Parish Partners Provide Vital Support

Thanks to our Parish Partners, a new generation of bishops, priests, choral directors, deacons, teachers and lay leaders is being trained to reconcile and heal, to invite others into a relationship with the Living God.

They know that theologically educated leaders formed in the Orthodox tradition don’t grow on trees. Seminarians need a place, a community, in which they can be nurtured and fed, taught and inspired, trained and instructed. Given a foundation on which they can mature and flourish.

Many of our Parish Partners give as a result of the resolution passed by the OCA in 2011 encouraging the support of a “seminary of its choice through a sacrificial gift of a 1% minimum of its annual operating budget."

Organizations become our Parish Partners, investing in the mission of the Church by providing a monthly, quarterly, or annual contribution to the Seminary.

If you would like more information about this program, please contact Maria Kouloumbis at 914-961-8313 ext. 360 for details.

Please see the complete list of all organizations supporting our mission in FY2017.