On the Feast of St. Nicholas you are invited to join the ranks of "blessed, memorable founders."
Do these prayers
sound familiar? We beseech You also for the blessed, and memorable
founders of this Holy Church… From
the prayer of fervent supplication offered during Vespers, Orthros & Divine
we pray for blessed memory and remission of sins for the blessed Founders of
this holy Church… From
proskomidi prayers in
preparation for the Divine Liturgy.
These prayers are
offered routinely in the Orthodox Church’s Divine services. “For
the blessed founders…” Every
person involved in the founding/building of an Orthodox Church is remembered
before God when services are offered there. Who would not
want to obtain such a blessing?
Christians in America are invited to give generously to the building of the new
St. Nicholas Church in NYC at Ground Zero. By doing so, you can enter
into the ranks of "blessed, memorable founders." And, what
better day to give than the Saint’s Feast Day, December 6/19?
Herein lies a two-fold blessing: Your gift will help ensure the raising of this
beautiful church to the glory of God in 2016. It will also assure your
remembrance before the throne of God whenever services are offered there.
The remembrance as a blessed
founder is a great benefit, not only now, but for eternity.
You will receive both prayer support in this life and a reward for your loving
gift eternally! In truth, we are offered much by God in return for a gift
given from faith and love.
Give from the
heart, give generously when you consider how God has blessed you. The blessings will be
multiplied…to you and yours and others as well. Use this opportunity to express
your faith and love. Draw closer to God and the one whose life we
honor, St. Nicholas of Myra, the Wonderworker!
Visit the St.
Nicholas Shrine site https://www.stnicholaswtc.org/ There you
will learn how to donate on-line or by check, through the mail. Take
advantage of this beautiful opportunity to become a "blessed, memorable
founder" of a holy church. Holy Father Nicholas, pray to God for us!