Young Adulthood is a challenging yet critical time in the life of every Orthodox Christian. The transition from school to the working world to marriage can be filled with uncertainty and require a lot of decision-making that Young Adults may not always feel fully prepared for.
Our Young Adult Ministry 'Orthodoxy on Tap' seeks to gather Orthodox Christian Young Adults in the Reading area and offer a time of fellowship, discussion and encouragement in the faith.
Some of our past topics include:
"When You Fast: A Look at Fasting in the Orthodox Tradition"
"St. Patrick As a Model For Our Lives"
"What God Has Joined Together: An Orthodox Christian Understanding of Spirituality"
"Two Hemispheres: Male & Female"
- Hemispheres of Human Experience (Katherine Baker)
- Male & Female Created He Them Part 1 (Fr. Stephen Freeman)
- Male & Female Created He Them Part 2 (Fr. Stephen Freeman)
Those who have graduated high school and are moving away to attend college may find OCF (click here) helpful in locating a church and staying connected to Christ.
An uplifting message from a recent Holy Romanian Elder Fr. Roman Braga
The power of music is seen and felt around us every day. Some songs just get stuck in your head and won't go away. This can be a good thing or a bad thing. The Orthodox Church understands the impact that music can have on the soul. It also understands the impact that prayer can have on the soul. This is why it combines both of these elements for our spiritual growth and benefit.
Perhaps no service does this more beautifully than Paraklesis, at which we ask for the intercessions of the Theotokos, the Mother of God. Come and develop a relationship with God's Mother, our Mother, bring the names of those you wish to pray for and cast your own cares upon the Lord. Get a good song stuck in your head, a song of prayer.
Join us at 5 pm every Wednesday night for this service!
Read here to learn more about this particular icon of the Theotokos 'Quick to Hear.'
Contact Fr. Constantine for more information.