Archbishop Elpidophoros Nameday Gala

Throughout our Archdiocese, camping ministries play a vital role in the spiritual growth and development of our youth. It is a sacred ground where our children and young adults encounter the teachings of our Orthodox faith, form lasting friendships, and forge a deeper connection with God and His Church. The experiences gained during their time at camp are invaluable and leave a lasting impact on their lives.

In an effort to make our camping ministries available to all children, His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America has initiated a noble endeavor to establish the Archdiocesan Youth Summer Camp Scholarship Fund. This scholarship fund’s goal is that any child within our Archdiocese, regardless of financial circumstances, has the opportunity to attend our beloved camps and experience the transformative power of faith, fellowship, and nature.

This celebration will not only be a time of joyous commemoration but also a means to raise funds for the camping ministries scholarship fund. The generous contributions from our parishes will be instrumental in making this vision a reality, and we humbly invite each and every one of you to participate in this blessed endeavor.

We kindly request your support by:

1. Attending the Dinner or Making a Donation: Please contribute to the fundraising efforts by offering a monetary donation, which will directly benefit the Archdiocesan Youth Summer Camp Scholarship Fund. 

2. Spreading the Word: Encourage fellow parishioners, friends, and family members to participate and contribute to this meaningful cause.

3. Praying for Success: Offer prayers for the success of our fundraising efforts and the growth of our camping ministries, that they may continue to be a beacon of faith for our youth.

Let us join our hearts and resources in unity, fulfilling the words of our Lord Jesus Christ: "Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me" (Matthew 25:40). May our collective efforts enrich the lives of our children and bring them closer to the love of Christ.

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