Apr 1, 2021


6:30 - 7:30pm





A new online discussion group series for high school students is being launched by the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of San Francisco. Called “OrthoTalks”, the first series will focus on Lent. This six-part series will help teens in “Cultivating a Purposeful Life” and will address questions like, “Why am I here? What is the purpose of life?”

OrthoTalks for Lent continues to be offered weekly on Thursdays through April 22, via zoom at 6:30 p.m. PST. This week’s presenter will be Rev. Father Nicholas Mueller, Assistant Priest at Ascension Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Oakland, CA. Join Father Nicholas for an engaging discussion on “Cultivating a Committed Life” to be held on Thursday, April 1, at 6:30 p.m. PST.

Rev. Father Gary Kyriacou, Pastor of the Metropolis of San Francisco Youth and Young Adult Ministries created this program to provide high school students an opportunity to engage in dialogue with their peers and have meaningful discussions on issues relevant to them, while empowering them on their lifelong journey as Orthodox Christians. Father Gary shared, “This is an opportunity for our youth to come together from all over our Metropolis and share, learn and grow in a very unique way. The clergy in our Metropolis have a deep love and genuine concern to help our kids navigate the challenges they face and will encounter. I encourage every High School student to set aside Thursday nights in Lent to come and ask the questions they want answers to.”

“This is an excellent program, and I am eager to see the fruit that it bears. Our teenagers are a special age group, faced with many challenges and navigating through many vulnerabilities,” stated His Eminence Metropolitan Gerasimos. “We need to listen, love, guide and educate them so they can discern the path ahead for their lives, while retaining their connection to the Church.”

Register today to receive the Zoom link for OrthoTalks for Lent. For more information, please contact Rev. Father Gary Kyriacou, Pastor of Youth and Young Adult Ministries.

Upcoming Schedule of Topics and Presenters

Thursday, April 8, 2021

Cultivating a Confident
Life Rev. Father Panagiotis Sotiras – Proistamenos
Saint Basil Greek Orthodox Church Stockton, CA

Thursday, April 15, 2021

Cultivating a Servant Life
Rev. Father Christos Kanakis – Proistamenos
Assumption Greek Orthodox Church
Long Beach, CA

Thursday, April 22, 2021

Cultivating an Authentic Life
Rev. Father Jacob Saylor – Assistant Priest
Assumption Greek Orthodox Church
Scottsdale, AZ