Feast of St. Sabbas the Sanctified
THIS YEAR, we decided to create our own #8thDayGivingWeek as a way to launch our end-of-year campaign, after the chaos of Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and Giving Tuesday. And we’ve chosen a week full of important feast days, including two wonderworking saints.
Yesterday was the feast day of St. John of Damascus, the patron saint of Eighth Day Institute. You can read more about why he is our patron saint here.
Today is the feast day of St. Sabbas the Sanctified, who established several monasteries in Palestine, including the Great Lavra (Lavra Mar Saba) where St. John of Damascus lived as a monk. St. Sabbas was also a wonderworker. You can learn more about St. Sabbas here.
We are praying for a week of wonders.
Of the $54,000 we need raised to end 2016 with Eighth Day Institute standing solid financially, we have $19,400 pledged. Of the remaining $34,600, I want to challenge our faithful Eighth Day Community to donate or pledge $14,600 by the end of this week.
Last year, in less than twelve hours on #GivingTuesday, we raised $7500. It was a wonderful day. Let’s make this year’s #8thDayGivingWeek just as wonderful!
Thank you for your amazing support!
P.S. As many of you may now know, my dissertation is finally written, which means Eighth Day Institute is ready for a new phase of work. I’ll be writing our end-of-year appeal letter this week, which will include a good bit of our history as well as my vision for our future. In the meantime, you can listen to a 2012 interview about the work of Eighth Day Institute.