“Just the Beginning”: With Support from International Orthodox Christian Charities, Women Embark on Sustainable New Careers in Armenia

IOCC - 21/2/19 Vocational Training, Supplies Offer Path for Women to Earn Reliable Income Baltimore, Md. (February 19, 2019) – As part of a 14,500-item shipment, International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC) recently delivered 3,000 sets of sewing supplies to the Social-Educational Center run by the Armenian Apostolic Church’s Shirak Diocese, supporting vocational training that equips women to enter new ...

IOCC Greece Fire Response Extends to Meet Long-Term Needs

IOCC - 28/10/18 International Orthodox Christian Charities, Apostoli Add School Supplies, Household Goods to Fire-Recovery Assistance.  Efforts expand to long-term needs as families seek stability amid uncertainty Baltimore, Md. (October 26, 2018) – International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC) continues relief efforts in East Attica after July’s deadly fires, now offering vouchers for school supplies, basic furniture, and ...

International Orthodox Christian Charities and Partner Apostoli Responding to Greece Wildfires

IOCC - 27/7/18 As flames die down, Orthodox humanitarian agency mobilizes to assess, meet needs in East Attica Baltimore, Md. (July 25, 2018) – International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC) is responding to the fast-moving wildfires that have devastated parts of East Attica, including port city Rafina and nearby village Mati, along the Aegean coast. IOCC is working ...

International Orthodox Christian Charities Works to Improve Health Year Round

  IOCC - 26/1/18 Orthodox Christian humanitarian agency offers basics of healthy living to those in need  Baltimore, MD (January 24, 2018) – As many contemplate New Year’s resolutions to take better care of their health, International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC) continues its ongoing work to offer underserved communities and families worldwide the tools needed to do precisely that.  In ...

November 20 designated IOCC’s “Day of Sharing” Sunday

OCA- BALTIMORE, MD [IOCC] - 31/10/16 Each year, the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of Americadesignates the Sunday before US Thanksgiving Day as “IOCC Sunday.”  This year’s commemoration falls on Sunday, November 20. International Orthodox Christian Charities, the official humanitarian aid agency of the Assembly of Bishops, is supported by generous donations from ...

IOCC Reaches Out to Fijians through OCMC Family in New Zealand

IOCC - September 2016 Recently I had an opportunity to chat with Presvytera Katerina Patitsas who is serving along with herhusband and children in Auckland, New Zealand through the support of the Orthodox Christian Mission Center, (OCMC). His Eminence Archbishop Amfilochios, the Metropolitan Archbishop of New Zealand had requested aide and the International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC) ...

IOCC Presents An Evening of Byzantine Chant

IOCC- September 2016 Please join International Orthodox Christian Charities for An Evening of Byzantine Chant on Saturday, October 22, 2016 from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.  Enjoy the timeless cadences of the Eastern Church performed by leading cantors.  A wine reception will follow – all are welcome! The event will take place at St. Sophia Greek Orthodox ...

Reaching Serbia’s Most Isolated Flood Survivors

International Orthodox Christian Charities - 31/5/14 Baltimore, MD (IOCC) — The Serbian village of Jablanica is home to twins Aleksandra and Andrijana, 10, the only children among eight families living in the remote enclave. The road that connected the girls to school and the rest of the villagers to the outside world was washed away by ...

IOCC Responds as Serbia and Bosnia Brace for More Flooding

International Orthodox Christian Charities - 22/5/14 Baltimore, MD (IOCC) — On the heels of epic floods that left at least 37 dead and thousands homeless in Serbia and Bosnia, a second surge of floodwaters continues to fill an already swollen Sava River and threatens thousands of lives as well as Serbia's biggest power plant. The Nikola ...

Continued Support for Relief Work in the Philippines

April 2014 NEW YORK – The Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America continues to support  recovery efforts in the Philippines. Through a recent $40,000 grant to the  International Orthodox Christian Charities, the Archdiocese will finance a home  reconstruction and agriculture assistance project. This project will be coordinated by IOCC and implemented in  collaboration with the Greek Orthodox Metropolitanate ...

Winter Weather Exposes Syrian Refugees

Feburary 2014 Baltimore, MD (IOCC) — Warm winter clothing is a welcome sight to Manal, 5, whose family lost everything when rocket fire struck their home in Homs, Syria, and burned it to the ground.  The family escaped and fled to Jordan, but Manal suffered second- and third-degree burns over her entire left side.  The little ...

Cyclists in McKees Rocks raise funds for Orthodox charity working in Syria and elsewhere

Ann Rodgers 25/7/2012 International Orthodox Christian Charities is one of the most effective charities you’ve probably never heard of. It represents all of the ethnic Orthodox churches in North America, taking relief and development money and expertise to some of the world’s most challenging situations. It’s run by Orthodox Christians, though many recipients aren’t Orthodox or even ...

IOCC Monitors Swine Flu Outbreak, Offers Resources

SYOSSET, NY [IOCC/OCA Communications/April 28, 2009] -- International Orthodox Christian Charities [IOCC], the Baltimore-based pan-Orthodox humanitarian agency, is monitoring news about the swine flu outbreak."While the media can draw attention to an issue, it is often helpful to have other sources of information," says an IOCC spokesperson. "As of April 28, 2009, there are less ...

IOCC Youth Camps in Lebanon Promote Tolerance

(Beirut, Lebanon) – International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC) hosted 14 youth camps throughout Lebanon, promoting a culture of tolerance between youth and encouraging them to take an active role in improving their communities.One 18-year-old who participated in a Baalbek camp, is already anxious to start a development organization where people from all religions can work ...