I am truly an individual of recreation and rejuvenation when I get the chance to. So what is it that relaxes me and de-stresses me? That’s easy, grabbing my camera and hitting the streets of Ottawa to take pictures. Don’t get me wrong, I am not a professional, it’s a hobby and I love it. [...]
Change; n. the act or instance of making or becoming different.
When I joined the Met Youth Board six years ago, I had one intention. To change. I’ll admit, I didn’t know how much I needed to change, only that I wanted to. Though I didn’t know how it would happen, I knew that I had [...]
All around the world, the holidays are celebrated differently. December is a month full of giving, receiving, recognition, appreciation and for some the hopes of new beginnings in the near future.
For Christians around the world, it is a time to celebrate the birth of Christ. Is this actually what we do? From a young [...]
With only two weeks left till Christmas, I got my inspiration for this recent blog post from A Charlie Brown Christmas. While watching the special, Charlie Brown and the gang struggle to figure out what the true meaning of Christmas is through all the commercialism taking place. It seems that every year, the true meaning [...]
My name is Christine French; I am an active member in our GOYA youth group at St. Demetrios, in Winnipeg, and want to share with you a once-in-a-lifetime experience that I had this past summer. I attended a camp called Ionian Village (IV) in Bartholomeon, Greece (in Peloponiso) and this extraordinary trip impacted my life [...]
As most of you are aware, every two years the Greek Orthodox Metropolis Youth Board hosts a national youth assembly over a 3-day period that accommodates roughly 100 Greek Orthodox youth from all over Canada. Over the three days, the youth can expect energetic and passionate guest speakers, entertainment and activities, and most of all, [...]
During this past November 16-18, the youth group of Sts. Panteleimon, Anna, and Paraskevi of Markham were invited, and welcomed with most open arms, to join the youth group from the Community of Ottawa for a weekend of fun, sharing, and networking. I was lucky enough to attend as an advisor/chaperone, along with
Prayer is the place of refuge for every worry, a foundation for cheerfulness, the source of constant happiness, a protection against sadness. - St. John Chrysostom
I believe the above quote completely sums up what prayer is about – prayer is the place of refuge for every worry, the source of constant happiness, the director of [...]