Message from His Eminence Metropolitan Demetrius on the Upcoming Holy Nativity Fast

The 40 day Holy Nativity Fast is approaching.

Instructions on how to send names of the reposed to be commemorated or make a donation are below.

Online Donations:

Go to the Saint John of Damascus Orthodox Educational Initiative page and click on the donate button - https://orthodoxlearninggoc.com/donate.

For mailing a check and sending names to the reposed, send to:

St John of Damascus 100 Hillsdale St. Hillsdale, MI 49242

(Please make checks out to St John of Damascus).

A brief word about the initiative.

The Saint John of Damascus Orthodox Educational Initiative is a program, under the auspices of the Eparchial Synod of America (GOC), meant to provide an Orthodox Christian education in our diocese. It uses the Classical system of education. This program is for everyone. Whether your child attends public or private school or is homeschooled, the program offers online classes taught by Orthodox teachers. https://orthodoxlearninggoc.com/

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