For the past fifteen years, I have personally subsidized the establishment and growth of Eastern Christian Publications, the Orientale Lumen Conferences, and most recently Orientale Lumen TeleVision. Last year, at the suggestion of many who responded to our survey for OLTV, I created the Orientale Lumen Foundation to provide a more stable and permanent financial environment for future projects and programs. The Foundation has been granted 501(c)3 status by the IRS as a charitable and tax exempt organization, so your donations made to the foundation are tax deductible.
There are several projects needing additional funding support right now:
- Establish a special fund to subsidize some of the travel expenses for 12 students and professors from the Pontifical Oriental Institute in Rome to attend the Orientale Lumen EuroEast III Conference in Constantinople
- Provide a scholarship fund for students or monastics who wish to attend the Orientale Lumen Conferences in the US
- Record and edit additional theological lectures for OLTV programs (including ones by Metropolitan Kallistos, Archimandrite Robert Taft, and others)
- Record and edit the three OL Conferences scheduled for this coming summer to create a large educational library of lectures by our 20 speakers on the conference theme “The Councils of the Church”
- Convert our most popular recent book, “Finding A Hidden Church” by Father Chris Zugger, into a documentary about the persecution and resurrection of the Greek Catholic Church of Transcarpathia, Ukraine, homeland of the American Byzantine Catholic Church
I urgently ask for your help and support by making a financial donation to the Foundation so that we can continue and expand the valuable programs that I have started.
You can contribute in one of four ways:
- Go to our website www.oltv.tv and select the Donations tab on the left side of the screen. This will provide you a screen to make a donation directly to the Foundation through PayPal.
- Go to our website www.olconference.com and click on the text link on the lower right corner of the home page. Choose the amount you wish to donate, and pay by credit card.
- Access the PDF file below, print the donation form, and send with your check or credit card information to our office.
- Call our office at 703-691-8862 and make your donation over the phone by credit card
Any amount will be greatly appreciated. For donations of $100 or more, we will send you a thank you gift DVD of Metropolitan Kallistos’ lecture at Catholic University in February, 2010 on the status of the Orthodox-Catholic Dialogue.
If you would like to discuss any of our programs further, or an even larger donation, please contact me directly by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for your support!