Christmas at the orphanage

22 December, with the blessing of His Eminence Agafangel, Metropolitan of Odessa and Izmail, the clergy of St. Sergius of Radonezh Church and parish school with the support of the active students of Odessa universities congratulated one hundred and thirty foster children of the orphanage on St. Nicholas Day and forthcoming Christmas Feasts. Young hopefuls created homely and warm-hearted atmosphere through the theatrics causing tremendous applause and emotions, however children were given memorable icons and sweeties.
Significantly, such events have been regularly held on all Orthodox feast days for the seventh year in a row. That is why, the aim of the Church, especially at this difficult time, is to support vulnerable groups of society with love, clemency and the light of faith in children’s hearts and souls.