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OCF Board of Directors Holds Its Annual Meeting

The OCF Board of Directors held its annual meeting December 4-5, 2014 at Hellenic College & Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology in Brookline, MA. The board discussed the continued growth and development of Orthodox campus ministry, highlighting and building upon the year’s recent successes such as the establishment and revitalization of almost forty […]

Why Go?

So, I went to the doctor recently since I wasn’t feeling at all well after dragging a cold around for a few weeks. As usually happens, it had locked my chest up tight and I wasn’t getting any better. The friendly receptionist checked me in quickly and, after taking my vitals, directed me to the […]

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 […]