• Be the Bee # 173 | Redemption & Repentance (Sunday of Saint Mary of Egypt)

    Department of Youth and Young Adult Ministries (Y2AM)

    April 13, 2021

    Jesus tells us that He came to shed His blood and "give His life as a ransom for many.” But what exactly does that mean? What does the Orthodox Church teach about atonement? Read More

  • Be the Bee # 172 | What is Real Christian Faith? (Sunday of Saint John Climacus)

    Department of Youth and Young Adult Ministries (Y2AM)

    April 5, 2021

    We often think of faith as meaning either "certainty" (confidence that some idea is true) or "religiosity" (participation in a group's activities). But the Fourth Sunday of Great Lent is dedicated to Saint John Climacus, and the top rung of his "Ladder of Divine Ascent" describes faith. Read More

  • Be the Bee # 169 | Why We Venerate Icons (Sunday of Orthodoxy, Triumph of Orthodoxy)

    Department of Youth and Young Adult Ministries (Y2AM)

    March 18, 2021

    After weeks of learning about forgiveness and pride and judgment, we begin Great Lent with a Sunday dedicated to icons. Why? On one level, this is the anniversary of the triumph over Iconoclasm in 843 AD. But there's more to this triumph than meets the eye. Read More

  • Webinar: Doing Life with Your Adult Children

    Center for Family Care

    February 16, 2021

    While parenting doesn’t end when your child becomes an adult, it DOES change! Whether you are parenting an adult child or you are one yourself, the principles that are discussed in this webinar will be helpful to all who listen. Read More

  • Greening the Parish: Hopeful Aspirations

    Video

    February 9, 2021

    The fourth webinar in the Greening the Parish series of the Department of Inter-Orthodox, Ecumenical and Interfaith Relations features young adults’ hopes for the present and future as they work to protect God’s Creation. Read More

  • Greening the Parish: Communities at Work

    Video

    February 9, 2021

    The third webinar in the Greening the Parish series of the Department of Inter-Orthodox, Ecumenical and Interfaith Relations presents ways and practices to advocate for creation care in our communities. Read More

  • Greening the Parish: Ecumenical Practices

    Video

    February 9, 2021

    ​The second webinar in the Greening the Parish series of the Department of Inter-Orthodox, Ecumenical and Interfaith Relations offers insights into best practices of ecumenical partner churches. Read More

  • Greening the Parish: Orthodox Initiatives

    Video

    February 9, 2021

    The first webinar in the Greening the Parish series of the Department of Inter-Orthodox, Ecumenical and Interfaith Relations focuses on what is currently happening in parishes, what has been effective, and what is possible. Read More

  • Economic Aid Act and PPP for Parishes

    Video

    January 27, 2021

    On Monday, January 25, 2021, the Archdiocese held a webinar entitled "Economic Aid Act and how parishes can avail themselves of the new Paycheck Protection Program loans and Employee Retention Credits." These economic stimulus programs from the Federal government are available to assist many of our parishes as they continue to meet the financial challenges of the pandemic. Read More

  • His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros MLK Day Message 2021

    Video

    January 20, 2021

    The wounds of centuries of slavery have not been fully overcome simply because there was a Civil War, or because there was Reconstruction, or when the Voting Rights Act was signed. Justice takes hard work over generations, and as Christians, we are called to that work. #MLKDay Read More

  • Be the Bee #160 | Why Does God Allow Suffering?

    Department of Youth and Young Adult Ministries (Y2AM)

    December 15, 2020

    2020 has been a rough year. Why does God allow bad things to happen? Why do bad things happen even to good people? People have struggled with theodicy (the problem of evil and suffering) for centuries. Read More

  • Archbishop Elpidophoros: Hanukkah, Greeks, and Jews

    Video

    December 14, 2020

    His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America joins Rabbi Noam Marans, AJC Director of Interreligious and Intergroup Relations, for a Hanukkah conversation on rising antisemitism, Eastern Mediterranean geopolitics, including the strong cooperative bond between Israel, Greece, and Cyprus, faith during this challenging holiday season, and Orthodox Christian-Jewish relations. Read More

  • Be the Bee #159 | What it Means to Be a Man (or Woman)

    Department of Youth and Young Adult Ministries (Y2AM)

    December 7, 2020

    What does it really mean to be a man or a woman? Society usually gives us two extremes: to accept every gender stereotype (no matter how superficial), or to completely reject the differences between male and female (no matter how obvious). Read More

  • Be the Bee #158 | How to "Give Thanks in All Circumstances"

    Department of Youth and Young Adult Ministries (Y2AM)

    November 24, 2020

    Thanksgiving is a time to feel grateful. But that attitude of gratitude can go away as soon as we're done with the turkey. How do we keep it going? Saint Paul tells us to "give thanks in all circumstances." Because real gratitude is more than a feeling. As we see in the Parable of the Rich Fool, it starts with remembering one crucial thing. Read More

  • Be the Bee #157 | 3 Reasons to Fast from Social Media

    Department of Youth and Young Adult Ministries (Y2AM)

    November 19, 2020

    Why do we fast from good things like tasty food? A the start of the Nativity Fast, we'll share three basic reasons why fasting helps transform our spiritual lives. But then we'll go a little deeper and explore why these same reasons suggest you should fast, not just from food, but from social media as well. Read More

  • Be the Bee #156 | 3 Ways Christians Can Deal with Temptation

    Department of Youth and Young Adult Ministries (Y2AM)

    November 13, 2020

    Does having bad thoughts make you a bad person? What should Christians do with the temptations we experience? The Church refers to these thoughts as logismoi: the thoughts that tempt us and can lead us into sin. And Christians have been dealing with these temptations from the beginning. Read More

  • Be the Bee #155 | How Should Orthodox Christians Preach the Gospel?

    Department of Youth and Young Adult Ministries (Y2AM)

    November 2, 2020

    Orthodox Christianity is perhaps the best-kept secret in America. Why? And how can we help share the Good News? Read More

  • 2020 Stewardship Outreach and Evangelism Ministry Report

    Outreach and Evangelism Ministries

    November 1, 2020

    The Department of Stewardship Outreach and Evangelism 2 1/2 minute video report to the Archdiocesan Council of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America in June 2020. Read More

  • Light in Times of Darkness Webinar

    Center for Family Care

    October 27, 2020

    How can we find light in times of darkness? How can we be a light? How can we help our families become lights in darkness? Join us as we discuss these questions and more in this GOA Center for Family Care webinar. Read More

  • Be the Bee #154 | Why People Stop Being Christians (and What We Can Do About It)

    Department of Youth and Young Adult Ministries (Y2AM)

    October 20, 2020

    Adults fear that young people will grow up and stop being Christians. But no one ever fears that a kid will stop rooting for their favorite sports team. Why? Read More

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