St. Ana, Protectress of AROLA

“Divinely-wise Anna, you carried in your womb the pure Mother of God, who gave life to our Life. Therefore, you are now carried joyfully to the inheritance of heaven, to the abode of those who rejoice in glory, where you seek forgiveness of sins for those who faithfully honor you, ever blessed one.”
(Troparion of St. Ana)


The general mission of AROLA is to support and execute all manner of deeds and acts that contribute to the continual growth of the Romanian Orthodox Church in the Americas and encourage members to practice and live by the Christian principles as enunciated by the Romanian Orthodox Metropolia in the Americas. Our goals and objectives are:

  1. To develop and promote among women throughout the Metropolia a spirit of Christian leadership, awareness and commitment as taught in the Holy Orthodox Church and be witnesses of the Orthodox Faith;

  2. To foster among women throughout the Metropolia a genuine expression of love and service through deeds of charity such as but not limited to: helping the poor, the destitute, the hungry, the aged, the sick, the unemployed, the orphaned and widowed, the imprisoned, the handicapped, etc.;

  3. To conduct and promote charitable, benevolent purposes of the Romanian Orthodox Metropolia in the Americas, through instructional programs, retreats, artistic and cultural activities;

  4. To preserve, develop and nurture the Romanian Cultural heritage: religion, language, customs, and tradition;

  5. To disseminate knowledge by publishing works of Romanian Orthodox women, and organizing presentations, lectures and social activities.

  6. To support the education of the future ministers of the Metropolia through scholarships

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