Become An Internet Ministry Partner
In March of 2009, His Eminence, Metropolitan Nicholas of Thrice-Blessed Memory gave his blessing for the live streaming of Divine Services on the Internet from Christ the Saviour Cathedral in Johnstown, PA. Over the past five years, the reach of this ministry has extended far beyond what we ever imagined. It has become a life-line to the Church for many people.
On average nearly 100 people watch the live broadcast each Sunday and nearly as many watch the archived version. We have received emails from soldiers in the Persian Gulf, shut-ins throughout the country and others who have moved to areas where there are no Orthodox Churches, telling us how important this ministry is to their spiritual life.
We have received testimonies from numerous people how this ministry has been life changing for them. One Orthodox woman from a rural area of Virginia, who had not been to an Orthodox Church for five years, after learning of this ministry, and becoming reconnected to the Church through the live broadcasting, has been inspired to travel over an hour attend liturgy at a newly formed mission parish. A man in a remote village in Belize, South America relies on our archived videos of Divine Liturgy to stay connected.
We were able to embark on this ministry thanks to a generous anonymous benefactor who donated the cost of purchasing and installing the necessary broadcast equipment.
We are in need of YOUR help to continue and expand this ministry. We ask that you prayerfully consider assisting us in any or all of the following ways:
1. Prayer - Please offer your prayers for the success of this ministry
2. Financial Support. We are in need of any assistance you can provide us, no matter how large or small. It costs the diocese $260 month or approximately $3,200 per year to live stream the weekly broadcast. Consider sponsoring a year's broadcast at $3,120.00, month's broadcast at $260.00 or a week's broadcast at $60.00
3. DVD Subscription Program: DVD's Are Now Available For Live Broadcast Liturgies And Events. Consider purchasing an annual subscription for a family member who is home-bound or confined to a nursing home. They will receive a new DVD every week! Or purchase individually as desired Click For More Details
If you feel you have been blessed by this ministry and would like to offer a thanksgiving offering , you may make an on-line donation through our partner, Just Give.org. When you use their secure on-line donation portal, When you use their secure on-line donation portal, be sure to select INTERNET/LIVE-BROADCAST MINISTRY in the drop down PROGRAM MENU. You can also make this a recurring monthly donation by checking the appropriate box on the Just Give donation page.
Click Here to Donate Now.
You may also send a donation to:
ACROD - Internet Ministry
312 Garfield Street
Johnstown, PA 15906
Make Checks Payable to ACROD, indicate in memo Donation to Internet Ministry