Tag Archives: Outreach
The Triumph of Orthodoxy. We even have an icon about icons. Image from <a href="http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/b/b5/Triumph_orthodoxy.jpg">Wikimedia</a>

Icons Are Not Idols

This week’s campus question: What’s up with all the pictures? Isn’t that like idol worship? Doesn’t the Bible forbid that? Explaining iconography to someone who doesn’t pray with icons can be a little daunting. For us Orthodox, it’s as natural and normal as reading the Gospel, and we all sort of instinctively know that we’re […]

In Rublev's Trinity, the angels in the middle and on the right, representing the Son and the Spirit respectively, look to the angel on the left, representing the Father, as an affirmation that the Father is their source. CC Image from <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andrei_Rublev_(film)#mediaviewer/File:Rublev_Troitsa.jpg">Wikimedia</a>

So You’re Not Catholic?

As I promised last week, today we’ll tackle another really common question you probably get asked on campus: So you’re sort of like Catholic? What’s the difference? Talking about Orthodox-Catholic relations and history is no easy task. Don’t get me wrong, there are volumes and volumes on the subject, but not a whole lot that […]

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Five Minute Church History Lesson

We’re talking outreach again this week. Now that we have the principles down, what can we say when we get questioned about our faith? Let’s start with the hardest question you’ll probably get. Orthodox? What’s that? In the back of my head, I’m always thinking…”Hmm…where to start?” It will take us all a lifetime of liturgy, […]

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How Do We Share Orthodoxy?

What do we say to non-Orthodox people about Orthodoxy? This is probably the number one question I hear floating around OCF chapters and conversations with young adults. As Orthodox Christians in North America, we are certainly a religious minority, and as college students on diverse campuses, you have been–willingly or not–selected as ambassadors and representatives of […]

On Unity: Finding Unity in Christ

On Unity: Finding Unity in Christ

This year’s OCF theme is unity, centered around Psalm 132:1 (OSB), “Behold, what is so good or so pleasant as for brothers to dwell together in unity.” This week is part two of a six part series centered around Orthodox perspectives on unity. The series will consist of reflections from student leaders and College Conference workshop […]