What is Orthodox Awareness Month?
The month of October has been designated as Orthodox Awareness Month to foster an awareness of the richness of the Orthodox Faith on college campuses across North America through lectures, fliers, information tables, etc.
What is the purpose of Orthodox Awareness Month?
Do students on your campus know about your Orthodox Christian Fellowship (OCF) chapter? Does your campus know about Orthodox Christianity? Orthodox Awareness Month is an awesome opportunity to expose your college community to both OCF and the Orthodox Faith; this event can attract Orthodox as well as non-Orthodox, providing a unique window otherwise only found at a meeting or Church service.
The purpose of Orthodox Awareness Month (OAM) is to educate college students across North America about the Orthodox Faith. Many students throughout the continent have little knowledge as to what Orthodoxy is or that there is an active Orthodox group on campus. By having a month devoted to different activities and events, for the student body of your respective college, Orthodox Christian Fellowship serves the purpose of educating your fellow classmates about the beauty of the Orthodox faith and its presence on your campus.
However, OAM doesn’t just exist to educate non-Orthodox individuals. Being that this is the beginning of the school year, OAM is a time which the members of your OCF can devote to examining aspects of the faith where they feel that they are lacking. In our everyday life it is important that we grow in understanding our faith, and are knowledgeable representatives of our faith when people have questions or want to know more information. This also is a good time to re-visit complicated topics within the church or even the basics, which some may have forgotten, and start off the year on the right foot as a strong, connected OCF!
A Call To Action.
During the month of October, OCF Chapters throughout North America are challenged to bring about a greater awareness of the Orthodox Faith on campus. What will YOUR chapter do to expose the richness of Orthodoxy to your fellow students and faculty members?
Not sure what to do? No worries! An OAM Guidebook and a helpful resource: Presenting the Orthodox Faith, have been prepared just for you!
Download the 2012 Orthodox
Awareness Month Guide Book
Download Presenting Orthodoxy-