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!
Sometimes, trying to pray feels like trying to draw the rest of the owl.
Luckily, there’s a great tool to help you move forward: journaling!
Many people use journaling as a means of self reflection. Writing down my thoughts helps me “be still” while still allowing my mind to flow. You may find this to be helpful as well.
If you like, begin your entry with the date and a prayer of thanksgiving. God, I am thankful for this. God, I am thankful for that. Also thank you for my friends. Etc., etc., et. al. This helps you begin with a good mindset.
Christ is Risen!Brand New! Holistic Living Guide A guide for Orthodox Christian College students to live better in body, mind, community, and spirit. The Holistic Living Guide includes articles, journal topics, and activities students can explore on their own or as a...
Last summer looked abnormal for me, as it did for everyone I knew. In the span of a week, I
had been sent home from my freshman year of college on an “extended spring break,” was told
I would not be able to study abroad in Italy, summer church camp, and the Parish Life
Conference were canceled, and I couldn’t physically be with my friends and family. Even
though I was FaceTiming my friends multiple times a day and had more family time than ever
before, I felt alone.
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.
Upcoming Events & Activities
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Real Break Now Kick-Off
Virtual Virginia District Event