The Orthodox Church has dedicated the 6th Sunday of Pascha as the official day to recognize prison ministry in every Orthodox parish around the nation!. This year the official date is May 25th. If you would like to be the prison ministry contact person for your church and become...Read More
Blessings Beyond Bars is a Lenten Youth Project with the Orthodox Christian Prison Ministry (OCPM) to teach children and young adults about prison ministry. OCPM provides a lesson plan and do-it-yourself craft activity to involve youth with a hands-on project using shoeboxes as...Read More
After 15 years in federal prison—including 22 hour-a-day lockdowns at Supermax facilities—Clark Porter achieved what was once unimaginable: a scholarship to Washington University, two university degrees, a full-time position with the US District Court, and a stable family...Read More
Orthodox Bishops Designate Prison Ministry Awareness Sunday The Orthodox Church has dedicated the 6th Sunday of Pascha as the official day to recognize prison ministry in every Orthodox parish around the nation!. This year the official date is May 25th. If you would like to be the prison ministry contact person for your church and become involved on this day, here are some easy steps! First, be sure to receive the blessings from your parish priest. Contact our office, and we will immediately send your parish a laminated icon of Christ the Prisoner to venerate on that day. Email:...Read More
Together with our Orthodox brethren, Orthodox Christian Prison Ministry reflects on the legacy of His Eminence Metropolitan Philip. He was instrumental in the development and growth of OCPM and has always been close to our hearts. When OCPM Founder Fr Duane Pederson was ordained into the Orthodox Church in 1991, he had already been active in prison ministry for more than 25 years. It was with the blessing of Metropolitan Philip that Fr Duane continued to work in prison ministry after his ordination. “Usually you’re ordained to an altar, to a parish,” said Fr Duane. Yet His Eminence...Read More
To bring the love of Christ to those who are in prison by providing encouragement, material support, transition and reintegration services, Christian education spiritual guidance and the sacramental life of the Church.