Orthodox Christian Fellowship
Orthodox Christian Fellowship (OCF) is the official college campus ministry under SCOBA. They are a Pan-Orthodox effort, overseen by an Executive Committee and aided by an 16 person Student Advisory Board. Our office is located in Boston, MA where full time staff develops OCF. We are here to guide and support local OCF chapters through communication with the larger Orthodox Community, our National Programs, and development of resources Orthodox college students and those interested in Orthodoxy can utilize.
Each year they celebrate a winter retreat during late December. East Coast is at Antiochian Village Bolivar, PA and West Coast is at St. Nicholas Ranch Dunlap, CA.
They also sponsor Real Break which is an alternatives to the "traditional" spring break which many times can be nothing but foggy memories and empty experiences. Real Break also provides opportunities for spiritual growth with one of one interaction with a priest accompanying each group. The experience also leaves the door open to many important personal realizations.
Over the past four years they have had over 350 Orthodox students from all over North America participate in Real Break during their spring break. In 2004 we had trips to Project Mexico, Hogar Rafael Ayau in Guatemala, Raphael House in San Francisco, Greece and Alaska.
Another effort of the OCF is The Basil Leaf, the official newsletter of the OCF office. It serves as the main source of communication between the office and all Orthodox students in the country.
Specifically, it is a publication that caters to the questions, controversial issues and activities that college-aged Orthodox youth are exposed to in their daily lives and along their journey of faith.