Fire destroys church at Ascension Monastery Church, Clinton, MI

Source: The Orthodox Church in America

Clinton, MI, August 13, 2016

With sadness, the Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of the
Orthodox Church in America reported that the church at the
Monastery of the Ascension of the Lord here was destroyed
by fire around noon on Friday, August 12, 2016. The cause
of the blaze is as yet unknown.

His Eminence, Archbishop Nathaniel of Detroit and the
Romanian Episcopate and Priest Vicar Dan Hoarste traveled
to the monastery to be with the monastic community
immediately upon learning of the blaze. His Beatitude,
Metropolitan Tikhon requested the faithful to keep the
monastery brotherhood in their prayers. During this
difficult time, the Episcopate also offers prayers to
grant peace and comfort to the monastic community during
this difficult test.

Out of concern and a display of support, the Episcopate is
establishing a fund for the monastery. Information on making donations may
be found on the Episcopate’s web site. The total
collected will be distributed to the monastery and will
be reported in Solia-The Herald.

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