Ways to Support the Monastery

Remember, O Lord, those who bear fruit and do good works in Thy holy churches
and grant them their saving petitions and eternal life.
–Daily Compline
 
FRIENDS OF THE MONASTERY

Friends of the Monastery was established in 2004 in response to those wanting to offer consistent financial support for the monastery. This can be in the form of recurring donations (at least once a month) OR donations totaling at least $300 per year. If you would like to participate in Friends of the Monastery, we will mail you a little spiritual “reflection” each month in gratitude for your ongoing support. At the end of the year we will provide you with a tax-deductible receipt listing your donations given throughout the course of the year.

We encourage all who participate in the Friends of the Monastery to provide us with the names of your loved ones who are Orthodox so that they may be included in the Holy Liturgies throughout the year. For more information please follow this link. Please know we offer to you the heartfelt words of gratitude found at the bottom of this current page.

 

SPONSOR AN ITEM IN ARCHANGEL MICHAEL CEMETERY CHAPEL

Funds can be offered for adorning Archangel Michael Cemetery Chapel on the Cemetery Sponsorship Page.

 

SPONSOR AN ITEM IN THE CATHOLICON

Funds can be offered for adorning the Catholicon. Please review available items on the Catholicon Sponsorship Page.

 

MAKE AN ONLINE DONATION

If you would like to make a donation through PayPal, please follow this link. Please know you will be given the option to designate a specific purpose for your funds, such as Dormitory Building Project, Memorial Gifts, Fund a Publication, etc.

 

MAKE A DONATION BY CHECK

To mail in a donation, please make check out to Saint Paisius Monastery and mail to: P.O. Box 1075, Safford, AZ 85548.

 

MEMORIAL GIFTS

Gifts can be made in memory of a loved one, or in honor of someone dear to you. Simply include a message with your donation indicating your intent. Upon request, we will include him or her in the Proskomidia for forty Holy Liturgies (spanning approximately 2½ months). If you wish us to contact the honoree or the relatives of the deceased with an acknowledgment of your donation, please provide their address.

 

FUND A PUBLICATION

Funding the printing costs for a new publication, prepared for press by the monastery, generates long-term income for the monastery. Publications currently awaiting funding include: Path to Salvation by St. Theophan the Recluse (reprint as new edition); The Spiritual Life and How to Be Attuned to it by St. Theophan the Recluse (reprint as new edition); Saint Paisius (Velichkovsky): His Life, Teachings, and Influence on Orthodox Monasticism by Fr. Sergii Chetverikov; and Spiritual Testament by the holy Confessor St. Sergius of Kasimov (a beautiful exhortation on the Christian life). Please contact us for more information.

 

MAKE A PLEDGE

Supporters may also make pledges for a larger-size gift, which can be spread out over a period of time, according to your desired schedule. Please contact us for more information.

 

STOCK GIFTS

St. Paisius Monastery welcomes gifts of securities, including publicly traded and privately held stock and mutual funds. Supporters either give us stock certificates that they have in their personal possession, or have their broker or investment manager transfer stocks to us electronically.
Gifts of appreciated securities offer a two-fold tax savings. The donor is entitled to take a charitable deduction for the full current value of appreciated securities (held longer than one year) and is also able to avoid paying any capital gains tax that would be due if the donor sold the securities. For more information on Stock Gifts, please contact us.

 

FOUNDATION & CORPORATE GIFTS

St. Paisius Monastery welcomes gifts from foundations and corporations.For more information on Stock Gifts, please contact us.

 

MATCHING GIFTS

Your employer or your spouse’s employer may offer a program that matches charitable gifts. Matching gifts can double or even triple your gift to the monastery. Please contact your employer’s Human Resource Department to see if your gift can be matched. To initiate a matching gift, complete your and/or your spouse’s employer’s matching gift form and send it along with your donation.
For more information about making gifts of stocks or bonds, please contact us directly.

 

ESTATE GIFTS

For more information on Planned Estate Giving, please contact us.

 

ENDOWMENT GIFTS (Memorial and Regular)

For more information about Endowments, please contact us.

 

GIFTS OF SERVICE

Numerous small groups have come to the monastery to offer their labors for a set number of days, to work on specific projects. Some types of work to help the monastery can be done at home. If you are interested in coordinating a work party, please contact us directly.

 

GIFTS OF SUPPLIES

This might include items such as building supplies, garden supplies, office and paper supplies, food items, etc. Please contact us for current needs.

A WORD OF GRATITUDE

When Jesus lifted up His eyes, and saw a great company come unto Him, He saith unto Philip, ‘Whence shall we buy bread, that these may eat?’ One of His disciples saith unto Him, ‘There is a lad here, which hath five barley loaves, and two small fishes, but what are they among so many?’ Then He took the five loaves and the two fishes, and looking up to heaven, He blessed them, and brake, and gave to the disciples to set before the multitude. And they did eat, and were all filled. (John 6:5, 9; Luke 9:16, 17)

Through the years, there have been kind donors who shared with us comments such as, “I don’t know if my little donation is really of any great help.” And the above passage from the Gospels readily comes to mind. Our monastery did not have as a foundation a strong financial base. In fact, it began with just a few barley loaves. But by the exceedingly good will of many, in seemingly small ways, the Lord has multiplied all the loving gifts we have received regardless of their size. The Lord Himself blesses them, breaks them, and gives them to feed the multitude. And all are filled.

Over time, the monastery has continued to grow, nourished on those initial small loaves, enabling it to shoulder major construction projects, including the catholicon and the new dormitory project.

To all who have and will step forward, extending yourself in support of the monastery, we offer our sincerest gratitude. Several years ago when we began the construction of the catholicon it took a great leap of faith on our part. And our faith was not just in our merciful Lord and His Most Holy Mother, but also faith in the good will of God-loving Christians to support us in this cause. And the faithful did and do continue to respond. Please know that your financial support is really of great help to us and we humbly thank you from our hearts.