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OCMC Agape Grants to Assist the Ministries in Seven Countries in 2010

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

ST AUGUSTINE, FL (OCMC) --- The love that Christ's disciples show for others has served as a living witness to the faith, inspiring countless numbers of people to come into the Body of Christ. For over 20 years, the Agape Canister Program of the Orthodox Christian Mission Center (OCMC), through its support of philanthropic ministries such as orphanages, feeding programs, and healthcare programs, has helped the Church to meet the needs of children, families, and communities in a loving witness to the Orthodox faith in mission countries. Read more...

Involve Your Sunday School in Missions this Lenten Season!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

ST AUGUSTINE, FL (OCMC) -- As we prepare to begin Great and Holy Lent, all Orthodox Christians have the opportunity to learn about and become involved in the work of missions through the Orthodox Christian Mission Center (OCMC) Coin Box & Lesson Plan Program. Each household receiving a Coin Box can prayerfully fill it with offerings during the Lenten season; Read more...

Update on National ACRY Lots O Luck Calendar Fundraiser

Sunday, January 10, 2010

EAST PITTSBURGH, PA --- The National ACRY Lots O Luck Calendar fundraiser, in support of the Diocesan Mission Fund and other charitable causes is continuing. If your parish's ACRY Chapter has not already done so, please return all of your stubs and your payment for each calendar sold Read more...

Pre-Lenten Retreat Sponsored By St. Silouan the Athonite Mission

Saturday, January 09, 2010

TORONTO, ONTARIO --- St. Silouan The Athonite Orthodox Mission of Toronto, Ontario will sponsor a Pre-Lenten Retreat on the weekend of February 5-7, 2010 at St. Michael's College at the University of Toronto. The retreat master will be Fr. Moses Berry, Pastor of the Theotokos of Unexpected Joy Orthodox Parish of Ash Grove Missouri Read more...

Listen to Christmas Carolers From St. John's Church, Bridgeport,CT

Thursday, January 07, 2010

BRIDGEPORT, CT --- As is the tradition in many of our parishes throughout the diocese, the Church Choir of St. John the Baptist Church, Bridgeport, CT, under the direction of Professor John Galpin, proclaimed the joy of the Feast of the Nativity of Our Lord by visiting the homes of parish shut ins and area clergy this afternoon. Read more...

Cathedral To Broadcast Christmas Liturgy

Tuesday, January 05, 2010

JOHNSTOWN, PA -- On Thursday, January 7, 2010 The Midnight Divine Liturgy for the Nativity of Our Lord will be broadcast live from Christ the Saviour Cathedral in Johnstown, PA. It will also be re-broadcast and available for replay at 9:00 am. Read more...

Introduction to Orthodox Christianity Lectures Now Available on Line

Monday, December 28, 2009

JOHNSTOWN, PA The Diocesan Apostolate for Christian Education is pleased to announce that audio files of the recently concluded 7 week introduction to Orthodox Christianity (Orthodoxy 101) Course are now posted. Listen to these informative lectures on line or download them to your i-pod or i-phone. Read more...

A Nativity Greeting from the Orthodox Christian Mission Center

Thursday, December 24, 2009

The staff, volunteers and board members of the Orthodox Christian Mission Center (OCMC) hope that you are having a blessed Christmas and Theophany. Read more...

Archpastoral Letter for the Nativity 2009

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Once again I have the great privilege and honor of greeting you with this traditional salutation of our people as we celebrate this mystical festivity of the Birth of our Saviour, Jesus Christ. Read more...

Nativity Message of Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Beloved concelebrants and blessed children in the Lord, Heaven and earth have united Through the birth of Christ. Today, God has appeared on earth, And man has ascended to heaven. (Christmas Hymn) Read more...

 

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