In Christ, We are one! 

Featured Speakers

This year's Clergy Laity Congress features impactful ministry panels and workshops designed to equip delegates with the tools, resources, and inspiration needed to strengthen parishes and foster thriving communities. Attendees will have the opportunity to engage in meaningful dialogue, gaining valuable insights and practical strategies to enhance their local ministries. The Congress aims to empower participants with a renewed sense of purpose and vision, ensuring the ongoing growth and vitality of their parishes and the broader Orthodox Christian community. Throughout the week, there are a wide number of topics being addressed in both Ministry Panels and Workshops.

Fr. Stephanos Ritsi

Fr. Stephanos Ritsi

Fr. Stephanos Ritsi

Biography

Fr. Stephanos earned a degree in Political Science from the University of Florida and a Master of Divinity from Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology. He also received a certificate from the Boston Theological Institute in Missions and Ecumenism and served as president of the missions committee of Holy Cross from 2009-2012. After seminary, Fr. Stephanos was sent to Albania for 10 years to assist the continued rebuilding efforts of the Orthodox Autocephalous Church of Albania. He defended his Ph.D. thesis in October of 2021 and was appointed as a Lecturer at Logos University College, where he teaches Missiology, Inter-Religious Dialogue, and the History of Religions in Albania. In 2023, Fr. Stephanos returned to Saint Augustine, FL, with his two sons, Moses and Athan, where he now serves as the Assistant Missionary Director of OCMC.

47th Biennial
Clergy-Laity Congress
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America