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Ministries of the Metropolis
The Education, Hellenic Culture and Youth Diakonia ministries of the Metropolis of Atlanta are organized in the departments below. Please click on the ministry name for more details about each ministry. Click the following links for the guidelines for a parish-level Youth, Education, and Culture committee (Word or PDF). Other ministries are listed at the bottom of the page.
As the name implies, this ministry attends to the needs of the parishes. Among the needs addressed are development of strong lay leadership, a sense of stewardship, and outreach and evangelism programs. The ministries under Parish Development are: Parish Council Leadership, Parish Education, Culture, and Youth Diakonia, Philoptochos Enrichment, Stewardship, and Outreach and Evangelization.
The Family Life Ministry serves the families of our Metropolis through dynamic Family Retreats, Parish workshops for Marriage and Parenting Seminars as well as offering tools and resources for today’s Orthodox Christian families.
Religious education is a process which begins in childhood and continues, as the saints remind us, throughout our lives. The Religious Education department provides resources for learning for everyone, including a training program for catechism teachers. The ministries under Religious Education are: Adult Education, Clergy Continuing Education, Catechism Teacher Training, Acolyte Training, St. John Chrysostom Oratorical Festival, Catechism Resources, and Youth Directors and Ministers
From organizing high school retreats to supporting young adult ministries and training youth workers: if you are young or interested in working with the youth, this is the place to start. Parochial schools, Hellenic dance, and studies in Greece are also supervised and supported by this department.
The Liturgical Life ministry covers everything related to the services of our Church. Particular attention is given to the music of the Church. The ministries under Liturgical Life are: Greek Orthodox Choirs and Chanters, Byzantine Music Education , Youth Choir Development, Permanent Deacons
This website, the Diakonia magazine, and the Metropolis Messenger, the e-mail newsletter, are the fruit of the work of the Communications department.