A blog from the Orthodox Church in America's Department of Youth, Young Adult and Campus Ministries
Calling All Angels
The Synaxis of the Archangels, Michael, Gabriel, Raphael and all the Heavenly Hosts: November 8th Mother Macrina Those of you named after the Archangels Michael, Gabriel, Raphael, or their feminine counterparts, no doubt realize the importance of the date November 8th when we celebrate the Synaxis of the Archangels and of the other Bodiless Powers of […]
Soul Notes An interview with Jacob Souček, a new regular writer for this blog. Q: Tell us a bit about your background in music. A: My dad, who was an OCA priest (may his memory be eternal!) among many other things, was a prolific musician and composer. When it was time for me to choose […]
Is This the End of the World?
Is This the End of the World? Fr. John Dresko “Where were you when I laid the foundations of the earth? Tell Me, if you have understanding. Who determined its measurements? Surely you know. Or who stretched the line upon it? To what were its foundations fastened, Or who laid its cornerstone, When the stars were […]
What Role Does God Play in Your Life?
A homily on Mark 8:34 on the Sunday after the Elevation of the Cross¹ By Deacon Jason Ketz – September 17, 2017 I was recently reading a research report, the National Study of Youth and Religion², where a few pastors interviewed several hundred Christian teenagers about their faith, hoping to see if they could link attitudes, […]
Can You Hear the Beauty of Nature?
If you’re wondering what you can do or should think about the environment, then what follows is for you. In fact, every teen and young adult should pause on a regular basis – look up from their phones – and appreciate the glory and majesty of creation which is all around us. While we live […]