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Happy New Year – 2011 January 3, 2011

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The Saint George Orthodox Military Association would like to wish you and your loved ones a very safe, prosperous and blessed New Year!

As SGOMA enters this new year we will be working on expanding our Ancient Faith Podcasts to include new episodes from our various Orthodox Chaplains and Orthodox Military Members stationed around the World.

SGOMA is also ramping up our Great Lent Survival Packages. If you know of someone who is deployed or will be deployed, in Iraq or Afghanistan, over Great Lent and Pascha please send us their mailing address and SGOMA will put together a survival package and send it to them. If you would like to sponsor a Great Lent Survival Package for someone you know, or for any Orthodox Military Member deployed in Iraq or Afghanistan, you can send us a donation for the package. The general donation is $50.00, this includes the cost of the contents and shipping ($12.50 – APO Priority Mail).

SGOMA is also in the process of trying acquire MP3 players to ship off to our Military folks. These MP3 players will include Divine Liturgies (Slavic, Greek and Western Rite), Interviews, Stories and much more. Keep tuned to SGOMA’s Facebook page as well as this Blog site for more details about this new ministry outreach in the near future.

As always, SGOMA needs your support to continue to find ways to reach out and assist our Orthodox men and women serving in the US Armed Forces around the World. We realize that the economy is bad, and many other charities are seeking your donations as well. However, we would welcome your donation, not matter the size. Will you assist us? For more information about how to donate to SGOMA please view the “Donation” page on our website at: http://www.orthodoxmilitary.org/Donations.html

Again, we would like to wish everyone a very Happy New Year – 2011! Please continue to keep our Men and Women in the US Armed Forces in your prayers!

SGOMA sends out another “Survival Package” to an Orthodox Soldier June 5, 2010

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St. George Orthodox Military Association just sent out another “Survival Package” to one of our Orthodox Soldier deployed in Afghanistan.

The “Survival Package” is one of SGOMA’s outreach programs. It is a means to provide our deployed Orthodox Service men and women some Orthodox necessities as well as some comfort foods and items.

Every “Survival Package” is packed full into a USPS Priority Mail APO/Military box. The “Survival Package” includes some of the following items:

  • Orthodox New Testament & Psalms Book
  • Two (2) Orthodox icons
  • Orthodox music CD
  • Chotki (Prayer Rope) along with a description on how to pray the Jesus Prayer
  • SGOMA Brochure
  • Food items (Cookies, Crackers, Pop-tarts, beef-jerky, sunflower seeds, rice krispies treats, peanut bars, fruit bars, and liquorish)
  • Personal items (handi-wipes, batteries, dental floss, q-tips, hand sanitizer, and mouthwash)

The boxes are filled and any extra room in the box is topped off with additional food items, so that all the available space is used with items for our Troops.

Do you want to donate  a “Survival Package” to one of our Orthodox Troops, or send a “Survival Package” to a specific person? If so then mail your request to SGOMA and let them know. If sending it to a specific person SGOMA will need the:

Full name and rank of person

Duty/Unit info

APO address

An example of a complete address would be:

MAJ John Smith

96 CO/IFOR, 1st Batallion

APO AE  09333

The cost of the “Survival Package” is $45.00 USD. This includes all the contents of the box as well as the packaging and shipping costs.

Send your donation (check or money order made out to “SGOMA”) and complete address of person to ship to (if desired), to:

St. George Orthodox Military Assoc.

2521 N. Main Street, Unit 1, #198

Las Cruces, NM 88001

The “Survival Package” will be put together and shipped out within 72 hours of receiving the donation request.

If you have any questions you can email SGOMA at:  StGeorgeOMA@gmail.com