“The theological and ethical theme of “righteousness” found throughout Scripture is identified with almsgiving.” (Fr. Michael Prokurat+)
Fr. Michael fell asleep in the Lord July 23, 2003. During 33 years of service he was a parish priest, a missionary priest, a chancellor and a trustee of an Orthodox institute. From 1994 until his death he fulfilled a life’s ambition to devote himself wholly to teaching by accepting the post of Associate Professor of Sacred Scripture at the University of Saint Thomas, Houston, where he served for nine years. He authored many publications and contributed a wonderful article to “Good and Faithful Servant” explaining the roots of sacrificial giving in the Old Testament.
The PDF version: Stewardship and Tithe in the Old Testament