Annual Fundraising Campaign

The Holy Orthodox Order of Saint George the Great Martyr's annual fundraising campaign for 2021 is  dedicated to the Russian Ecclesiastical Mission in Jerusalem (ROCOR). The Mission in Jerusalem oversees the Monastery of the Ascension of Our Lord on the Mount of Olives, the Monastery of Saint Mary Magdalene in the Garden of Gethsemane, and the Skete of Saint Chariton as well as many other holy and sacred sites.

Currently, the Mission is trying to raise money to finish major repairs to the church in Gethsemane and the bell tower at the Mount of Olives as well as restoring the 4th century Skete of Saint Chariton. In addition, the Mission is attempting to restore the Archimandrite's House at the Mount of Olives, which has an ancient 5th century mosaic floor. Completion of this restoration will provide adequate space for both the offices of the Mission as well as a place to receive visitors and pilgrims. Funds raised also can help the Mission's Bethany School for girls and its needs, including a new playground and financial support for students and teachers.

In addition to the above, due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, the Mission has faced border closures which has severely deprived the mission and its holy sites of pilgrims – their only source of livelihood. This lack of income due to the Pandemic has taken a serious and unfortunate toll on the many monks and nuns who make up the vast mission. The monastics need the very basic of necessities that we in our daily lives take for granted (food, clean water, toiletries, bed linens, blankets, eyeglasses, medication, and heat).

Please keep these monastics in your prayers as they pray not only for peace but for the salvation of the whole human race in the most Holy, Sacred and Ancient City of Jerusalem.

Donations can be made through the donate button (top right or bottom right) on this webpage. Please write in the description/purpose of your donation as being: “the Russian Ecclesiastical Mission in Jerusalem” so that we can appropriately allocate it to this urgent cause.

​PLEASE NOTE: All donations for the annual philanthropic mission go 100% directly to that purpose. The Order retains nothing.