The brothers and sisters from the East of Prut, living in California, made no exception when they left Bessarabia for the New World. They came to America with the urge to find an Orthodox Church. As they heard of the Holy Trinity Romanian Orthodox Church in Los Angeles, California, they wanted to integrate themselves into the life of this church.
On the Easter Feast-Day 2007, they have decided to strengthen the unity among brethren by establishing a true brotherly communion. Thus, a group of 15-20 Bessarabians from Southern California have decided to establish a fraternal charity Foundation, under the umbrella of the Holy Trinity Romanian Orthodox Church on Verdugo Rd., Los Angeles.
“The Christening” (incorporation) of this Foundation was done by V. Rev. Fr. Constantin Alecse, parish priest of the Holy Trinity Church, and spiritual advisor of the Foundation's membership.
As the “Bastina” Foundation was established as a non-profit organization, the membership decided to start working for the welfare of the community.
On Pentecost Feast-Day, Sunday 27th of May 2007, which is the Feast-Day of the Holy Trinity Church, the Bastina Foundation donated the church's Feast-Day banquet and, at the end of the event, held its first official meeting and elected the officers (click on “contact us” for the coordinates of the elected officers).
We also invite you all to please click on the “purposes” button to learn more about the Bastina Foundation's future goals. (Ion Anton, Los Angeles)