Reverend Fathers and Members of the Parish Councils of the Greek Orthodox Church,
As we quickly apporach the beginning of a new year, we wish to thank you once more for your support to our 1998 National Ministries. It has truly been a year of spiritual growth and developement in out holy Archdiocese of America.
The 1998 Clergy-Laity Congress, the first help under the spiritual guidence of His Eminence Archbishop Spyridon of America, emphasized the importance of religious education. A number of workshops were conducted in the "Educational Program" of the Congress. We have received many compliments from the Congress participants. In conjuction with this program, the Department og Internet Ministries taught us the benifits of using cyberspace as a tool to benefit the outreach of our Orthodox Christian Faith. Our ability to communicate with people of God, via the Internet, is proving to be a viable instrument for resources and enlightenment.
It is our pleasure to send you the 1999 Stewardship Ministry Campaign "Stewardship: Fulfilling Our Image and Likeness." The program is designed to be used for bulletin inserts beginning with the Nativity of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ through Pentecost. We believe they will serve to enrich the faithful in the meaningfull messages depicted in byzantine iconography.
In addition to this material, one may access stewardship campaigns from previous years through the Archdiocese Website: www.goarch.org. We encourage you to use all the materials to benefit your Parish's stewardship outreach.
Once again, I wish to express my sincere appreciation for your commitment to the National Ministries of our Church. May out Lord and Savior Jesus Christ bless you to serve His Church with faith and love.
In Christ's Diakonia,
Very Rev. Archmandrite J. Gabriel Karambis
Director of Stewardship Ministries
Click the links below to access the bulletin inserts:
- The Nativity of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ
- Adoration of the Magi
- Presentation of the Lord in the Temple
- The Flight Into Egypt
- Jesus Teaching in the Temple
- The Baptism of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ
- Jesus Changes the Water Into Wine
- Jesus Blesses the Five Loaves in the Wilderness
- The Transfiguration of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ
- The Raising of Lazarus
- The Entry of Christ Into Jerusalem
- Jesus Washes the Disciples' Feet
- The Mystical Supper
- The Crucifixion
- The Epitaphios Icon
- The Descent of Christ Into Hades
- The Myrrh-bearing Women
- The Doubting Thomas
- The Ascension of our Lord Into Heaven
- The Descent of the Holy Spirit