OCMC News – Events in AZ and DC Held in Support of Orthodox Missions

OCMC News – Events in AZ and DC Held in Support of Orthodox Missions

Did you know that each year only about 6,000 of the nearly two million Orthodox Christians in the United States support or participate in Orthodox missions? That’s only 3 percent! Imagine how many lives could be touched if that number doubled or even tripled. Volunteers from around the country hold...

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OCMC News – OCMC Board Receives Warm Greeting from Guatemala at Recent Spring Meeting

OCMC News – OCMC Board Receives Warm Greeting from Guatemala at Recent Spring Meeting

There is so much need in the world. How do we engage more people so we can meet this need? This was the central question that was at the heart of the many topics addressed by the Orthodox Christian Mission Center Board during its annual spring meeting held at the...

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OCMC News – Support A Mission Priest in Zimbabwe

OCMC News – Support A Mission Priest in Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe is home to just a few Orthodox priests who have committed their lives to serving the faithful in that country. Though Orthodoxy has had a presence in Zimbabwe since the early 20th century, for decades the Church was limited to serving Orthodox expatriates from Greece and elsewhere. In 1993,...

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OCMC News – Support a Mission Priest this October

OCMC News – Support a Mission Priest this October

In the remote region of Turkana, Kenya, Fr. Zechariah shepherds the Church faithfully. He is one of the few priests that serve the Turkana region, and Orthodoxy is steadily growing. Having a priest like Fr. Zechariah preaching the Gospel amongst his own people is one of the greatest ways to...

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OCMC News – A Story to Make Your Day…

OCMC News – A Story to Make Your Day…

Earlier this year, His Grace Bishop Neofitos of Nyeri and Mount Kenya visited St. Katherine’s Greek Orthodox Church in Virginia. He had the opportunity to speak with the youth at St. Katherine’s about children in Kenya. He explained that many are very poor and do not even have shoes or...

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OCMC News – Hydroelectric Power Plant Built by the Albanian Orthodox Church Recently Opens

OCMC News – Hydroelectric Power Plant Built by the Albanian Orthodox Church Recently Opens

On August 2, 2016, the Rapuni 3 & 4 Hydro Power Station was opened in Elbasan, Albania. The power station is an initiative led by His Beatitude Archbishop Anastasios of All Albania and carried out through the Orthodox Autocephalous Church of Albania. The development of the hydroelectric power station is...

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OCMC News – Answering the Silent Cry: Dr. Bill Black, Missionary Serving in Kenya

OCMC News – Answering the Silent Cry: Dr. Bill Black, Missionary Serving in Kenya

Nairobi, Kenya is home to more than 3 million people and has a vibrant atmosphere where the Orthodox Church is growing. Located in Nairobi is the Makarios III Patriarchal Orthodox Seminary which trains future priests to lead the ever-growing Orthodox Church in Kenya and the surrounding area. The students who...

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OCMC News – Fr. Maximos from Nigeria Speaks about the Blessing of Orthodox Theological Education

OCMC News – Fr. Maximos from Nigeria Speaks about the Blessing of Orthodox Theological Education

Fr. Maximos is an Orthodox priest in Nigeria who was the recipient of a scholarship granted to him through OCMC. The scholarship allowed him to study theology through the Saint Stephen’s Certificate Program and to gain a top-notch theological education while studying in his own country, all with the blessing...

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Excerpt on Missions from the Encyclical of the Holy and Great Council of the Orthodox Church

Excerpt on Missions from the Encyclical of the Holy and Great Council of the Orthodox Church

The following is an excerpt on the Orthodox understanding of missions from the Encyclical of the Holy and Great Council of the Orthodox Church, recently held in Crete. II. The mission of the Church in the world The apostolic work and the proclamation of the Gospel, also known as mission,...

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OCMC News – Memory Eternal to the Servant of God, Taki Kobuzi (1953 – 2016)

OCMC News – Memory Eternal to the Servant of God, Taki Kobuzi (1953 – 2016)

On June 20, 2016, the humble servant of God, Demetri (Taki) Kobuzi, reposed in the Lord. He was a man deeply integrated in the Orthodox faith in a quiet yet powerful way. Taki was Archbishop Anastasios’ car driver. He was his chauffer from the early 90’s until the time of...

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OCMC News – New Board Members and a New Strategic Plan at This Year’s Spring OCMC Board Meeting

OCMC News – New Board Members and a New Strategic Plan at This Year’s Spring OCMC Board Meeting

The Annual Spring Board of Directors Meeting of the Orthodox Christian Mission Center (OCMC) was held May 9th and 10th at the Orthodox Christian Mission Center in Saint Augustine, Florida. Board members from across the country attended the meeting. Also present at the meeting were participants on an OCMC short-term...

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OCMC News – Almost Home: An Update from Missionary to Kenya, Meg Photini Engelbach

OCMC News – Almost Home: An Update from Missionary to Kenya, Meg Photini Engelbach

Christ is risen! Two years and four months ago I left home to come to Kenya. Now I’m leaving home to go to America. “Home” will be a new experience. My world has changed, and probably yours has too. Friends and family members have married and had children, and I...

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