OCMC News – A Growing Missionary Family: The Patitsas Family, OCMC’s Newest Missionaries to New Zealand

OCMC News – A Growing Missionary Family: The Patitsas Family, OCMC’s Newest Missionaries to New Zealand


Please pray for OCMC’s newest missionaries Fr. Paul and Pres. Katerina Patitsas who are currently serving at the Church of the Holy Trinity in Auckland, New Zealand. Through your support that can further answer their call to share the Faith with the people of New Zealand and throughout the islands of Fiji, Tonga, and Samoa!

Thanks be to God, the Church is reaching out all over the world!

OCMC is blessed to have so many missionaries to count as part of our growing family. The newest additions to this family are Fr. Paul and Pres. Katerina Patitsas along with their children. They are missionaries serving with the blessing of His Eminence Archbishop Amphilochios of the Holy Archdiocese of New Zealand and Exarchate of Oceania.

Fr. Paul is parish priest of the Church of the Holy Trinity in Auckland, New Zealand, where he and Pres. Katerina have been serving for 6 years, but he has also been called upon by His Eminence to help with evangelization and church planting on the islands of Fiji, Tonga, and Samoa. Fr. Paul has been a priest for 24 years and has mission experience in Kenya and India.

The Church is growing on the islands thanks to the efforts of His Eminence and the dedicated clergy that serve under him. In a few short years, Fiji alone has become home to four clergy, four churches, two nuns, missionary coworkers from Australia, Greece, New Zealand, and the US, many baptized faithful, an orphanage, and a women’s shelter.

It is hoped that in partnering with the OCMC, the Patitsas family will be able to enhance their ability to serve and grow the Church and provide the outreach that is needed throughout the Metropolis. To do this they need your prayers and support. Please prayerfully consider making a gift to their ministry by visiting http://www.ocmc.org/ThePatitsasFamily.

by Alex Goodwin (Posted 3/9/2016)

Inspired by the OCMC, the Orthodox Christian Network will be featuring the outstanding missionary outreach of this organization who, in the spirit of Christ’s love, offers the Gospel worldwide, without discrimination, and strengthens the capacity of the Orthodox Church to so respond to the missionary calling.  Please join us in raising awareness for their countless missionary endeavors, and we invite you to learn more about the OCMC.



The Orthodox Christian Network (OCN) is an official agency of the Assembly of Bishops of the United Stated of America, originally commissioned by SCOBA to create a national, sustainable, and effective media witness for Orthodox Christianity throughout North America. In a constantly changing media landscape, OCN delivers positive, relevant Orthodox content via multiple delivery platforms, reaching today’s internet users via broadcast, video, blogging, and webinar content.

This 501(c)3 is recognized as a leader in the Orthodox Media field and has sustained consistent growth over twenty years. OCN shares the timeless faith of Orthodoxy with the contemporary world through modern media. We are on a mission to inspire Orthodox Christians Worldwide. We have reached 5.7 Million People in One Week.   Much like public radio, the Orthodox Christian Network relies on the support of our listeners, readers, and fans.  If you are interested in supporting our work, you can send your gift by direct mail, over the phone, or on our website.  Your gift will ensure that OCN may continue to offer free, high-quality, theological media.

New OCN Mobile Orthodox Apps are here!

Spark OCN app is an Orthodox Christian News portal that allows you to take action.  Spark provides daily devotions, live Bible study, and you can read and learn about events going on in the Orthodox Christian world, especially those concerning persecuted Christians.  In addition to making it easy to share news and articles with friends, Spark allows you make prayer requests for those who are suffering.  Click here to download the Spark OCN app.

Orthodox Prayer Book is the ultimate prayer assistant for Orthodox Christians.  Not only does it allow you to carry your prayers around, it was designed from the ground-up for the iPhone to allow you to pray in the least distracting manner possible.  Carry all the prayers, information about daily saints and fasting schedules with you throughout your day.  Keep a list of people you want to pray for and have them automatically embedded into the prayers.  Click here to download the Orthodox Prayer Book.


Posted by the Orthodox Christian Network. OCN is on Social Media! Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Google+, and Pinterest







About author

Alex Goodwin

Alex Goodwin serves as the Communications Director at the Orthodox Christian Mission Center (OCMC) in St. Augustine, Florida, where he lives with his wife and two children. Alex has participated on multiple mission teams to Africa. His duties at the Mission Center include broadening awareness of, and participation in, Orthodox missions among the faithful of North America.