• Freedom from Fear of the Future for Your Child with Disabilities Webinar

    Center for Family Care

    October 8, 2021

    Parents of children with disabilities often have compounded fears about their future. Panelists share their insights surrounding these fears, with a particular emphasis on how to cultivate freedom from fear of the future in order to enjoy life with our families now. Read More

  • Growing the Virtue of Philoxenia in Our Families and Communities

    Center for Family Care

    October 8, 2021

    Presvytera Melanie speaks with Charlotte Riggle about her familial experience of invisible disabilities; how she came to see God's commandment to not bear false witness against one's neighbor as the virtue of philoxenia—the love of strangers—the Giant Cookie Test; and the value of online support for families with special needs. Read More

  • Out of the Mouths of Babes You Have Perfected Praise

    Center for Family Care

    October 8, 2021

    Presvytera Melanie speaks with Sarah Riccardi-Swartz about her involvement with disability rights, how her Autistic daughter further developed her advocacy role, the need for the Church to listen to and incorporate the stories of those with disabilities and their guardians to develop a theology of disability, and the pure-hearted offerings to God in triumphant "Amens!" and Daniel Tiger songs. Read More

  • “How-to” Green Your Parish, Episode 24: Learning from our Parishes - St. Seraphim, CA

    Department of Inter­-Orthodox Ecumenical and Interfaith Relations

    September 30, 2021

    This week’s “How-to” Green Your Parish episode features Fr. Lawerence Margitich “Learning from our Parishes - St. Seraphim, CA” Read More

  • “How-to” Green Your Parish, Episode 19: Creation Care in Religious Education

    Department of Inter­-Orthodox Ecumenical and Interfaith Relations

    August 26, 2021

    This week’s “How-to” Green Your Parish episode features V. Rev. Tony Vrame “Creation Care in Religious Education” Read More

  • “How-to” Green Your Parish, Episode 18: Learning about Insects

    Department of Inter­-Orthodox Ecumenical and Interfaith Relations

    August 19, 2021

    The “How-to” Green Your Parish series is an initiative of the Department of Inter-Orthodox, Ecumenical and Interfaith Relations. New episodes will be released weekly featuring ideas and ways to introduce creation care and sustainability in your parish and home. Read More

  • The Heusel Family: All Children Can Learn, and All Children Can Teach

    Center for Family Care

    August 10, 2021

    Presvytera Melanie speaks with Matt and Louise Heusel on medical practitioners' adverse reactions to prenatal discoveries of disabilities and the pressure put on parents to abort their children, how their daughter with Down Syndrome has enriched their family life, and the special gifts she contributes to their parish family. Read More

  • “How-to” Green Your Parish, Episode 13: Eco-Orthodox: A Personal Initiative

    Department of Inter­-Orthodox Ecumenical and Interfaith Relations

    July 15, 2021

    This week’s “How-to” Green Your Parish episode features Ephemia Nicolakis “Eco-Orthodox: A Personal Initiative.” Read More

  • A Post-Pandemic Strategy: Getting Parishioners Back to Church

    Outreach and Evangelism Ministries

    July 14, 2021

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  • UOC St. Nicholas Summer Camp for Families with Disabilities

    Center for Family Care

    July 14, 2021

    Pres. Melanie speaks with Natalie Kapeluck Nixon, the Director of Youth & Young Adult Ministry for the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA and founder of the St. Nicholas Program, a church camp experience for persons with special needs of all ages, and their families. Read More

  • “How-to” Green Your Parish, Episode 12: Reducing Waste at Home #2

    Department of Inter­-Orthodox Ecumenical and Interfaith Relations

    July 8, 2021

    The “How-to” Green Your Parish series is an initiative of the Department of Inter-Orthodox, Ecumenical and Interfaith Relations. New episodes will be released weekly featuring ideas and ways to introduce creation care and sustainability in your parish and home. Ranging from practical to theological, each three-minute video offers a unique perspective on environmental stewardship through the knowledge and expertise of Orthodox Christians across the United States. Read More

  • Fostering Independence in Families with Disabilities Webinar

    Center for Family Care

    July 6, 2021

    Panelists offer their personal and professional lessons learned in a discussion of what healthy independence looks like in families with disabilities. Read More

  • Soak Up the Son - Go Forth: Week Four Video

    Center for Family Care

    July 6, 2021

    It's time to Soak Up the Son! This week we encourage you to interview two faithful people in your life with different vocations. Read More

  • “How-to” Green Your Parish, Episode 11: Reducing Waste at Home #1

    Department of Inter­-Orthodox Ecumenical and Interfaith Relations

    July 1, 2021

    The “How-to” Green Your Parish series is an initiative of the Department of Inter-Orthodox, Ecumenical and Interfaith Relations. New episodes will be released weekly featuring ideas and ways to introduce creation care and sustainability in your parish and home. Ranging from practical to theological, each three-minute video offers a unique perspective on environmental stewardship through the knowledge and expertise of Orthodox Christians across the United States. Read More

  • Metropolitan Savas’ Concentric Rings of Love

    Center for Family Care

    June 29, 2021

    Presvytera Melanie speaks with His Eminence Metropolitan Savas of the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Pittsburgh on theological "whys" of disability, the need for all of us to learn an etiquette regarding disability, and his exhilarating experience on an OCF Real Break mission trip when visiting "The Four Homes of Mercy," a group home for persons with disabilities. Read More

  • Soak Up the Son - Go Forth: Week Three Video

    Center for Family Care

    June 28, 2021

    This week we learn about our lifeguards, Saints Cosmas and Damian, the unmercenary physicians! Read More

  • “How-to” Green Your Parish, Episode 10: Parish Sustainability - The Challenge

    Department of Inter­-Orthodox Ecumenical and Interfaith Relations

    June 24, 2021

    The “How-to” Green Your Parish series is an initiative of the Department of Inter-Orthodox, Ecumenical and Interfaith Relations. New episodes will be released weekly featuring ideas and ways to introduce creation care and sustainability in your parish and home. Ranging from practical to theological, each three-minute video offers a unique perspective on environmental stewardship through the knowledge and expertise of Orthodox Christians across the United States. Read More

  • Soak Up the Son - Go Forth: Week Two Video

    Center for Family Care

    June 22, 2021

    It's time to Soak Up the Son! This week we learn all about St. Macrina the Elder and her legacy of saints. Read More

  • “How-to” Green Your Parish, Episode 9: Creation and Monasticism

    Department of Inter­-Orthodox Ecumenical and Interfaith Relations

    June 17, 2021

    This week’s “How-to” Green Your Parish episode features Hieromonk Michael on “Creation and Monasticism.” Read More

  • Soak Up the Son - Go Forth: Week One Video

    Center for Family Care

    June 14, 2021

    It's time once again to Soak Up the Son! Join us this summer as we focus on our calling to "Go Forth" as apostles in the world. This isn’t an invitation for a select few; we are all called to share the light of Christ and this summer we will explore how we can do that. Read More

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