St. Paul's Fellowship of labor
St. Paul’s Fellowship of Labor (SPFL) is a recognized nonprofit organization whose mission is to service Orthodox monastic and church communities throughout North America and abroad. Founded in the spring of 2005 after a trip to St. Gregory of Sinai Monastery, Co-Founders Peter and Demetri Patitsas found the experience so reviving, so refreshing that they explored ways to replicate the experience for other Orthodox Christians. After seeking the blessing of Metropolitan Ephraim and later given the spiritual guide of Bishop Demetrious who now serves as the organizations offical spiritual overseer, the organization found itself with the parts in place to bring this ministry of labor to light. Consequently, now, in its seventh year of development; SPFL boasts 6 annual trips in six different countries!