|This past Sunday, Orthodox parishes all across the United States took part in Prison Ministry Awareness Sunday. This day of awareness aims to inform Orthodox Christians on the ministerial work being done in prisons and how they can participate. |
The impact of this ministry is far-reaching and it transforms lives. Fully supported by the Orthodox faithful, we as a Church are able to meet the commandment of our Lord to “visit Him” in prison. We are so grateful to all the parishes that participated and passed a tray to support our work. The picture below is from our friend, Mark, who gave a talk at St. Ignatius in Franklin, TN – one of the many Orthodox parishes that took part in Prison Ministry Awareness Sunday.
And it’s not too late! Your parish can still do an awareness Sunday or you can still make a gift to support this vital work. Here are just a few figures to help show the importance of our ministry to those in prison.
Here are just a few figures to help show the importance of our ministry to those in prison.
Our 2020 Impact So Far
From January – July 2020, Orthodox Christian Prison Ministry can report:
Mail & Replies Sent: 8,535
Packages of Spiritual Materials Sent: 498
Catechism Study Guides Sent: 219
Icons Sent: 8,638
Postcards/Weekly Letters Sent: 7,702
Bibles & Books Sent: 603
While Prison Ministry Awareness Sunday has passed, it is never too late to still support this ministry and play an integral part in ensuring that we as a Church are able to visit Christ in prison.
Give Now: https://theocpm.org/donate/