- March 10, 2017 - March 18, 2017
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Trip Dates – March 10-18, 2017
Trip Description – The Romania Real Break Mission is twofold: the first five days of the Mission are spent in Valea Plopului and Valea Screzii, Romania at the Pro Vita Orphanage founded by Father Nicolae Tanase, a priest of the Romanian Orthodox Church. The second part of the Mission is a two-day pilgrimage in Romania’s capital, Bucharest.
Both parts of the Mission offer something of great value for American Orthodox students. The Pro Vita Orphanage is an opportunity to come outside yourself to learn to love as Christ loves and give of yourself to minister to “the least of these” (Matt. 25:40): the joy-filled children of the Pro Vita orphanage, which houses over 400 orphans. Together with the orphans, Pro Vita also houses women in crisis pregnancies who find support at Pro Vita as an alternative to having an abortion and a safe place for their babies. Additionally, those abused or destitute also find a welcoming and supportive home in the Pro Vita village, where they’re integrated into the life of the community and the Church.
Our last two days of the Mission are spent on pilgrimage in Bucharest, giving American Orthodox OCF students an opportunity to experience an Orthodox country first-hand, venerate the Saints, and ask their intercession while visiting many of the beautiful churches and monasteries in historic Bucharest. This part of the Mission is also an eye-opening and enriching experience for American Orthodox used to being a tiny minority.
Trip Deposit Required to Register – $300.00
Total Trip Cost – $2,500.00 (does not include domestic airfare to/from Washington Dulles Airport)
If a registrant chooses to pay for their trip themselves, the balance of the registration cost may be paid for by visiting ocf.net/give – and selecting “Sponsor a Real Break Student” under “Program.”
For a registrant to donate to their specific Real Break fund, they must make sure to specify their name under “Dedicate my Donation” as the honoree of their donation.