Latest Mission News & OCMC Announcements
Orthodox Missions Sunday School Lesson Plans Available for Free Download at OCMC.org
This year, Orthodox Mission Sunday falls on March 2nd. We invite you and your parish to pray for and learn more about the Church's unceasing efforts to share the light of Orthodoxy with the world. In fact, the Orthodox Christian Mission Center (OCMC) has produced lesson plans for you to use with Sunday School students and adult study groups that explore this important work in places like Guatemala, where thousands of people are coming into the Body of Christ as a direct...
by OCMC Announcement
The Falling Asleep of Fr. Andres Giron of Guatemala - May His Memory Be Eternal!
On the morning of Sunday, February 16, 2014, two days after his 67th birthday, Fr. Andres Giron, a pioneering leader of the Guatemalan Orthodox Church, fell asleep in the Lord following a long battle with diabetes. Sadly, he was unable to overcome the serious infection that had developed after numerous surgeries to prolong his life.Fr. Andres dedicated his life to seeking justice and finding a spiritual home for tens of thousands of Mayan people in Guatemala, an endeavor that led them...
by Alex Goodwin
Opening of Annunciation Orthodox Church - The First Orthodox Church in Pakistan
by OCMC Media
Ensure 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
Mission Sunday Letter from OCMC Executive Director, Fr. Martin Ritsi
I sought the Lord, and He answered me,and delivered me from all my fears.Look to Him, and be radiant;so your faces shall never be ashamed.Psalm 34:4-5Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,Greetings in Christ! Throughout the coming days of Great and Holy Lent, we look forward to celebrating our Savior's Resurrection with great anticipation, prayerful reflection, and genuine expressions of love for others.Christ's loving sacrifice can be...
by Alex Goodwin
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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.