I request that all of our parishes and monasteries make a special collection for her during this holy season, asking all of our faithful to help Matushka Helen in this very difficult time in her life.
Please send the collections to our diocesan office by 1st February 2020 and we will pass it on to her. I
greet you with the approaching feast of the Nativity of our Saviour!
Bishop George of Canberra Auxiliary Bishop of Australia and New Zealand Diocese Of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia