John A. Monaco

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The Widow's Mite

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Like the widow in the Temple (Mk 12:41-44), you are giving a single coin (well technically, a dollar or its equivalent). If this is all you are able to give, you are still to be rewarded for your generosity. After all, it is not the gift that counts, but rather the spirit in which it is given! As being The Widow's Mite, you will receive access to digital graphic designs without any watermark, to use as your own. You will also be able to ask a theological research question that will be answered within a week of its submission on the Roman Orthodoxy blog (with your anonymity always protected). Thank you for being a part of the Roman Orthodoxy community!
  • Free use of digital graphics without watermark
  • Q&A

The Cheerful Giver

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"God loves a cheerful giver," we hear in St. Paul's Second Letter to the Corinthians (9:6-7). You are able to give a modest amount, which totals to about the price of a cup of coffee (from Starbucks). Your support of Roman Orthodoxy is substantial enough to help defray costs associated with the website's design, upkeep, and content. Because of your generosity, you will receive benefits fitting to cheerful givers, namely, a "library card" whereby you can borrow one book from a 40-book collection for 30 days (list forthcoming), tutoring on specific philosophical or theological topics (great for students!), and digital copies of unpublished essays and articles that deal with topics on Catholic tradition.

Tier 2 ("The Cheerful Giver") automatically includes the benefits of Tier 1 ("The Widow's Mite")
  • Personal tutoring in theology
  • Access to drafts and works-in-progress
  • Free use of digital graphics without watermark
  • Q&A

The Tithers

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"As soon as the order went out, the Israelites generously gave the firstfruits of their grain, new wine, olive oil and honey and all that the fields produced. They brought a great amount, a tithe of everything." (2 Chr. 31:5) It is clear that you support Roman Orthodoxy by the fact that you are willing to give $10 a month to help. Although the gift of grain, wine, and olive oil would also be wonderful, your financial contribution provides a major (and probably more relevant) help in continuing this project. In giving $10/month, you will receive:
  • priority in determining the topics for future YouTube videos/podcasts
  • a 'library card' that allows you to borrow one book from my large collection of 80 books every 30 days
  • early access to read the first draft of my upcoming book on vocation (Vocation: History, Theology, and Praxis)
Tier 3 ("The Tithers") automatically includes the benefits of Tier 2 ("The Cheerful Giver") and Tier 1 ("The Widow's Mite")
  • Access to drafts and works-in-progress
  • Personal tutoring in theology
  • Free use of digital graphics without watermark
  • Q&A
  • Priority in choosing topics
  • Early access to upcoming book on vocation

The Patron Saint

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"Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.” (Lk 6:38) You are indeed generous and giving! You are, in my estimation, a true patron of this project, and only a saint could be so kind! As such, you deserve to be interviewed, should you want to promote your own projects and mission through my channel. This would be done through any of Roman Orthodoxy's channels, upon a mutual agreement. Moreover, you will have access to limited Roman Orthodoxy merchandise (coffee mugs and more).

Tier 4 ("The Patron Saint") automatically includes the benefits of Tier 3 ("The Tithers"), Tier 2 ("The Cheerful Giver"), and Tier 1 ("The Widow's Mite").
  • Access to drafts and works-in-progress
  • Free use of digital graphics without watermark
  • Personal tutoring in theology
  • Q&A
  • Access to one book (40 choices) every 30 days
  • Priority in choosing topics
  • Early access to upcoming book on vocation
  • Roman Orthodoxy merchandise
  • Interview
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"For He will command His angels concerning you
to guard you in all your ways. They will lift you up in their hands,
so that you will not strike your foot against a stone." (Ps 91:11-12) This is the highest tier, and it belongs to those who, through their financial support, make the sacrifice that allows Roman Orthodoxy to exist and not falter. Should you join this tier, you have my utmost gratitude. Among the most exclusive benefits for donors include physical merchandise (coffee mug, t-shirt, free and signed copy of my upcoming book on vocation), a "library card" with access to one book every 30 days out of a 160-book collection, and vocal mentioning by name in our nightly prayers.

Tier 5 ("The Guardian Angels") automatically includes the benefits of Tier 4 ("The Patron Saint"), Tier 3 ("The Tithers"), Tier 2 ("The Cheerful Giver"), and Tier 1 ("The Widow's Mite").
  • Access to drafts and works-in-progress
  • Free use of digital graphics without watermark
  • Personal tutoring in theology
  • Q&A
  • Access to one book (80 choices) every 30 days
  • Priority in choosing topics
  • Early access to upcoming book on vocation
  • Roman Orthodoxy merchandise
  • Interview
  • Signed copy of my book
  • Mentioned by name in our nightly prayer
  • Access to one book (160 choices) every 30 days
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About John A. Monaco

This is the official Patreon page for the blog, Roman Orthodoxya blog dedicated to the study, teaching, and spreading of the Christian faith.

The fastest-growing religious group in North America? Those with no religion. A quick glance at various churches across the United States reveals an unsettling truth: many pews are empty. Secular media and entertainment bombard the masses with the notion that Christianity is inherently "judgmental", anti-"science", and irrational. Now, more than ever, is there a need for evangelization and spreading of the Christian faith. But we cannot teach that which we do not know. Christians need to know their faith before they can proclaim it boldly. Traditionally, a person seeking to learn more about Christianity would attend classes at a church, parochial school, or college. Now, as our society moves ever more towards digital forms of learning & communication, there exists a need to proclaim the gospel online. Roman Orthodoxy is a blog dedicated to the study, teaching, and spreading of the Christian faith, and I invite you to join me in the mission of evangelization.

While the primary goal of this blog is education, it is my fervent hope that studying the Christian faith ultimately leads to your sanctification. It is one thing to know stuff about Christ; it is another thing to truly know Him. In this regard, the blog's mission would be incomplete if it did not inspire you to enter into the Church's worship and life of prayer. Similarly, part of the praxis of Christianity is in living virtuously and performing the corporal & spiritual works of mercy. In that regard, my blog intends to not only train your mind, but also to train your heart and soul. Thus, the blog is divided into the following sections: historyculturephilosophytheology, and spirituality. There is also a section for a podcast, which will cover various ideas in the aforementioned topics.



About the Author

John A. Monaco is a doctoral student in systematic theology at Duquesne University. Prior to coming to Duquesne, he researched Christian Thought & History at McGill University in Montreal, Quebec. He received his Master of Theology (Th.M.) & Master of Divinity (M.Div.) at Boston College, and completed a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy (B.A. Hons.) at Albertus Magnus College in New Haven, Connecticut. He lives in Pittsburgh with his wife and daughter.

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