Latest Mission News & OCMC Announcements
Christ is Risen! Prayers for a Blessed Pascha from the Orthodox Christian Mission Center (OCMC)
Christ is Risen! Truly He is Risen! The staff, board, and missionaries of the Orthodox Christian Mission Center (OCMC) pray that you and your loved ones had a blessed and glorious Pascha. We are thankful to be able to help you take the good news of Christ's Resurrection to the ends of the earth. May the joy and hope that we have all just experienced with this Great and Holy Feast strengthen and inspire us to make disciples of all...
by OCMC Announcement
IMPORTANT ORTHODOX MISSIONS OPPORTUNITY: Mission Outreach to Mexico
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 Church in Mexico. This is a unique opportunity to...
by OCMC Announcement
I can remember how embarrassing it was to stand in front of a group of Albanian students and to tell them that I came to "help." They didn't laugh, they didn't snarl or hurl tomatoes at myself and my team, but I can remember it slipping out of my mouth half-heartedly and with a bitter taste. It was bitter and half-hearted because I realized that if they asked me what I came to "help" with, I wasn't prepared to give a full-hearted answer, and it...
by William Bennett
Help Spread the Celebration of a Joyful Liturgy Around the World this Lent by Supporting Orthodox Missions
Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth;break forth into joyous song and sing praises. (Psalm 98:4)Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,"I have never experienced a Liturgy that felt so alive and full of joy." Many Orthodox Christians, like you, who have served in the mission field have shared these exact words when they reflect on the time they've spent with their brothers and sisters in Christ from a different culture. In the face of...
by Alex Goodwin
The Ritsi Family
Serving in Albania
220 Mason Manatee Way
St. Augustine, FL
Prayer for Missions
God of truth and love: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, Hear our prayer for those who do not know You. That they may come to a saving knowledge of the truth, and that Your Name may be praised among all peoples of the world. Sustain, inspire, and enlighten Your servants who bring them the Gospel. Bring fresh vigor to wavering faith; sustain our faith when it is still fragile. Continually renew missionary zeal in ourselves and in the Church, and raise up new missionaries who will follow You to the ends of the world. Make us witnesses to Your goodness full of love, full of strength, and full of faith for Your glory and the salvation of the entire world. Through the prayers of all the missionary saints, Have mercy on us and save us. Amen.