HOPE

HOPE stands for Holy Orthodox Primary Education and is a ministry program for 4-year-old to 2ndgrade youth. The
mission of HOPE is to strengthen the relationship of young Orthodox Christians with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. The program works to educate and edify young members of the Church, encouraging them to become active sacramental participants in the life of the Body of Christ. This ministry offers them the opportunity to experience the Faith, ultimately leading them to Salvation.

Belonging to HOPE Ministry depends solely on being an Orthodox Christian. Children are not classified as members or non-members—if they are members of the Faith, they belong! That is, they are participants or children rather than members. If non-Orthodox children wish to participate, welcome and offer ministry to them. Encourage them to participate in the program and explain to them that the Sacraments are only for baptized and/or chrismated members of the Orthodox Church. There have been many instances of entire families converting to Orthodoxy because of their child’s involvement in JOY Ministry.

It meets concurrently with the JOY program, Sundays after Church on the 3rd Sunday of the month and on occasion other times for special events.

 

JOY

JOY stands for Junior Orthodox Youth and is a ministry program for 3rdto 6thgrade youth. The mission of JOY is to strengthen the relationship of young Orthodox Christians with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. The program works to educate and edify young members of the Church, encouraging them to become active sacramental participants in the life of the Body of Christ. This ministry offers them the opportunity to experience the Faith, ultimately leading them to Salvation.

Belonging to JOY Ministry depends solely on being an Orthodox Christian. Children are not classified as members or non-members—if they are members of the Faith, they belong! That is, they are participants or children rather than members. If non-Orthodox children wish to participate, welcome and offer ministry to them. Encourage them to participate in the program and explain to them that the Sacraments are only for baptized and/or chrismated members of the Orthodox Church. There have been many instances of entire families converting to Orthodoxy because of their child’s involvement in JOY Ministry.

 

 

It meets concurrently with the HOPE program, on the 3rd Sunday of the month and on occasion other times for special events.

Primary Contact: Nicolette Mastorides (727) 799-4605