Prayers for Victims of Japanese Earthquake

The Orthodox Cathedral in Sendai, Japan


The faithful of the Antiochian Archdiocese wish to offer their fervent prayers on behalf of those suffering from Friday’s earthquake and tsunami in Japan.

IOCC Stands Ready to Offer Aid Following Earthquake and Tsunami in Japan

Via his grace Bishop Basil, some information regarding the Orthodox community in Japan:

Vladika Seraphim of Sendai called Tokyo office by his cell phone and said that the cathedral in Sendai is safe, but he cannot contact with parishioners or recognize situation and damage of his territory, as telephone and electricity stopped. There are many small churches and chapels there and many brothers and sisters. Fr. Vasili is old and sick, living near coast….

In Tokyo, Fr. John says in the St Nicholas Cathedral [Nikolaido], damage is not so big, some lampada glass and other items were broken. Still aftershock shaking continues.