Metropolitan Nicholas of the Greek Orthodox Church has transferred money to the Foundation of Fire Victims in Russia. The hierarch donated his personal money to Patriarch Kirill. The Metropolitan heads a delegation of Greek Orthodox Church pilgrims to the Nizhny Novgorod Diocese, who came to commemorate St. Seraphim of Sarov, the Moscow Patriarchate official website reported.
Metropolitan Nicholas says Greece recently faced the same natural calamity so he knows from his personal experience the terrific outcome of the vast fires. “I hope this symbolic sum of 200 thousand rubles will give a start to efficient, not symbolic, help the Russian Orthodox Church will give to fire victims,” the Metropolitan said.
The Russian Church started collecting donations and clothing for fire victims. According to the Patriarch, councils responsible for the consolidated raising of donations will be set up in each parish. The Department for Church Charities and Social Mission opened a special bank account for donations.