Orthodox Christian Fellowship (OCF) is a national organization that helps young people stay connected to their Orthodox faith while in college. The University of Connecticut is home to our local OCF Chapter.
We are a student-run organization that concentrates on fostering fellowship and spiritual growth of the individual members of our group. We hold weekly meetings where we organize upcoming events and hold discussions. Our discussion topics range from week to week – on how to better our OCF chapter to in-depth conversations about Orthodoxy and living out its doctrine. Often times, a priest is present at our meetings and will help guide our discussion and address any remaining questions.
One of OCF’s goals is to get involved in the parish life of surrounding churches, especially Holy Trinity Orthodox Church in Willimantic, CT. Holy Trinity has truly become our “home away from home.” The parish community continues to be a huge support to us, welcoming both our Orthodox and non-orthodox members in only the warmest of ways.
With focus on community building, our chapter also strives to engage with parishes across Connecticut via regular church visits. Our members participate in OCF on a national level, participating in annual events such as College Conference, Real Break, and Day of Prayer. Previously our members have served on the national OCF Student Advisory Board (SAB), which aims to assist local chapters by providing needed resources and hosting events, such as mission trips and regional retreats.
Everyone is welcome to come explore the Orthodox Christian Faith. As one of OCF’s main purposes is to assist its members in their spiritual growth, we want to thank Fr Marc and all the parishioners at Holy Trinity, as we could not do this without their constant encouragement and support.