Missions Committee

Supported Projects


  • Juneau, Alaska (1971) The first St. Mary’s Cathedral Mission Project:  Replace the furnace in both the church and the parish home.
  • The Diocese of Alaska (2003) for the reprinting of “Faith of our Fathers”. 
  • Kodiak, Alaska (2000-) in support of the students and staff at St. Herman Seminary.


  • Africa (1998-) The OCMC “Support A Mission Priest” program in Africa.
  • (2005) the OCMC “Religious Books for Tanzania” program.

South America

  • San Pedro Sula, Honduras (1998) Collected blankets, clothes, household and personal care items to help those who lost everything in Hurricane Mitch.
  • Guatamala City (2005)The Hogar Rafael Orphanage


  • Russia (1996-) “Religious Books for Russia” Providing Religious Material  throughout Russia.
  • CIS (2001-) “The Institute for Bible Translation” in support of their work translating the Holy Scripture into more than 15 languages.
  • Slovakia (2003-) In support of the church building project in Bardejovand the Seminary in Presov.
  • Georgia (2005) To help “Georgian Charities” with the cost of shipping locally collected clothing and household goods to orphanages and nursing homes.

United States

  • Holy Cross Mission, St. Croix, WI. (1998-2001) In support of their Mission Church, the purchase of a church building and a baptismal font.
  • Pella, Iowa (2002) In support of the Pella Orthodox Orthodox Outreach started by the Klein Family.
  • Holy Anargyroi Greek Orthodox Church, Rochester, MN (2005) In support of their International Outreach Home.
  • Holy Myrrh-Bearers Orthodox Mission, St. Cloud, MN (2003) To help defray the cost of their needs.
  • St. Demetrius Orthodox Church, Naples, FL (2002) To help in the survival of their mission parish.
  • South Carolina, Sts.Mary and Martha Monastery (2005) To help in the building of their monastery and chapel.

Middle East

  • Jerusalem, Israel (1999) In support of the external restoration of the Russian Orthodox Church of St. Mary Magdalene


  • Tiajuana, Mexico (1997-) Support of the St. Mary’s Project Mexico Teams and donations to the St. Innocent Orophanage.


  • Romania (2002) OCMC Missionaries to Romania to run the Protection of the Theotokos Infant and Maternal Center.
  • Grabarka, Poland (2005) In support of the Monastery of Sts. Martha and Mary and Bethany Home.


  • Kona, Hawaii (2004) In support of the newly established Hawaiian Mission Church.


Mary Jo Rusinak, Coordinator [email protected]



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