Endorsement of His Eminence Archbishop Nathaniel – Romanian Episcopate OCA

Father Evangelios,
Members of the Board:

In December of 2002, we wrote a letter of Congratulations and Support for the work of the then “Nika Ministries.” Today, twelve years later, we are renewing that Congratulations and Support for the work of the “Share the Faith Ministries,” which has assumed the activities of Nike Ministries.

We are aware of the dedication of the Board to make this project successful and laud the tenacity which has brought the Ministry to this point in time. Over the decades of my service as bishop, one of the most challenging problems I have had to face and which I still have not resolved is the procuring of appropriate clergy remunerations.

Perhaps the Share the Faith Ministries will be able to stir up interest among the faithful to review their giving to the Church and to the Clergy so that the greatest hours of each day may be spent on serving the faithful and not on working in a non-parish situation.

May the Holy Spirit bless the Ministry and may Orthodox faithful respond with open hearts.

With archpastoral blessings on Share the Faith Ministries

+Nathaniel, Archbishop of Detroit
Romanian Episcopate
Orthodox Church in America

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