Wednesday, December 23, 2015
Dearly beloved and faithful Clergy and all Brothers and Sisters in our Lord,
Much has been accomplished by the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops in the few short years of its existence. Yet much more remains to be accomplished. Until now, the Assembly has been primarily funded by dioceses, jurisdictions, individual bishops, foundations and a few significant donors. Achieving Orthodox unity is a goal that touches upon the life of every Orthodox Christian in America. With this in mind, the Assembly wishes to accord to every Orthodox Christian the opportunity to participate in this cherished dream.
Your support of the Assembly's work will make a significant difference to the future of the Holy Orthodox Faith in America.
Here are a few highlights of the Assembly’s accomplishments thus far:
Our goal is to raise $ 250,000 annually to support the ongoing work of the Assembly. We ask every priest who receives this message to forward it to his parishioners via email. We ask every church member who receives this message to share it with fellow parishioners and Orthodox friends.
As our Lord taught, we humbly and respectfully ask for a meaningful gift relative to your ability to give.
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In closing, we pray that the Nativity/Incarnation Holy Days fill your homes and lives throughout the New Year and beyond with the real Joy, Peace and Love of God becoming one of us - the Source of our Salvation! All our hierarchs will most certainly have you in their prayers for just this blessing.
In our Lord's All-encompassing Love,
By the Grace of God, Metropolitan, Treasurer of the Assembly of Bishops and Chair of the Committee for Financial Affairs