There are about 3,000 Christians in Gaza. About half of them are members of the Greek Orthodox Church of Jerusalem.

For previous coverage of the persecution of Gaza Christians, see here.

“Over 400 Christian Families in Gaza Urgently Need Your Help,” Orthodox Public Affairs Committee, February 11, 2024:

“The need for humanitarian assistance is nearly overwhelming, especially among the Christian community in Gaza.”  

Scott Rye,  Mosaic Middle East Chairman

Over 400 Christian families are sheltering in or seeking emergency food aid from both the Greek Orthodox Church of St. Porphyrius and the Catholic Church at Holy Family Parish in Gaza City. “The tiny Christian community in Gaza has been an integral part of the region’s cultural fabric for centuries. It is imperative that we come together as a global community to support and protect these vulnerable individuals fleeing violence and seeking refuge.” George Gigicos, OPAC Co-founder and Chairman

St. Porphyrius is the largest of the two churches and one of the oldest churches in the world. Situated in north Gaza, it was bombed back in October killing 18 people and injuring many more. Despite the direct hit, it has remained open to all who seek asylum and safety – a role it has played throughout its history for nearly two thousand years. The church is providing water, breakfast and lunch daily for families and facilities for washing. They are also distributing petrol in order to keep generators running.

Funds are urgently needed so that both St. Porphyrius and Holy Family Parish can continue to provide water, food and shelter to those displaced by the current conflict.

Please Donate Today

Your donation will go towards providing Christians with the vital humanitarian aid that they need right now. Thank you.

The Orthodox Public Affairs Committee is a qualified 501 (c)(3) tax-exempt organization and donations are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law. No goods or services were provided for this gift. Please consult your tax advisor regarding specific questions about your deductions.