The Parish Stewardship Program – Follow Up

The Parish Stewardship Program – Follow Up

Follow-Up Program Ongoing Reminders Stewardship Commitment Forms provide confirmation of a commitment to support Parish Ministries.  An effort to encourage 100 percent support from the Stewards is essential. Consult your bylaws so that you are consistent with existing parish policy regarding participation in parish assemblies and elections. Sample letters to...

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Sun Casts Shadow of Cross on Saint Nicholas National Shrine

Sun Casts Shadow of Cross on Saint Nicholas National Shrine

Great photo taken by Archdiocese Photographer Dimitri Panagos. The sun cast a shadow of a cross on the building behind the Church. It also appears directly above the dome where the real cross will be! Thanks to Dimitri for this great photo! ©GOA / Dimitrios Panagos. See more on Facebook...

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Webquest: Homer and the Greek Oral Tradition

Webquest: Homer and the Greek Oral Tradition

Introduction Most of your encounters with Ancient Greek Literature have been with some kind of book that one of your teachers assigned or you picked up from the library or a friend. In fact, when people think about Ancient Greek Literature, usually they think about the great tragedies, or Plato’s...

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Stewardship Sunday

Stewardship Sunday

Stewardship Sunday Program The priest coordinates and leads the Stewardship Sunday Program, assisted by the Stewardship Committee and the Parish Council.  The program would do well to include a personal testimony by a steward of the parish who speaks on the spiritual rewards of Stewardship giving.  This type of message...

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Veteran’s Day Initiative | Greek Orthodox Ladies Philoptochos Society 

Veteran’s Day Initiative | Greek Orthodox Ladies Philoptochos Society 

Published with permission of The Greek Orthodox Ladies Philoptochos Society.   “Recently, National Philoptochos President Maria Logus, met a young soldier who had just returned from overseas. After learning about his experiences, she inquired about the needs of active service members. His response was immediate and simple – prepaid phone...

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Award Winning Internet Ministries

Award Winning Internet Ministries

GOA Department of Internet Ministries In this video, Theo Nicolakis, Chief Information Officer for the Department of Internet Ministries, talks about the great products and services of the Department of Internet Ministries of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America. The Department of Internet Ministries is responsible for identifying, leveraging, and...

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Webquest: A Journey to Ancient Crete

Webquest: A Journey to Ancient Crete

INTRODUCTION As you are preparing your Science project for your school’s next Learning Fair, you receive in the mail an invitation to visit the palace of King Minos (Μίνως) in Ancient Crete. You know well that the Minoan civilization was destroyed more than 3,000 years ago, but the invitation is...

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Plan of Action, Part II

Plan of Action, Part II

Implementing the Plan  Teach that Stewardship is a spiritual expression of faith. Develop a culture of a Parish that emulates the kingdom of God overflowing with joy, peace and love and a welcoming environment. Complete strategic planning and clarify your Parish’s mission & vision Form a common vision for Stewardship...

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Webquest: Olympic Games – When the World Comes Together

Webquest: Olympic Games – When the World Comes Together

Introduction There are so many different Olympic sports, both in the Winter and in the Summer Olympics, which appeal to people from different parts of the World.  Just by looking at the sports which are part of the Olympic games, we can understand many interesting things about the way people...

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Plan of Action, Part I

Plan of Action, Part I

Preparation for the Stewardship Year Prior to launching the parish stewardship year, a number of initial steps may be taken to inform and inspire parish members regarding the vision and mission of the parish. These activities may include some or all of the following: Stewardship sermon or series of sermons...

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