• March 20, 2020 - March 29, 2020
    6:00 pm - 8:00 am

MARCH 20-29, 2020

This trip is done in partnership with Orthodox Christian Missions Center.

OCF is partnering with OCMC to provide Orthodox college students across jurisdictions the opportunity to join an OCMC annual Young Adult Outreach Team to Albania.

Trip participants will work with OCMC missionaries and Albanian youth leaders to host a conference for young adults from throughout Albania. Experience the transformation that Orthodoxy brings to the lives of the youth as you share Christ and touch their lives.

The 2020 Albania Real Break Team will work with the staff of the Youth Office of the Orthodox Church of Albania to engage and connect with young adults from the greater Tirana area in a Diocese conference. The Team will also offer outreach at the University of Tirana to bring an awareness of Christianity and the programs of the Church in Albania. Members will also visit various ministries of the Church and witness the Orthodox Faith as part of this evangelistic outreach of the Church in Albania. 

Team Members will help strengthen the Church’s youth ministry programs by contributing to its ongoing growth; to inspire, train, and equip Albanians to evangelize their nation and disciple their people.  Team members will share life experiences and fellowship with Albanian young adults while providing a visible witness of the Holy Orthodox Faith.



Total Trip Cost – $2,000.00

Trip Deposit Required to Register – $200.00 (10% of total trip cost)

The trip cost includes international airfare, transportation, lodging, meals, outings, materials, and donations to the trip hosts. It does not include a participant’s domestic flight to or from the John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) in New York.

Real Break 2020 Payment and Liability Policies


Clergy Leader – Fr. Stephanos Ritsi, OCMC Missionary

Lay Leaders – Presbytera Alexandria Ritsi, OCMC Missionary


Each participant will be responsible for making their own domestic travel arrangements. Participants are strongly encouraged to book their domestic flight as soon as they receive the international flight arrangements. These details will be shared with all participants no later than January 15, 2020.


Participants will be staying in a local volunteer housing within the city of Tirana. All linens/towels will be provided.


If a registrant chooses to pay for their trip online, or someone would like to donate to their trip online, it may be done by visiting www.ocf.net/sponsor. The registrant or donor must make sure to specify the Real Break student’s name and trip at the time of donation.


Both the registrants themselves as well as donors may contribute to a Real Break 2020 trip by making a check payable to “Orthodox Christian Fellowship” and including the name and Real Break trip of the participant they are supporting. Checks may be mailed to: Orthodox Christian Fellowship, 50 Goddard Avenue, Brookline, MA 02445.

QUESTIONS? Email Anastasia at realbreakstudent@ocf.net or call the OCF National Office at 617-850-1227.

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