• Fall 2024 Lake Institute on Religious Fundraising of the Lilly School of Philanthropy

    Parish Council

    January 30, 2024

    Join us online this Fall 2024 along with Orthodox Christian Parish Leaders from across the country to grow in the ministry of religious fundraising. Earn the Executive Certificate in Religious Fundraising from the Lake Institute on Faith and Giving of the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy at Indiana University

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  • Prosphoro - an Introduction

    Sacraments and Blessings

    November 7, 2022

    Bread has been the emblem of God’s providence for us, throughout humanity’s history. Both physical (bread as food) and spiritual - the επιούσιον (epiousion) or “supersubstantial” bread of the Lord’s prayer, the bread of Holy Communion. Read More

  • Economic Aid Act and PPP for Parishes


    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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • How the Department of Outreach and Evangelism is Working for You

    Outreach and Evangelism Ministries

    March 2, 2020

    Fr. Jim Kordaris reports to Leadership 100 in February 2020 on Outreach & Evangelism ministries made possible by their support. Read More

  • Toward a Better Understanding of Our Priests and Presvyteres

    Orthodox Observer

    September 26, 2019

    Pastoral ministry can be extraordinarily rewarding and fulfilling. And, pastoral ministry is difficult. This reality is supported by a growing body of social science research. Drs. Rae Jean Proeschold-Bell and Sarah LeGrand, as part of the Clergy Health Initiative at Duke University, found that clergy suffer from higher rates of hypertension, obesity, depression, arthritis, and asthma than do most other Americans. Read More

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

    Center for Family Care

    August 31, 2019

    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

  • The Clergy Family Life: Q&A with Rev. Fr. Conan Gill

    Religious Education

    March 11, 2019

    Rev. Fr. Conan Gill answers questions about juggling parish responsibilities while raising five children with his wife in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Read More

  • From Expectations to Mutual Love: The Relationship of the Clergy and Parish Family

    Religious Education

    March 5, 2019

    Both clergy and laity have expectations of one another. Some are holy and right; others are unrealistic and misguided. Unfortunately, many remain unspoken until conflict arises, sapping energy and life from the parish family. Rather than reacting to conflict arising from unmet expectations clergy and their families and parish families have of one another, let us consider an alternative path, one of open and honest dialogue about expectations that will bear the fruit of mutual understanding and trust. Read More

  • Marketing Jesus: Sharing the Good News in a Digital Age

    Department of Religious Education (DRE)

    December 28, 2018

    Marketing is a standard practice in today’s business world but is often an afterthought within the Church. Our Church is certainly more than a business, but there are ways in which we operate that require business techniques every day (accounting, fundraising, leadership and more). Read More

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


    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

  • "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