Orthodox Christian Mission Center’s Blog

August 26, 2009

One Faith, One Church, One Message: The Necessity of Orthodox Unity in America to Bring America to Orthodoxy

The 2009 Orthodox Conference on Missions and Evangelism is pleased to welcome His Beatitude Metropolitan JONAH, primate of the Orthodox Church in America (OCA), as this year’s keynote speaker. His Beatitude will set the tone for the weekend conference with his presentation, “The Necessity of Orthodox Unity in America to Bring America to Orthodoxy.” The Conference will take place September 4-7 (Labor Day Weekend) at Antiochian Village near Ligonier, Pennsylvania. Joining Metropolitan JONAH will be Fr. Peter Gillquist, chair of the Antiochian Orthodox Archdiocese Department of Missions and Evangelism; Fr. Hector Firoglanis, former OCMC Missionary, priest of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese and a two-time past participant at the Conference (as an OCF student leader at Penn State University); and Mr. Charles Ajalat, chancellor of the Antiochian Orthodox Archdiocese and founder of the Orthodox Vision Foundation. They will present practical steps for developing a unified approach to outreach on the parish level, as well as related issues of Orthodox mission building and evangelism.

The Orthodox Conference on Missions and Evangelism is a wonderful opportunity for clergy and laity to learn more about their Orthodox Christian Faith and how to share it. The Conference attracts a number of non-Orthodox as well. Each year participants rave about the Conference and go home much better equipped to start missions or conduct outreach in their communities.

Lodging is limited, so register as soon as possible. Group discounts and limited financial assistance for those in need are available. To learn more about the Conference visit http://www.antiochian.org/missions/conference, or call the Department of Missions and Evangelism toll-free at (888) 968-4014.

The Orthodox Conference on Missions and Evangelism is a cross-jurisdictional event hosted by the Department of Missions and Evangelism and sponsored by the Orthodox Christian Mission Center (OCMC).

Dcn. Alexander Cadman

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