The resources listed below are specific to the current situation with Covid-19.  The remainder of this website contains countless resources for clergy, youth workers and families that may also be used at anytime.

 

A Message of Unity from the Assembly of Bishops 

 

Prayer and Fasting

Liturgical Resources - Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of NA

Prayer in Time of Corona-Virus - Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA

Orthodox Streaming Services - Nationwide services - Resource sponsored by Orthodox San Dieg

Lenten Prayer Resources - Youth & Young Adult Ministry St. Michael's Louisville, KY

Special Prayer for Deliverance from New Corona-virus Epidemic - Romanian Orthodox Church

8 Patron Saints of Healing - Romanian Orthodox Church

OCF Lenten Cookbook/OCF@Home - Video Series Orthodox Christian Fellowship

Fasting as a Family - Melissa Naasko

On-Line Learning Opportunities

Children's Catechism Video Series (for ages around 6-12) book by Fr. Micheal Shanbour 

All OCA Church School - Info is kept current 

Christianity in Quarantine - Be the Bee - Y2AM

Easy Ways to Protect Our Families From Online Hackers - Faithtree Learning

Faith, Hope and Love - Home Edition - Storytime and Daily Learning/Fellowship for youth of all ages -                                      Offered by the Ukrainian Orthodox Church Office of Youth Ministry

On the Back Porch - Videos Interviews/Prayer/Faith - Fr. Anthony Perkins UOCofUSA

St. Athanasius Academy of Orthodox Theology - Several Classes Available

Storytime with Zuko and Jane - Ancient Faith Ministries - Evenings at 8pm EST Facebook live!

St. Emilia Homeschooling Ministry - Antiochian Orthodox Church

The ART of Staying Mentally and Spiritually Healthy During the Coronavirus (Video)- Fr. Chris Shadid

Weekly Live Adult On-Line Education from Orthodox Christian Network

Soak up the Son - GOA Center for Family Care Summer Video Series. 

On-Line Interactive Meetings/Webinars

Weekly Orthodox Camp Directors Townhall Meeting - Orthodox Youth Directors in NA

Pan-Orthodox Calendar of Offerings - A Google Calendar hosted by Y2AM                                                                                                  If you would like to have your offering added to the calendar please email Steve Christoforou at schristoforou@goarch.org

OCF@Home - Webinars for College Students from Orthodox Christian Fellowship

A "Call" to Action - Youth Equipped to Serve - Offered through Great Lent on Tuesday evenings

On-Line Free Webinars - American Camping Association

Archive of Webinars and Videos including "suffering in the time of pandemic" webinar and more - St. Vladimir's Seminary

Archive of Ancient Faith Radio Podcasts pertaining to the Pandemic Click here for AFR blogs relating to the pandemic 

Keeping the Summer Connection Alive: Tips to honour graduates and keeping summer programs - GOA Department of Religious Education and Stewardship and Evangelism (webinar recording from May 20th 2020).

Youth Opportunities to Serve Others

Letters for NYC Medical Professionals - ACROD St. Nicholas Myra Orthodox Church

FOCUS North America Centers - Check with a FOCUS center near you. Many are in need of canned food, utensils and other items to distribute in the community.  If you do not have a FOCUS center in your community, check with your local food banks, Salvation Army or shelters.

Corona Contribution Challenge - Stewardship Calling - Ancient Faith

Pictures and Cards for Patients and Health Care Workers - Bathesda Hospital - Bethesda North Hospital, c/o COVID UNIT staff & patients, 10500 Montgomery Road, Cinci 45242 (Check with your local hospital or Nursing Home if they are excepting cards and homemade pictures)

Phone Calls, Pictures and Cards for Singles and Elderly - All of our parishes have beloved faithful who are elderly or living alone and unable to leave their homes.  A phone call, video chat, homemade card or picture of encouragement and love can go a long way.  

Lawn Care - SPRING IS HERE!  As our quarantine continues, some of our elderly in our parishes or neighborhoods may need help cutting their lawn, weeding, etc.  Your youth could volunteer to help!  Just remember, social distancing and wash your hands!

Resources for Youth Workers

Please be sure to visit the MANY resources provided on this website Orthodoxyouth.net.

Games for online instruction - Orthodox Pebbles

Parenting During an Epidemic: Blessing and Challenges - GOA Center for Family Care  April 10th

Corona-Virus Resource Center - Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops in the USA

Orthodox Christian Ministry and Covid-19 - Video presented by Y2AM

Church School/Religious Ed. Resources - Antiochian Department of Christian Education

Kids in Church - Resources created and offered by David Lucs 

Resources from Y2AM

Religious Education at Home - Greek Orthodox Archdiocese Dept. of Religious Education

Resources for Coronavirus Outbreak - Orthodox Church in America

ST. John Chrysostom - Encouraging Quotes in Times of Sorrow - Romanian Orthodox Church

Special Communication with Youth During Challenging Times - Praesidium 

Resources for Families

Orthodox Christian Deaf Association 

SPF - Scriptures and Praying together as a Family - American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese

Social Story about the Corona-virus 

Helping Children Cope with Covid-19 - Orthodox Christian Assoc. of Medical, Psychology and Religion

Comfort Food For Families - Videos provided by the GOA Center for Family Care

Religious Education at Home - Articles by the GOA Department of Religious Education

Orthodox Kids Corner - Potamus Publishing - Free Printable Lessons and Activities

Sing-A-Long with Gigi - Childrens' Songs with Kh. Gigi Shadid on YouTube

2020 Fine Art Contest - Offered by St. Kosmas Orthodox Education

Non-verbal Prayer in Time of Pandemic Crisis - Summer Kinard

Resources for Corona-virus Outbreak - Orthodox Church in America

Realistic Ways for Parents and Families to Cope with Being Stuck at Home - Purdue University

Free Audible Books from Amazon

Helping Children Cope Emotionally with the Corona-Virus - American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress

Orthodox Christian E-Books - Ancient Faith Ministries 

Coronavirus Links and Resources

Elder Zacharias on the Pandemic - Article

Resources for Young Adults and Teens in Coping with Covid-19 - Orthodox Christian Assoc. of Medicine, Psychology and Religion

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) - Coronavirus Page

American Camp Association (ACA) - Coronavirus Page

Association of Camp Nursing (ACN) - Coronavirus Page

Resources for Orthodox Care-Givers

The Orthodox Christian Association of Medicine, Psychology and Religion - Resources for Orthodox Care-Givers