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Archdiocese Announces COVID-19 Relief Program

One-time grants of up to $2,500 will be made available to those who are facing extreme financial hardship as a result of COVID-19.

 
 
 
 

 


 

Inviting Generosity as a Faithful Response to Crisis

Register for tonight's webinar here

Online Donation Toolkit

As noted by Archbishop Elpidophoros during his Virtual Town Hall with the clergy of the Archdiocese, the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese is developing a series of digital toolkits to aid parishes during the COVID-19 crisis. Follow this link to download the following resources for online giving:

  1. Online Giving: A COVID-19 toolkit for parishes
  2. How to add online donations to your web site with PayPal: A step-by step guide
  3. Facebook Digital Toolkit for Faith Communities, which outlines live broadcasting, donations, and more tools Facebook offers for Churches.
  4. Letter (template) from parish priest and parish council president to parishioners (PDF and MS Word formats)
  5. How to set up a "Light a Candle" donation system — Slide deck to accompany on-demand webinar below.

Apply for an EIN Number Online for Your Parish

To take advantage of government programs, your parish must have an EIN number. Your parish cannot use either the Archdiocese or Metropolis EIN number. You must have an EIN number specific to your parish. Getting an EIN is easy and you can apply instantly online here.



On-Demand Video Webinars 

CARES ACT Informational Webinar for Parishes

Watch the on-demand webinar on the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES ACT) here. Note: If you have a question after watching the webinar, please send your question to [email protected]

GOA Cares Webinar for Greek Orthodox Parishes

 

How to set up a "Light a Candle" donation system for your web site Webinar

Watch the on-demand webinar on how to set up a "Light a Candle" donation system for your parish web site.  You can download the presentation slide deck here.

Webinar: Light a Candle Donation System for Parishes

 


Zoom video conferencing tools for Parishes of the Archdiocese

The Greek Orthodox Archdiocese is here to support parish ministry.  We have negotiated a special rate with Zoom just for parishes of the Archdiocese. If you would like to take advantage of this special rate, please fill out this online request form and we will contact you within one business day.


Facebook Social Good Tools and Training

  1. Facebook & Social Good: https://socialgood.fb.com/
  2. Training on Facebook's Social Good tools:
    1. https://socialgoodofficehourshub.splashthat.com/
    2. https://socialgood.fb.com/giving-season/#training
  3. Facebook Donate Button: https://socialgood.fb.com/charitable-giving/donate-button/
  4. How to set up the donate button to use during Facebook Live: https://www.facebook.com/help/377796675887629?helpref=uf_permalink
  5. Facebook Crisis Response—Provide information about critical services during and after a crisis.https://socialgood.fb.com/crisis-response/

Prayer and Worship

  1. WATCH LIVELive broadcasts of services from around the Archdiocese
  2. MOBILEDownload the Daily Readings App
  3. ON YOUR TV: Download the GOARCH app for AppleTV, Roku, and Amazone Fire
  4. Office of Supplication upon the threat of Plague by Metropolitan Cyril of Rhodes
  5. Prayer for Protection against a Pandemic 
  6. Prayers for the Sick 
  7. Thanksgiving for Recovery 
  8. Download the Ecclesiastical Calendar
  9. Children's Bible Reader Online

Youth, Young Adult and Family Ministry Resources for the Home


More Digital Tools for Parishes

Go to the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Parish Support Page at support.goarch.org for::

  1. Communication Tools

    1. Free Email Listservers for parishes
    2. Free parish web hosting services
    3. Bulletin Builder: Build your weekly parish bulletin instantly and publish as a web page, email, and in print.
  2. Live Broadcast Services

    1. Information on how parishes can set up live broadcasts​​
  3. TV and Mobile Apps

    1. Install the GOARCH app for AppleTV, Roku, and Amazon Fire brings live services, kids programming, and adult educational content on our GOARCH TV Channel.
    2. Daily Readings app brings the daily Bible readings, lives of the saints, and live broadcasts on your Apple iOS or Android mobile devices.
  4. Special Programs

    1. Iconongrams
    2. Orthodox Jobs

Additional resources for clergy, parishes, and parishioners will be posted soon under an expanded COVID-19 resource section.