Youth and Seminary Month


October 2004

 

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Greetings and blessings in the Name of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ. We pray that you have enjoyed a peaceful and relaxing summer.

 

Once again, we bring to your attention that October in the Antiochian Archdiocese is "Youth Month and Seminary Month." This year we have twenty-five (25) students in three seminaries. Many, if not all of these students, will someday serve this Archdiocese as priests. It is important that we support and subsidize their education as well as continuing to support the institutions that provide this vital education. Today our clergy interact with people of all faiths and must be well educated in order to provide a sound and knowledgeable defense of our ancient faith and a true and clear witness of the one God in three persons. Therefore, we ask for your generous donations today in order to support the institutions which educate our seminarians.

 

May the Lord continue to bless all your efforts in His name and those theological schools that train our men to this high calling.

 

Your Father in Christ,

Metropolitan PHILIP
Primate
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America