For the second year, we have collected icons, vestments and other Orthodox liturgical items to personally deliver to Bishop Alejo, Auxiliary Bishop of Mexico, for distribution and use in financially-challenged Orthodox Missions developing throughout Mexico. This project continues to depend upon donations of icons, other items and financial contributions from Parishes and people like you.
During the Theophany season last year, we took three boxes of icons to Mexico City. This year, over twenty five boxes of icons, vestments and more were gratefully received by Bishop Alejo and visiting hierarchs, Metropolitan Herman and Archbishop Dmitri, the Exarch of Mexico. Last year, my daughters and I were able to take the boxes as extra luggage and travel by bus. This year, we transported the delivery in our pick up truck. In addition, we plan a second delivery this year during the summer. It is a blessing to help share Orthodox Christianity in Mexico in this small way.
Please take a moment to visit our website at www.stgeorgepantry.org for photos and more information about Icon Bridges to Mexico. In order to facilitate ongoing financial assistance for Icon Bridges and our other outreach programs, a Pay-Pal component has been added to our website. This means that you can make financial donations directly on line. We continue to gratefully accept financial contributions by mail at our PO Box. However, please ship any future icon and liturgical item to our home address rather than the PO Box, at: 520 W. Rosemary Ave., Pharr, TX 78577.
Because St. George is a 501-C3 non-profit organization, you are able to claim all your donations as a tax deduction. Thank you again for your support, and God bless you.