Alex Machaskee Board Chairman of St. Vladimir's SeminaryAs Chairman of the board of trustees of St. Vladimir's Seminary, I am proud of the work being done by a young organization called Pan Orthodox United. It is a group of young people working to "Solve 60" through media outreach and collaboration with other Orthodox institutions and individuals. Continue Reading
Andrew Boyd Director of Youth, Young Adult, and Campus Ministry, Orthodox Church in America"Pan-Orthodox United represents everything I love to see in the life of the Church. Namely, young adults coming together of their own will, across traditional boundaries and groups, to grow together in faith, love, fellowship, and service. I hope and pray that their efforts continue to be successful and that they inspire other local groups to do the same."
George Matsoukas Executive Director Orthodox Christian Laity (OCL)"Orthodox Christian Laity has been a supporter and partner of Pan Orthodox United for four years. As an organization and as individual board donors we have assisted in supporting the group financially. But more importantly our Board has offered time and talent to assist POU to organize and market its purpose and mission. Why? POU is the future of Orthodox Christianity in the United States. These young people are reaching out to each other because Continue Reading
Rachel Pribish Pan Orthodox United Communications Director"As most of you know, I am a member of the American Carpatho-Rusyn Orthodox Diocese, and have been a very active member of the ACRY for my entire lifetime. I served as the National Jr. ACRY Advisor for 5 years (including three years as the Vice President) and helped create the National Advent Mission Project (AMP), which I have been the chair of for two years. (This summer I was on one of the teams Continue Reading
Fr. Ian G Pac-Urar"We're proud to host PanOrthodox United's Midwest Orthodox Youth Weekend in May each year. What a joy it is to see hundreds of young people from eight states and a half-dozen jurisdictions gather for two days of fellowship, learning and fun! I pray that this unique and innovative, grass-roots movement in the Orthodox Church will keep growing and bringing our young people together as Orthodox Christians first and foremost."
Fr. Ian G Pac-Urar"Dear Fellow Orthodox Christian, You know the problem: across this continent, our kids are leaving the Church at an unprecedented, alarming rate. As many as 60% of them will disappear from parish rolls once they reach 18 years of age. BUT . . . did you know that our kids themselves are working on a solution? PanOrthodox United is just a few years old, but already is bringing together Orthodox Christian Continue Reading
Robert J. Snyder Christian Education Coordinator Antiochian Archdiocese Midwest- Toledo"In May, this year, my wife and I participated in a walk-a-thon with Pan Orthodox United to benefit St. Herman House and Zoe For Life. Walking and working with a crowd of young people from multiple jurisdictions was a great way to share our lives in doing the work of our Savior Jesus Christ. It's a great way to learn our Christian faith. Pan Orthodox United seeks to share this message Continue Reading