Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ!
In a packed classroom at a seminary in Durres, Missionary Anastasia Barksdale teaches the young men and women that will someday lead the Church in Albania. They scribble notes. They pray. And, outside of class, they serve. They take their growing understanding of a life in Christ and share it with children in the surrounding communities. This school, and others like it, is underwritten by Orthodox Christians like you.Please take this opportunity to support Orthodox seminaries with a financial gift to OCMC’s Theological Training Program.
At Pentecost, we remember the wisdom of the Holy Spirit that came upon the Apostles like tongues of fire. The Apostles took this new understanding and shared it with those who would receive it. Heeding Christ’s last words, they baptized and taught others all that He had commanded. The students became the teachers, and the Church grew.
Today, seminaries like the one in Albania are dedicated to passing on the wisdom of the Church to those who will share the Gospel. The training of future priests, ministers, and youth workers is vital to the Church’s continued missionary outreach. You have an opportunity to support these important institutions of the Church!
We are trying to raise $150,000 to support the training of clergy and Church leaders. These funds will assist seminaries in countries around the world, including Albania, Guatemala, and Kenya.
With a gift of $50, $75, or $100 you can help these men and women to share the Faith and minister to those in need.
Thank you in advance for your gift. Thank you for understanding the importance of theological training. And, thank you for praying for the hundreds of students that will benefit from your support.
We pray that you have a blessed Pentecost. May the peace and wisdom of the Holy Spirit be with you always.
Sincerely in Christ,
Fr. Martin Ritsi