Share the Faith Announces 2023 Grants Available for Orthodox Priests

Greetings in Christ!

Share the Faith Director Fr. Evangelos Pepps, on behalf of the Board of Directors, is pleased to announce that applications are open for canonical Orthodox clergy in need of financial help for their ministries. Share the Faith is a pan Orthodox ministry dedicated to providing assistance to priests who are:

  • Serving mission parishes with limited financial means
  • Serving smaller parishes with growth opportunities, but which are unable to fully support a full-time priest
  • Serving parishes at risk of closing due to economic and demographic shifts, but with potential to evangelize their local areas
  • Serving part-time mission parishes, Orthodox outreaches, and other ministries. Frequently at their own expense.
  • Priests forced to work full time in secular jobs, for any combination of the above or other circumstances, whose ministries could benefit from more availability
  • Working with parishes that could use assistance in learning effective evangelization techniques

The above are examples. The Share the Faith board would be willing to consider other situations as well for support.

Over the course of 2022, Share the Faith supported three priests from the Antiochian, OCA, and ROCOR jurisdictions. You can see our supported missions here. The results have been nothing short of amazing, thanks be to God and the generosity of our donors. Dozens of new catechumens have been baptized and chrismated. One supported parish has doubled attendance at Divine Liturgy. With God, truly all things are possible.

For 2023, Share the Faith would like to increase the number of supported priests to at least 20. Do you know of a priest whose ministry would qualify for Share the Faith support? If so, please direct him to our online application page or please download and send him a copy of our informational flyer.

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We need everyone’s help if we are to live up to the Great Commission of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!

Fr. Evangelos Pepps with the Board of Share the Faith

Share the Faith is a 501(c)(3) non-profit charity. Active since 2014, Share the Faith is under the direction of Fr. Evangelos Pepps of the OCA Diocese of the Midwest. Share the Faith has been endorsed by multiple Orthodox bishops to pursue its mission of support for needy priests and their families.