• Soak Up the Son - Go Forth: Week 2

    (2019 - ) Archbishop Elpidophoros

    May 9, 2023

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

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  • Webinar: How Do We Understand Orthodox Marriage Today

    Center for Family Care

    November 18, 2022

    Theologically speaking, does Orthodox view marriage as a contract, a covenant, or a mystery? How is marriage an image of the Holy Trinity? What are some of the challenges we face in living out an Orthodox Christian marriage? Join us in this webinar as we discuss the role of this holy sacrament in our contemporary times. Read More

  • Lord, Do I Really Love You?

    Center for Family Care

    September 26, 2022

    God isn’t looking for more members of the parish. God isn’t looking for religious consumers: people who come to church to get something. He’s looking for disciples: those willing to leave important things behind to follow something (Someone) of much greater importance. Discipleship is an orientation – a pattern of life – that involves commitment, action, sacrifice. Read More

  • Webinar: Wonderfully Made

    Center for Family Care

    August 11, 2022

    We are created in the image of God, "fearfully and wonderfully" made by our Creator, yet most of us fail to appreciate the complexities of our bodies and how miraculously they operate. This discussion focuses on the wonder of our bodies, how disabilities lead to other abilities, and what we can do to fulfill our unique potential even with illnesses and disabilities. Read More

  • SUTS Walking with God: Week Five


    May 12, 2022

    What happens when we disobey and know we have done something wrong? Join us this week as we learn what to do and what not to do after we make a mistake using Adam and Eve as an example!

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  • Soak Up the Son - Go Forth: Week 1


    May 10, 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.

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  • 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

  • “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?

    College Students / OCF

    November 2, 2020

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

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  • Be the Bee #154 | Why People Stop Being Christians (and What We Can Do About It)

    College Students / OCF

    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?

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  • 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

    (2019 - ) Archbishop Elpidophoros

    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.

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  • 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