The needs of the Russian Ecclesiastical Mission in Jerusalem are extensive. All the properties under the jurisdiction of the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad are cared for by the Mission. In some cases this means keeping a watchman or caretaker, in others - repairing a wall, house or cistern. The Mission supports all the clergy who serve at the convents, the monastics at Fara, and gives monthly allowances to the majority of sisters (those not on pension) at the Mount of Olives Convent. The Mission, also, pays all the expenses of keeping a person on duty in Jericho. Plus, there are office and travel expenses.
The Fund for Assistance to the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad sends monthly stipends. A few organizations make Christmas and Easter contributions. Without this help, the Mission would not be able to function and meet its day-to-day expenses. But time, weather, earthquakes and neglect, due to lack of funds in the past, have taken their toll on the churches and buildings.