Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Dear SPOC Family, Greetings on the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ! At this time of Royal celebration, we pray and hope for peace in the world, and we give thanks to God and to our beloved intercessor, Saint Paraskeva. Despite the many challenges we all have encountered throughout the year, SPOC was able to … Read more

Greetings on the Feast of Saint Paraskeva! October 14, 2023

On this blessed day of October 14, the feast of Saint Paraskeva, our protector Saint, we lift a prayerful and humble appreciation for your ongoing love and support to our mission. Through your generosity we are making a life-changing difference in the lives of thousands of women, men and children. Despite so many challenges that … Read more

Over $70,000 in grants awarded during the first two quarters of 2023

Dear SPOC Family In the first two quarters of the year 2023, SPOC managed to release 13 grants totaling $70,225. This accomplishment has been possible with the support of our donors combined with the relentless effort of volunteers in the United States, Canada and Romania. The financial assistance, time, effort, prayers, and commitment of our … Read more

Christ is Risen!

O come all you faithful, let us worship Christ’s holy Resurrection. For behold, through the Cross joy has come to all the world. Ever blessing the Lord, let us praise His Resurrection. By enduring the Cross for us He destroyed death by death. (Pascal Canon Ode 6) In a world marked by inflation and economic instability, … Read more

Easter for Romanian Children in Need

Hungry children, resigned parents, lonely and forgotten old people, are desolate but very common sights in many Romanian villages and cities According to a recent statistics over 41.5% of Romanian children are at poverty level, and this is the highest compared to other countries in that area. We started a fundraising campaign so that some … Read more

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

With God’s help and the help of those involved in the translation, SPOC published 5,000 copies of The Life, the Akathist, and the Paraklesis of Saint Paraskeva of Iași in English. The book is available for parishes upon request. Contact: secretary.spcharity@gmail. com

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