College Ministries (OCF)
OCF stands for: Orthodox Christian Fellowship. It is the official campus ministry organization of the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America.
“And they devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers.” (Acts 2:42)
What is an Orthodox Christian?
An Orthodox Christian is a Christian who follows the correct or orthodox and Apostolic teachings of the Christian Church from the time of Christ until today. OCF is an organization open to all college students by which they can come together for fellowship, prayer, and service. It is a way to rest your brain from your schoolwork so that you can give your soul some nourishment. Because college is such a big challenge, OCF offers a solid group of brothers and sisters in Christ who can stand by you during hard times and offer you family comfort when you are far from home. College can be tough on an Orthodox Christian. OCF offers a base that you can always touch back on so you don’t stray too far from the “needful things” in life. We know that God is light, and in Him there is no darkness. Therefore, “If we walk in the light, as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from all sin.” (1 John 1:7). We strongly recommend getting involved in OCF and welcome all with open arms and Christian love. Transportation to any Orthodox parish will be provided to those who desire to attend services.
Parishioners from Holy Trinity currently help support OCF chapters at SMU and UTD. If you are an Orthodox student at either institution, or if you would just like to learn more about OCF in the Metroplex, contact the church office at 972-991-1166 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.