This coming Sunday, February 22nd, is Orthodox Mission Sunday. Please pray for Orthodox missionaries, mission volunteers, and missions ministries this Sunday.
There are many opportunities for you to answer the call to make disciples of all nations, and the Orthodox Christian Mission Center (OCMC) is here to help.
Support Orthodox Missions in Alaska!
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
Soaring peaks, vast tundra, untouched wilderness, America’s last great frontier, Alaska! It has been a destination for tourists and adventurers, but it is also home to Native American people, many of whom identify themselves as Orthodox Christian, but whose Orthodox heritage is now under threat. The tides of history and the influences of western civilization have impacted the Alaskan Church greatly. With the blessing of the newly-enthroned Bishop David, however, the Orthodox Christian Mission Center has been invited to revitalize, rebuild, and grow the Church in Alaska! Please support missions in Alaska with a gift to the OCMC!
With the blessing of His Grace David, two missionary families are involved in major mission ministries in Alaska. The Ruckers are teaching at St. Herman’s Seminary in Kodiak, training future Alaskan clergy and church leaders to share the Faith and minister to the needs of the Alaskan people. The DiLullos are working to restore and repair church buildings throughout the diocese so that they may be a shining light and a witness to God’s glory among the communities that they serve. Additionally, three short-term mission teams will minister to youth by teaching about the Faith in Alaska in 2015 as well. Your prayers and financial gifts are needed to make this work possible!
Please consider a donation of $75, $100, or more to the OCMC to support initiatives like those being undertaken in Alaska.
Through the prayers of St. Innocent and St. Herman, may the Church continue to be a source of strength and the center of village life in Alaska. Thank you for your support of Orthodoxy in Alaska and worldwide!
Fr. Martin Ritsi
PS – Alaska is just one of the many places that OCMC works to share the Gospel around the world. Visit www.ocmc.org to learn more.