2011 Chinese New Year Breakfast Raises $932

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The Fellowship of St John the Divine is proud to report that $932 has been raised during this past Sunday's Chinese New Year's Breakfast after Liturgy, with a higher than expected turnout compared to previous years. Special thanks goes to everyone who helped and those who contributed as the event shows true synergy from the kitchen to the church hall and among the parishioners, both young and old.

All food and drinks have been donated so 100% of contribution goes straight to the Chinese Translation Project via the Orthodox Fellowship of All Saints of China. The funds will go towards the liturgical translation effort of our translator in Shanghai, who has completed portions of the Great Book of Needs, Horologion, Sunday Octoechos, Festal Menaion, Lenten Menaion and Pentecostarion. This will familiarize the Chinese with the sacramental and liturgical life of the Orthodox Church. When indigenous clergy are ordained in due time in China, this will provide opportunity for the Faithful to worship in their local language.

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Presented by the Fellowship of St John the Divine to benefit the Chinese Translation Project via the Orthodox Fellowship of All Saints of China (OFASC)

Place: St Mary Antiochian Orthodox Church, 8 Inman St, Cambridge MA

Cost: Suggested min. donation $5 per adult (checks can be made payable to “St. Mary Orthodox Church – Fellowship” earmarked to Chinese Missions)

Date and Time: Sunday February 6, 2011 after Divine Liturgy (Snow Date TBA) 

RSVP: Nelson Mitrophan Chin at mitrophan@orthodox.cn by Wednesday February 2

StampThis February 3rd marks the start of a new year in the Chinese lunar calendar. It is referred to as the Spring Festival in China, and marks the year of the Rabbit. (Twelve animals are designated through a 12-year cycle.)

At St Mary’s we will celebrate the Chinese New Year on Sunday February 6 with a Chinese Missions potluck breakfast, after the Divine Liturgy, to benefit the Chinese Translation Project via the Orthodox Fellowship of All Saints of China.

OFASC, now in its fifth year as a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation governed by an international, pan-Orthodox board of trustees. OFASC was recently awarded a grant renewal of $3,000 from The Order of St Ignatius of Antioch with the blessing of Metropolitan Philip towards the continuing translation and publication of monthly volumes of The Prologue from Ohrid with additional lives of saints from other synaxaria.

OFASC is also partnering with the Institute of Sino-Christian Studies (ISCS) in Hong Kong to publish in Chinese of The Orthodox Church with the blessing of its author Met. Kallistos (Ware), made possible with a grant from Virginia H Farah Foundation.

Please RSVP with the number of people attending and any diet restrictions. Also let us know if you are interested in donating a dessert or main dish, or to provide a helping hand with setup, food prep or cleanup. The parish kitchen will be opened for reheating or cooking.