Resources for a Fruitful Lenten Season!
Check out weekly resources from Matushka Tamara Cowan, the Director of our diocese's Department of Christian Education, to aid in your preparation for Great and Holy Pascha!
Akathist to the Mother of God, Nurturer of Children
"Nothing is ever so important then praying for your children. The answer and the hope always is spiritually rewarding when we pray for one another. The same goes for praying for your precious child(ren). When your children are even absent from you for the day or a period of time, remember to offer prayer on their behalf. Pray for your children when you as well as go to Church. Ask our Gracious Lord God to watch over your beloved child(ren), as well as to turn to the Mother of God the most holy Theotokos to as well pray for your children. The Mother of God hears your prayers and shall indeed take your prayers to the Throne of Our Lord God on your humble behalf. As a Grandparent or a Godparent you can perhaps change the name children too: Grandchildren, or Godchild."
Youth Ministry: Connecting Learning with Living the Kingdom
A reflection delivered at Fordham University's “Youth Religious Education - Wisdom from Christian Tradition for the Contemporary Society" Symposium on April 16, 2016 by V. Rev. Dr. Joseph F. Purpura, The Chairman of the Department of Youth and Parish Ministries for the North American Archdiocese of the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Church.
Special Resources for Current Needs
The Orthodox Youth Directors in North America (OYDNA) collated resources to support our young people during the COVID-19 pandemic. Visit their website which contains countless resources for clergy, youth workers, and families that can be used now or in the future.