At its annual meeting in October 2020, the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America declared 2021 the “Year of the Youth,” with the intent of augmenting ministry to children, teens, and young adults across the country. You can find more information on the Year of the Youth Hub website.
As part of this celebration, all children and teens in grades K-12 are invited to submit short videos for the “Youth Witness to the Faith” video series which will focus on The Nativity of our Lord God and Savior Jesus Christ.
Videos should be 1-3-minutes in length, and answer one of the following questions based on age:
- Younger Youth (Grades K-8): What is your favorite thing about Nativity?
- Older Youth (Grades 9-12): What does “Christ is Born” mean to you?
Submissions will be accepted until January 7, 2022, and videos will be released throughout the remainder of Advent and Nativity season.
To learn more, watch this short video. Anyone who wishes to participate must fill out this form. After doing so, Danielle Geeza, OCA Representative on the Orthodox Youth Directors in North America committee, will reach out with specific instructions.