Assembly Launches National Study on Church Giving

Friday, January 30, 2015

The Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America has launched a national study, "Exploring Orthodox Generosity: Giving in US Orthodox Parishes." All Orthodox clergy and laity are invited to take part in this unique project.

The following are examples of questions that the study will explore:

• Why do people give (or not give) to their parishes?

• Are Church members satisfied with how financial 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?

The study is being conducted as an online survey. If you are interested and have a few minutes to share your thoughts, suggestions and concerns, click on the link below and complete the questionnaire.

The study is anonymous. No names are asked and no individual responses will be shared with anyone.

Please, share this invitation and link to the study with your Orthodox friends, relatives and fellow parishioners. Send it to them via email, post on your Facebook page or your parish web-site.

We are grateful for your input on this unique study project. If you have questions or comments contact the Assemby's Research Coordinator, Alexei D. Krindatch at