An Orthodox priest rings a set of bells after baptizing a baby on board a train carriage that operates as a mobile church, bringing a medical clinic and Orthodox chapel to remote parts of Russia.
The Doctor Voino-Yasenetsky Saint Luka train travels annually to distant settlements in the Krasnoyarsk and Khakassia regions of Siberia.
Alongside the mobile church, the train also transports medical personnel and equipment, offering free consultations to about 200 patients a day in places where hospitals and clinics are scarce.
Wouldn’t it be nice if the Orthodox Church in this country realized that it was its job to help people in need.
Fr. John says
We do – FOCUS, IOCC (which includes aid during American disasters), local food pantries, and more. If you aren’t satisfied with our outreach, please contribute and help!