Message to the Community
Stewardship Part 1
Orthodox Christian stewardship is the true meaning of the term
"Orthopraxia." Effectively living and practicing our belief in Jesus Christ
through faithful stewardship means that we offer our Time, Talents, and
Treasures to the glory of God.
We commonly refer to the "three T's" of
Stewardship, but one "T" may be missing or perhaps taken for granted. "Truth"
in Stewardship means that we make an honest effort to focus on the call of
Christ to commit ourselves to prayer, to work, and to give so that the body of
Christ, the Church, may live and meet Her mission. St. Paul writes, "It is
required in stewards, that a person be found faithful."(1 Cor.4-2). We must be
willing to meet the challenge to strengthen the sacred work of our Church in
The Stewardship Committee encourages support for the Church,
not because it is a responsibility, but a privilege. True commitment to your
Church begins when we give sacrificially. It is right and proper that our
Orthodox Christian offering be equitable and fair to the Church.
member of the Orthodox Church is one who is baptized and chrismated into the
Faith. Membership, however, does not end following our participation in the
holy Mysteries of the Church. To be a faithful parishioner, a steward, means
that we fulfill the vow made at our baptism to pledge ourselves to Christ, our
King and God!