The Old Testament, the New Testament, and the writings of the Holy Fathers of the Church consider the care of foreigners to be a non-negotiable duty of believers in the one true God. Visit our Angels Unawares page to learn how you can provide assistance to the refugees and asylum seekers at the US-Mexico border, or Orthodox Christians Helping Children and Families in Syria to provide assistance to victims of unending war in that part of the world.
Someone who refuses help to refugees and migrants is “neither Greek nor Christian,” said Metropolitan Ignatius of Dimitrias and Almyros amid growing protests by local communities against the resettlement of refugees from the islands.
Speaking to Alpha FM, Ignatius said, “I cannot accept anyone who refuses to help refugees and immigrants. For me, he is neither Greek nor Orthodox. Orthodoxy cares for any person, regardless of their origin. This means Jesus. As long as we preach Jesus, this we’ll practice.” Read More