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

    Outreach and Evangelism Ministries

    April 15, 2021

    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. Read More

  • Webinar: Doing Life with Your Adult Children

    Center for Family Care

    February 16, 2021

    While parenting doesn’t end when your child becomes an adult, it DOES change! Whether you are parenting an adult child or you are one yourself, the principles that are discussed in this webinar will be helpful to all who listen. Read More

  • Christmas Hope

    Center for Family Care

    December 8, 2020

    Fellow pilgrim of life, do not lose heart if you are missing and longing for family to celebrate life with. Just follow His Star, and you will find a Holy Family. Do not give up if you get sidetracked and become isolated, for deep within you something is telling your soul that there is a Light and a love waiting to be embraced and nurtured. Read More

  • What is Love?

    Center for Family Care

    November 17, 2020

    “I love your new SUV!” “I love this restaurant!” “I love that movie’s soundtrack.” Countless times, I have expressed these types of sentiments. Perhaps in my eagerness to describe a sincere appreciation for things, I casually say I love them. As innocent as this may appear, I begin to suspect that the careless and repeated misapplication of a word tends to dull its rich meaning. Read More

  • Be the Bee #155 | How Should Orthodox Christians Preach the Gospel?

    Department of Youth and Young Adult Ministries (Y2AM)

    November 2, 2020

    Orthodox Christianity is perhaps the best-kept secret in America. Why? And how can we help share the Good News? 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

  • Why Those Who Mourn Are Blessed

    Center for Family Care

    October 12, 2020

    This beatitude always perplexed me. If you’re sad about something you would expect to be comforted but why are those who mourn blessed? Read More

  • Be the Bee #145 | Dear Class of 2020 (w/ Christina Andresen)

    Department of Youth and Young Adult Ministries (Y2AM)

    June 16, 2020

    Graduation ceremonies across the country have been cancelled. The Church is here to honor you! But we're not simply honoring your grades or extracurriculars. Steve is joined by Christina Andresen (Director of Ministries for Orthodox Christian Fellowship) to explore how Pentecost can shape our graduation celebration. Read More

  • Religious Ed at Home: Summer Edition

    Department of Religious Education (DRE)

    May 29, 2020

    The Department of Religious Education has compiled resources, guides and tips to continue learning about the Faith throughout the Summer Read More

  • Be the Bee #144 | Staying Healthy During Coronavirus

    Department of Youth and Young Adult Ministries (Y2AM)

    May 25, 2020

    Feeling scared to go back to school or work? What about Church? This has been a crazy time for us all. So Steve and Christian are back to share four keys to staying healthy during the coronavirus pandemic (and as public place begin to reopen). They even made a companion journal to the episode. The journal offers guided questions to help you stay healthy: mentally, physically, emotionally, and spiritually. Read More

  • Religious Ed at Home - Week 8

    Department of Religious Education (DRE)

    May 22, 2020

    Sunday of the Blind Man - Weekly resources, activities, lessons, and crafts for Religious Education at home. Read More

  • Religious Ed at Home - Week 7

    Department of Religious Education (DRE)

    May 15, 2020

    Sunday of the Samaritan Woman - Weekly resources, activities, lessons, and crafts for Religious Education at home. Read More

  • Religious Ed at Home - Week 6

    Department of Religious Education (DRE)

    May 8, 2020

    Sunday of the Paralytic - Weekly resources, activities, lessons, and crafts for Religious Education at home. Read More

  • Religious Ed at Home - Week 5

    Department of Religious Education (DRE)

    May 1, 2020

    Sunday of the Myrrh-Bearing Women - Weekly resources, activities, lessons, and crafts for Religious Education at home. Read More

  • Religious Ed at Home - Week 4

    Department of Religious Education (DRE)

    April 24, 2020

    Sunday of St. Thomas - Weekly resources, activities, lessons, and crafts for Religious Education at home. Read More

  • Religious Ed at Home - Week 3

    Department of Religious Education (DRE)

    April 3, 2020

    Sunday of St. Mary of Egypt - Weekly resources, activities, lessons, and crafts for Religious Education at home. Read More

  • Religious Ed at Home - Week 2

    Department of Religious Education (DRE)

    March 27, 2020

    Sunday of St. John Climacus - Weekly resources, activities, lessons, and crafts for Religious Education at home. Read More

  • Religious Ed at Home - Week 1

    Department of Religious Education (DRE)

    March 20, 2020

    Sunday of the Holy Cross - Weekly resources, activities, lessons, and crafts for Religious Read More

  • Religious Education at Home

    Department of Religious Education (DRE)

    March 19, 2020

    Weekly resources, activities, lessons, and crafts for Religious Education at home Read More

  • Policies for the Safety of Children and Youth are Being Implemented Throughout the Archdiocese and in Every Metropolis

    Press Office

    September 5, 2019

    The implementation and enforcement of the Policies for the Safety of Children and Youth take another step forward towards the goal of ensuring that every ministry and event is physically, emotionally, and spiritually safe and healthy for the children of all Greek Orthodox Churches in America. Read More