Antiochian Women Announce Project for Syria's War Orphans


By Dianne O'Regan, Vice President/NAB Project Coordinator, North American Board of the Antiochian Women

This summer at the Archdiocese Convention in Houston, Metropolitan Philip announced the new Antiochian Women Project for 2013-2014 (PDF). He has challenged us with a mission that is beyond bricks and mortar, but goes to the very heart and soul of our faith: “Help the Orphans of War in Syria.” His Eminence has asked the Antiochian Women to raise $200,000 towards this worthwhile Project. All monies raised will be distributed directly to the affected areas. 

When asked by His disciples who was the "greatest in the kingdom of heaven," our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ called a little child to Him and said, "Assuredly, I say to you, unless you ... become as little children, you will by no means enter the kingdom of heaven. Whoever humbles himself as this little child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven." (Matthew 18:1-5).

We would urge you to read the full description of the Project (PDF), and then download the promotional poster (PDF) and the trifold brochure, to be shared with the contact person at your church or mission. Please ask the women to display the poster in a prominent place and to start planning events that will highlight "Help the Orphans of War in Syria."

Remember that March is "Antiochian Women's Month," but we recommend that you start the planning and fundraising for this Project now. Most importantly, everyone in the parish – men, women and children – should know about the Project.

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NAB 2014 Project Poster.pdf665.04 KB
NAB 2013-2014 Project Letter.pdf119.64 KB
NAB Project 2014 Trifold.pdf347.3 KB