Finding Home

Maya Angelou said, The ache for home lives in all of us, the safe place where we can go as we are and not be questioned. One of the most daunting factors of going away to college is leaving home. It’s hard trading in your warm, cozy bed and Mom’s cooking for a hard, small […]

My Personal Lord and Savior

Ever been asked this question? Have you accepted Jesus Christ as your personal Lord and Savior? Do you feel a little tongue-tied when this one’s thrown at you? On the one hand, you want to say, “yes,” and on the other, the question doesn’t quite sit right with you–something about it is off. I know […]

30 Cutest Churches in the World

I’d be willing to bet, that if a poll were taken of the world’s most beautiful churches, the list would be of the great cathedrals in Greece, the Holy Land, Serbia, Romania, Bulgaria, Ukraine, and Russia. While of course the grand and stately churches and cathedrals we conjure in our minds are in fact beautiful, […]

Icons Are Not Idols

This week’s campus question: What’s up with all the pictures? Isn’t that like idol worship? Doesn’t the Bible forbid that? Explaining iconography to someone who doesn’t pray with icons can be a little daunting. For us Orthodox, it’s as natural and normal as reading the Gospel, and we all sort of instinctively know that we’re […]

So You’re Not Catholic?

As I promised last week, today we’ll tackle another really common question you probably get asked on campus: So you’re sort of like Catholic? What’s the difference? Talking about Orthodox-Catholic relations and history is no easy task. Don’t get me wrong, there are volumes and volumes on the subject, but not a whole lot that […]

Plan an OCF Meal

OCF chapters are always looking for new ways to engage more students. Here’s an easy fellowship event you can add to your calendar to attract more students. As we’ve said before, you’ll have better attendance over time if you meet consistently and offer a variety of activities. Once a week is really best, but that doesn’t […]