12 Reasons To Go On Real Break

12 Reasons To Go On Real Break

1. Spend your spring break in service to others and worship to Christ instead of on the couch watching Netflix and scrolling through Facebook!



 

2. Meet other Orthodox Christians from around the world!



 

3. Travel somewhere you’ve never been before one of our eight trips!



 

4. Try new food, hear a new language, see new sites!



 

5. Converse with His All-Holiness in Constantinople!



 

6. Help out around the Pro Vita Orphanage in Romania!



 

7. Make pilgrimage to Holy Sites, such as the Church of the Holy Sepulcher and the Jordan River in Jerusalem!



 

8. Build a house with IOCC and Habitat for Humanity in New Orleans!



 

9. Participate in service projects at the St. John Orthodox Cathedral in Eagle River, Alaska!



 

10. Put Christ’s love into action by serving others with FOCUS in Cleveland!



 

11. Minister to children at Hogar Rafael Ayau in Guatemala!



 

12. Venerate numerous icons and relics at the churches in Thessaloniki!



 

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10 Reasons to Go to College Conference West

10 Reasons to Go to College Conference West

1. Meeting amazing young Orthodox Christians from all over the country


 

2. Finishing your first workshop just in time for Elevenses

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3. Getting your fix of beatboxing, Broadway music, dancing, slam poetry, and incredible original music at Open Mic Night


 

4. Listening to Abbot Tryphon’s stories–and figuring out how they’re all connected to each other in the end


 

5. Breaking the rule about letting Gatouli the cat into the cafeteria because he’s so darn cute


 

6. Chanting the Akathist Glory to God for All Things at the foot of the cross

7.  Man chat….’nuff said

 

8. Star gazing at the rock 

 

9. So. Much. Good. Food…..and bacon 

 

10. Seeing old friends and building new relationships 

 

So get excited. Register today!

10 Reasons to Go to College Conference East

10 Reasons to Go to College Conference East

1.Meeting, learning, and praying with hundreds of Orthodox students from across the nation

 

2. Reuniting with old friends and making new ones

 

3. Making midnight Sheetz runs

 

4. Staying up all night chanting and singing in the chapel

 

5. Drinking coffee with Sister Vassa

 

6. And Beeing the Bee with Steve Christoforou

 

7. Visiting the grave of Metropolitan Phillip and the shrine of St. Raphael

 

8. Showing off your ethnic dancing skills at late night dance parties

 

9. Getting advice from SLB members about on the ground OCF chapter work

 

10. Hallway hangouts so large they’re potential fire hazards

 

So get excited. Register today!

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10 Awkward Moments of Being Orthodox on a College Campus

10 Awkward Moments of Being Orthodox on a College Campus

 1. You’re the only one awake on a Sunday morning.

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2. And you go to bed early on Saturday night so you can get up for Liturgy.

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3. Dorms make it difficult to find a quiet space to say your prayers.

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4. And they don’t let you burn incense.

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5. It’s also really difficult to hang up an icon with 3M Command strips.

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6. There’s free pizza everywhere…but it’s Lent so you can’t have any

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7. You bless your food in the cafeteria before you eat.

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8. You miss classes because of Holy Week and Pascha…but you get Western Good Friday off.

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9. When you tell people you’re Orthodox, they think you mean Orthodox Jewish.

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10. And when you tell them, no, Orthodox Christian, they still ask you if you believe in Jesus.

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16 Ways You Might Be Orthodox

16 Ways You Might Be Orthodox

  1. You check what day of the week it is before deciding what to eat.
  2. And if it’s not a Wednesday or Friday, you’re definitely going with meat.
  3. Your saint’s day is a bigger deal than your birthday.
  4. People ask you why you cross yourself backwards.
  5. Church camp is the most exciting part of your summer.
  6. The service routinely starts 15 minutes late and lasts 2 ½ hours…but no one complains.
  7. And you know to wear your comfortable shoes because you’ll be standing the whole time.
  8. Prostrations are your preferred form of exercise.
  9. Sunday brunch isn’t a thing.
  10. You wear scarves around your head, not your neck.
  11. You don’t flinch when a priest throws water at you.
  12. You’ve been chanting in church and made up how to say some of the more complex names in the Bible.
  13. You never celebrate Easter on the same day as everyone else.
  14. The priest says “Let us depart in peace” but the service still has 20 minutes.
  15. Before you pray, you say a prayer.
  16. As soon as you get home from Liturgy, you take a PLN.
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Is there another way you “know you’re Orthodox” that we missed? Comment below!