For over half a century, our united campus ministry, Orthodox Christian Fellowship, has been bringing the illumination of the True Faith to our students living away from home, some for the first time. We are particularly grateful that OCF has instituted a new initiative, “The First 40 Days,” in which every effort will be made by our Orthodox chaplains and student leaders to contact every incoming freshman in their first 40 days on campus. We strongly encourage your support of this effort by ensuring that the contact information for your parish’s students be sent each year to the North American office of OCF for dissemination to the local OCF.
We also encourage your financial support of this ministry which functions completely on the contributions of caring Orthodox faithful like yourselves. We ask that a special collection be taken on this day in support of the good work of OCF, and encourage you ― the priests, parents, grandparents, Godparents, aunts and uncles and friends of our college students ― to be generous in your offering of support to this ministry to them.
May the Immortal King who offered Himself for us and our salvation, guide and strengthen you, and all of our Orthodox students across this vast continent.