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IOCC Relief Efforts

Support for the Ukraine
March 03, 2022

- Fr. Evan Armatas -




The parish of St. Spyridon has long partnered with International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC), a pan-Orthodox organization serving communities around the globe in times of crisis or disaster. As we witness the horrible hardship the people of the Ukraine are being placed under in recent weeks, the IOCC has sent out a call for aid to raise funds to support the crisis response.

Donations may be given online HERE.

Other giving options available by downloading the information packet from IOCC HERE.

And as always, please remember our brothers and sisters in prayer.

IOCC Sets $1 Million Fundraising Goal for Ukraine Crisis Response

Programs to Address Immediate and Long-Term Needs across Region

In response to the crisis in Ukraine, IOCC is working with partners in country and across the region to help address immediate needs, while looking ahead and planning for longer-term response. Initial response in Ukraine includes providing generators and fuel, as well as flashlights, batteries, and candles. Families with young children will also receive baby diapers.

In addition, IOCC is working with partners on the ground in Romania and Moldova who are serving refugees arriving from Ukraine. We’ve deployed staff to the area and are coordinating with local churches. IOCC support will provide emergency supplies including food, water, cots, mattresses, blankets and other bedding, baby food, wipes, and diapers, plus other hygiene and sanitary items.

The core of IOCC’s work has always been responsibly and effectively offering humanitarian aid. Your generosity helps us move quickly as needs arise and change—and as we seek to serve people both now and longer term. Please help us raise $1 million for IOCC’s Ukraine crisis response. Thank you.



Father Evan received his Bachelor's Degree in Philosophy from Boston College with an emphasis in business management and Christian apologetics in 1991. He earned his Mast...[more]
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Father Evan received his Bachelor's Degree in Philosophy from Boston College with an emphasis in business management and Christian apologetics in 1991. He earned his Master of Divinity from Holy Cross in 2002 and served as an assistant priest for five years at Saint Catherine Greek Orthodox Church in Greenwood Village before being assigned as St. Spyridon’s first full-time priest in August of 2007. Father Evan currently serves the parish of Saint Spyridon which began humbly, in its first year only six families called St. Spyridon home. Today it is a vibrant and growing parish of several hundred. The ministries and members of the parish represent a wide range of backgrounds and interests which make the parish a diverse place of worship, witness, and service. In August 2018, the parish moved into a new 18,000-square-foot sanctuary and facility. In 2002, Father Evan founded the St. Nektarios Education Fund, a non-profit student education program. The fund, which he still manages along with its board, has established five schools in Africa, educated over 5,000 students, and delivered over $1,000,000 in student aid through its network partners of IOCC and OCMC. Father Evan has served as the Metropolis of Denver Program Director of Camp Emmanuel, its summer youth camp program, and as the Metropolis Clergy Syndesmos President. You will find podcasts by Father Evan at www.SaintSpyridon.church, and you can listen to his live call-in radio show called “Orthodoxy Live” on Ancient Faith Radio, which broadcasts every Sunday night at 5 pm Pacific/8 pm Eastern. Father Evan, released his first book, "Toolkit for Spiritual Growth, A practical guide to prayer, fasting, and almsgiving," available through Ancient Faith in 2019. This engaging and straightforward book uses Scripture and pastoral experience to inspire those new to the faith and those already part of the Body shape and re-energize their relationship with Christ through these essential spiritual disciplines. His second book Reclaiming the Great Commission was released in 2022, it too can be found on Ancient Faith. This book examines the last words of our Lord Jesus Christ and invites communities and the members that make up the Body of Christ on a journey towards greater spiritual health. It is meant to aid both everyday parishioners and parish leaders alike towards greater parish health and commitment to bringing the Good News to everyone. Father Evan and his wife Presbytera Anastasia are the happy parents of three daughters, Alexia, Eleni, Maria, and a son Spyridon; they live in beautiful Fort Collins, Colorado where they ski, flyfish, and hike.