Learn how to speak about your faith on Youth Department’s Google Hangout – June 16, 2015


Google Hangout OCASource: Orthodox Church in America

SYOSSET, NY [OCA YOUTH]  The Youth Department of the Orthodox Church in America, in partnership with the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America. is launching a new on-line program—“Praxis: Christian Life Realized”—for high schoolers, college students, and young adults.  The sessions will consist of monthly Google hangouts giving participants an opportunity to engage in a variety of practical topics.

The first session, to be held on Tuesday, June 16, 2015 at 9:00 p.m. Eastern, will feature Archpriest Timothy Hojnicki, Rector of Holy Apostles Church, Mechanicsburg, PA, who will lead a brief presentation and discussion titled “How to Talk About Your Faith”—that most basic of Christian skills.  Space is limited, so register now!

“We anticipate this becoming a regular feature, with different guest speakers every month leading discussions on a different topics,” said Andrew Boyd, OCA Youth Director.  “Possible future topics will include making the transition into and out of college, dating as a Christian, faith in the workplace, etc.”

“Our goals are to teach people to “be the bee”, to introduce people to God so they can find Him in everything, everyday, and to practically and concretely live as Orthodox Christians on a daily basis,” added Steven Christoforou, Interim Director of the Department of Youth and Young Adult Ministries of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America.  “Resources like this are a critical part of this important work, especially for those who don’t have easy access to a priest or parish.”

For more information or to suggest topics or guest speakers for future topics, please contact Mr. Boyd at




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