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Congratulations! You’re a Priest!

My understanding of the priesthood perhaps dawned on me at the age of 15, shortly after the funeral of my father. A presbyter descended from a 400-year lineage of clergymen in the Ukrainian Church, my father had a knack for the unconventional. He would take semi-controversial stances for people to more deeply consider their faith; […]

As Good as it Gets

But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.  -1 Peter 2:9 In my social psychology class, we have been discussing who we are as people based on the groups we […]

Living Up To Expectations

The theme for this year is: But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous – 1 Peter 2:9 And I’m thinking a little more along the edge lines. Our great war […]

Why Apply

It was before I arrived at the University of Pittsburgh my freshman year that I learned about our OCF chapter. My friend Cassandra from CrossRoad just happened to meet Pitt’s OCF president Niko when he was visiting her home parish in St. Louis. “You gotta come out to OCF man,” said Niko when he called […]