• Preparing Our Youth for College Life

    Center for Family Care

    August 18, 2021

    “Six or seven out of ten young people will leave the church in college and never return.” This quote, or others like it, has been used by anxious youth workers and campus ministers for at least the past decade. For parents who want their kids to stay connected to the Church, this sounds terrifying, and it is. 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

  • Parish Leadership Series Episode 1 featuring Fr. Theodore Dorrance

    Outreach and Evangelism Ministries

    May 28, 2021

    "Parish Leadership" is a series of 1-hour presentations on various aspects of parish leadership. Each 1-hour talk is offered with natural 15-minute sections to permit parish councils and ministry leaders to watch all or part of each video as time allows. Read More

  • Parish Leadership Series at HCHC

    Outreach and Evangelism Ministries

    May 27, 2021

    Welcome to the Parish Leadership Series at HCHC, a series of 1-hour presentations on various aspects of parish leadership. Read More

  • “Crown them with glory and honor.” Marriage in the Orthodox Church

    Outreach and Evangelism Ministries

    April 15, 2021

    One of the sacraments of the Orthodox Church, the Marriage Service is rich with biblical imagery, prayer, and symbol. Because the ceremony is attended by Orthodox and non-Orthodox who may not be aware of the significance of the actions, this text has been prepared. It can be used as the basis for a program booklet distributed at the ceremony. There are a few spots for customization, such as including the names of the bride and the groom. The text can be edited easily to fit the program. Other possible additions to a program include the names of the bridal party, the family members, the clergy celebrating the ceremony, locations of receptions, and a personal note from the couple. Read More

  • Christmas Hope

    Center for Family Care

    December 8, 2020

    Fellow pilgrim of life, do not lose heart if you are missing and longing for family to celebrate life with. Just follow His Star, and you will find a Holy Family. Do not give up if you get sidetracked and become isolated, for deep within you something is telling your soul that there is a Light and a love waiting to be embraced and nurtured. 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

  • 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

  • Covid-19 Parish Recovery Initiative

    Church Leadership

    October 13, 2020

    His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America has launched the “COVID-19 Parish Recovery Initiative” to provide struggling parishes with monetary support to enhance revenue opportunities, technical assistance from the Archdiocese and other affiliated organizations, as well as developmental and educational support. Read More

  • Youth Safety Compliance Presentation from Clergy-Laity 2020

    Ministry Leaders

    September 14, 2020

    Download the slides from the Youth Safety Compliance Presentation from Clergy-Laity 2020 Read More

  • About the Clergy Initiative

    Benefits Office

    September 4, 2020

    In 2016, the Clergy Initiative, a Ministry of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, received a three-year, $1,000,000 grant from the Lilly Endowment, the National Initiative to Address Economic Challenges Facing Pastoral Leaders, to create research-based programing to raise awareness in our Archdiocese regarding the unique challenges our Clergy and their families face and also provide need-based financial grants to our Clergy. Read More

  • National Missions & Evangelism Conference 2020

    Outreach and Evangelism Ministries

    August 11, 2020

    The following videos were recorded at the National Missions & Evangelism Conference Feb. 3-5, 2020 in Columbus, OH at the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral. Presenters offered spoke under the guiding theme of 'Leading Change Toward A Healthier Parish.' What is a healthy parish? How do we evaluate where our parish is today? What changes do we make? What type of leadership is necessary to enact change? These questions are explored and answered by a group of distinguished presenters. Read More

  • Soak Up the Son - Week 8: God Rested

    Center for Family Care

    August 3, 2020

    It's time to Soak Up the Son for the last time this summer! This week we learn about what happened when God rested after the creation! Read More

  • Soak Up the Son - Week 7: Animals & Humans

    Center for Family Care

    July 27, 2020

    It's time to Soak Up the Son! This week we are learning about how God created all the animals and the first human beings! Read More

  • The Twelve Great Feasts, Vol. I: Traveling on the Ark of Salvation: Feasts of the Theotokos

    Department of Religious Education (DRE)

    June 26, 2020

    Downloads and tips for adapting our VCS program to be done virtually Read More

  • Religious Ed at Home: Summer Edition

    Department of Religious Education (DRE)

    May 29, 2020

    The Department of Religious Education has compiled resources, guides and tips to continue learning about the Faith throughout the Summer Read More

  • Webinar: Keep the Summer Connection Active!

    Outreach and Evangelism Ministries

    May 26, 2020

    A Webinar from May 20, 2020 covering Tips & Strategies for honoring graduates and holding virtual summer faith-building programs, presented by Angeliki Constantine, Educational Ministry Specialist, Dept. of Religious Education; and Natalia Tzobanaki and Despina Lachanaris, Creators of OrthodoxPebbles.com. Read More

  • Religious Ed at Home - Week 8

    Department of Religious Education (DRE)

    May 22, 2020

    Sunday of the Blind Man - Weekly resources, activities, lessons, and crafts for Religious Education at home. Read More

  • Religious Ed at Home - Week 7

    Department of Religious Education (DRE)

    May 15, 2020

    Sunday of the Samaritan Woman - Weekly resources, activities, lessons, and crafts for Religious Education at home. Read More

  • Religious Ed at Home - Week 6

    Department of Religious Education (DRE)

    May 8, 2020

    Sunday of the Paralytic - Weekly resources, activities, lessons, and crafts for Religious Education at home. Read More