In Exodus 36:4-7, we read:
“Then all the wise men who were doing all the work of the holy place came, each according to the work he was doing, and they spoke to Moses, saying, “The people bring much more than enough for the work the Lord commanded us to do.” So Moses gave a commandment and proclaimed it through the camp, saying, “Let neither man nor woman do any more work for the offering of the holy place.” Thus the people were restrained from bringing more, for the material was sufficient for all the work to be done — indeed, too much.”
This account certainly should humble all of us. Imagine! Moses had to order the people to stop bringing gifts because they brought too much! How many of us have had that problem in our Church and our parishes?
The Stewards of the Orthodox Church in America has been established to provide a way for all faithful Orthodox Christians to give voluntarily—from the heart—to build up our Church, today’s Tabernacle of the Lord.
Here are some of the ministries of our Church that your gift will benefit.
- Christian Education
- Clergy Training
- Continuing Education
- Institutional & Military Chaplains
- Pastoral Life & Ministry
- Youth, Young Adult & Campus Ministry
- Christian Service & Humanitarian Aid
- Diaconal Vocations
- External Affairs
- Liturgical Music & Translations
- Seminaries & Theological Education
Every single one of these ministries, along with other work of the Church, is underfunded. The assessments that our parishes send in provide funds for the administration of our Church, and a small amount of operating capital for our ministries. Won’t you consider clicking the button below to help our Church grow with a monetary gift?
We promise — when there is too much, we will thank God and say “enough!” — may God so grant and prosper you and His Holy Church.
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