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Prayers Needed for Guatemala After "Fuego" Volcano of Fire Erupts
Prayers Needed for Guatemala After "Fuego" Volcano of Fire Erupts

On Sunday June 4th, 2018, the Volcano of Fire erupted near the capital city of Guatemala, killing a confirmed total of 69 with the death toll expected to rise as the full extent of damage is surveyed.As of right now, there are five long-term OCMC missionaries serving in Guatemala. None of them were harmed in the eruption, and Jesse Brandow reports, "To the best of my knowledge, the Orthodox faithful are safe as well."Fr. Mihail Castellanos has been helping the...

by Caitlyn Sargent (Posted 6/12/2018)
CORRECTED: Urgent Opening for a Development & Marketing Administrative Assistant at the OCMC

The Orthodox Christian Mission Center (OCMC) in St. Augustine, FL, is currently looking to fill an open position that is essential to its ongoing efforts to grow its ministries. If you would like to work for the Church and help share the Orthodox Faith, please prayerfully consider submitting your resume for the position of Development & Marketing Administrative Assistant. This full-time position with benefits is responsible for assisting in the administrative activity for the OCMC Development and Marketing Departments. They work to help educate, engage, and inform the faithful of the United States in Orthodox Missions.Please see our posting on OrthodoxJobs.com at http://www.orthodoxjobs.com/display_job/49501/.html for a full description. Please submit resumes to the Annual Gifts and Marketing Director Alex Goodwin at alex@ocmc.org, or call 904-829-5132 for more information.

by OCMC Announcement (Posted 6/6/2018)
Successful Fundraising Efforts for Orthodox Missions: AZ Walk, Team Chicago, and the DC Banquet
Successful Fundraising Efforts for Orthodox Missions: AZ Walk, Team Chicago, and the DC Banquet

Towards the end of April, three separate events took place that raised funds for Orthodox Missions. The AZ Mission Walk, Mission Team Chicago Dinner, and the DC Banquet were all held to raise awareness of the need for spreading the word of Christ throughout the world.Mission Team Chicago Benefit Dinner was held on March 15, 2018, the twenty-first year for this dinner. Hosted at St. John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church in Des Plaines, IL, there were approximately 275 in attendance...

by Caitlyn Sargent (Posted 5/24/2018)
Potential for Orthodox Growth in Colombia
Potential for Orthodox Growth in Colombia

Fr. Martin Ritsi recently returned from a visit to Colombia where he was able to visit two new Orthodox communities with the blessing of His Eminence Metropolitan Athenagoras of Mexico. The communities are led by two vibrant priests who are sharing the Gospel and working to create thriving self-supporting parishes.Fr. Martin stayed with Fr. Raphael, who was ordained around two years ago and has been steadily sharing the Faith in a small village outside of Montería. Fr. Raphael...

by Caitlyn Sargent (Posted 5/21/2018)
Peace Visit of Patriarch Kirill to the Orthodox Autocephalous Church of Albania
Peace Visit of Patriarch Kirill to the Orthodox Autocephalous Church of Albania

From April 28-30, 2018, the Autocephalous Orthodox Church of Albania hosted His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia. This first historical peace visit was of remarkable importance, as both Churches suffered through a harsh communist-atheist persecution. Immediately following the arrival of Patriarch Kirill on the 28th of April, the Great Service of the Doxology was celebrated at the Resurrection of Christ Cathedral in Tirana. At the end of the service, His Beatitude...

by Alexandria Ritsi (Posted 5/16/2018)
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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.
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