Answers posted here pertain to life around the Diocese of Alaska.
June 1, 2007
John Peter Presson wrote:Your Grace -bless.
Would you mind explaining how the “3D” program has worked
and succeeded in the Diocese of AK, and how a similar program can be emulated
in other diocesan settings.
Thank you. Kissing your hand and asking your prayers.
John, sinner and reader
Protopsaltis -Holy Nativity of the Theotokos Cath. Portland, OR
This idea came up in a Diocesan Council meeting several years ago. It was Matushka Anna Andrew who coined the term. I had to chuckle because that is the same term used in the Carpatho-Russian Diocese and Metropolitan Nicholas mentioned it to me once when I was visiting there.
The funds collected were used to support the diocesan budget In general until last November when a proposal was made to designate them for the Museum project we have downtown. So beginning with this year we are using the funds collected to help defray the mortgage. It is slow but will be fine in time.
I think that some people prefer to give to a specific project and since most of the funds come from outside they can see their donations at work. This isn’t that important, since we are called to be stewards but the 3-D givers often give above and beyond what is expected of Christians and it is nice to give them a chance to see the fruit of their generosity.
Love and blessings.