December 17th, 2020 - Fr. Kosmas and Anna Kallis

 

ALL YOUNG ADULTS are invited to a special December Orthodoxy on Tap led by Fr. Kosmas and Anna Kallis! Our speakers work full time with Young Adult ministry and have done some amazing things! Join us to hear about how young adults from other parts of the country have overcome the obstacles of time and young age to become leaders in their communities!

Fr. Kosmas Kallis - Director of Youth & Young Adult Ministries, Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago
Born in Livonia, Michigan, Fr. Kosmas was shaped by the Church. He served as an altar boy in his home parish and participated in GOYA, Summer Camp and the CrossRoad Institute. He earned a BA in Religious Studies from Hellenic College in 2012 and an MDiv (with High Distinction) from Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology in 2014. Soon after graduation, Fr. Kosmas joined the Saints Peter and Paul parish as a full-time youth director, a position he held until 2018 when he was appointed Director of Youth & Young Adult Ministries for the Metropolis of Chicago by Metropolitan Nathanael. He was ordained to the Holy Diaconate in October of 2015 and to the Holy Priesthood in March of 2016. Fr. Kosmas is married to Anna Kallis, and they have a son named Jonah.
 
Anna Kallis - Project Director of TelosGamma, Office of Vocation & Ministry
Anna Kallis, M.Div., is a youth and young adult ministry professional with many years of experience developing and running various programs for the Orthodox Church. Currently, she is the Project Director of TelosGamma, an initiative developing young adult ministry in the Chicago Metropolis. She earned her Masters of Divinity from Holy Cross School of Theology in 2013. Additionally, in her portfolio of experience, Anna worked for the CrossRoad Summer Institute for five years in the roles of Assistant Director and Director, was a curriculum developer for Faithtree Resources, has developed and led countless retreats and workshops, and is very active in the youth ministries at SS. Peter & Paul in Glenview, IL. She is married to Fr. Kosmas Kallis and they have a son named Jonah.

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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