Antiochian Heritage Foundation
"You will be enriched in every way for great generosity, which through us will produce thanksgiving to God" + 2 Cor. 9:11
What is the Antiochian Heritage Foundation and why was it created? It is a new approach to cultivate the tremendous talents which the faithful of this Archdiocese have. The dreams and visions are accomplished through the generosity and help of our philanthropists and humanitarians who believe in the growing need in our North American Archdiocese, in order to reaffirm their faith and rebuild their spiritual lives.
For donors, it is about leaving a legacy and ensuring that their gifts support the values and causes most important to them. These might also include the various projects for the Antiochian Village as well as the needs of the Archdiocese and its clergy. The aim here is to empower the Archdiocese and donors to fulfill their respective missions. A carefully structured, planned giving program reassures potential donors of the wisdom of their decisions.
The Antiochian Archdiocese, as the overseer of our people, tries to provide for all of our faithful the expected services needed for this and the next generation. A larger scale approach will help achieve the goals that will enrich our lives.
To accomplish this mission, Metropolitan Philip has chosen Economos Antony Gabriel as Chairman of this department. Click here to read His Eminence's letter of appointment.
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“…And we may know the depth of the valley only when we look at it from the peak of the mountain.”
-Metropolitan Philip Saliba
Currently the Department of Planning and Development is focusing on the Holy Mountain of the Antiochian Village. Examples of projects in need of support at the Village include an infirmary, the Convent of St. Thekla, the Cultural Center, church expansion, an arts and crafts building and sponsorship for needy children and college students.
We are striving to accomplish the dreams of Metropolitan Philip and his visions of the growing needs of our North American Archdiocese. More than ever, we need to build and protect our future, to ensure our children’s ability to express their faith and live a spiritual life.
This informational pamphlet will give you an insight in the work we are trying to accomplish. You may email us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org to receive our personalized package or you may choose to print and fill out the Donor Card and mail it directly with your donation to the address indicated.
Through your participation and generosity, we will go forth, build and be strong for all generations to come.
“To those who much has been given, much is required.” Luke 12:48
On October 28th the Department of Planning and Development met under the guidance of Metropolitan Philip and Economos Antony Gabriel in order to map out the future strategies. Metropolitan Philip opened the meeting with remarks regarding the spiritual value of money in context of the Scripture and the up building of God’s Holy Church. Those who were in attendance came from all over the country. Present were: Kh. Lynn Gabriel, Stephen Adams, Peter Dacales, Khalil Kardous, Michael Karolle, Sameh Khouzam, Paul Mokhiber, Philip Saliba and Archdeacon Emile Sayegh. Unable to attend were David Ghiz, Robert Laham, Albert Mokhiber and Justin Sayfie.
The following subjects were addressed:
- Grants and Foundations for the Village
- Future Trusts to perpetuate the financial stability of the Archdiocese.
- Outreach out to former Antiochian Village Campers
- Set up a fundraiser (Person of the Year) to benefit the Village
Why do we have the Department of Planning and Development?... for the simple reason to spread the word of the “one, holy and apostolic church”. In this present day society it takes prayer, faith and monetary resources to spread the work of the church. The rich and the poor together can join hands to expand the vision of the church which has been handed down to us from those who were “first called Christians in Antioch”. We do not want to hand down to our children a dusty museum piece but rather the dynamic and life transforming faith. The reality is that it takes us, our talents and our monetary resources to make this happen, that is, a vision for the future.