• May 20, 2020 - May 28, 2020
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

MAY 20-28, 2020

Throughout the history of salvation, many incredible women from all walks of life have answered the call to become followers of Christ. This year, OCF is offering a women’s pilgrimage to the Holy Land to walk the footsteps of Christ and also meet many of these women who loved our Lord. Not only is this the spiritual opportunity of a lifetime, but the ladies on the trip will have an opportunity to contemplate how women throughout history have lived out their vocation and how we as women today can follow their example.

Pilgrims will visit many sites important to the life of our Most Holy Mother, the Theotokos, including her birthplace, the site of the Annunciation, the site of the Nativity, Cana, where Christ performed His first miracle through her intercessions, the place from where she watched the crucifixion of her Son, and her burial place. Pilgrims will also visit the towns of St. Mary Magdalene and of Sts. Mary and Martha. In addition, they will visit two sites from the life of St. Mary of Egypt, the Monastery of St. Melanie where her relics are buried, many churches originally built by St. Helen, and the monastery where St. Elizabeth the New Martyr and St. Barbara the Nun are buried.

Along the way, the pilgrims will meet the “living stones” of the Holy Land, the local Christian population–meeting some incredible women who continue to answer Christ’s call each in their own way.



Total Trip Cost – $3,000.00

Trip Deposit Required to Register – $300.00 (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. Peter Kostakis

Lay Leaders – Dr. Presbytera Athanasia Kostakis & Pani Amy George


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 March 15, 2020.


Participants will be staying at the Taybeh Golden Hotel. 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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