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OCMC - The Joy of Missions: Rajmonda's Pascha

Friday, April 13, 2007
To look into the eyes of Rajmonda (Ray-moonda) is to stare across oceans of time. Within her lies a storied past, but also a sincere hope for the future. Rajmonda was born in Albania into a world made gray by communism. During her childhood, food was scarce and the pangs of hunger could be felt by many. The fear of heavy handed authorities hung over the entire country like a dark cloud. Read more...

SCOBA Agency Announces New Programming Featuring Orthodox Clergy From Around the Nation

Wednesday, March 28, 2007
In the next few weeks OCN is thrilled to announce that the following Orthodox priests will start offering their thoughts and insight into life as an Orthodox Christian on a regular basis. It is a veritable list of “who’s who” among the men who serve the Orthodox Church here in the United States and a witness of OCN's commitment to a pan-Orthodox witness to America. Read more...

Crisis in Indonesia – March 19, 2007

Friday, March 23, 2007
The Orthodox Christians in Indonesia have joined the list of those attacked by Muslim extremists. Father Methodios Sri Gunarjo, his family and other Orthodox were terrorized and threatened this past weekend. Although there are no reports of physical harm at this point, the verbal, psychological and other forms of abuse continue. At one point, a knife was put to the throat of Father Methodios, as his attackers demanded that he close the Churches in the Boyolali area of Central Java. It should be noted that there is a thriving ministry in this area. Read more...

Orthodox Christian Mission the ends of the Earth

Friday, March 23, 2007
Bishop Jeronymos visited St. Paul’s in Irvine to thank the community for its support of Orthodoxy in Tanzania, and to share with them the remarkable growth that his diocese has experienced in the past decade. The number of communities in the Bukoba Diocese has gone up from 55 to 166. Seventy of these communities now have permanent churches. The number of faithful has increased from 17,000 to 41,200, and the number of clergy serving them has more than tripled from 9 to 34. Read more...

OCMC Missionary Ed Pier Reports From Guatemala

Friday, March 09, 2007
Orthodox Christian Mission Center (OCMC) missionary, Edwin Pier, has been serving in Guatemala since last year. Mr. Pier’s story will be one of many that we profile throughout the year to keep you informed regarding the many ministries of the missionaries that you have sent to witness for Christ. Last December, he filed the following report detailing the incredible work that is being done at the Hogar Rafael Ayau Orphanage in Guatemala City. Read more...

Virginia H. Farah Foundation sponsors “A Conference on Orthodox Schools”

Tuesday, March 06, 2007
“We all hope to incline our students toward Christ, to prepare them to live well in this world, and to share our faith with a generation looking for stability in the shifting sands of the American cultural landscape. We at St. Peter’s invite everyone interested in Orthodox Schools to join us this summer as we examine the principles that will keep us consistent with our faith, as well as the practical skills that will keep our lamps trimmed and burning.” Read more...

SCOBA Agency Prepares To launch a Second Internet Music Outreach

Thursday, March 01, 2007
OCN is preparing to launch an additional media option to reach out to the Orthodox faithful and religious seekers alike. In the next few weeks, OCN will add another 24 hour internet based media ministry to our growing media products. It will be called The Rudder! Read more...

The Butterfly Effect: OCMC Agape Canisters Raise Two-Million Dollars for the Church Abroad

Wednesday, February 07, 2007
The clink, clink of pocket change deposited into those, never quite full enough, Plexiglas containers that stare up at us from the counter of our favorite fast food restaurant or convenience store is a sound that is familiar to many of us. For nearly twenty-years the Orthodox Christian Mission Center (OCMC) has been collecting money with its own version of these anonymous donation receptacles, the Agape Canister. Have you ever wondered where that, good-deed-of-the-day, money actually ends up? Does the handful of silvers that we find at the bottom of a purse or amidst balls of pocket lint really feed the hungry, educate the poor, or heal the sick? Read more...

News From the Orthodox Christian Mission Center (OCMC)

Monday, February 05, 2007
It was a sunny Saturday morning that welcomed two large tour buses to the Orthodox Christian Mission Center (OCMC) this past weekend. As the breaks hissed and the doors flew open, Mission Center staff, and former Mission Center Executive Director Bishop Dimitrios of Xanthos, was honored to receive 40 members of the National Greek Orthodox Ladies Philoptochos Society. Having traveled from around the country, the ladies, escorted by His Grace Bishop Andonios of Phasiane and lead by Philoptochos National president Georgia Skeadas, came to visit the Mission Center that has been a proud recipient of its generous support for decades. Read more...

OCMC Joins Ghana's Orthodox Christians in Celebrating Their Silver Jubilee

Wednesday, January 31, 2007
This year marks the 25th anniversary of the Ghanaian Church’s reception into canonical Orthodoxy. The celebration of this momentous anniversary will focus on creating an opportunity for spiritual renewal that will guide the Church’s growth into the future. In doing so, the Church will be equipped to play her proper role of being an agent for the true transformation of the Ghanaian communities in which she bears witness. This transformation comes through creating awareness among the general public, and among the Church’s own members, to make the Church better known in Ghana, Africa, and beyond. Read more...
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