A new step has been taken with the Blog – adding a donations button. This was requested by some over a year ago and I have only just now responded. For 8 years Glory to God for All Things has been supported by my own private resources and time. A year or so back a number of individuals gave generous support allowing for a redesign of the site.
This present button (through Paypal) directs donations to St. Anne Orthodox Church, the parish in which I serve, and will support the site through the parish.
I am looking to expand the blog in the near future, adding several additional sites with materials organized around particular topics. For example, one site will be especially focused on material most suitable for those first exploring Orthodoxy. Other sites will have other concentrations. These will primarily be useful for the arranging of material and ease of access. There are over 1600 articles in the archives. Making that material readily available and transparent seems to be good stewardship of the work.
The main site will soon join other Orthodox blogs under the ministry of Ancient Faith Publishing (my publisher as well as the host of my podcast). We will be developing a more integrated model for the blog and podcast.
I am working on another book, drawing on many of my articles, and will have more news about it soon.
All of this takes time. Your support will help make some of this possible. I will be making some critical decisions based on the level of support. I have no way of gauging this at present. I thank you as readers for your prayers and comments as well as any support you might offer. I would welcome any feedback or thoughts.
Fr. Stephen +