More and more dioceses of the Russian Orthodox Church are joining in helping the refugees from Ukraine.
For example, with the blessing of Archbishop Theophylact of Pyatigorsk and Cherkessk, the Social Department of the Pyatigorsk Diocese began to provide assistance to refugees, reports the website of the Synodal Department for Charity.
Starting from February 23, the Kalachev diocese has also provided assistance to internally displaced people, having opened four points for receiving assistance in the city of Volzhsky in the Volgograd region.
The Simbirsk diocese has also begun providing assistance to the refugees.
In particular, priests of the diocese visit temporary accommodation centers, hand over the products collected in the parishes of the city: food, baby food, diapers, essentials, and hygiene products.
At the moment, the parishes of the Simbirsk diocese are raising funds for the victims.
The Service of Mercy, operating under the Social Department of the Yekaterinburg diocese, has also joined in the work of providing assistance to the refugees.
On February 23, at the diocesan administration of the Stavropol diocese, with the blessing of Metropolitan Kirill of Stavropol and Nevinnomyssk, a collection of humanitarian aid for refugees was held – people brought food, hygiene products and basic necessities. The collection of donations to help refugees will be organized in all deaneries of the diocese.
The operational headquarters for helping refugees from Ukraine was organized with the blessing of Metropolitan Tikhon of Oryol and Bolkhov in the Oryol diocese.
Likewise the dioceses of Rostov-on-Don, Shakhtinsk, Ekaterinodar, Izhevsk, Volgodonsk, Voronezh, Vladivostok and a number of other dioceses began to provide assistance to the refugees from Ukraine.