St Sophia Building fund

$19,140 of $60,000 goal

Raised by 20 people in 2 months
Saint Sophia Orthodox Christian Mission in Colorado Springs is actively seeking out a space for its place of worship and is asking for your assistance.
Our dedicated faithful members wish to raise the deposit for our future home. 
An Orthodox temple is heaven on earth ; your contribution will support the spreading of mission and Orthodox Christian witness in our city!
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With our friends' continuous prayers and ongoing donations St. Sophia Orthodox Mission has raised over $21,000 (cash donations included to donations made via the GoFundMe account)! We are grateful to God for His many blessings to our community and pray that He grants many years to all the faithful.

We also wish to update you that our regular meal day at our current worship home at Holy Theophany Orthodox Church took place last Sunday 9/9/18 at which event our community raised $1,500.

Our Mission's patronal feast day - Holy Martyrs Saint Sophia and her three daughters Hope, Faith, and Love - is this Monday 9/17/18. The community is looking forward to the celebration of the Divine Liturgy at 8am that day in honor of our heavenly intercessors, and a get together later that evening at the priest's house for cheese & crackers, cake and tea.
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Joyous feast of the Dormition of the Most Holy Theotokos and Ever-Virgin Mary to all our friends and donors! This great feast on the Christian Orthodox calendar finds our mission's GoFundMe account with more than $10,000 out of the $60,000 that we set out to raise at the start of our efforts ($10,000 directly into this account and another $1,750 in cash donations).
We are very much encouraged by your prayers and support.

The mission recently had its monthly gathering and we meditated on St. Tikhon's admonition to us all for continued missionary work in this land, and we share with you asking for your continued prayers and support:

"We must share our spiritual richness, truth, light, and joy with others who do not have these blessing. And this duty does not only lay upon the pastors and the missionaries but on the lay persons as well, since the Church of Christ, according to the wise comparison of the Apostle Paul, is the body, and every member takes part in the life of the body... the spreading of the Faith should be a matter that is personal, heartfelt, and dear to each one of us. Every member of the Church must take an active part in it"!
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Today, Sunday 7/29/18, Saint Sophia Mission's fundraising campaign has been blessed with another donation - glory to God! Though it won't be reflected on this page the amount raised so far toward the building fund is $3,300. Thank you to all our generous donors for your ongoing support and prayers.
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Inertia in the field of mission means, in the last analysis, a negation of Orthodoxy, a backslide into the practical heresy of localism... It is unthinkable for us to speak of “Orthodox spirituality,” of “a life in Christ,” of emulating the Apostle Paul, founder of the Church, while we stay inert as to mission; that it is unintelligible to write about intense liturgical and spiritual living of the Lord’s Resurrection by us, while we abide slothful and indifferent to the call of missions, with which the message of the Resurrection is interwoven.

When Orthodox Christians confess, “I believe in one... apostolic church,” apostolic does not refer only to apostolic succession. More importantly, it implies having an “apostolic fire and zeal to preach the gospel ‘to every creature’ (Mk 16:15), because it
nurtures its members so that they may become ‘witnesses n Jerusalem and in Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth” (Acts 1:8)

Archbishop Anastasios of Tirana and All Albania
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$19,140 of $60,000 goal

Raised by 20 people in 2 months
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St. Sophia Orthodox Christian Mission
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Colorado Springs, CO
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