Saint Panteleimon: Holy Unmercenary

For the feast of Saint Panteleimon the Unmercenary. Read More

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Soak Up the Son - Go Forth: Week Three Video

This week we learn about our lifeguards, Saints Cosmas and Damian, the unmercenary physicians! More »

Soak Up the Son - Go Forth: Week Two Video

It's time to Soak Up the Son! This week we learn all about St. Macrina the Elder and her legacy of saints. More »

Soak Up the Son - Go Forth: Week One Video

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. More »

Prune Your Soul

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) More »

“Crown them with glory and honor.” Marriage in the Orthodox Church

One of the sacraments of the Orthodox Church, the Marriage Service is rich with biblical imagery, prayer, and symbol. Because the ceremony is attended by Orthodox and non-Orthodox who may not be aware of the significance of the actions, this text has been prepared. It can be used as the basis for a program booklet distributed at the ceremony. There are a few spots for customization, such as including the names of the bride and the groom. The text can be edited easily to fit the program. Other possible additions to a program include the names of the bridal party, the family members, the clergy celebrating the ceremony, locations of receptions, and a personal note from the couple. More »

Patron Saint and Prayer for Young Adults

Saint Stephen is the patron saint of Young Adult Ministry in the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America. His total commitment to Jesus Christ shines as an example, guiding the ministry. St. Stephen was one of the first Deacons ordained in the church. At a young age, he actively preached the Gospel...