Bishop Gregory Takes Part In OCF Board Meeting
BROOKLINE, MA [Orthodox Christian Fellowship] -- His Grace, Bishop Gregory, Episcopal Liason to the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the USA for the Orthodox Christian Fellowship, took part in the annual OCF board of directors meeting December 4-5, 2014 at Hellenic College & Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology in Brookline, MA. The board discussed the continued growth and development of Orthodox campus ministry, highlighting and building upon the year’s recent successes such as the establishment and revitalization of almost forty new campus-based chapters and the release of a new, free smartphone app for students scheduled for the end of this month.
National programs were also reported to be at an encouraging peak with four new Real Break trips bringing the total number of trips to eleven with 110 student spots and increased registration for both College Conference East and West. His Grace Bishop Gregory of the American Carpatho-Russian Diocese, Episcopal Liaison for OCF, remarked, “It has been a wonderful opportunity to gather again as the Board of Trustees along with the OCF staff in fellowship and love. We have reviewed our progress and planned our future as an agency of the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States. Much progress has been made, but of course there is always more work to do.”
Orthodox Christian Fellowship (OCF) is the official collegiate campus ministry program under the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America. OCF is charged with connecting Orthodoxcollege students—and those interested in the Orthodox Christian faith—to Christ and His Church. OCF realizes this mission by:
Supporting fellowships on college campuses, whose members experience and witness to the Orthodox Christian Church through community life, prayer, service to others, and study of the Faith;
Providing a variety of thoughtful and innovative programming including College Conference and Real Break domestic and international service projects; and,
Training lay and clergy volunteers as well as our students for leadership roles on campus and beyond.