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Fasting And Philanthropy

This is a guest post from Steven Christoforou, the Youth Protection / Parish Ministries Coordinator for the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese’s Department of Youth & Young Adult Ministries. You can connect with the Department at Last Friday marked the beginning of the Nativity Fast, in preparation for Christmas. Why do we fast? Why should we […]

On Unity: Communion & Culture

This year’s OCF theme is unity, centered around Psalm 132:1 (OSB), “Behold, what is so good or so pleasant as for brothers to dwell together in unity.” This week is the beginning of a six part series centered around Orthodox perspectives on unity. The series will consist of reflections from student leaders and College Conference workshop […]

Springs, Faith, and Vampires

This is a guest post from Thano Prokos, Great Lakes Regional Student Leader on the 2013-2014 Student Advisory Board. Thano is a junior at DePaul University, majoring in Secondary Education. This is his first year serving OCF on the SAB. The Kontakion of the Life-Giving Spring reads, O Lady graced by God,you reward me by […]

My First "World Tour" of Orthodoxy

This is a guest post from Tanya Schillawski, North American Student Leader of the 2013-2014 Student Advisory Board and a senior at Northeastern University. She got involved with OCF at school during her Freshman year, and joined the OCF Student Advisory Board in 2011. She will graduate from Northeastern University in 2014 with a Bachelor of Science […]