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Cathedral Youth Programs

PanagiaOur mission is to lead our youth into experiencing the Holy Orthodox Faith by developing a relationship with Christ and His Saints. By becoming active sacramental members of the living church, our youth will be equipped with the tools necessary to assist them in their journey toward salvation. By laying a foundation of faith at this age, the young people will have something that will guide and strengthen them through life.

Youth Ministry Handbook


The Annunciation Cathedral offers an annual summer youth camp for children who are rising 1st graders through graduating 12th graders.  Summer camp includes: Bible study, games, sports, ponies, arts & crafts, lunch and snacks, special guest speakers, fellowship and much more!  The camp hours are from 9 am – 3 pm, Monday – Friday.

This year the camp will take place on June 26-June 30. 

TO REGISTER: 2017 registration + medical Mail completed forms (registration & medical) along with your check payable to: Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral c/o Youth Day Camp 7220 Granby St., Norfolk, VA 23505 For more information, please contact Linda Meares at (757) 424-9662 or email

Our Youth Camp is run solely by volunteers.  And we can always use extra help!  If you are interested in a volunteer opportunity or just want to find out more about what would be involved to volunteer, please contact Linda Meares at 424-9662 or email the Youth Camp team at  We truly appreciate ANY amount of time you can give!

Would you ever leave for school without brushing your teeth or putting on shoes?


In the same way, we can begin to see prayer as an essential part of our day, for the benefits are greater than fresh breath or comfortable feet! Start small, with an icon of Christ and just five minutes, but strive for consistency. The goal is to remember, thank, and glorify God each and every day by coming to meet Him face to face. By doing this, we grow to rely on Christ and He becomes the center of our lives.brushing_teeth

Remember, when we pray, we open the communication between us and God in a very personal way. There’s no one who knows us better than our Lord. He is with us each step of the way, and He knows exactly what we need.

In the Orthodox Church, we learn how to pray from the Saints who are illumined by God and who share in His glory. When we use their prayers that were written and passed on to us, we become like them and follow them into union with God. Certainly, we can also speak from the heart, but to rely on the words of the Saints for help is the most accurate way of reaching our Lord – for not every ship that sets sails reaches it’s destination.

Click here to read The Jesus Prayer.