• Thank Full

    Center for Family Care

    November 1, 2021

    There was a time when Michael’s odd behaviors would send shivers of shame throughout my body, and to be honest there are still times – though fewer and farther between. I have come to a place in our walk with our child’s Autism and Down Syndrome and Sensory Processing Disorder that is one not only of acceptance, but even amusement over the little quirks that are a part of who Michael is and what his body experiences. Read More

  • Remarks of His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew at the AJC Human Dignity Award

    Video

    November 1, 2021

    It is a privilege and an honor to receive, from the hands of such esteemed friends, this Human Dignity Award of the American Jewish Committee. Allow us to express our deepest gratitude for this expression of love and care, not only towards our humble person, but also towards what the Ecumenical Patriarchate stands for: dialogue, reconciliation and the fight against religious extremism, hatred and antisemitism. Read More

  • “How-to” Green Your Parish, Episode 24: Learning from our Parishes - St. Seraphim, CA

    Department of Inter­-Orthodox Ecumenical and Interfaith Relations

    September 30, 2021

    This week’s “How-to” Green Your Parish episode features Fr. Lawerence Margitich “Learning from our Parishes - St. Seraphim, CA” Read More

  • “How-to” Green Your Parish, Episode 19: Creation Care in Religious Education

    Department of Inter­-Orthodox Ecumenical and Interfaith Relations

    August 26, 2021

    This week’s “How-to” Green Your Parish episode features V. Rev. Tony Vrame “Creation Care in Religious Education” Read More

  • “How-to” Green Your Parish, Episode 18: Learning about Insects

    Department of Inter­-Orthodox Ecumenical and Interfaith Relations

    August 19, 2021

    The “How-to” Green Your Parish series is an initiative of the Department of Inter-Orthodox, Ecumenical and Interfaith Relations. New episodes will be released weekly featuring ideas and ways to introduce creation care and sustainability in your parish and home. Read More

  • “How-to” Green Your Parish, Episode 13: Eco-Orthodox: A Personal Initiative

    Department of Inter­-Orthodox Ecumenical and Interfaith Relations

    July 15, 2021

    This week’s “How-to” Green Your Parish episode features Ephemia Nicolakis “Eco-Orthodox: A Personal Initiative.” Read More

  • “How-to” Green Your Parish, Episode 12: Reducing Waste at Home #2

    Department of Inter­-Orthodox Ecumenical and Interfaith Relations

    July 8, 2021

    The “How-to” Green Your Parish series is an initiative of the Department of Inter-Orthodox, Ecumenical and Interfaith Relations. New episodes will be released weekly featuring ideas and ways to introduce creation care and sustainability in your parish and home. Ranging from practical to theological, each three-minute video offers a unique perspective on environmental stewardship through the knowledge and expertise of Orthodox Christians across the United States. Read More

  • “How-to” Green Your Parish, Episode 11: Reducing Waste at Home #1

    Department of Inter­-Orthodox Ecumenical and Interfaith Relations

    July 1, 2021

    The “How-to” Green Your Parish series is an initiative of the Department of Inter-Orthodox, Ecumenical and Interfaith Relations. New episodes will be released weekly featuring ideas and ways to introduce creation care and sustainability in your parish and home. Ranging from practical to theological, each three-minute video offers a unique perspective on environmental stewardship through the knowledge and expertise of Orthodox Christians across the United States. Read More

  • “How-to” Green Your Parish, Episode 10: Parish Sustainability - The Challenge

    Department of Inter­-Orthodox Ecumenical and Interfaith Relations

    June 24, 2021

    The “How-to” Green Your Parish series is an initiative of the Department of Inter-Orthodox, Ecumenical and Interfaith Relations. New episodes will be released weekly featuring ideas and ways to introduce creation care and sustainability in your parish and home. Ranging from practical to theological, each three-minute video offers a unique perspective on environmental stewardship through the knowledge and expertise of Orthodox Christians across the United States. Read More

  • “How-to” Green Your Parish, Episode 9: Creation and Monasticism

    Department of Inter­-Orthodox Ecumenical and Interfaith Relations

    June 17, 2021

    This week’s “How-to” Green Your Parish episode features Hieromonk Michael on “Creation and Monasticism.” Read More

  • “How-to” Green Your Parish, Episode 8: Learning from Animals

    Department of Inter­-Orthodox Ecumenical and Interfaith Relations

    June 10, 2021

    This week’s “How-to” Green Your Parish episode features Nike Pappas on “Learning from Animals.” Read More

  • "How-to" Green Your Parish - Episode 7: Creation and Youth Ministry

    Department of Inter­-Orthodox Ecumenical and Interfaith Relations

    June 3, 2021

    This week’s “How-to” Green Your Parish episode features Steve Christoforou on “Creation and Youth Ministry.” Read More

  • “How-to” Green Your Parish, Episode 6: Creation and the Liturgical Cycle

    Department of Inter­-Orthodox Ecumenical and Interfaith Relations

    May 27, 2021

    This week’s “How-to” Green Your Parish episode features Dr. Elizabeth Theokritoff on “Creation and the Liturgical Cycle.” Read More

  • “How-to” Green Your Parish, Episode 5: Starting a Parish Garden

    Department of Inter­-Orthodox Ecumenical and Interfaith Relations

    May 20, 2021

    This week’s “How-to” Green Your Parish episode features Hieromonk Michael on “Starting a Parish Garden.” Read More

  • “How-to” Green Your Parish, Episode 4: Learning from our Parishes – St. Anna, Roseville, CA

    Department of Inter­-Orthodox Ecumenical and Interfaith Relations

    May 13, 2021

    This week’s “How-to” Green Your Parish episode features the parish of St. Anna Greek Orthodox Church in Roseville, California on “Learning from our Parishes.” Read More

  • “How-to” Green Your Parish, Episode 3: Creation and Sacraments

    Department of Inter­-Orthodox Ecumenical and Interfaith Relations

    May 6, 2021

    This week’s “How-to” Green Your Parish episode features Archdeacon John Chryssavgis on “Creation and Sacraments.” Read More

  • "How-to" Green Your Parish - Episode 2: Practical Tips

    Department of Inter­-Orthodox Ecumenical and Interfaith Relations

    April 29, 2021

    This week’s “How-to” Green Your Parish episode features Dr. George Nassos on “Greening Your Parish - Practical Tips.” 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

  • Launch of Greening the Parish “How-to Videos”

    Department of Inter­-Orthodox Ecumenical and Interfaith Relations

    April 22, 2021

    To observe the global celebration of Earth Day, which was first held in 1970, the Department of Inter-Orthodox, Ecumenical, and Interfaith Relations welcomes its newest addition to the Greening the Parish initiative: The How-to Video Series. Beginning on Earth Day, the Department will be releasing weekly new videos featuring ideas and ways to introduce creation care and sustainability in your parish and home. Read More

  • Greening the Parish: A Resource Page for Environmental Stewardship

    Department of Inter­-Orthodox Ecumenical and Interfaith Relations

    March 29, 2021

    The Department of Inter-Orthodox, Ecumenical, and Interfaith Relations has released a Greening the Parish Resource Page. Designed for both the parish and home, this page provides resource material for navigating and fulfilling our vocation as stewards of creation and working towards greening our parishes together. Read More