• 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

  • Captain America's Portrayal in Cinema: What's Wrong with Being a Boy Scout?

    Department of Religious Education (DRE)

    January 24, 2018

    Role models are hugely imprtant. Even in our Church, we place a strong emphasis on the spiritual father relationship, mentioned in St. Paul’s letters and cultivated heavily in the Orthodox monastic tradition, because we believe that there should be someone in our lives whom we can look up to as a mentor. Read More

  • Identifying Love with Christ: Holy Friday GOYA Retreat

    Department of Youth and Young Adult Ministries (Y2AM)

    April 8, 2017

    The following are lesson plans for a Holy Friday Retreat entitled "Identifying Love with Christ" geared towards GOYA age (Grades 7-12) children. Goals for the participants are two-fold: to learn that death is the enemy and the end of love, and the Cross is the defeat of Love's enemy; and to learn how to die to ourselves through admitting the truth of our realities. Read More

  • Identifying Love with Christ: Holy Friday JOY Retreat

    Department of Youth and Young Adult Ministries (Y2AM)

    April 8, 2017

    The following are lesson plans for a Holy Friday Retreat entitled "Identifying Love with Christ" geared towards JOY age (Grades 3-6) children. Goals for the participants are two-fold: to learn that God loves each of us; and to learn how to ask God for help. Read More

  • You are a Royal Priesthood (feat. Fr. Stephen Freeman)

    Department of Youth and Young Adult Ministries (Y2AM)

    January 26, 2017

    As Christians, we're all priests of creation. We're all called to live liturgically: to offer ourselves, each other, and all our lives to Christ our God. Read More

  • What Vestments Reveal About our Relationship with God

    Department of Youth and Young Adult Ministries (Y2AM)

    January 19, 2017

    Vestments are more than decorations: they reveal something important about our relationship with God and the role of our clergy. Read More

  • Our Sacred Order

    Department of Youth and Young Adult Ministries (Y2AM)

    January 12, 2017

    Hierarchy isn't about status or being important. In the Church, hierarchy is our sacred order, the way we fit together as One Body. Read More

  • New Year, New Focus

    Department of Youth and Young Adult Ministries (Y2AM)

    December 29, 2016

    The ways we spend our time and money say a lot about what we actually love. And our actions may reveal we don't love God as much as we'd like to think. Let's take an honest look at our lives so we can make some much-needed changes in the year ahead. Read More

  • What We Love Matters

    Department of Youth and Young Adult Ministries (Y2AM)

    December 19, 2016

    In the final episode of The Trench, Christian explores how what we love orients our way of being in the world and how what we love is shaped by what we do. Join Christian as he says goodbye to the series by asking, "What do we truly love?" Read More

  • From the Director: Experiencing God at the Archdiocese Summer Camps

    Department of Youth and Young Adult Ministries (Y2AM)

    July 1, 2016

    For many of us, summer is the high point of the year. Our youth, young (and not so young) adults, and clergy, are (and have been, for the last several weeks) attending our Archdiocesan summer camps around the country, and as far away as Greece. It’s a yearly program that lifts the spirits of countless people across the Church. Our camps offer something increasingly rare: an experience with God, and with the Church, for all in attendance. Read More

  • Be the Bee #101 | The Holy and Great Council (featuring Dn. John Chryssavgis)

    Department of Youth and Young Adult Ministries (Y2AM)

    June 17, 2016

    Dn John Chryssavgis, theological advisor to His All Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, joins Steve to explain The Holy and Great Council. They discuss the mission of the Church in the world, and our mission as Christians. Read More

  • Hold On to Hope

    Department of Youth and Young Adult Ministries (Y2AM)

    May 12, 2016

    Life is full of ups and downs. Even though things are going well, it can suddenly feel like your spiritual life is crashing to the ground. Whatever the reason, here are three tips to help you hold onto hope. God bless you! Read More

  • Why Do We Die?

    Department of Youth and Young Adult Ministries (Y2AM)

    May 5, 2016

    Christ is Risen! Yet, if Christ really has conquered death, why do we still die? With a little help from St. Paul the Apostle and Fr. John Behr, we'll take a closer look at our relationship with God and explore how we perfect our union with Christ. Read More

  • The Key to Prayer

    Department of Youth and Young Adult Ministries (Y2AM)

    March 31, 2016

    It's one thing to talk about why Church services and prayer are important, and another to do them. How do we start? The key is something simple, and something very easy to overlook: silence. Read More

  • Having a Spiritual Father

    Department of Youth and Young Adult Ministries (Y2AM)

    March 28, 2016

    A relationship with a spiritual father is one of the most important relationships in an Orthodox Christian's life. Join Christian and his pastor, Fr. James Coles, this week as they explore the role and the reason for the spiritual father, particularly in the mystery of confession. Read More

  • Why Prayer Matters

    Department of Youth and Young Adult Ministries (Y2AM)

    March 24, 2016

    If we attend Church services, do we need to pray on our own? If we pray on our own, do we need to attend the services? Prayer matters, and goes hand in hand with the services. Without the Liturgy, prayer is just talking to ourselves. And without prayer, Liturgy is just empty ritual. Read More