January 2021A New Year of Orthodox Christian Campus Ministry
January was an exciting month at OCF!
We are thrilled to welcome college students back after Christmas break and provide opportunities for them to encounter Jesus Christ as we begin a new year!
A New Year’s Series for College Students
It’s a new year! OCF kicked it off by creating a video series for our college students addressing some important questions.
- How can we step into 2021 with a perspective that’s directing us towards the Kingdom?
- What can we be certain of after a year of deep uncertainty?
- What is some practical advice for resetting your perspective this year?
What’s the best advice you’ve ever received?
OCF’s latest blog series featured submissions from students reflecting on the best advice they have ever received. Check them out below!
The Challenge of Staying Orthodox in an Anti-Christian Environment, and Some Additional Advice From a ‘Non-Wolf’ Professor
Today we share two companion articles of advice for college students. The first is a Facebook post written by the Very. Rev. Abbot Tryphon, Igumen of All-Merciful Saviour Monastery on Vashon Island, Washington. The second offers commentary in response to the post from...
Discussing the current state of the world within our social circles often fills us with fear, doubt, and anxiety over what lies ahead. Beginning a new school year and being forced to navigate even more uncertainty can be overwhelming - perhaps even paralyzing. It is...
Our newest “There’s a Saint for That” guide features St. Raphael of Brooklyn. Learn how he brought together people of different backgrounds, founded numerous parishes, and humbly served the Church for many years. This month's saint also includes a special "bonus"...
From an OCF Student
“OCF has allowed me to connect with people my age that are faced with the same challenges and worries as I am, and helped me to create a network of Orthodox life-long friends all over the country.”
University of Wisconsin-Madison, Class of 2021
Flex Chapter Guide
It’s here! Created for advisors and student leaders to plan a spiritually-enriching year that prioritizes the health and well-being of students, parishes, and campus communities, the 2021 OCF Flex Chapter Guide serves to help navigate campus ministry during COVID-19.
Psalm 40 and the Justice of God
After a Christmas break, Podcast Student Leader Marcus turns to Psalm 40 and St. Paisios to both meditate on God’s justice and righteousness and think about what happens when we lose sight of God in our human attempts for justice, equality, and mercy.
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