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Mass Shooting Statement

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ Jesus,

It is with heartfelt sorrow that we extend our deepest care and sympathy to the victims and families of the mass shooting in Orlando, Florida this past weekend.

As Orthodox Christians, we place our faith and hope in Jesus Christ, remembering what is written of Him by the psalmist - "The Lord is near to the brokenhearted, and saves the crushed in spirit." (Psalm 34:18)

We therefore pray to Him that He will have mercy upon our nation, and bring us to a greater unity and understanding of one another, freeing us from all violence, hatred, and division.  

We furthermore pray for our President and all in civil authority, that they will have the strength and courage to act for peace and love in our society and throughout the world.

May our Lord have mercy on us all!

In Christ,

Rev. Fr. Christopher T. Metropulos, DMin
President, Hellenic College Holy Cross