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Katianna Parisis, of Stockton, CA, participated on the 2019 Kenya Youth Conference Mission Team to Nyeri. She is a member of the St. Basil Orthodox Church in Stockton.

Kenya Team ‘Culture Shock’

Lord, I thank You for calling me to a blessed and unique mission in life. I choose, this day, that which You have given to me. I promise to say “Yes” to You throughout my life and to never tire of fulfilling Your Will. I love You, Lord. Help me to love You with my life. Jesus, I trust in You.

KEN...

Dr. Bill Black

Deliverance from the Curse of Dependency

What Is Dependency?

Glenn Penner, who led the Canadian segment of the ministry called Voice of the Martyrs, defines dependency as “a state where Christians as individuals or as a congregation allowed themselves to become reliant on another outside group or individual for financial and material...

Elayne “Eleni” Goldman, of Portland, OR

An In-depth Q&A with Missionary Volunteers

What did you do in Kenya?

Elayne: Our goal was to inspire self-sufficiency and to deemphasize dependency on Christian organizations for financial support for general church operations. We traveled to numerous churches and presented practical lessons on church infrastructure including leadership...

Father Martin welcoming Archbishop Elpidophoros to OCMC.

OCMC Welcomes His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America

On Saturday, February 8, His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros, primate of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, visited the Mission Center in St. Augustine, Florida. We were blessed to give him a tour of our facilities, share more about the work we do, and host him for a pleasant lunch.

“It...

Help continue the missionary legacy of St. Herman of Alaska by support OCMC this Lent in honor of the 50th anniversary of his canonization.

Follow in the Footsteps of St. Herman This Lent by Supporting Missions

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

For a moment, imagine an entire village gathered at the water’s edge, surrounded by the majestic beauty of Alaska. They have come to hear the Good News – that God’s Son came into the world just for them!

This is exactly what St. Herman experienced in 1794...

Missionary Jennifer Rice

Fruit of the Orthodox Mission in Guatemala

This past week, we were blessed to receive our missionary Jennifer Rice here at OCMC. While passing through on her furlough, she shared some stories and updates from the mission field with us. Among her updates was the story of a girl named Mati.

Mati is an Orthodox Christian in Aguacate, and she...

The children are loving their new playground equipment!

St. Mark's Helps Renovate Albanian Preschool!

St. Mark's Helps Renovate Albanian Preschool!

Thanks to the support of St. Mark Greek Orthodox Church in Boca Raton, FL, a preschool in Albania was able to fully renovate their playground area!

The preschool is in Vlore, Albania, and it was established in a building with the blessings of His Beatitude Archbishop Anastasios for the Spirit of...

Missionary Theophani Sarigianis

Mission Sunday 2020

To the Reverend Clergy, Venerable Monastics, and the Devout Faithful of the Holy Orthodox Churches in the United States,

Greetings in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Sunday, March 1st, has been designated Mission Sunday by the Hierarchs of the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the...

Daniel Kateli and Grace

Daniel's Journey into Missions

Daniel Kateli’s journey to Orthodoxy brought him many blessings, and so he wanted to give back to God. This past year, he finally found a great way to do just that: by serving on a mission team. After much discerning and preparing, he applied to join our youth team to Kisumu, Kenya. He was accepted...

Jesse and Juanita

God Grant Many Years to the Newly Wedded Jesse and Juanita

OCMC Missionary Jesse Brandow married Juanita Pascual on December 29, 2019. We are all so excited for them, and for all the plans God has for them in the future!

Juanita is from Aguacate, Guatemala, where Jesse met her as he was beginning his work as a missionary. She is currently a medical...

Make a new decade contribution to the Orthodox Christian Mission Center so that more people around the world can be reached with the love of Christ and embrace the Orthodox Christian Faith.

Make a New Decade Donation to the Orthodox Christian Mission Center!

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

What a difference 10 years can make…

Back in 2010, there were 15 Orthodox Christian missionaries serving in 3 countries through the Mission Center. We had sent out just over 1,100 people on mission teams. OCMC was very active in a couple of countries in...