My OCF story begins in my first semester of college, Fall 2013, as I began classes and started joining OCF for our then twice-a-month meetings. It was what was expected of me as a PK, and I dutifully did it with complete and total apathy towards the organization. Inspiring right? Fast forward to December 30th, […]
In the latest episode of the OCF podcast, Media Student Leader Matthew Monos continues his conversation with Fr. Brendan Pelphrey about sharing Orthodoxy with others. In this episode, they talk about the Eucharist: what we think about terms like consubstantiation and transubstantiation, why we have “closed communion,” and more! Click here to listen!
The Real Break 2016 season is among us! Beginning this Friday and continuing through the month of March, over 80 Orthodox college students from across the country will come together to participate in service trips and once-in-a-lifetime pilgrimages hosted by Orthodox Christian Fellowship. This year’s trip locations include Constantinople, Jerusalem, Romania, New Orleans, Alaska, Cleveland, […]
Strangers from distant lands, friends of old, you have been summoned to answer to the threat of Mordor. Middle-Earth stands on the brink of destruction. None can escape it. You will unite or you will fall. The chairman of the OCF Student Advisory Board began our first meeting with those words… or something like that. […]
Yianni Gagianas, Chairman Why I Applied: I applied to the SLB to help serve the Church, experience church leadership, and meet more Orthodox Christians my age. Favorite Moment: Going to SLI in August and training with the SLB. Biggest Takeaway: Learning better teamwork Why Apply? Because you will gain much more than you give. Anna […]
Despite my upbringing as an Orthodox Christian, I lost touch with my faith around the time I went to high school. I still considered myself Orthodox and I was definitely proud of my heritage and the traditions of my family, but I didn’t feel a need to engage with Christ in any way, and I […]