Our beloved Widow's Mite Program is one of the many expressions of faith opportunities that are available to the Orthodox faithful, friends, and supporters of our beloved Metropolis of Atlanta. Your gift is a vital contribution to sustaining our Holy Metropolis and its various departments and ministries.
The Widow's Mite Scripture
As Jesus looked up, he saw the rich putting their gifts into the temple treasury. He also saw a poor widow put in two very small copper coins. “Truly I tell you,” he said, “this poor widow has put in more than all the others. All these people gave their gifts out of their wealth; but she out of her poverty put in all she had to live on.”
Right now our Diakonia Retreat Center’s greatest challenge is to retire our mortgage – our largest monthly operating expense. While we carry this liability we’re unable to move forward with improvements that enable our Diakonia Retreat Center to serve more people and attract other groups in the area to enjoy this beautiful place. Please share our dream to serve the faithful of the Metropolis of Atlanta for decades to come. Our Diakonia Retreat Center stands for both youth and adult education, worship and fellowship in the context of our Hellenic Orthodox heritage.
How You Can Help
We know that “small change makes a BIG difference.” We hope many of the faithful will respond with a pledge of a small monthly donation of $10, $20, $30 or more. Your gift now will radically affect the future of our Diakonia Retreat Center. For what amounts to pocket change each day – just 50 cents a day comes to $15 per month – you can help secure the future of this important ministry. Work with us to develop what we have, expand our ministry, and serve more people by showing your support.
Express your faith and commitment to our Holy Church, by filling out the form below and making a Widow's Mite donation today!