Relief fund for Lebanon

In the wake of the disaster in Lebanon, we have sent charitable funds to our Diocese to aid those suffering in Beirut. The Bishop has established an ‘open fund’ to receive donations. You may drop donations in the gray box in the narthex or mail them directly to our diocesan finance office at

Diocese of Newton-Economos
802 Rifle Camp Rd.
Woodland Park, NJ 07424

The checks must be made out to the ‘Diocese of Newton.’

We will pray this weekend for all of those suffering in Lebanon. May Christ our True God, Transfigured on Mt. Tabor, shine the light of comfort and healing for all those affected.

The following is from the email our bishop sent yesterday:

The disastrous explosion in Beirut has created severe destruction to all of Beirut. So far, over 100 people have perished and possibly over 300,000 are homeless; no neighborhood is without destruction. Most of our Churches in Beirut have suffered great losses. I spoke with Metropolitan Archbishop George Bacouny this morning and offered him our prayers and support. We are immediately wiring $10,000 from the Eparchy to help the people with food and medical supplies.

I am asking each parish to forward to the Eparchy generous gifts from the parish charitable funds, and also to announce on Sunday, and every week thereafter, that we have an open account for individual donations from parishioners.

We need to care for our brothers and sisters during this new crisis added to the Covid crisis. Please be generous. Send the parish gift as soon as possible to our CFO office and all future gifts from parishioners as soon as they are received, as the economic situation is so severe and our loving support is needed.

All checks should be payable to the Diocese of Newton.