march 2021OCF is here
providing college students with more opportunities to encounter Jesus Christ through programs, resources, and fellowship with one another.
Launched on March 16th, the new Spiritual Wake-Up program creates a community of prayer within OCF where students can grow and learn together throughout the Lenten season.
Throughout Lent, registered students will wake up to a text containing a prayer, quote, or journaling prompt which 100 other students, any number of miles away, also receive! Students are also paired up with prayer partners for the duration of the program.
The goal of the program is to connect students to each other and Christ with resources for growth, reflection, and a purposeful wake-up each day throughout the Lenten season.
applications are open for the
OCF STUDENT LEADERSHIP BOARD
Every year, OCF is led by a team of talented students who take on leadership positions in Orthodox campus ministry. The SLB works with staff and clergy volunteers to implement the programs of OCF, advise and inspire their peers on campuses, and develop new resources and programs for college students.
“I had no idea what this year would look like due to the pandemic, but I am so glad I took the leap and applied for my position. Joining the SLB helped me experience love and support in more ways than I knew existed. My experience with OCF has been amazing so far, and I hope others can benefit from this organization as much as I have. APPLY!!!”
“SLB has made me a better student, friend, Orthodox Christian, and individual! Serving on the student leadership board has strengthened my time management and communication skills! I find it much easier to stay on top of my responsibilities as a student and EMT as I’ve learned to maximize my time to ensure everything gets done immediately!”
Kansas State University
“The SLB is an answer to praying in bringing me a community who supports me in my work and who I can be my authentic self around. I know I could call up anyone on the board, and they would be there for me to listen or help in any way. I love everyone I have met so much, and I know these people care about me deeply! Every person puts their whole heart into their work and wants to create a beautiful experience for their fellow students.”
OCF March 2021 Blogs
Recommended by Peter Mansour, Ministry CoordinatorThese excerpts from the sermons of Saint John Chrysostom bring fourth-century wisdom to 21st century issues. Each serves as a brief introduction to a major spiritual thought and as a meditation for daily use.
The Life of St. Ignatius of Antioch “Let the little children come to Me, and do not forbid them; for of such is the kingdom of heaven” Matthew 19:14 Holy tradition tells us that when Christ spoke these words, it was St. Ignatius of Antioch who was sitting on His lap....
Introduction The theme for OCF this year is “Walking in the Light”. We will be doing just that today with St. Ignatius of Antioch. We will watch a short video explaining his life and read parts of his epistles that he wrote on the way to his death. We encourage you to...
April District Retreats
Students coming together with their peers for a day of fellowship, learning, service, and prayer.