YAL – The Beatitudes – A Summary of Christian Living

Friday, 11 March 2016
St. John the Baptist Orthodox Church
2350 E Dempster St.
Des Plaines, IL 60016

Attention High Schoolers and Young Adults!

St. John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church invites you all to an evening with Fr. Demetrios Carellas; 6pm Paraklesis followed by Ice Cream Bar and round-table presentation and discussion.

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Be The Bee Retreat

27 February 2016
Ss. Peter & Paul Orthodox Church
1401 Wagner Road
Glenview, IL 60025

Be The Bee Retreat

There’s still time to join Orthodox Christians from the Chicagoland area for this retreat, which is open to all Orthodox youth (6th-12th grade), parents, youth workers (18 years and older). Steven Christoforou, from the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese video series, “Be the Bee”, will be lead this wonderful retreat!


Registration can be found here:

More information can be found here:

“Be the Bee” is a weekly YouTube series exploring how we can focus on what is good and beautiful in our daily lives. The series can be found here:

Following this event in Glenview, the Chicago YAL will have “Orthodoxy on Tap” with Steven Christoforou in downtown Chicago. Details for that event can be found here:

Great Escape Winter Camp

11-13 March 2016
St. Iakovos Retreat Center
1000 224th Ave.
Kansasville, WI 53139
$155 fee per camper due by March 4th (space limited to 60 campers grades 6-11)

The Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago office of Youth and Young Adult Ministries announces its

Great Escape Winter Camp


This year’s theme is Presenting Ourselves To the Lord and is for youth in grades 6 through 11.

Registration packets are available at .

Bus transportation will be provided.

For more information, contact Dn. Chris Avramopoulous at or 312.337.4130.