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Dearest Steward of our Panagia Church,
During the early centuries of the Church, local churches were organized with the goal to impact the local community by bringing the Gospel to it. Everyone in the geographical area would be the focus of the local church’s mission. Today, of course, things have radically changed, especially with social media, website, mobile, Internet and TV. Today, Church often happens outside the walls of the sanctuary, and churches must adapt and take ministry to the people. Truly, the way believers want, and need, to connect with their churches has expanded beyond the traditional.
“Now you are the Body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it.” ~ 1 Corinthians 12:2
The present COVID-19 Coronavirus crisis could not possibly be a more perfect example of this reality. In response, Panagia Church is pleased to announce the introduction of LIVE BROADCAST STREAMING. And so, in order to communicate quickly and directly to you, our devout Panagia Church faithful, we ask you to:
Follow these simple steps:
During this crisis, when the absence of a physical congregation has reduced all offertory tray giving to absolute zero, we humbly ask that you take advantage of these online offertory giving opportunities. Unable to drop cash or personal check into the offertory plate, please make your faith offering by clicking on any one, or all, of the above.
Without your support, we cannot insure uninterrupted ministry to present and future generations. Please consider this inevitable reality, the longer our church remains closed, the greater the financial pressure. And the cost of our day-to-day operations remain, whether the church is filled to capacity or empty. The bills must still be paid.
Our electronic giving program is convenient, and provides much-needed donation consistency over time.
If you are not already a steward of Panagia, with open embrace of heart and soul, our Church community welcomes you to join our spiritual family by becoming one. While stewardship, by definition, does not require a minimum contribution, please consider the annual operating budget of the Church breaks down to $2,310 per steward, or just $6.33 a day. We ask you to search your innermost heart, and then please give what you can. You may remit by check, or online using the PayPal button at the bottom of this page. If you need assistance, please call the Church Administrator at 905-385-9815. THANK YOU!
Finally, whatever amount your heart and soul may move you to donate, please consider an additional voluntary “tithe” of 10%, or even more, on top of your gift of love. This, in addition to the above, will help offset the current financial losses incurred by our Church during this time of deprivation caused by the COVID-19 Coronavirus crisis. THANK YOU!
Brothers and Sisters, all of the above is only secondarily about financial support. Primarily, it is about the ability to offer uninterrupted ministry, service and outreach. It’s about our calling, our vocation, which is our primary relationship with God, with each other, and with humanity. It’s about extending God’s grace to a world in pain.
I am profoundly grateful for your continued love and support. Stay safe, stay blessed.
Father Elias Drossos
Our Metropolis Our Church Our Community
During this time of crisis when we the faithful, who comprise the
Church Militant, cannot be present at our posts to continue the struggle on behalf of our salvation, the Church Triumphant, the Saints, Martyrs and Angelic Hosts, have rushed in to take up the fight on our behalf. “O Son of God…Who are wondrous in Your saints, we sing to You, Alleluia!”
For any assistance in making donations, please call the the church office at 905-385-9815.
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HOUSE BLESSINGS AT THEOPHANY
Holy Water will be available at the Church for the faithful after the Theophany Divine Liturgies. If you wish to have Father Elias come for a House Blessing, please fill out a request form available in the Narthex of our Church.
ΑΓΙΑΣΜΟΥΣ ΣΤΑ ΘΕΟΦΑΝΕΙΑ
Το Αγιασμό θα είναι διαθέσιμο στην εκκλησία για το λαό. Εάν επιθυμείτε να έρθει ο π. Ηλίας για ευλογία του σπιτιού, συμπληρώστε μια φόρμα αιτήματος που υπάρχει στον Νάρθηκα της Εκκλησίας μας.
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