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Real Break Reflections: Detroit

I have never been to Detroit before this week. This is my senior year of undergrad at Temple University. I love North American OCF and our campus chapter that we revived during my freshman year. Meeting and engaging with Orthodox students within my own university gives me a lot of joy and strength. Those feelings […]

Fasting, Prayer, and Silence | Orthodox Christian Fellowship

Fasting, Prayer, and Silence

As Orthodox we always ask ourselves how much publicity and noise we should make on campus. We have left the home, the comfortable context where we feel our identity to be less challenged. Morality was also easier with someone else in charge: parents, priest, home parish community, etc. So here we are at college, learning […]

Through Our Diversity, Strength

I think many people are attracted to Orthodoxy because of its outward, monolithic appearance. When you compare it to modern Protestantism, with its kaleidoscope of different denominations and theologies, our Church does indeed look impressively uniform. I can walk into any Orthodox Church and within a minute or two, know what’s going on—regardless of the […]

Dark Chocolate and Candy Canes

“What is your favorite holiday tradition?” Whenever I am asked that common question of the season, I think of plenty of family traditions and it is difficult to pick a favorite. Every year, on the weekend after Thanksgiving, my family and I go to pick out our Christmas tree. My sister and I decorate the […]