Serving men and women in prison is one thing, but what happens after they are released? Statistics show that almost 1 in 4 offenders in Canada will re-offend after release. The reasons for this are complex, but a vital factor is a failure to reintegrate into a healthy, life-giving community.
A small-scale residence for 3-5 long-term offenders on supervision, centered on the Orthodox way of life, whose purpose is personal transfiguration (theosis) and reintegration into a Christian communal way of life (koinonia). To this end, life in the Sanctuary will include:
The Current Need
The heart of the Sanctuary is worship, so we begin to realize our vision with an appeal to build a beautiful sacred space where we can gather for sacramental prayer and Liturgy. The Sanctuary will be a small residence, so our Chapel will also be small (12 by 20 feet, no bigger than a large garden shed). Even so, we cannot cover the costs of construction without your support. Please consider making a one-time or regular donation to St. Silas, earmarking your donation “the Sanctuary.”
The Goal: $20,000. Please make your donation here.
God bless you for your kind donations!