Established as a mission parish as late as 2018 we are still a very young community. For the time being we are only renting a place and have to put up and take down for our services every time. Having our own place of worship would be a great step forward for us. Thanks be to God, after several requests a building fund was established in late December 2019. Transaction and wiring information follows below:
US: Westamerica Bank St Seraphim Orthodox Cathedral Account 401200951 Routing 121140218 label: "Norway - building fund" Norway and EU: 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 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 and was for a long time without a resident priest. They have started an exciting building project that has inspired us:
The draft of the building above is of the church of St. John of the Ladder in Greenville South Carolina. The Church building has been erected and they have now started an iconography program. Orthodox Arts Journal has written about the Church and the building project.
The drawing at the very top is of Gol Stave Church.