Save Our Sacred-Space (SOS) Mortgage Annihilation Program (MAP)

“Save Our Sacred-space (SOS)” “Mortgage Annihilation Program” (MAP) June 26, 2016 Dear friends and families of Holy Cross; It is with great excitement and eager anticipation that I would like to introduce you to our “Save Our Sacred-space (SOS)” “Mortgage Annihilation Program” (MAP).  The program will start officially on July 1 and end on Dec. 31, 2016.  We have, through some extraordinary circumstances, a quite large mortgage for such a small parish.  As a result, we have a wonderful “Sacred-space” that serves our small but growing parish.  It is with this in mind that we are attempting to annihilate our debt as a parish in order to be free to give to the community.  The goal of this program is to raise $490,000 and annihilate our mortgage! What you may or may not know is that we are one of only a few English speaking Orthodox parishes in Phoenix, AZ, and one of only a few English speaking parishes in the entire Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America (ROEA).  We are in a unique position to reach out to the greater Phoenix community with the “Good News” of Jesus Christ as taught by the Orthodox Church.  Thanks be to God, we have had over a dozen baptisms in the last year and a half and most of those were adults.  We are, again, thanks be to God, reaching the lost and those who are looking for the fullness of the Orthodox faith! In order to continue this vital ministry, we need your help.  As a small but growing parish we are constantly under financial pressure.  In fact, I will be taking employment in the fall and Fr. Nicholas receives his salary from being a chaplain at a local hospital.  We are doing what we can to minimize costs but we need …

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