Christmas, for most Orthodox Christians, is a time of fasting, prayer, worship, sacraments, spiritual renewal, and philanthropy. It is a more religious celebration that is not as commercial as in some cultures. It is a time where we also have many traditions that help make it the beautiful holiday it is. #1 Fasting before Christmas […]
Well, here we are! Less than one week away from the Nativity of our Lord. Hopefully, you’ve all finished finals–if you’re still in school right now, keep fighting strong–I promise it’ll be over soon. You should check out our post on finals to get an added boost. But most of us are at home, and […]
Hey everyone! It’s me, Ben. I wanted to share with you a Christmas story that was given to me by a role model of mine this past summer. I don’t know the author–though it was popularized by radio host Paul Harvey–and I want to let it stand alone, without any commentary, that you may take from […]
Merry Christmas from OCF! Our staff and student leaders wrote and produced this song & video for your enjoyment this Nativity season. If you like the video, please share it on Facebook and consider donating to OCF! Christ is Born! Glorify Him!
“What is your favorite holiday tradition?” Whenever I am asked that common question of the season, I think of plenty of family traditions and it is difficult to pick a favorite. Every year, on the weekend after Thanksgiving, my family and I go to pick out our Christmas tree. My sister and I decorate the […]