All Saints of North America Orthodox Church
Archdiocese of Canada · Orthodox Church in America
May 30, 2007
Canadian Parish Continues Support of Chinese Orthodox Mission: Chinese
Missions Dinners could emerge in every community, says priest
HAMILTON, ONTARIO Red silks with gold thread. Steaming noodles and
crab claws. Commemorating spiritual ancestors in China: A typical
gathering of Orthodox Christians?
It is for the Orthodox Church in China, and their brethren in Christ
On Saturday, June 10/23, 2007, All Saints of North America Orthodox
Church, in co-operation with St. Nicholas Serbian Orthodox Church in
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, with host their second annual dinner in
support of the Orthodox Fellowship of All Saints of China.
The Project combines the work of the Chinese Orthodox Translations
Project in Boston, MA, and the seminary training and work of Chinese
Orthodox missionaries headquartered in Hong Kong and Moscow. Last
year, the dinner raised $3000 Canadian for the Chinese Missions.
For the first time this year, the service of Vespers with an Akathist
to the Orthodox Martyrs of China, will be served at the Serbian
"This is an exciting example of Orthodox Christians from all
backgrounds, working together for the glory of God, to share the
Gospel with Chinese speaking people," said Father Geoffrey Korz,
priest of All Saints of North America parish.
The guest speaker for the event will be Father Peter Alban Heers from
Greece, operator of Uncut Mountain Press, a publishing house
specializing in the translation of Orthodox spiritual books from Greek
"Having Father Peter with us to speak about the topic of Orthodox
Christian mission work is the perfect testimony to the universal
message of the Gospel, and the unity of love within the Church."
Father Geoffrey and the parish members are hopeful for the future.
"We pray that other parishes, across North America and Europe, will
follow suit, and gather to ask the prayers of the saints of China for
this holy work, and will take the initiative to enjoy Chinese cuisine
together, in support of this mission project. With Christ, all things
are indeed possible."
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