• Landmark Survey: Women's Ministry, Service and Leadership

    Adults

    February 9, 2018

    How and why do women rise to high levels of service in the Church? Is a seminary education necessary, useful or problematic for women who want to serve? How do women’s paid and volunteer careers intersect? Read More

  • Educating the Orthodox Heart through Liturgy and Prayer

    Department of Religious Education (DRE)

    October 24, 2017

    Our liturgical life feeds our personal prayer life and vice versa, not only through our weekly participation in the Divine Liturgy but also within the rhythm of the Church year with its many fasts and feasts. Our Church calendar helps orient us toward God’s acts of salvation in our Faith’s history and in our own individual faith history. Read More

  • A New Year, a New Harvest: Renewal through Orthodox Christian Community

    Center for Family Care

    August 31, 2017

    It’s about that time…the time for New Year’s resolutions: new beginnings, new goals and new inspiration. I am not talking about watching the ball drop in Times Square or counting down to midnight with your friends and family. I am talking about the Ecclesiastical New Year we just celebrated on September 1. Read More

  • "Bring It On Home" - God's Creation, That Is! Using Nature to Enhance Your "Little Church"

    Department of Religious Education (DRE)

    August 31, 2017

    We all have moments that stick with us. Some of them remain ingrained in our hearts and minds for dramatic reasons—these are the life changers, for better or worse. Some are subtle yet profound. Those remain with us in a different way, shaping our perspective, causing us to reflect from time to time. Read More

  • Bringing Orthodoxy to America Panel Discussion

    Outreach and Evangelism Ministries

    November 7, 2016

    Panel Discussion including His Grace Bishop Athanasius (Akunda), Father Evan Armatas, Father Theodore Dorrance, Father Barnabas Powell, and Father Luke Veronis. Bringing Orthodoxy to America: A National Missions and Evangelism Conference was held from October 3-5, 2016 in Portland, Oregon. Read More

  • Utilizing Media to Make Disciples and Invite Guests - Father Barnabas Powell

    Outreach and Evangelism Ministries

    November 7, 2016

    Fr. Barnabas Powell offers guidance and insight on utilizing the various media outlets available to their full potential in communication our message and bringing people to Orthodoxy at the 2016 Missions and Evangelism Conference - Bringing Orthodoxy to America. Read More

  • Removing Obstacles in Parish Growth and Leadership - Father Evan Armatas

    Outreach and Evangelism Ministries

    November 7, 2016

    Father Evan speaks on the importance of removing barriers/obstacles to growth and offers a number of planning and evaluation tools for parish leadership and ministry at the 2016 Missions and Evangelism Conference - Bringing Orthodoxy to America. Read More

  • The Commission for Orthodox Missions and Evangelism / Planting Parishes - Father Theodore Dorrance

    Outreach and Evangelism Ministries

    November 7, 2016

    Father Theodore outlines the process of planting the parish of Beaverton, Oregon and nurturing it to a full-fledged parish, supported 100% by stewardship, with a parochial school, large bookstore and vibrant ministries. From the 2016 Missions and Evangelism Conference - Bringing Orthodoxy to America Read More

  • Keynote: Bringing Orthodoxy to America - Father Luke Veronis

    Outreach and Evangelism Ministries

    November 7, 2016

    Keynote Address by Fr. Luke Veronis at the 2016 Missions and Evangelism Conference - Bringing Orthodoxy to America. Read More

  • Opening Remarks on Missions and Evangelism - His Eminence Metropolitan Gerasimos of San Francisco

    Outreach and Evangelism Ministries

    November 7, 2016

    Introductory remarks and welcome by His Eminence Metropolitan Gerasimos of San Francisco to the 2016 Missions and Evangelism Conference - Bringing Orthodoxy to America. Read More

  • Stewards of the Gospel

    Church Leadership

    November 7, 2016

    As Orthodox Christians, we have been given a sacred trust. We have received the treasure of the Gospel – the Good News of Jesus Christ. With this sacred trust comes the great responsibility to share it. Read More

  • An Extended Family in Christ

    Department of Religious Education (DRE)

    October 24, 2016

    These relationships that we foster within our respective churches can teach us so much about who Christ yearns for us to be. In the parish, we are surrounded by people who share our same values, which is hard to come by otherwise. Though we are all fallen and struggling with sin, we are able to work together as a team and encourage each other toward salvation. Read More

  • Creating a Church that Reaches Out and Welcomes the Non-religious

    Praxis

    October 15, 2016

    The fastest growing segment of our population, religiously speaking, are those who no longer consider themselves to be affiliated with a religion. To put it bluntly, people are leaving the churches of their parents and grandparents. They are no longer associating themselves with any specific faith tradition. Read More

  • Beyond Secularism

    Praxis

    October 15, 2016

    Keynote Address of His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios of America at the "Speaking to Secular America" Conference. Read More

  • Will They Come Back?

    Outreach and Evangelism Ministries

    October 15, 2016

    Much is being written and said about outreach to the “un-churched” and the “de-churched.” Many positive and creative ideas, programs and resources have been developed, and more are currently being developed. These efforts at bringing people to the local church may be broadly focused or they may be efforts of a local parish in its own community. Whatever the scope of our efforts to educate, inform and bring home the un-churched and dechurched, the critical variable in this equation will always be the local parish. Read More

  • Our Mother, The Church

    Department of Youth and Young Adult Ministries (Y2AM)

    June 20, 2016

    Young people keep leaving the Church, and most of us are very concerned about this. This week, Christian explores this phenomenon through Attachment Theory and suggests that perhaps the Church is losing her young people because she has failed to be there for youth in the way that they need. Read More

  • Five Great Resources for Youth and Young Adult Ministry

    Department of Youth and Young Adult Ministries (Y2AM)

    June 1, 2016

    Though parish programs may take a few months off, the summer is no time to pause our relationship with Christ. Here are five resources we can use, whether alone or with family and friends, to keep our minds and hearts on Christ. Read More

  • Soak Up The Son

    Center for Family Care

    June 1, 2016

    IT’S SUMMER! A wonderful time for family, friends, relaxing, and playing. A time for vacations—vacations from work and vacations from school. But there is one type of vacation we shouldn’t be taking this summer—and that is from Church. Church should be the center of our lives throughout the year and summer is no exception. Join us this summer as we #soakuptheSON. Read More

  • Soak Up The Son - Go Forth

    Center for Family Care

    June 1, 2016

    IT’S SUMMER! A wonderful time for family, friends, relaxing, and playing. A time for vacations—vacations from work and vacations from school. But there is one type of vacation we shouldn’t be taking this summer—and that is from Church. Church should be the center of our lives throughout the year and summer is no exception. Join us this summer as we #soakuptheSON. Read More

  • Getting Completely Wet

    Orthodox Observer

    May 1, 2016

    Have you heard the story about the baptism of the Gauls? The Gauls were a feared warlike people who in ancient times inhabited what is now France and Belgium. By the time of the Christian era they had been conquered by the Roman Empire and were supposedly under its control. Read More