• 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

  • Keynote Address of His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America at the Grand Banquet of the Young Adult League Conference

    Young Adults

    August 31, 2019

    It is truly encouraging to see all of you, coming together here in California, out of your love for Christ and His Church. You have expended time and resources to be here. Some of you have given up vacation days; others must go directly from this weekend to the start of the new school year. You have all made an effort and a sacrifice for the sake of your faith. May the Lord accept this offering in His Kingdom and reward you richly! And I personally express my gratitude for making your life in Christ a priority. Read More

  • Navigating Youth Engagement in Digital Media

    Department of Religious Education (DRE)

    December 27, 2018

    The first step and key to understanding the youth generations begins with understanding digital media as a meeting place and community for Orthodox individuals and youth from all over the world. Read More

  • Healthy Fasting: A Practice for All Ages

    Center for Family Care

    November 6, 2018

    This webinar connects the physical and spiritual elements of fasting for contemporary life by appealing to what the Church has always understood—our physical fast supports godly thoughts, words, and actions. Read More