Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew declared 2020 as the “year of pastoral renewal and due concern for the youth." We have yearned to engage with our youth, as His All-Holiness encourages us, “with imagination and vision, with unshakable faith in the eternally flowing grace of God and confidence in the power of human freedom.” The COVID-19 pandemic has caused great harm and distress across the globe and interrupted every facet of our lives, especially educational pursuits. We await the time when we may re-engage with one another, but until then, we need to use our “imagination and vision” in new and maybe unheard of ways.

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In This Issue


Letters from around the World
Zoe Tsikouris, Nikol Demiri, Aleksandros Beci, Pavlina Bathrellou, Christina Baek, Katerina Kalogerakis

Reimagining the Post-Pandemic Parish
V. Rev. Dr. Anton C. Vrame


Community Fellowship through a Parish Farmer's Market
Constance Zotis and Dena Galie

Many Homes, One Faith
Kyriaki Saridou-Los

Empowering Families against Bullying
Christy Tsilimigras Buck

Maternal Body: A Theology of Incarnation from the Christian East – Carrie Frederick Frost
Reviewed by Sarah Parro

Walking with Young People on Their Journey
V. Rev. Dr. Anton C. Vrame

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