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!

OCMC - Alex Goodwin- April 2016 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 ...

Planting More Seeds Among the Turkana: The 2016 OCMC Evangelism Team to Kenya

The 2016 OCMC Evangelism team to the Turkana of Northern Kenya shared Orthodox Christianity with nearly 400 people in three villages. Many of them had never heard the Gospel message. Team members shared their Faith through skits, talks, movies, and fellowship

OCMC- April 2016 In the face of 100 degree heat, the shade offered by the large tree we approached was welcoming, but would the 90+ people already gathered beneath the tree be as welcoming? We had traveled by truck for more than four hours, a group of students from Holy Cross Seminary, a priest, a former ...

Help Continue the Work of the Church in Indonesia through Healthcare

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Alex Goodwin- OCMC- November 2015 Last month, the OCMC was blessed to welcome Fr. Lazarus Sucanto from Indonesia. While with the staff, he shared how the Church is growing in Indonesia, but also some of the challenges that the Church faces as it tries to more fully establish itself in a country of more than 250 ...

Orthodox Missions among the Aztec People of Mexico

You are needed to be a part of the 2016 Orthodox Mission Team serving in San Esteban and Pisaflores, Mexico, from March 26th to April 2nd. Spanish speakers are strongly encouraged to apply!

OCMC News - November 2015 The seeds of Orthodoxy are flowering all over the world, even in Mexico where, under Archbishop Alejo of the Orthodox Church in America’s Diocese of Mexico, communities of Aztec people have embraced the Faith. For the past couple of years, OCMC, in partnership with the Orthodox Church in America's (OCA) Department ...

OCMC INAUGURATES CLINIC OUTREACH IN GUATEMALA

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The Mayan Orthodox Church - September  2015 After one year of planning, building, equipping and hectic last-minute preparations, the Father Andres Giron Clinic in Aguacate, Guatemala began operations on August 20, 2015. It was staffed by a dedicated team of nine 0CMC (Orthodox Christian Mission Center) health professionals. It had been a year fraught with challenges ...

Orthodox Missionary to Kenya – Dr William Black

May 2015 Hi, my name is Bill. I am Orthodox and I am a missionary. I’ve been accepted by OCMC (Orthodox Christian Mission Center) as a missionary candidate and have been busy raising support for a ministry in Kenya since Thanksgiving 2014. That I would end up an Orthodox missionary was not an option on my event ...

OCMC – An Angel in Albania

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March 2015 It was the day after Christmas when the stroke hit. For hours she laid there, no one knows how long, paralyzed by the assault to her nervous system. It wasn’t until a neighbor, unable to reach her by phone, went to check on her that she was found alone, collapsed in the winter’s cold. We ...

Follow in the Footsteps of St. Herman and Join a Mission Team to Alaska!

OCMC From St. Paul to Sts. Cyril and Methodios to St. Herman, Orthodox Christian tradition is full of men and women who have accepted Christ’s call to take the Faith to the ends of the earth. This summer there are two opportunities for you to follow in the footsteps of one of these missionary saints. Throughout ...

OCMC Executive Director Fr. Martin Ritsi Visits Fiji

  10/3/15 Recently, OCMC Executive Director Fr. Martin Ritsi was invited by His Eminence Amphilochios, Metropolitan of New Zealand, to visit the newly-consecrated Holy Trinity Orthodox Church in Fiji. The opening of this church in early February was a major milestone in the mission work that has been undertaken by His Eminence in Fiji. Through this missionary ...

OCA, OCMC partner to send mission team to Mexico in June 2015

Members of 2013 San Esteban mission team with Archbishop Alejo at Mexico City’s Ascension Cathedral.

SYOSSET, NY [OCA] - December 2014 The Orthodox Church in America, in partnership with the Florida-based Orthodox Christian Mission Center, will be hosting a mission teaching team to San Esteban and Pisaflores in the OCA Diocese of Mexico June 20-27, 2015. “Both Pisaflores and San Esteban are villages of native Aztec Orthodox Christians nine hours northwest of ...

