The Christian Home

While parish priests, religious educators, and youth workers share in the responsibility of bringing our children closer to Christ and the Church, the primary responsibility rests within the “home church.” Countless studies reveal that the single most important factor in the religious development of a child is the example set by parents.
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Planning your Parish Adult Education Program

Because so much of parish life functions like the school year (September through May, or whatever it is in your area!) now’s the time of year to start planning and organizing the program ideas and...
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The Principle of Non-refoulement in the Context of Migration

Imagine your country, the place you’ve lived your entire life, has been so effected by climate-driven disasters, such as extreme floods resulting in dangerous landslides, that not only is infrastructure ruined but it has become impossible to yield crops. Your livelihood has been destroyed and you have no way to provide food for your family.
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Childlike vs. Childish

What is it about children that Jesus wants us to emulate?
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Adult Education in Practice: The Case of Emerging Adults

Let’s consider a concrete example of what’s been written so far about adult education. To summarize, the earlier posts discussed that there are different ways of organizing content in adult...
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Is Ministry Preparing Kids for Life in the Church?

Why do so many kids who are active in youth ministry grow up and disconnect from the Church?
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Meeting the Needs of Adult Learners

Meeting the Needs of Adult Learners: One Size Does Not Fit All In my previous post, I discussed three different ways to develop an adult education program in a parish. They were Learning the...
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What is Love?

“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 ...
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Water We Doing!?

Locally and internationally, debates regarding best practices to save the world’s diminishing clean water supply swell between two main camps: those who support the human right to water and those who promote privatization. Realizing the complexity of the issue, this blog intends only to provide a very boiled-down overview of each position as well as resources on the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese’s work on the topic.
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What is Adult Education?

With Great Lent approaching, many parishes will offer a Lenten lecture series or other educational programs for the faithful. These are often held after Pre-sanctified Liturgy on Wednesday night...
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Faith and Football

Photo credit: St. Paul Pioneer Press   At the center of my Sundays since the mid-90s has been the act of praising and thanking God (for almost fifteen years now, in Eastern...
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Who Brought You to Christ?

Growing up I was blessed to have many mentors and guides in the Faith...
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Moving Past Regret

Our regrets keep us bound to the past. How do we let go and move past regret?
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An Orthodox Voice on Sexual Assault

Orthodox Christians are called to walk alongside survivors of sexual assault. Here are a few things we can do today to work against this great societal ill.
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Interfaith Dialogue: A Call to Respond to Millions on the Move

On November 8 th , the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America (the Assembly) and the Standing Conference of Oriental Orthodox Churches (SCOOCH) held the Tenth...
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Lessons Learned from a Service Retreat

Here are three lessons a group of young adults in Virginia learned after their recent service retreat.
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Being a Compassionate Presence

How can Orthodox Christians better be a compassionate presence in this world of confusion, fear, and anger?
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A New Way to Learn the Bible

Y2AM is happy to announce a new tool to help you better understand the Bible and connect with Christ.
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“Hagia Sophia: Turkey’s Neo-Ottoman Icon”

Until the recent rise of Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his Justice and Development Party (AKP) to political prominence, Turkey’s secular Kemalist order had for decades remained largely...
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“Hagia Sophia: Turkey’s Ottoman Icon”

It is no small irony that across the globe the edifice and image most widely associated with Turkey, Istanbul, and even perhaps Islam, is a sixth-century Orthodox Christian church—the...
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In Praise of Sunday Church School

Sunday school is perhaps the single largest program in the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America. On a national level, assuming 550 parishes with an average of 30 students per Sunday school...
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3 Reasons I Keep Rewatching Parks and Recreation

This week on PCCH, Christian and Christina discuss NBC's sitcom, Parks and Recreation.
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Questions, Questions, Questions

“After three days they found him in the temple, sitting among the teachers, listening to them and asking them questions; and all who heard him were amazed at his understanding and his answers.”...
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