Year of the Youth

The Year of the Youth celebrates youth’s presence and potential within the Church by celebrating and enhancing their God-given talents. The presence of Youth, as full members of the Body of Christ, is essential to the life of our communities. The Youth are our present and future. Our hope stems from a faith that is not only lived on a daily basis but is passed on from generation to generation, ensuring continuity in witnessing Christ’s love in the world. “He established a testimony in Jacob, and appointed a law in Israel, which He commanded our fathers to teach to their children; that the next generation might know them, the children yet unborn, and arise and tell them to their children, so that they should set their hope in God, and not forget the works of God but keep His commandments…” (Psalm 78:5-7).

Activities

Townhalls: Who do you say that I am? Explaining our Orthodox Christian Faith

 

 

Townhalls will be hosted virtually throughout the year, connecting our youth and hierarchs. Townhalls will provide youth with opportunities: 1) to better know their hierarchs, and 2) to dialogue with their hierarchs about their spiritual lives. Each session is limited to 60 participants, and registration will be on a first come, first serve basis. Registrants must be "children or teens" (18 years old or under).

Click here to register to attend a National Town Hall on February 23, 2022 at 8:00 PM EST (7:00 PM CST, 5:00 PM PST)

 

Calendar of Events

September
- September 14, 2021 @ 12:00 PM EST - Camp Townhall
- September 28, 2021 @ 7:00 PM EDT - AoB Year of Youth Townhall with Hierarchs: Southeast & Central East
- September 21, 2021 @ 1:00 PM EST - Youth Worker Webinar: Raising Skillful Children

October
- October 12, 2021 @ 12:00 PM EST - Camp Townhall
- October 12, 2021 @ 7:00 PM CST - AoB Year of Youth Townhall with Hierarchs: Central West

November
- November 9, 2021 @ 12:00 PM EST - Camp Townhall
- November 9, 2021 @ 7:00 PM PST - AoB Year of Youth Townhall with Hierarchs: Northwest
- November 18, 2021 @ 7:00 PM EST - Youth Worker Forum

December
- December 14, 2021 @ 7:00 PM PST - AoB Year of Youth Townhall with Hierarchs: Southwest
- December 16, 2021 @ 7:00 PM EST - Youth Worker Webinar: Youth Formation - Who has the hearts and minds of our Youth?

 

Resources for Youth Workers

Liturgical

Prayer for the Youth

Akathist to the Mother of God for Our Youth

Graphics

Year of the Youth Graphic - Standard Rectangular (for use on Facebook, letters, posters, etc.)

Year of the Youth Graphic - Large Rectangular (for use on Facebook, letters, posters, etc.)

Year of the Youth Graphic - Standard Square (for use on Instagram, letters, posters, etc.)

Year of the Youth Graphic - Large Square (for use on Instagram, letters, posters, etc.)