• Webinar: Fostering Independence in Families with Disabilities

    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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Soak Up The Son - Go Forth

    Center for Family Care

    June 14, 2021

    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: 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

  • The Gift of Life

    Center for Family Care

    June 1, 2021

    The gift is Life – not merely abstract or even of visible cycles and experiences – but one born from the love of a Person, “He Who Is… Life.” (Exodus 3:14, John 14:1) The precious Gift is the Antidote to all of the tragedies and wounds of our fallen existence, and as He once offered Himself for the life of the world, so now and so always He continues to poor Himself out to all willing to receive Him. Life is Jesus Christ our Lord. And this Life is worth living. Read More

  • Prune Your Soul

    Center for Family Care

    April 26, 2021

    I used to be fearful of pruning my rose bushes, wanting them to have full freedom to grow any which way they would. I didn’t want to be like a highly caffeinated hairdresser lopping off more than enough inches, leading to something that looked like a shearing rather than a trim. ‘Don’t be afraid to prune’ gardening experts say, “pruning leads to new growth and continued blooming.” (Marie Ianotti) Read More

  • Cultivating a Daily Prayer Life – A Live Interactive Webinar with Rev. Dr. Alexander Goussetis

    GOARCH Affiliates and Organizations

    March 29, 2021

    Join Rev. Dr. Alexander Goussetis on Thursday evening, April 1, at 7 PM ET to learn about the spiritual tools provided by the Orthodox Christian faith that will bring you meaningful opportunities to grow in Christ. Read More

  • Lenten Resources from Orthodox Christian Fellowship (OCF)

    GOARCH Affiliates and Organizations

    March 16, 2021

    Click Here to view a compilation of Lenten resources from Orthodox Christian Fellowship. We hope you’ll find something in this collection encouraging and helpful during this Great & Holy season of Lent. Read More

  • "For the Prayers of Parents Make Firm the Foundation of Households"

    Center for Family Care

    February 1, 2021

    Take a closer look into the text of the marriage service and how powerful the prayers of parents can truly be for children. Read More

  • Not Afraid To Talk About...Pornography

    Center for Family Care

    January 25, 2021

    The word pornography is scary. No, the word porn is dirty. Even in its shortened form, porn is just a word–a word that simply describes something that is demeaning, causes objectification, makes us feel funny, drives the largest slavery operation in the history of the world, and changes the ways we think and act. Porn, simply put, is poison. Read More

  • Theophany Reflections for the Special Needs Parent

    Center for Family Care

    January 6, 2021

    For much of my son’s nearly 16-year lifespan, I have begged for miracles. Many I have received, and countless have always been - though I took them for granted. His struggles often help me to see how miraculous the human body is and how amazing our God is Who created it. At times though, I long for him to know health and wholeness – to be free. Read More

  • Be the Bee #157 | 3 Reasons to Fast from Social Media

    Department of Youth and Young Adult Ministries (Y2AM)

    November 19, 2020

    Why do we fast from good things like tasty food? A the start of the Nativity Fast, we'll share three basic reasons why fasting helps transform our spiritual lives. But then we'll go a little deeper and explore why these same reasons suggest you should fast, not just from food, but from social media as well. 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

  • Be the Bee #152 | How Christians Can Save Politics

    Department of Youth and Young Adult Ministries (Y2AM)

    October 2, 2020

    Politics are toxic and the world seems full of darkness. Is our job, as Christians, to fight that darkness? We'll review the advice of two greats saints (St Isaac the Syrian and St Poprhyrios of Kavsokalyvia) to see how we can bring the Light of Christ into a world darkened by toxic politics. Read More

  • A Delightful Surprise Part II: Prayer in Family Life

    Center for Family Care

    September 28, 2020

    What can we learn about family prayer life from a monastery? Read More

  • St. Sophia's Holy Paradox: Loving God First is Loving Your Children More

    Center for Family Care

    September 16, 2020

    Saint Sophia’s witness has gifted loving mothers throughout the ages with a special Wisdom to emulate: loving Christ more than the temporary happiness of our own children is actually loving them more. Read More

  • Be the Bee #150 | Are You Struggling to Pray?

    Department of Youth and Young Adult Ministries (Y2AM)

    September 14, 2020

    Sticking to our daily prayer rule can be tough! But why? We'll explore the simple reason prayer can feel crammed into our day rather than a natural part of it. And we'll offer a simple way to help you transform wasted moments into opportunities for connection with God. Read More

  • Be the Bee #149 | Why We Judge Others (and How to Stop)

    Department of Youth and Young Adult Ministries (Y2AM)

    September 7, 2020

    It's easy to point our finger at someone else's mistakes, rather than focus on our own. Why? We'll explore the Parable of the Unmerciful Servant and the two big things that make it easy to judge others. Read More

  • Be the Bee #148 | Do We Act Like Christians?

    Department of Youth and Young Adult Ministries (Y2AM)

    September 3, 2020

    If your parish suddenly disappeared, would anyone notice? Are we living out the Gospel in our neighborhoods and communities? Because we believe the same things that the first Christians taught. But do we act like them? Read More

  • Be the Bee #147 | How to Start (and Keep) a Prayer Rule

    Department of Youth and Young Adult Ministries (Y2AM)

    September 1, 2020

    Struggling to say your prayers? We want to help you connect with God! Read More

  • The Apostles' Life: No Pain No Gain

    Center for Family Care

    June 22, 2020

    It is arguably one of the most “under-rated” Feast days of our Ecclesiastical Year – The Feast of the Apostles; and yet, it is through these 12 men and the line of their successors throughout the ages that the Holy Spirit works with great power to establish and grow Jesus Christ’s Church – to grow us, the members of His Body. Perhaps because it comes at a time when summer activities are chosen over churchgoing, or perhaps we take their work for granted; whatever the reasons, many Orthodox Christians are not even aware that there is such a feast day! Read More

  • Metropolis of San Francisco Paraklesis Service

    GOA News Release

    June 16, 2020

    Young Adults are welcome to join in prayer and chant and online Paraklesis service to the Theotokos, Wednesday, June 17, 2020 at 6:30 p.m. This gathering will be held using Zoom, with participants being able to sign up in advance to help chant parts of the service. Rev. Father Christian Burkhard, Assistant Priest from Saint George Greek Orthodox Church in Fresno, CA will preside over the service. Read More

  • Metropolis of San Francisco Paraklesis Service

    GOA News Release

    June 5, 2020

    Young Adults are welcome to join in prayer and chant and online Paraklesis service to the Theotokos, Wednesday, June 17, 2020 at 6:30 p.m. This gathering will be held using Zoom, with participants being able to sign up in advance to help chant parts of the service. Rev. Father Christian Burkhard, Assistant Priest from Saint George Greek Orthodox Church in Fresno, CA will preside over the service. Read More