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OCF to sponsor three Spring college student retreats in Midwest

BROOKLINE, MA [MW Diocese Communications/OCF] — The Orthodox Christian Fellowship [OCF] will host three retreats and events for Midwest college students age 18 through 25 in the weeks ahead.

OCF to sponsor three Spring college student retreats in MidwestThe Indiana District OCF will sponsor a one-day gathering at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, Carmel, IN on January 27.  Father Lucas Christensen will speak on “The Law of God: Moral Theology of the Human Person.”  The event will begin at 8:00 a.m. and end at 8:00 p.m.  Additional information may be obtained by contacting  There is no charge for the event.

Saint Iakovos Retreat Center, Kansasville, WI will be the site of the Midwest Spring Regional Retreat February 16-18.  Father Athanasios Papagiannis will speak on “The Physician of Our Souls: More Soothing Than Anointing With Oil.”  Further information is available by contacting  There is a minimal $25.00 cost for the three-day event.

As the season of Great Lent opens, the Columbus to Lexington District OCF will host a one-day gathering at Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, Columbus, OH on February 24.  The keynote speaker, Father Demetrios Carrellas, will explore the theme “Journey to Pascha: Having a Fruitful Lent on Campus.”  Further information may be obtained by contacting collexstudent@oca.orf.  There is no charge for the event.

Online registration is available on the OCF website.

In related news, OCF’s “Real Break” programs, which offer Orthodox Christian college students an alternative to “Spring Break” by traveling to all parts of the world while deepening their faith, serving those in need, and cultivating relationships with like-minded peers, will begin at the end of February.  Additional information and registration details also are available online.

The Orthodox Christian Fellowship is the official campus ministry organization of the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America.

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