OCF on Georgetown’s Campus

OCF on Georgetown’s Campus

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Does your campus have an Orthodox Christian Fellowship (OCF)? What is OCF? OCF is a national campus ministry designed to provide students with opportunities to encounter Christ and grow in their Orthodox faith while in college. They accomplish this through their growing network of on-campus chapters led by talented students, clergy, and lay advisors as well as through programs such as regional retreats, College Conferences, Real Break, and the Summer Leadership Institute.

Georgetown’s OCF celebrates the Exultation of the Holy Cross.

In a blog for Georgetown’s Office of Campus Ministry, titled “An Orthodox Moment Shared for the Whole Community”  Mariam Gachechiladze, C’17,  wrote, “During the Great Vespers service, in addition to our usual prayers and reading of the Gospel, we chanted in multiple languages to encompass the rich linguistic traditions of Orthodoxy and sang the hymn ‘Before Your Cross We Bow Down in Worship.’ After the service, the Orthodox Chaplaincy hosted a reception to welcome new and returning students, as well as non-Orthodox members of the community, for food and fellowship.”

Orthodox Awareness

October is Orthodox Awareness Month (OAM) which is to educate college students across North America about the Orthodox Faith.

If you are looking for an OCF ministry on your campus, go to Find a Chapter on the OCF website.

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Presvytera Vassi Haros

Presvytera Vassi Makris Haros is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati's College of Design, Art, Architecture & Planning and Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology. She is the owner, designer and photographer of V’s Cardbox, In Service and Love. a greeting card company featuring cards with an Orthodox voice. She strongly feels that experiencing the Orthodox Faith through the church’s cyclical calendar of feasts and fasts is a gift that is too often overlooked.