Our tiny church got a BOMB shell dropped on us Sunday 5/23 that the diocese (over us) plans to close our small parish down . We all left in tears, heart broken and feeling paralyzed, in grief, etc. My little church I grew up in. Others are not returning to church, since the pandemic, watch on line in OTHER churches, we don’t have on line set up — we are a mere 15 families. Our church has been blessed financially, we are all heavy donators and also a parishioner died in Jan 2020 and WILLED our church money. now our darn diocese will get it all and the sale of our building. How GREED is in the hearts of those diocese leaders !
Pray for our little tiny church family some how, some way, we can all learn to accept this and move on.
I already have been in touch with another Orthodox church leader who will gladly take us all on under his wing of his church in another town ..but we surely didn’t want this. Money – greed – the ROOT OF ALL EVIL ! My own priest I lost respect for. Why didn’t he fight for us to his leaders ?