ΕΛΛΗΝΟΡΘΟΔΟΞΗ  ΚΟΙΝΟΤΗΤΟΣ  ΑΓΙΩΝ 
ΠΑΝΤΕΛΕΗΜΟΝΟΣ,  ΑΝΝΗΣ  ΚΑΙ  ΠΑΡΑΣΚΕΥΗΣ

Saints Panteleimon, Anna and Paraskevi Greek Orthodox Church
Markham - York Region

 
 

Youth Group

"Let no one despise your youth, but set the believers an example in speech and conduct, in love, in faith, in purity." (1 Timothy 4:13)


FEAST OF THE GREAT MARTYR SAINT KATHERINE
NOVEMBER 25TH

St. Katherine is the Patron Saint of the Greek Orthodox Metropolis Youth. She was from Alexandria, was the daughter of Constas (or Cestus). She was an exceedingly beautiful maiden, most chaste, and illustrious in wealth, lineage, and learning. By her steadfast understanding, she utterly vanquished the passionate and unbridled soul of Maximinus, the tyrant of Alexandria; and by her eloquence, she stopped the mouths of the so-called philosophers who had been gathered to dispute with her. She was crowned with the crown of martyrdom in the year 305. Her holy relics were taken by Angels to the holy mountain of Sinai, where they were discovered many years later; the famous monastery of Saint Katherine was originally dedicated to the Holy Transfiguration of the Lord and the Burning Bush, but later was dedicated to Saint Catherine. According to the ancient usage, Saints Katherine and Mercurius were celebrated on the 24th of this month, whereas the holy Hieromartyrs Clement of Rome and Peter of Alexandria were celebrated on the 25th. The dates of the feasts of these Saints were interchanged at the request of the Church and Monastery of Mount Sinai, so that the festival of Saint Katherine, their patron, might be celebrated more festively together with the Apodosis of the Feast of the Entry of the Theotokos. The Slavic Churches, however, commemorate these Saints on their original dates.

Mission Statement

With ages ranging from 13 to 19, we hope to offer a number of faith based religious and social experiences to provide the youth with a foundation in Orthodoxy. Our goal in youth ministry is to see that our young people grow to love Christ and His Church and to pursue a righteous way of life. Living the Orthodox Faith in Christ is a process that takes place in the context of, Worship, Witness, Service and Fellowship. Worship is defined as the sacramental expression and participation in Holy Tradition. Worship stands at the core of our youth ministry. Witness represents an expression of faith for the youth and others. Witness is one who testifies by word and deed. Service is honouring and glorifying God by loving and serving mankind in the name of Jesus Christ. Our Lord set the tone for service, that we want our young people to emulate. Fellowship completes the combination of perfect love as a community. By gathering together in fellowship, and by showing love for one another in Christ, we emulate the life of the Holy Trinity in our daily life.

Central Toronto Youth Assembly 2012
Registration has begun for the Greek Orthodox Metropolis Youth of Canada Central Toronto Assembly. It will be held April 27 - April 29, 2012.

 

Contact

Pastoral Assistant:
Theodore (Ted) Kontoravdis


Advisors:
Tonya Konidis and Demetra Kalogeras


 

 


Youth Outing to St. John the Compassionate in Toronto

On February 11, 2012, the Youth Group visited and volunteered at the St. John The Compassionate Mission in Toronto. They helped by serving food, taking part in services and helping with the missions day to day work. It was a good experience enjoyed by all and great fun.

 

 

 

 

 



 
 
 
 
 
 

BUILDING THE FUTURE - HONOURING OUR PAST