• Soak Up the Son: Week 8

    Center for Family Care

    July 18, 2017

    Over the centuries, much has been said and written about the Jesus Prayer. And with good reason! In a concise manner, praying “Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me, a sinner” (or one of its variations) helps us to follow the Apostle Paul’s exhortation to “pray without ceasing” Read More

  • Soak Up the Son: Week 7

    Center for Family Care

    July 11, 2017

    Make an effort to attend either an upcoming Vespers or Orthros before Divine Liturgy on Sunday. Encourage your family to pay attention to how we use our five senses to worship during church services. Read More

  • Soak Up the Son: Week 6

    Center for Family Care

    July 7, 2017

    As we prepare to celebrate our nation’s Independence Day, let’s remember to include our government officials—local, state, and national—and the members of our armed forces in our prayers. Regardless of our political affiliations and philosophies, we should ask God to work in the lives of those who govern and serve our country. Happy Fourth of July! Read More

  • Soak Up the Son: Week 5

    Center for Family Care

    June 28, 2017

    IT’S SUMMER! We bask in this wonderful time for family, friends, relaxing, and fun. It's a time for vacations from work and school. But there is one vacation we shouldn’t consider this summer—and that is from Church. Church should be the center of our lives throughout the year, and summer is no exception! So join us this summer as we #soakuptheSON. Read More

  • Soak Up the Son: Week 4

    Center for Family Care

    June 19, 2017

    We offer back to God the gifts he gave us. Everything we have is a gift from God—our money, our family, our homes, our talents, etc. We are called to be good stewards of these gifts and offer them back to God for the good of all of His children. Read More

  • It is Finished

    Department of Youth and Young Adult Ministries (Y2AM)

    June 15, 2017

    Even though "Be the Bee" is coming to an end, this is just the beginning of Y2AM's life-changing work. Together, we can find Christ at work in our lives and move towards His Kingdom. Read More

  • Soak Up the Son: Week 3

    Center for Family Care

    June 13, 2017

    On June 11, the Orthodox Church commemorates the Sunday of All Saints, which honors the eternal memory of every man, woman, and child, throughout the ages, that “finished the race” having “fought the good fight” and received “the crown of righteousness” (2 Timothy 4:7–8). The list of saints includes names both known and unknown, a reminder of the high calling to holiness for each of us by our baptism and chrismation. Read More

  • What Young People Need from the Church (with Andja & Maria)

    Department of Youth and Young Adult Ministries (Y2AM)

    June 8, 2017

    What do young people need from the Church? Let's ask them! Andja and Maria, high school seniors and the hosts of the "Orthodox Life Hacks" podcast, join Steve to reflect on ministry for, with, and by young people. Read More

  • Soak Up the Son: Week 2

    Center for Family Care

    June 5, 2017

    On Sunday, June 4, we celebrate Pentecost. Take time to learn to chant the apolytikion/troparion to sing during the feast and through the Apodosis (Leave-Taking) of Pentecost on Saturday, June 10. Read More

  • Signs of the Kingdom (with Katrina Bitar)

    Department of Youth and Young Adult Ministries (Y2AM)

    June 1, 2017

    Feeding a hungry person doesn't "fix" hunger: that person will feel hungry again. So what's the point of helping those in need? Read More