Situated at the beginning of the school year, Orthodox Awareness Month is a time to raise awareness of OCF within the Orthodox community, and spread awareness of Orthodoxy among non-Orthodox individuals. Discover below the events planned for this October!

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October 3rd is College Student Sunday.

In conjunction with Orthodox Awareness Month, the Assembly of Canonical Bishops has designated the first Sunday of October, along with Orthodox Awareness Month, as a way for parishes to recognize their college students and financially support the ministry of OCF. On this Sunday, we ask that your parish allows a student to share their OCF story and experiences. We also ask that a collection is made to support this vital ministry.

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Zoom Events

Grab your chapter and non-Orthodox friends and join OCF for these two virtual events. Register now before they fill up!

Slavery on the 21st Century College Campus: A talk about slavery to sin and servanthood to Christ

Presented by Fr. John Parker, Dean of St. Tikhon’s Orthodox Theological Seminary
Thursday, October 28  |  8PM EST
Click here to register.

Salt & Light: Honoring Christ in Our Hearts by Living With a Missionary Ethos

Presented by Fr. Stephanos and Pres. Alexandra Ritsi
Thursday, October 7  |  8PM EST

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Weekly Discord Events

On the OCF Discord server, over 300 students are part of a national OCF community that acts as a chapter for students with no chapter at their campus. It’s a casual, dynamic environment for students to share fellowship, worship, education, and even service. You can meet people from around the world (shoutout to our Australian students!), find discussions about the faith, and even laugh at memes together!
Join the conversation in OCF’s Discord Server here: https://discord.com/invite/uWT4eqd

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Schedule

Each Sunday Discord event will follow a theme of one of OCF’s four pillars of service, worship, fellowship, and education.

October 3 – 6PM EST | Service Project

October 10 – 6PM EST | Compline

October 17 – 6PM EST | Game Night

October 24 – 6PM EST | Mini Lecture or “Stump the Priest”

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Social Media Contest

Participate with your chapter. If you don’t have one, you can join us too!

Weekly Themes
The weekly themes will follow OCF’s four pillars.

  • Service – Week 1
  • Worship – Week 2
  • Fellowship – Week 3
  • Education – Week 4

During OAM we encourage chapters and individuals without a chapter to share photos each week reflecting on the weekly theme. Each post shared will enter participants into a drawing for some great OCF swag! Winners will be announced on November 1.

      • Chapters must post on their Instagram page. 
      • Must be a feed post (no stories, reels, etc.)
      • Posts must include the hashtag #OrthodoxAwarenessMonth and tag @OCFministry.
      • Each post counts as one entry
      • There will be two drawings:
          • A drawing for Chapters with first, second, and third places.
          • A drawing for Individuals Without a Chapter with first, second, and third places.