“Oh father, God could never forgive the sins of that person. They deserve a life of punishment in prison and then hell awaits them.” I have heard statements like these many times over the years and it always brings the same thought to my mind: “Dear one…it is not that someone else’s sins are too great, it is simply that your God is too small.” The true God is not only able to forgive but He is able to make great sinners into saints. One only needs to look at the life of St Moses the Ethiopian, whose memory we commemorate on August 28, to know that this is true. St Moses lived...Read More
Dear to Christ members and friends of the OCPM family, Blessings to each of you! My thanks to you for your prayers and support as I have moved into the position of Executive Director. As you know, each year OCPM sends more than 1,000 icons, prayer books, Orthodox Study Bibles, correspondence courses and other materials free of charge to anyone in prison who requests them. By God’s grace, the requests are increasing! With each envelope and package we send, the Holy Orthodox Faith is being offered to those who are seeking. Prayers are rising like incense to God from inside prisons. One bishop...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.