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“Administered by the Office of Vocation & Ministry, [the Telos Project] will be a beacon of outreach and learning for our school. We are grateful for this opportunity to support our congregations, to nurture the religious lives of Orthodox young adults, and to learn best practices that can be incorporated into the curriculum for our future Orthodox clergy and lay leaders.”

Rev. Dr. Christopher T. Metropulos, President, Hellenic College Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology 

“With the established track record of excellent programming, the Office of Vocation & Ministry continues to have a major impact on the life of Orthodox young adults across America. The Telos Project will not only provide resources but will also create collaborative learning that will dramatically bolster the efforts of the Office of Vocation & Ministry which, in turn, will have expanded influence on young people throughout the United States.”

-Tim Tassopoulos, President and Chief Operating Officer, Chick-fil-A

“In my role as dean of Holy Cross, a graduate school of theology whose primary mission is the education and formation of lay and ordained leaders for ministry in the Orthodox Church, I see the Telos Project as having a significant impact on the content and direction of youth ministry training at HCHC.”

Dr. James Skedros, Dean, Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology

“Throughout my tenure as dean, I have been an ardent advocate of our Office of Vocation & Ministry and its role in fostering vocational exploration – and by extension cultivating service and leadership skills – among our students here on campus, and among our broader constituencies of Orthodox Christian young adults throughout the US. [The Telos Project] offers Hellenic College Holy Cross an opportunity to redefine itself yet again as a true educational and intellectual center of the entire Orthodox Church.”

Dr. Demetrios Katos, Dean, Hellenic College

“I am filled with great joy and hope to see the fruits of our many decades of youth ministry being brought to bear upon the young adults of our Church. Strong, effective programs like this one will engage our young adults in a true and meaningful witness to Christ. The Telos Project will work in the vineyard of our Lord in advancing and implementing this critical ministry of the Church.”

-Fr. Joseph Purpura, Chairman, Department of Youth and Parish Ministries, Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America