OCMC News – The Last Team of 2017 Returns as OCMC Seeks Volunteers for 2018

OCMC News – The Last Team of 2017 Returns as OCMC Seeks Volunteers for 2018

The last team of 2017 has returned after teaching teens at St. Clement Orthodox School, located near the Makarios III Patriarchal Seminary in Nairobi, through a multi-day youth mentorship program where they taught life skills and shared the Orthodox Christian Faith. The team helped broaden a sense of self-awareness and...

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OCMC News – Metropolitan Tikhon welcomes OCMC representatives to OCA Chancery

OCMC News – Metropolitan Tikhon welcomes OCMC representatives to OCA Chancery

His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon hosted representatives of the Orthodox Christian Mission Center at the Chancery of the Orthodox Church in America here on Friday, October 20, 2017. Meeting with Metropolitan Tikhon were Father Martin Ritsi, OCMC Executive Director, and Protonica Michelle Jannakos, Development Officer. Father Martin briefed Metropolitan Tikhon...

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OCMC News – Christian Witness in Kenya: You are Needed for OCMCs Last Teams of 2017!

OCMC News – Christian Witness in Kenya: You are Needed for OCMCs Last Teams of 2017!

Share in a Journey of Faith by participating on a short-term OCMC Team this year!  Be a witness of Orthodoxy to the world by joining over 110 individuals who have already served on a Mission Team in 2017. There are still openings to participate with and assist the Church in...

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OCMC News – OCMC Missionary Tyrone Stavros Emery Arrives in Tonga

OCMC News – OCMC Missionary Tyrone Stavros Emery Arrives in Tonga

Tyrone Stavros Emery, OCMC’s newest long-term missionary, arrived in Tonga on June 27 to begin his missionary service. He is serving at St. George Orthodox Church, currently under construction just outside of the capital city of Nuku’alofa, which is the first Orthodox church in the Kingdom of Tonga. The priest...

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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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Palm Sunday in Guatemala!

Palm Sunday in Guatemala!

Palm Sunday was a new and very moving experience for me among the Mayan faithful. Of course, the church was packed as usual, but they raise the celebration to a new level with their love of processions and the enormous sizes of the palm crosses, which they wave joyously to...

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OCMC News – Medical Professionals Needed for Mission Teams

OCMC News – Medical Professionals Needed for Mission Teams

The Mission Field needs medical professionals to volunteer on short-term mission teams this summer! Administering health care to people who do not normally have access to treatment is such an essential part of OCMC missions, and your expertise could make a huge impact on suffering people around the world. Won’t...

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OCMC News – February 26th is Mission Sunday

OCMC News – February 26th is Mission Sunday

Beloved Faithful, In the hymns and Scriptural readings of the Sunday of Forgiveness, our Mother Church reminds us that the Great Fast we are about to embark on is a matter of spiritual urgency that will lead us from death to life. Nowhere is this more clear than in the...

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OCMC News – “Go to All Nations” Brunch Reception Hosted by OCMC

OCMC News – “Go to All Nations” Brunch Reception Hosted by OCMC

The Orthodox Christian Mission Center held a “Go to All Nations” brunch reception on February 6, 2017 at the OCMC headquarters in St. Augustine. The reception followed Divine Liturgy at the St. Photios Shrine in downtown St. Augustine in celebration of the feast of St. Photios the Great and commemoration...

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OCMC News – 2017 Mission Teams are Filling Up Fast! Don’t Miss Your Chance to Serve!

OCMC News – 2017 Mission Teams are Filling Up Fast! Don’t Miss Your Chance to Serve!

Teams for 2017 are set and they are filling up fast! Please prayerfully consider joining in the work of missions by contributing your skills for the service of Christ’s Church abroad! Albania Teaching: 3/10/2017 to 3/20/2017; Cost: $1290 Work with Albanian youth leaders and OCMC missionaries to host a conference...

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OCMC News – Bringing Orthodoxy to the People: The Growing Church of Sweden

OCMC News – Bringing Orthodoxy to the People: The Growing Church of Sweden

The Holy Metropolis of Sweden and All Scandinavia includes the nations of Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Iceland, and Greenland. OCMC Executive Director, Fr. Martin Ritsi, recently traveled to visit with His Eminence Metropolitan Cleopas of Sweden and All Scandinavia to discuss the vision for missionary work in the Scandinavian Orthodox Church....

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