No matter our cultural or ethnic background, us Orthodox are huge family people. Our communities tend to be tight-knit and full of love. We raise our children up to love and respect everyone…and then we send them off to college to a different tight-knit parish where suddenly the same things that made a parish feel like home–everyone […]
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 Orthodox fasting traditions, especially in relation to the Nativity as well as the fasting traditions of other Christians. Click here to listen!
I don’t normally open with such an extensive quote, but today’s reflection really rests on the words of Fr. Seraphim below. So bear with me, and if you read nothing that follows, read this entire quote: The Holy Fathers teach us that the one who forgives always wins. Whatever the occasion may be, if you […]
Today I will address another student question: My friends invited me to their church and I went, but then I invited them to ours and they never come. How do I respond, and what do I do? Well, I’m no expert on this but my first response would be to pray for them. To pray for […]
Last week, Fr. Theodore Petrides gave us some wonderful and helpful words on Keeping a Rule of Prayer. Praying in college is really hard! I often find myself rushing out of my apartment to catch the bus for work in the morning with travel mug and granola bar in hand, hair still wet from the shower, […]
Students at University of Texas – Permian Basin are working to establish a new OCF chapter! Contact Owen at email@example.com to get involved!