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The Passing of Elinor Bourjaily: Memory Eternal!

image The Order of St. Ignatius was saddened to learn about the passing of our member, Elinor Bourjaily, on January 4, 2007.  She was a past member of the Governing Council and chaired our Public Relations committee.  She was a member of St. Matthew Church in North Royalton, Ohio. Currently her daughter, Anne Thomas, is the Chair of Long Range Planning.  The family requests all spiritual bequests be sent to the Elinor Bourjaily Endowment Fund to benefit Campers and College students:

St. Matthew Church

POB 33183

North Royalton, Ohio 44133

C/O Elinor Bourjaily Endowment Fund

May her Memory Be Eternal!

His Grace Bishop THOMAS Serves 300 OCF Students During College Conference

ocf-button-On a beautiful and very cold Pennsylvania day nearly 300 college students from over a dozen countries descended on the Antiochian Village to kick off the 2007 OCF College Conference (East Coast), a five-day spiritual retreat packed full of speakers, workshops, service projects, panel discussions, fellowship activities, and powerful services.  Fr. Anthony Salzman remarked that serving in the altar with 300 young and amazing singing voices behind him was exciting and moving...and felt a little bit like driving a Ferrari race car. 

ocf2aHis Grace, Bp. THOMAS presided over each of the services and offered insights and encouragement to the attendees urging  them to stay their paths, to stay connected to the Church, and to consider serving God through vocation.  Full of wit and humor, His Grace connected with the students at every opportunity enthusiastically proclaiming that they are the future of the Church.  

Dn. Nick Belcher was the event's keynote speaker delivering a three-day tour de force on vocation that was motivating, inspirational, and at times hilarious.  His unique perspective can be heard in three parts on Ancient Faith Radio.

IOCC Announces Internship Opportunity in Ethiopia


2008 IOCC Internship Program

Please note: The deadline for submitting applications for the 2008 IOCC Internship Program is January 31, 2008. Applicants will be notified of IOCC’s decision by April 1, 2008.

Work overseas in the exciting field of humanitarian relief!

The mission of International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC) is to respond to the call of our Lord Jesus Christ to minister to people in need throughout the world, sharing with them God’s gifts of food, shelter, economic self-sufficiency and hope.

IOCC Internship Program in 2008

The IOCC Internship Program offers a unique opportunity to gain first-hand experience in the operations of an international humanitarian aid organization.

In 2008, IOCC is offering one 3-month internship in Ethiopia. IOCC internships require a 10 to 12 week full-time commitment. Internship assignments are based on the needs of a particular field office. The proposed internship locations may change due to programmatic changes in the field that cannot always be predicted months ahead.

The intern will receive a stipend of $500 per month. IOCC will also cover the following expenses: visas and related costs, round trip airfare, lodging, and workmen’s compensation while overseas.

December AGAIN Audio Journal Now Available

imageThrough a joint effort of Conciliar Press Ministries and Ancient Faith Radio, every month you’ll be able to access a new edition of a fast paced audio magazine featuring original recordings from AGAIN, home for 30 years to the most compelling voices of today’s Orthodox community.

The December edition includes an interview with Fr. David Rucker of the Orthodox Christian Mission Center speaking about our Christian calling to remember the poor in the world, and an article by Douglas Cramer, Managing Editor of AGAIN, speaking about the relationship between our Orthodox Christian faith and the fantasy literature of CS Lewis and JRR Tolkien.

Bringing with him a lifetime of experience in missionary work, Fr. David Rucker joined the team at the Orthodox Christian Mission Center (OCMC) as its new associate director in late 2006. OCMC is the official international mission agency of the Standing Conference of Canonical Orthodox Bishops in the Americas (SCOBA). Its purpose is to encourage, support, and facilitate the establishment and development of self-supporting, eucharistic Orthodox Christian communities worldwide, thus incorporating the person into the fullness of a life in Christ.

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