Minot Flooding And The Orthodox Church

The Orthodox Church in America has a parish in Minot, St. Peter the Aleut Orthodox Church.  As many readers may already know, it has been flooded.  Here is a recent email, sent earlier today by Fr. Anastassy to his parishioners:

“Esteemed Parishoners, this Sunday, July 3rd, the Divine Liturgy will be celebrated again at St. Alexius Chapel in Bismarck at 10 AM. In Minot a “reader service” will be held. For details about the service in Minot contact Mr. George Malaktaris. We need the spiritual and material support of all the members and friends of our Orthodox Community in Minot and Bismarck to be able to continue our life as a vital parish of the Orthodox Church in America to bear witness to the truth of Holy Orthodoxy in this part of the country. This flood truly is a terrible blow to the people of this region, but it is powerless against the Church, as long as the faithful continue praying and living in the Orthodox Faith. Thank you all for your love and dedication to the Church.   Igumen Anastassy, Rector of St. Peter’s Orthodox Church in Minot, North Dakota”

I should also add that I have learned that the house Fr. Anastassy rents will be demolished by the land lord.  So, it is hard to say what will have to happen to the temple itself, as the house and temple are next to each other.