Established as a mission parish as late as 2018 we are still a very young community. And for the time being we are only renting a place and have to put up and take down for our services every weekend. But in time we want to acquire our own property. Already people have approached us asking whether we had a building fund and today we have created one. Transaction and wiring information follows below:
Bank: Fana Sparebank Østre Nesttunvegen 1 5221 NESTTUN Norway Account name: "Hellige Jomfru Marias Bebudelse" and "kirkebygg" Building fund account: 3411.43.80956 SWIFT code for Fana Sparebank: "DNBANOKK" IBAN: NO2934114380956
Since this is an international bank account overseas you may want to consult your tax attorney regarding tax deductibility. May God bless every giver! With time and the blessing of God we might have our own church and property.
The picture abover and the video below is from St. Gabriel Orthodox Church in Ashland Oregon USA. Father Theodor knows the mission parish and its priest father Andreas well from their time in California. They have a history similar to our own and started as a small parish amd was for a long time without a resident priest. They have started an exciting building project that we can draw inspiration from:
The draft of the building at the very top is from St. John of the Ladder in Greenville South Carolina. The Church building is finished and they have now started an iconography program. Orthodox Arts Journal has written about the Church and the building project.