Pan Orthodox United was established for the purpose of Orthodox cultural exchange. By bringing people together, we hope to solidify our traditions and create opportunities to share our heritage with one another. This is done by encouraging young adults to gather and participate in social and sporting events throughout the year. The organization provides a wonderful opportunity for Orthodox Christians from throughout North America to come together to enjoy Christian fellowship, to meet friends, and to display athletic sportsmanship in an Orthodox Christian venue. This experience of Orthodoxy helps everyone understand the Church beyond their own home parishes.
While we are all proud of our individual nationalities, there is a bigger focus in mind. That is our faith. As the generations pass, Orthodoxy will be our only uniting factor. We propose to put aside our differences and concentrate on our similarities. Pan Orthodox United welcomes and encourages the participation and unity of all Orthodox Christians, and those interested in Orthodoxy.
Participants will surely appreciate our events; however, facilitating events of this size not only presents its challenges, but is also quite costly. We are striving to make this gathering as affordable as possible to allow the greatest number of participants. Because of this, we ask for your prayerful thoughtfulness in offering a tax-deductible gift in support of this worthwhile effort and if possible becoming a sponsor. Only with the help of faithful stewards like you, can Pan Orthodox United continue to flourish.
Please help us by spreading the word to your family, friends, and Orthodox acquaintances about our events, and thank you all for your support and donations. We will see you at our first ever event, the 2013 Pan Orthodox Sports Tournament and Fellowship Weekend, on May 17-19 in Akron, Ohio! Organized through the efforts of a committee of young adults representing Greek, Serbian, Antiochian, Russian, Romanian, and other parishes throughout the region headed by Michael Pacurar, the event will include a round-robin soccer tournament, ethnic dance competition, corn-hole tournament, and international festival. The event is slated to coincide with the International Festival sponsored by the Presentation of Our Lord Orthodox Church in Fairlawn, Ohio.
For additional information please contact Michael at PanOrthodox2013@gmail.com or 330.962.2969.
The Pan Orthodox Committee