Source: Orthodox Church in America
SYOSSET, NY [OCA] The Department of Youth, Young Adult, and Campus Ministry of the Orthodox Church in America has completed its “Journey to Pascha” Video Series. These short videos were produced, written, and directed by a team of young adults from Holy Theophany/Saints Constantine and Helen Church, Colorado Springs, CO. Intended to document the parish’s journey through Great Lent, these videos share that communal journey with the greater on-line community.
Over the course of Lent and Holy Week, the videos were shared on the Department’s Facebook page and YouTube channel. The journey is broken up into four separate videos:
Chapter 1: Forgiveness Vespers
Chapter 2: Who Wants the Cross?
Chapter 3: Waiting for Christ
Chapter 4: The Bright and Saving Night
“Rachael Billings, a young adult at Saint Constantine and Helen approached us with this incredible idea several months ago,” said Andrew Boyd, OCA Youth Director. “Working with our social media team, she has refined her project and produced four video segments documenting her parish’s communal journey to our Lord’s Pascha. She’s taken on an amazing amount of work herself and overseen the project from planning to production and editing.”
“The Church’s role in social media is the same as the Church’s role anywhere,” said Matthew Andrews, a parishioner of Holy Assumption Church, Philadelphia, PA, and member of the Youth Department’s social media team. “That role is to preach the Gospel and share the liturgical life. This project will be a unique way to inject our journey to Pascha into the social media landscape and to showcase the value of making that journey within the context of a Eucharist community.”
“I am so thankful for all who volunteered to assist me in this project, and for my parish priest, parish choir, and fellow parishioners who graciously allowed me to share them with the online world,” said Ms. Billings.[subscribe2]