All Saints Antiochian Orthodox Church

Charity and Almsgiving

Alpha and Omega

Alpha and Omega

Almsgiving
There is no sin, which alms cannot cleanse; it is a medicine adapted to every wound. . . . Let us hold fast to Mercy: she is the teacher of that higher Wisdom. . . . Let us learn to feel for the ills our neighbors suffer, and we shall learn to endure the ills they inflict.
St John Chrysostom, Homilies 14 and 25 on the Acts of the Apostles)

If you ever wish to associate with someone, make sure that you do not give your attention to those who enjoy health and wealth and fame as the world sees it, but take care of those in affliction, in critical circumstances, who are utterly deserted and enjoy no consolation. Put a high value on associating with these, for from them you shall receive much profit, and you will do all for the glory of God. God Himself has said: 'I am the father of orphans and the protector of widows' [Ps. 67:6 LXX].
St. John Chrysostom, Baptismal Instructions, 6.12

At All Saints parish, we annually and regularly support a number of charities to give our members and visitors a corporate opportunity for charity and almsgiving. Some of these opportunities are listed below. If you wish to become more involved in this ministry, please contact Father Patrick for more information.