Dear Friends of the Mission,

I pray to the Good God to give you health and joy over the course of your life. Now here in Indonesia we had the beginning of the school year. It is a few years since we started accommodating in our home 15 children, all of whom go to school and need money for their fares, tuition fees and food. This is why we ask for your prayers so that these children can continue their studies uninterruptedly this year.

Father Chariton from Nias Island is doing well. There we have three parish communities, far away from each other. As we only have one chalice, when we have a liturgy to perform, we carry it with us. Naturally, due to the fact that we priests have to go from place to place and use it a lot, this chalice has begun to ruin. Father Luke has the same problem in Sumbul, which has two communities, but only one chalice and one censer. As you can see, dear brothers in Christ, things are really hard, so we need your help in relation to this matter.

Fr. Epiphanios Chatzigiagkou wrote a nice book titled «Our Orthodox Faith», which is brief and concise and can be used in the Mission. With the blessing of Father Epiphanios I have translated this book into Indonesian, but the printing costs are estimated at about 7,500 euro, which we could not afford by any means.

That is all our news, my beloved brothers. Please, pray and ask our good God to strengthen us.

Fr. Chrysostomos Manalu

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π. Χρυσόστομος Manalu
Ο π. Χρυσόστομος Manalu γεννήθηκε στη Σουμάτρα της Ινδονησίας σε προτεσταντική οικογένεια. Έγινε Ορθόδοξος από τον π. Δανιήλ Byantoro και το 1994 ήρθε στην Ελλάδα για μεταπτυχιακές σπουδές στη Θεολογία. Τότε συνδέθηκε ως λαϊκός με την Αδελφότητά μας και χειροτονήθηκε πρεσβύτερος στην Ιερά Μητρόπολη Άρτης. Επέστρεψε στην Ινδονησία το 2002, ίδρυσε την Ορθόδοξη Ιεραποστολήστη Βόρεια Σουμάτρα και διακονεί ως Αρχιερατικός Επίτροπος της Ινδονησίας υπό τη Μητρόπολη Σιγγαπούρης.