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!
support campus ministry
October 2nd 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.
Grab your chapter and non-Orthodox friends and join OCF for this virtual event.
Zoom Panel : “Exploring Ancient Liturgies”
Speakers from different Orthodox liturgical traditions will speak about the uniqueness of their liturgical rites.
Tuesday, October 25th | 7:30 PM EST
A follow-up conversation will be held in OCF’s Discord Server at: https://discord.com/invite/uWT4eqd
Social Media Contest
Participate with your chapter. If you don’t have one, you can join us too!
During OAM we encourage chapters and individuals to participate in our social media contest. Chapters will participate on Instagram, while individual may participate on the OCF Discord Server. Chapters and individuals who complete all required activities during the month of October will be entered to win a prize.
Prize: A vinyl, retractable OCF banner customized for your chapter/campus (or other comparable prize).
To participate chapters much participate in the following activities, take and share a photo of the activity on Instagram, and tag the @OCFministry account in the photo.
- Present to parish on College Student Sunday.
- Hold a campus prayer service.
- Hold a service event for your campus.
- Participate in the OAM Liturgics Panel as a chapter.
Chapters that complete all four activities will be entered to win. Winner will be selected at random. Contest entry ends November 1.
Prize: OCF drawstring bag, icon of Christ the Good Shepherd, Hear Me prayer book, and an Ancient Faith Psalter.
To participate individuals much participate in the following activities during the month of October, and take and share a photo of the activity on the OCF Discord server
- Write a letter to someone in prison.
- Invite a friend to church.
- Participate in the OAM Liturgics Panel and follow-up discussion on Discord.
Individuals who complete all three activities will be entered to win. Winner will be selected at random. Contest entry ends November 1.