Léogâne, Haiti: The Patronal Feast Day of Sts. Peter & Paul
Monday, July 12, the parish of Sts. Peter and Paul in Léogâne,
Haiti, celebrated its patronal feast day in a makeshift tent, which is
now their only shelter for services. The town of Léogâne
one of the places hardest hit by the earthquake on January 12th, with
most of its inhabitants and almost all of the Orthodox parishioners
left homeless by the disaster. As witnessed by the pictures, faith is
still strong, and hope and love have not left these wonderful people.
The Divine Liturgy was served by Priest Jean Dumais and Priest
who share the responsibility of serving this parish at least once a
month. Léogâne is located
southwest of Port-au-Prince. Little has been done there by means of
public relief efforts, because it is not close enough to the capital.
Parishioners and clergy are trying to find parishes and individuals
who could help Orthodox families in Haiti to survive by joining the
Haitian Orthodox Family Relief program. For more details on the
program, see http://haitiorthodoxfamilyrelief.com.
Office of the Eastern American Diocese
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