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Good Friday Offering

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The history of the Good Friday Offering reaches back to 1922 when, in the aftermath of World War I, The Episcopal Church sought to create new relationships with and among the Christians of the Middle East. From these initial efforts which focused on a combination of relief work and the improvement of ecumenical and Anglican relations, the Good Friday Offering was created.

Through the years many Episcopalians have found the Good Friday Offering to be an effective way to express their support for the ministries of the four dioceses of the Province of Jerusalem and the Middle East. Pastoral care, education and health care continue to be primary ministries through which the reconciling spirit of the Christian faith serves all in need. Participation in this ministry is welcome. The generous donations of Episcopalians help the Christian presence in the Land of the Holy One to be a vital and effective force for peace and understanding among all of God’s children.

Without a living Christian presence, Christianity in the Middle East willbecome a collection of museum sites rather than a vibrant and life-affirming presence of Christians whose faith tradition dates to the first Pentecost. The Good Friday Offering is an expression of our solidarity with our sisters and brothers in Christ who keep the faith alive throughout the Land of the Holy One.
palm crossContributions may be made to the Good Friday Offering through your church and sent to:
DFMS-Protestant Episcopal Church US
P.O. Box 958983
St. Louis, MO 63195-8983
Checks should be written to: The Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society with “Good Friday Offering ” in the note field.

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