Last December, on the winter feast of St Nicholas, Holy Trinity Monastery launched this website as a continuation of the sixty-six year legacy of our English-language journal, Orthodox Life. Now, a day after the great hierarch’s summer feast, we ask for your support in continuing to modernize and expand our mission to reach more people than ever before!
Expanding Orthodox Life
We would love to expand the work of OrthodoxLife.org, but like any organization we have limited resources and need your support to commit more time toward developing the site. Here are a few of the ways we’d like to expand our efforts:
1) A full archive of Orthodox Life back issues
The legacy of Orthodox Life stretches back through decades of rich theological and historical depth contained in the sermons, articles, and reflections published in our print edition. We’ve already given new life to a few pieces from our recent back issues. But our dream is to digitize the full archive and make it available as an inter-connected web of live, searchable, and tagged posts. Your pledge through our Patreon page will allow us to embark on this important work of preserving and sharing these pearls from the spiritual beacons of ROCOR.
2) New audio and video content
One promise we made when OrthodoxLife.org launched was to utilize “all the best forms of digital media.” So far, we’re proud of the work we’ve done to make our articles visually appealing, easy to read, and optimized for social media and search engines. We would love to take the next step with regularly posted video and audio content, based on the same high production value as the rest of our site. Branching out into other forms of media would also help reach a wider audience with the eternal lessons of the Orthodox Faith.
3) Regular material from quality writers and knowledgeable teachers of the faith
There are a number of already active Orthodox writers who share the ethos and vision of Orthodox Life. We would love to bring many of these into the fold and offer some small renumeration for the work these writers do to spread the Gospel of Christ. In addition to regular contributors, we would like to offer a small stipend for accepted submissions to the site. The laborer is worthy of his hire! (1 Tim. 5:18)
4) Hiring a managing editor to spearhead all these efforts and more!
Currently, the day-to-day management of this site is delegated to the staff of Holy Trinity Publications. We do our best to balance this site’s needs within the wider context of our publishing and bookselling work. But to really get serious about these expansion efforts we need to make room in the budget for a dedicated managing editor — someone to take on and implement these plans while identifying even more areas for growth.
Support the growing mission of OrthodoxLife.org!
Here’s where you come in. We’ve launched our very own creator page on Patreon, a crowd-funding site that allows supporters to pledge a monthly donation towards set monetary goals. All Orthodox Life material is and will continue to be entirely free. But your monthly donation of any amount supports our efforts to bring Orthodox Life to a wider audience than ever before — whether Orthodox Christians, seekers, or even those who have never before encountered the True Faith. Through your monthly support, you become a co-laborer in our mission!
In thanks for your monthly pledge, you’ll receive exclusive discounts, early access to new content, and even an annual gift box! You’ll find a full list of reward tiers on our Patreon page.
Please click on the red Patreon button below or in the right sidebar to pledge your support towards the continuation and expansion of OrthodoxLife.org.
May the Lord reward your generosity!