July 10, 2019

NEW YORK The Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America is announcing a new ten-episode video series introducing the faithful to the new Policies for the Safety of Children and Youth. These new resources also include step-by-step checklists designed to help parishioners and communities follow the new guidelines.

“The new Policies are an important achievement. Implementing them across our Archdiocese will be a valuable gift we give to our children: the gift of encountering our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ in a healthy, Christ-centered environment. This is an significant priority, not just for me, but for all of the faithful of this Archdiocese,” said His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America.

These new Policies will govern all youth ministry programs and events across the Archdiocese. The Policies were endorsed by the Holy Eparchial Synod and unanimously approved by the Archdiocesan Clergy Laity Congress in 2018.

The Policies themselves, including the videos and checklists mentioned above, can be found at goarch.org/safety.

For more information please contact Father Earl Cantos, the Archdiocesan Youth Safety Compliance Officer, at 480.440.2277 or by email at [email protected].

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