A national study — “Exploring Orthodox Generosity: Giving in US Orthodox Parishes” — is being launched by the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the USA.
“We need and invite as many pariticipants as possible,” said Alexei D. Krindatch, the Assembly’s Research Coordinator. “Both Orthodox clergy and laity are invited to take part in this unique project.”
Examples of the questions the study will explore include the following.
- Why do people give or not give to their parishes?
- Are Church members satisfied with how “money matters” are handled in their parishes?
- How do parishioners make decisions on how much, when and why to give?
- What causes “boost” people’s generosity and encourage greater giving?...