Beloved brothers, sisters, and siblings in Christ, faithful readers, followers, supporters, writers, and Patrons,
Today, November 29, is Giving Tuesday.
We know this day comes at a time when we already feel stretched thin and exhausted by charitable appeals bombarding us from all directions. Ours comes as one more. Consider ours a gentle appeal, with no pressure at all. We want you to respond, or not, as your heart prompts you in peace. If you can’t contribute financially to one of the following options, we cherish your prayers for us as much as your monetary offerings. Be assured of our unworthy prayers for each of you as we progress by slow degrees to Bethlehem at the Chalice and in our souls, transfigured by the joy of our Creator’s coming to be made one of us in human flesh.
We cannot provide a charitable receipt for tax purposes. We hope this doesn’t present a deterrence for any of you.
Consider our sixth annual Nativity Fast GoFundMe campaign to deliver cash into the hands of the hungry and the homeless on the cold streets of downtown Toronto. Traditionally, we take our “mercy walk” on Christmas Eve and Day to deliver your gifts of money to them.
Consider becoming a Patron of Orthodoxy in Dialogue through a one-time or occasional donation to firstname.lastname@example.org via PayPal. Your name (or “Anonymous,” if you choose) will be listed in perpetuity on our Patrons page.
Consider sharing this post widely on social media and with your email contacts.