Two New Orthodox Missionaries Prepare to Serve in Albania and Romania ( OCMC )

Two New Orthodox Missionaries Prepare to Serve in Albania and Romania

Following her commissioning, Mid-term Missionary Maggie Downham arrived safely in Tirana. Please continue to remember her in your prayers as she begins ministering to the youth in Albania as an ESL teacher at the Protagonist Elementary School. Missionary Candidate, Christina Semon, will be commissioned as an Orthodox Missionary on Sunday, February 8th. After months of building support for her missionary work, she will be departing for Romania where she will assist with the child abandonment prevention ministry that are coordinated by missionaries Floyd and Ancuta Frantz. Please continue to pray for these witnesses to the Faith and support them with your sacrificial gifts by visiting:

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Stream Orthodox Mission News on Your Parish Website by Subscribing to OCMC’s New RSS Feed

Orthodox mission news can now be syndicated on your parish website when you subscribe to OCMC’s new RSS (Really Simple Syndication) Feed. Subscribing to this new feature of means that the members of your community will have access to the latest Orthodox mission news directly from your parish’s website. Once OCMC’s RSS Feed has been added to your site it will be updated automatically and in real-time. To share the call to missions with your community by subscribing to OCMC’s RSS Feed please visit

If you, or your webmaster, have any questions or would like help adding the OCMC RSS Feed to your praish website please contact us by phone at 1-877-463-6784 , or by e-mail at

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[OCMC] His Beatitude Jonah Visits the Orthodox Christian Mission Center

On Tuesday, February 10th the Orthodox Christian Mission Center (OCMC) was honored by a visit from His Beatitude Jonah, Archbishop of Washington and New York Metropolitan of All America and Canada.

Following a tour of the new Missionary Training and Administration Building, which will open its doors later this year, His Beatitude offered His hopeful prayers and words of encouragement to the gathered Mission Center staff. His Beatitude stated that, «the foundation and history of the Church is missions and the very essence of the Church is missions.» His Beatitude further reminded the staff that missions is one of the most important functions of the Church because «Jesus Christ and the Gospel heals people’s souls,» and that through Christ «people are given hope and a sense of meaning.»

His Beatitude shared his own personal journey in missions and his belief that «sending people outside the United States helps to formulate the Church’s vision for missions within the United States.»

OCMC Executive Director, Fr. Martin Ritsi, thanked His Beatitude for the Orthodox Church in America’s (OCA) commitment to missions. «OCMC sees itself as serving the Church toward this vital call. Working with His Beatitude brings hope and encouragement to us all.»

The missionary witness of the Orthodox faithful of North America has reached 35 countries over the past 20 years. OCMC hopes to help the faithful, especially those under the pastoral care of His Beatitude Jonah, reach even more people who hunger and thirst for Christ in the years to come. May God grant His Beatitude many years

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