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Orthodox Christian Fellowship (OCF) is the official collegiate campus ministry program under SCOBA (the Standing Conference of Canonical Orthodox Bishops in the Americas). OCF’s mission is to support fellowships on college campuses, whose members experience and witness to the Orthodox Christian Church through community life, prayer, service to others and study of the Faith. Working alongside the clergy and youth leader’s the OCF programs should seek to reach out to the greater college community near each parish.
REAL, formerly YAL
The purpose of the Young Adult League is to support and help Orthodox Christians transition through the various stages of life following college-age. A successful Young Adult League creates a setting where Young Adults grow spiritually through experiencing the four characteristics which symbolize the YAL movement. Namely, Worship (Liturgia), Witness (Martyria), Service (Diakonia), and Fellowship (Koinonia). Using these four characteristics, YAL members will live a balanced Orthodox Christian life, growing in His likeness.
How can I join?
There is no membership fee, but we do encourage becoming stewards of the Church.
What does "YAL" do?
Sponsor Spiritual retreats and workshops, outreach activities (such as an annual Christmastime lunch at Hellenic Towers elderly residence), and various activities for social interaction with fellow Orthodox young adults. "YAL" participates in parish community events and donates funds to many charitable causes (such as St. Basil's Academy, the Orthodox Christian Mission Center, IOCC and Hellenic College/Holy Cross.