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Watch Be the Bee Episode #80 – Why Relics?
Why are relics so important in the Church? Saints are sanctified in both body and soul, and in Scripture we see how their bodies continue to be temples of the Holy Spirit even after death. The relics of the martyrs are especially important, from early liturgies in the catacombs to their place in altars today. Don’t miss it!
The Greek Orthodox Archdiocese web site highlights the mission of the “Department of Youth and Young Adult Ministries is to strengthen the relationship between God and the Greek Orthodox youth and young adults through supportive Christ-centered resources aimed to sustain youth leaders as well as Orthodox individuals.”
“The Department works with the following ministries of our Church: HOPE (Holy Orthodox Primary Education, JOY (Junior Orthodox Youth), GOYA (Greek Orthodox Youth of America), Altar Boys, Young Adult Ministries, OCF (Orthodox Christian Fellowship), EOCS (Eastern Orthodox Committee on Scouting), and Camping Ministries.”
To learn more about the Department of Youth & Young Adult Ministries of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese, click here. To visit the Be the Bee resource page on the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese web site, click here.
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ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT OF YOUTH & YOUNG ADULT MINISTRIES DIRECTOR – STEVEN CHRISTOFOROU
Steven Christoforou, is Director of the Youth & Young Adult Ministries Department and the Office of Camping Ministries of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America.
Originally from Astoria, New York, Steve graduated from Yale University and Fordham University School of Law. He received a Masters of Divinity in 2013 from the Holy Cross School of Theology. He has served as Lay Coordinator for the Harvard and MIT chapters of Orthodox Christian Fellowship, and has extensive parish experience as a former Parish Council member, Sunday School teacher, and youth volunteer. He also has extensive experience in youth and camping ministries, having led retreats around the country as a member of the Hellenic College/Holy Cross Ambassadors Program, and having served at the Direct Archdiocesan District’s Camp Saint Paul, both as a Counselor and Boys Director.
To read Steven’s full biography on the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese web site, click here.