ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP
“Keeping our College Students Connected to the Church”
OCF Launches October as Orthodox Awareness Month
Brookline, MA – October 11, 2011
Orthodox Christian Fellowship (OCF) presents October as Orthodox Awareness Month, an OCF effort to foster awareness of Orthodoxy and educate students on college campuses across North America.
Throughout the month of October, OCF chapters are encouraged to set up informational tables on campus, offer Orthodoxy 101 sessions, host speakers and facilitate intriguing chapter events, which feature a church service or religious discussion as well as fellowship.
"Liturgy, translated as 'the work of the people,' is not limited to the church building," says John Mahfouz, National Programs Director. "For Orthodox Christians, our call is to leave the church and continue the 'Divine Work' of bringing Christ to others; of sharing the sweetness of His love which is found in the teachings of our Holy Fathers, with those around us. For a College Student, the Liturgy continues on campus!"
Students and OCF advisers are encouraged to visit www.ocf.net in order to download the Orthodox Awareness Month Guidebook, which contains a step-by-step guide to tabling on campus, potential Orthodox 101 session topics, chapter event ideas, and OCF North American Programs, as well as the OCF logo and other resources. Also included is a packet entitled, "Presenting Orthodoxy," containing helpful facts about Orthodoxy and the answers to frequently asked questions.
For more information, call the North American Office at 1-800-919-1623 or visit ocf.net.
Oct 11, 2011 10:02 PM