OCMC News – 2017 OCMC Mission Teams Now Available!

OCMC News – 2017 OCMC Mission Teams Now Available!

The Orthodox Christian Mission Center needs your talents and gifts in 2017 in the mission field. If you’ve been wondering how you can serve the Church, an OCMC short-term mission team is a fantastic way to get involved. In 2017, OCMC teams will help strengthen the faith of young adults...

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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 Announces Board of Directors

OCMC Announces Board of Directors

The Orthodox Christian Mission Center (OCMC) is happy to announce the newest officers on the OCMC Board of Directors. The President is Mr. John N. Colis from Saints Peter and Paul Greek Orthodox Church in Glenview, Illinois. The Vice President is Dr. Gayle Woloschak from Saints Peter and Paul Ukrainian Orthodox Church...

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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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The Church Is Growing in Kenya

The Church Is Growing in Kenya

His Grace Bishop Neophytos of Nyeri and Mount Kenya has been traveling throughout his diocese to teach and reach his people. Recently on his FACEBOOK page, he posted an insightful and hope-filled reflection on his visit to a budding community. A day like no other! How can they believe when...

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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 – 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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