The Shepherd's Guild
The Shepherd's Guild is a service organization of Orthodox laymen that provides an outreach to people through service (Diakonia) as "commanded by the Gospel (Matthew 25:31-46: James 1:27) and promulgated by St. Basil the Great of Caesarea and St. John the Almsgiver of Alexandria."
The Guild was chartered on September 30, 1999, as a nonprofit organization under the laws of the State of South Carolina with the purpose to foster fellowship among members of the Orthodox Community and to engage in humanitarian efforts. On August 17, 2001, the Office of the Secretary of State of South Carolina re-classified the Shepherd's Guild as a religious organization.
A Building Fund for the Paracletos Monastery, Antreville, SC, was established by the Guild to assist in the building of the chapel of Panagia Soumela at the monastery. The main fundraising activity for the building fund is the Anderson Greek Festival. Donations are also welcomed to assist in the monastery's building needs. In January 2009, Guilders' (Fish Fry) was originated as a continuous fundraiser for the Guild's religious and charitable causes.
-  Guild's website