The Metropolitan of Banat inaugurated a social canteen in Iosefin district of Timișoara

The blessing and the inauguration of the social canteen for the faithful with low material possibilities, for eldery persons, for the ill and solitary were performed on Saturday, 14 November 2015, in the presence of His Eminence Metropolitan Ioan of Banat at the Romanian Orthodox Parish “Iosefin” in Timişoara, as the official web site of Metropolis of Banat informs.

The canteen had been equipped in 2003, but its space has been expanded this autumn, when important works of renovation and cleaning have been carried out. The parish has also supported all necessary costs for equipping the canteen with a highly performant stove, a refrigerator, a freezer, and with all necessary objects for cooking and serving food in proper hygienic and sanitary conditions.

The meals prepared at the canteen of Iosefin Parish in Timşoara is distributed by the help of volunteers and of some ladies, members of the Society of Orthodox Christian Women in Timişoara, to elderly, ill or bedridden persons. Periodically these persons are being offered non-perishable food such as: sugar, oil, flour, rice, pasta, etc.

Thus, the Church, together with other Christian institutions, foundations, and associations, is involved in helping the needy, the suffering and the solitary, also offering religions assistance at home.

On this occasion, the Metropolitan of Banat had lunch together with the disadvantage persons.

Source: Patriarchate of Romania