Orthodoxy on Tap
Orthodoxy on Tap is one of the most prominent young adult ministries of the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Boston. Once a month, the community of over 100 young adults from throughout the Greater Boston area meets downtown for fellowship and an engaging discussion with an invited presenter. This ministry seeks to connect college students and post-graduate young adults with Greek Orthodox peers, together with clergy and communities located within close proximity to them. The success of this gathering has inspired similar gatherings in Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, the North Shore, and Central Massachusetts. Additionally, other Metropolises have consulted the Metropolis of Boston’s Orthodoxy on Tap team for guidance in starting similar ministries. During the period of Great and Holy Lent, the Orthodoxy on Tap community transitions its meetings from UNOs Pizzeria in Kenmore Square to the St. John the Baptist Church in Boston’s South End. At St. John’s, participants attend Pre-Sanctified Liturgies and enjoy a discussion offered over a Lenten meal. This transition emphasizes the need for all to slow the rhythm of their lives as they prepare to encounter the crucified and risen Lord. For the most up-to-date information regarding events, interested parties are encouraged to visit ‘Orthodoxy on Tap – Boston’ on Facebook.
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Orthodoxy on Tap—Cranston, RI
Through the successful efforts of Fr. Nicholas Lanzourakis, Youth Coordinator and assistant priest at the Annunciation Parish, Cranston, RI, the Providence area ORTHODOXY ON TAP was revived. Its revival occurred on Monday night, November 4, 2019 as a Pan-Orthodox gathering for both the Eastern Orthodox parishes and Oriental Orthodox parishes throughout Greater Providence. There were some 70 young adults present.
This ministry was inspired by our Metropolis of Boston Youth and Young Adults Office who has engaged college students and young professionals for many years. This event was sponsored financially by the Annunciation Parish and encouraged by the clergy of the Rhode Island Orthodox Clergy Fellowship who looked to better align their efforts in serving the Young Adults as a joint effort.
It was graciously hosted by Yolenis Greek Restaurant and Market in downtown Providence. They offered us an enjoyable atmosphere that was appreciated by all, along with free parking. Our was centered on the theme “Faith in Action: Let the Adventure Begin.” The talk focused on how important it is for young adults to engage their faith and develop a relationship with Christ with the framework being the Church.
We look forward to our next event being planned already for January 2020, as we continue our efforts to grow our collective Young Adult / Young Professionals Ministries in the Greater Providence Area.