Statement from Metropolitan PHILIP
On the Arson at Church of the Redeemer
Los Altos, California
11 April 2002
We are deeply shocked and saddened that this church which our community in Los Altos has built with love and dedication to the Almighty God, was consumed by such a criminal act. Our Antiochian Orthodox Church has been preaching love and peace for the past two thousand years. We have no doubt that our community in Los Altos is determined, more than ever, to rise from the ashes and build an even more beautiful church. We are thankful for all the help and support of all people of good will.
+ Metropolitan PHILIP