May 30, 2007
HAMILTON, ONTARIO — Red silks with gold thread. Steaming noodles and crab
claws. Commemorating spiritual ancestors in China: A typical gathering of
It is for the Orthodox Church in China, and their brethren in Christ in Canada.
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 Orthodox
"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 into English.
"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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