"And He Himself gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers,  for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ, till we all come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a perfect man, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ." (Ephesians 4:11-13)

Within the American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese of the USA, there are numerous ministries that have been established to edify the Body of Christ.  Officially referred to as Apostolates ( as they are in reality apostolic in nature), they exist to assist our diocesan hierarch to shepherd the flock entrusted to his care.   

There are also various boards and commissions to assist with performing the work of the church on the local, diocesan,  inter-orthodox, national and international levels.



The Diocesan Apostolate for Youth serves as a catalyst or motivator for effective youth ministry on the diocesan, deanery and local parish levelsThe Youth Apostolate strives to provide the needed resources for our youth to experience and explore their Orthodox Faith beyond the comfort and safety of their parish communities and families.   

Christian Education

The Diocesan Apostolate for Christian Education  provides guidance and resources for religious education within the parishes of the American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese of the USA.  Through its annual Know Your Faith Educational Conference, it provides teacher training and educational enrichment for religious educators and the faithful of the diocese.

Christian Stewardship

Orthodox Christian Stewardship is a Christ-centered lifestyle, which acknowledges accountability, reverence, and responsibility before God. Orthodox Christian Stewardship is a call to all of the faithful to share willingly and cheerfully the gifts that God has bestowed on them including sharing these gifts for God's work in His Church. Learn More   

Information Technology and Communications

The Diocesan Apostolate for Information Technology and Communications is responsible for  identifying, developing and integrating digital communications and information technologies that are suitable for use within the ministries of the American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese of the USA.  It oversees the development and expansion of the Diocese's presence on the Internet and the World Wide Web. 


Altarboy Retreat Program
Young Women's Encounter Program
Distinguished Diocesan Donor's Program
SPF 50 Program

Diocesan Boards & Commissions    CHECK THIS OUT FROM NEW ACRY ANNUAL  REVISE

Diocesan Priest's Pension Board
Diocesan Building Commission
Diocesan Scouting Commission
Missions Commission
Foreign Missions Commission

Inter-Orthodox Boards and Commissions, 

the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of  the USA

Ecumenical Commission
Orthodox Information Technologies Commission
Study and Planning Commission
International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC)
Orthodox Christian Education Commission (OCEC)
Orthodox Christian Mission Center (OCMC)
Orthodox Christian Fellowship Campus Ministry (OCF)
Orthodox Christians for Life