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Dear Patrons and Friends,

Over the past 25 years I have sought to bring the spiritual tradition of the church, both East and West, to all who come to The Pittsburgh Oratory. It has been my desire to provide all an experience of the richness, beauty and depth of the teachings of the Ancient Christian Fathers. This vision has been achieved primarily through small groups of men and woman who meet weekly, over the course of years, to read and discuss the central texts of the Church. In recent years, it has become possible to record these weekly groups, and to provide the recordings free of charge to the public; in Pittsburgh, across the country and even around the world  - from England to Russia.

I desire to continue to provide the recordings of The Ancient Christian Writers Series free of charge. In order to do this, however, your support is greatly needed. As a priest of The Pittsburgh Oratory, which operates as an independent house supported through the generosity of our donors, my ministry is funded in its entirety by the Oratorian Community. 

It is my hope to raise $5,000 every year in order that this beautiful and vital work that God has begun at The Pittsburgh Oratory may continue to grow and flourish. Goals for the future of this ministry include: 

  • Improved audio equipment
  • Video equipment
  • Virtual participation for listeners across the country
  • Provision of reading materials free of charge for those unable to afford them
  • Hire Part or Full-Time Media Manager to produce and edit high quality video and audio recordings and to promote via social media.

I am so grateful to all of you who continue to support the work of The Pittsburgh Oratory and The Ancient Christian Writers Series through your participation, enthusiasm, encouragement and prayers. I humbly ask that you prayerfully consider partnering with me to meet the financial needs of this ministry, and ensure the future of this vital work. May God bless you. Please be assured of my deep gratitude and prayers.

In Christ & St. Philip,

The Very Reverend David S. Abernethy, C.O

Provost, The Pittsburgh Oratory

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