An important part of the Orthodox Faith is to live out Christ’s commands in our lives and our communities. ISTOC and its members are involved in an enormous variety of charitable endeavors across the world.

From homelessness charities in Scotland to growing missions in Uganda and the Philippines; from the setting up of schools in Russia to monastic hostelries in Greece, our clergy and laity alike look to the commandment given by Christ to “love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind” and “love thy neighbour as thyself” and attempt to follow in his footsteps.

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Above: Blessing a new school in Russia.

Left: Building a new church in the Far East. I.S.T.O.C. has planted several growing missions in the Philippines and Africa in recent decades.