2023年10月12日

礼来捐赠基金奖励1美元.125 MILLION TO HOLY CROSS FOR THE SCRIPTORIUM PROGRAM

圣十字 Greek 正统的 School of Theology has received a grant of $ 1,125,995从礼来捐赠公司. 帮助建立 的写字间: Preaching and Teaching in a Digital Age. 

The program is being funded through Lilly Endowment’s Compelling Preaching Initiative. The aim of the initiative is to foster and support preaching that inspires, encourages and guides people to come to know and love God and to live out their Christian faith more fully.

获奖方案 的写字间: Preaching and Teaching the Word of God in a Digital Age 是由Rev. Dr. 尤金J. Pentiuc, Archbishop Demetrios Chair of Biblical Studies and Christian Origins at 圣十字, 咨询医生. James C. Skedros, Interim Dean of 圣十字, and Rev. Dn. Gary Alexander, HCHC’s Vice President for Administrative Affairs, Operations and Finance. Through a hybrid delivery network of offerings both in-person and online, 以各种各样的形式, 从课程, 研讨会, and conferences to radio podcasts, 在线研讨会, 以及在线电视节目, 的写字间 advances 圣十字’ commitment to compelling preaching from the pulpit and to continuing education aimed at reaching traditional churchgoers as well as non-churchgoers who seek truth and meaning in a world of rapid and continuous change.

圣十字 is one of 81 organizations receiving grants through this competitive round of the Compelling Preaching Initiative. Reflecting the diversity of Christianity in the United States, the organizations are affiliated with mainline Protestant, 福音派, 天主教, 正统的, Anabaptist and Pentecostal faith communities. Many of the organizations are rooted in the Black Church and in Hispanic and Asian American Christian traditions.

“纵观历史, preachers often have needed to adapt their preaching practices to engage new generations of hearers more effectively,Christopher L说。. Coble, Lilly Endowment’s Vice President for Religion. “We are pleased that the organizations receiving grants in this initiative will help pastors and others in ministry engage in the kinds of preaching needed today to ensure that the gospel message is heard and accessible for all audiences.”

Lilly Endowment launched the Compelling Preaching Initiative in 2022 because of its interest in supporting projects that help to nurture the religious lives of individuals and families and foster the growth and vitality of Christian congregations in the United States.

关于礼来捐赠公司.

礼来捐赠公司. is a private foundation created in 1937 by J.K. 莉莉老. 他儿子以利,约.K. Jr. through gifts of stock in their pharmaceutical business, Eli Lilly and Company. While those gifts remain the financial bedrock of the Endowment, it is a separate entity from the company, 有一个独立的管理委员会, 人员和地点. In keeping with the founders’ wishes, the Endowment supports the        

社区发展的原因, education and religion and maintains a special commitment to its hometown, 印第安纳波利斯, 以及家乡, 印第安纳州. A principal aim of the Endowment’s religion grantmaking is to deepen and enrich the lives of Christians in the United States, primarily by seeking out and supporting efforts that enhance the vitality of congregations and strengthen the pastoral and lay leadership of Christian communities. The Endowment also seeks to improve public understanding of diverse religious traditions by supporting fair and accurate portrayals of the role religion plays in the United States and across the globe.

HCHC President George Cantonis commented, “This is the most significant academic grant that 圣十字 has received in its last twenty-five years. We are thankful to Lilly Endowment Initiative, as well as to our own Fr. Pentiuc for his creativity and leadership in designing such an intricate program. We are confident that as Executive Program Director, Ft. Pentiuc and our faculty will turn 圣十字 into a digital 写字间 各种各样的, 那里的学生, 校友, clergy and 正统的 faithful will find the necessary resources and technology to make the Word of God heard ‘to the end of the earth.’”

His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America stated, “We are very grateful to the Lilly Endowment Initiative for believing in the vision and mission of our beloved School. This grant comes as a confirmation of 圣十字’ rebirth and its status as a place of the highest academic standards, dedicated to the service of the Church, 我们神圣的大主教管区, and all clergy and faithful who will grow spiritually closer to God by engaging with the Lord’s teaching. 我们要祝贺牧师. Dr. 尤金J. Pentiuc for his unique leadership of this ground-breaking project.”

欲了解更多信息,请联系Fr. Pentiuc在 epentiuc@tlbz168.com