30 Years of OCMC Missions Celebrated

November 2014 The annual Fall OCMC Board meeting was held November 10-11, 2014 at the Mission Center in St. Augustine, Florida. The setting was appropriate and meaningful as OCMC celebrates 30 years of missions ministry. In his remarks to the Board, OCMC Executive Director Fr. Martin Ritsi took the opportunity to reflect on the amazing witness ...

To Work and to Witness: Kurt Bringerud Reflects on Life as a Missionary in Mongolia

July 2014 OCMC Missionary, Kurt Bringerud (center) shares the Orthodox faith as the relationships with his English students naturally grow. They ask him questions about his faith as part of the language learning process and he is then able to introduce them to Orthodox Christianity. In a classroom in the Mongolian capital city of Ulaanbaatar, OCMC Missionary ...

ORTHODOXY IN THE GUATEMALAN HIGHLANDS: A LIGHT SHINES BRIGHTLY

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Father John Chakos Mayan Orthodox Community - July 2014 On the feast day of Saints Peter and Paul, in the humble and unspoiled village of Aguacate, we celebrated one of the most moving liturgies of my stay in Guatemala. For the first time in the Altiplano, I had the joy of experiencing uninterrupted worship from “Blessed ...

The Gift of Peace and the Spread of Orthodoxy in Northern Uganda

Emily Robertson - OCMC - 8/7/14 In northern Uganda, an area that has been decimated by war and is finally becoming more secure, “every day, everywhere you go, people are waiting to become Orthodox”, says Fr. Emmanuel Oruk. So many people want Orthodoxy in northern districts like Lira, Oyam, and Apad that it is difficult to ...

Serving the Disenfranchised in Romania

Orthodox Christian Mission Centre - May 2014 Poverty and lost hope for a decent life are the most difficult issues we deal with in Romania today. It is like a kid falling off a merry-go-round, but it is going around too fast for him to get back on. When someone in the States falls off the ...

OCMC MISSIONS OPPORTUNITY: Mission Outreach to Mexico

Orthodox Christian Mission Centre - May 2014 Consider joining an OCMC Orthodox Mission Team to Mexico in 2014. Be a visible expression of solidarity with the faithful at the Mission of San Esteban the first Martyr, outside of Mexico City. This team to Mexico has been invited to offer youth and adult catechism, and to be part of ...

Join an OCMC Mission Team and Help Build a Church in Lokichar, Kenya

Orthodox Christian Mission Center - 4/5/14 Volunteers Urgently Needed for Church Construction in Kenya! Two teams will be serving in the Turkana region of northern Kenya to help build the Church of St. Nicholas in the remote village of Lokichar. The first team will serve from June 17th to July 1st and the second from June 24th ...

MISSIONS OPPORTUNITY: Mission Outreach to Mexico

Orthodox Christian Mission Centre  Announcement - April 2014 Consider joining an OCMC Orthodox Mission Team to Mexico in 2014. Be a visible expression of solidarity with the faithful at the Mission of San Esteban the first Martyr, outside of Mexico City. This team to Mexico has been invited to offer youth and adult catechism, and to be ...

Orthodox MISSIONS OPPORTUNITY: Mission Outreach to Mexico

OCMC- April 2014 Consider joining an OCMC Orthodox Mission Team to Mexico in 2014. Be a visible expression of solidarity with the faithful at the Mission of San Esteban the first Martyr, outside of Mexico City. This team to Mexico has been invited to offer youth and adult catechism, and to be part of the life of ...

The Conference of the Orthodox Youth Leaders held in Tirana

  Albanian Orthodox Church - March 2014 On 14-16 March 2014 the Office of Orthodox Youth of the Archdiocese of Tirana, organized a three-day meeting of youth leaders of all the Orthodox Dioceses of our country. The theme of the conference was: "Zeal for the Lord," and was held in "Resurrection of Christ" Theological Academy in St. ...

A Journey to the Heart of Africa, into the Eyes of Orthodoxy

  OCMC  - 12/2/14 Karen Morrison leads one of the seminars while in the Turkana region of Kenya. Some of the nomadic, native Turkana walked two days just for teaching seminars, with the intent of returning to their tribes and sharing what they had learned about Orthodoxy. Within the Turkana lives not only a heartbeat of survival and ...