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!
St. Silouan the AthoniteHow can St. Silouan intercede for us?As we can see in his simple yet complicated life, there may be no saint better acquainted with the depths of despair and despondency than St. Silouan. Although our temptation to hopelessness may look...
Despondency | Your Orthodox Voice on Campus: OCF Campus Ministry Podcast In this episode Samuel Dutschmann, College Conference Midwest Student Leader, is joined by author, podcaster, and trauma coach, Nicole Roccas. They discuss despondency in the life of college...
St. John Calybytes “the Hut-Dweller”How can St. John intercede for us?St. John is known for his love for his parents and his gratitude. Pray to him to grow closer to your family while you are away for college. Ask him to implore the Holy Spirit to give you a spirit of...
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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