• The Life, the Akathist, and the Paraklesis of Saint Paraskeva of Iași

SPOC awarded $235,256 in financial aid grants during 2022!

Dear SPOC Family, This year SPOC released grants totaling $235,256 to 22 projects. We are grateful for your contribution which made it possible to help disadvantaged children, women facing pregnancy crises, and families with various needs. With your support our charitable mission brings relief and joy in people’s lives. May God replenish you all with … Read more

Merry Christmas!

Dear ones, As we celebrate the Royal Feast of Christmas let us offer our hearts to Christ to be born in us. This way we have Him live in us and we can love one another as He loves us, the way He commended us. At this time of joy we give thanks to God … Read more

Happy Thanksgiving!

Celebrate always, pray constantly and give thanks to God no matter what circumstances you find yourself in. 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

The Feast Day of Saint Paraskeva

Every year on October 14th we celebrate the Feast day of Saint Paraskeva our patron saint. Saint Paraskeva was born into a noble family, during the eleventh century in the village of Epivato, close to Constantinople. She is a perfect example of living according to the Gospel; loving God with all the soul, heart, strength, … Read more

SPOC awarded $108,950 in grants during the first quarter of 2022!

By God’s grace and through the intercessions of Saint Paraskeva, SPOC managed to release grants to 14 partner sites totaling $108,950. This is truly remarkable, and this way Saint Paraskeva Orthodox Charity continues its mission. The support of our donors, and the united efforts of volunteers in the United States, Canada, Romania made this accomplishment … Read more

Christ is Risen!

It is the Day of Resurrection! Let us be radiant, O people! Pascha! The Lord’s Pascha! For Christ our God has brought us from death to life, and from earth unto heaven, as we sing triumphant hymns! (Pascal Canon Ode 1) In these blessed moments full of light and divine peace,  our hearts, changed through … Read more

Over $25,000 in grants released by SPOC for Ukrainian refugees

Dear Ones, The situation in Ukraine is dramatic. Around 3.7 million people have left Ukraine in the last four weeks. 572,754 persons entered Romania from Ukraine between 24 February and 24 March. SPOC has so far released over $25,000 in grants to help Ukrainian refugees. We take this opportunity to thank our donors and volunteers … Read more

SPOC Fundraising Updates

Seattle Washington- on behalf of the children struggling in Romania we want to thank “ The Holy Three Hierarch Romanian Orthodox Church “ and Fr Ioan Catana from Seattle WA, for hosting our flower fundraising event. Special thanks goes to our sponsor and organizer Ana Omusor for several days of labor of love to hold … Read more

Easter for Impoverished Romanian Children

In many villages and cities of Romania poverty is a cruel reality. In a frightened and confused world, many children struggle with hunger every day. The recent increased in fuel price caused a chain reaction and the price of basic commodities like food and sanitary items has increased as well. As such much more financial … Read more