OCF – Orthodox Christian Fellowship

The Orthodox Christian Fellowship (OCF) is the official collegiate campus ministry program under SCOBA (the Standing Conference of Canonical Orthodox Bishops in the Americas).  Our mission is to support 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. 

Our headquarters is located in Brookline, Mass and supports over 300 local university chapter across the U.S. and Canada.  In addition, we provide a variety of thoughtful and innovative programming, including regional training, annual conferences, and domestic and international service learning projects.

 

Programs: 

College Conference 

Each year during Christmas Break College conferences are held in various regions in the Continental U.S.A. The largest, College Conference East is held at Antiochian Village in Bolivar, PA. Each year some 400 students on fire for Christ come together enjoying fellowship, prayer, service and interaction with some of the best Orthodox speakers.

Real Break

OCF Real Break is a popular alternative to the traditional spring break. Each spring, over 100 students attend various trips in the United states and countries around the world. Past destinations include: Constantinople, Greece, Dominican Republic, Jerusalem, Romania, Mexico and Alaska.

Day of Prayer

OCF Day of Prayer is a program that unites the various chapters across North America in prayer. Each year, on Clean Monday, participating OCF chapters take part in 24 hours of unceasing prayer. Each school takes a one-hour slot to pray for themselves, their chapters and fellow students.

Real St. Patrick’s Day

Have you ever wondered why we honor one of our great missionary saints with a day of partying? We have.That is why the National Office has developed a way  to provide students an alternative to the collegiate norm of partying on St. Patrick’s Day.

College Student Sunday

College Student Sunday takes place each year in the Month of September to foster an awareness about the Campus Ministry efforts of OCF in Orthodox parishes throughout North America.

Orthodox Awareness Month

The month of October has been designated as Orthodox Awareness Month to foster an awareness  of the richness of the Orthodox Faith on college campuses throughout North America 

For more information: www.ocf.net