The following are the requirements that must be met in order to be eligible for the Youth Worker Scholarship.
The applicant must have been an active member of an Antiochian parish for at least the last five years.
The applicant must be active in youth work.
The applicant agrees to enroll in a recognized Orthodox Christian program with a youth ministry focus or component. The recipient will seek direction from the Chairman of the Archdiocese Department of Youth as to which institution is available for training.
The applicant is willing to make a minimum three year commitment to parish youth work in the Antiochian Archdiocese either as a volunteer or on a paid basis, but only following completion of the program [EC1] .
A complete application must include the following:
A completed and signed Application Form.
A short essay on youth ministry (described in the application form).
Reference from your spiritual father and/or parish priest.
Send all information to:
Youth Worker Scholarship PO Box 389 Westwood, MA 02090-0389 Phone: 781-255-1757 Fax: 781-634-0213 V. Rev. Dr. Joseph F. Purpura, Chairman Email: FrJoseph@orthodoxyouth.com Twitter: @FrPurpura
Deadline: October 31, 2018
Questions regarding the application process can be directed to the Chairman of the Department of Youth and Parish Ministry, Fr. Joseph F. Purpura, at FrJoseph@OrthodoxYouth.com.
In a spirit of joy and commemoration, His Eminence Metropolitan JOSEPH celebrated the Feast of Theophany and the 25th Anniversary of St. John Chrysostom Antiochian Orthodox Church in York, PA on the weekend of January 5–7, 2018. His Eminence worshipped with the faithful of St. John on Friday evening, and presided over Hierarchical Divine Liturgies on Saturday for the Great Blessing of Water and on Sunday morning. His Eminence was joined by His Grace Bishop THOMAS, Diocese of Oakland, Charleston, and the Mid-Atlantic, who celebrated with the community as well.
Father Peter Pier is the founding pastor of the congregation. In April of 1995, 13.8 acres of land was purchased for St. John's future home, and in the spring of 1997, His Grace Bishop ANTOUN of Blessed Memory broke ground for construction.