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A Reflection on St. Moses the Ethiopian with Fr. Stephen

Posted by on Aug 28, 2014 in News | 0 comments

A Reflection on St. Moses the Ethiopian with Fr. Stephen

“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...

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Help OCPM Reach More People in Prison

Posted by on Aug 14, 2014 in News | 0 comments

Help OCPM Reach More People in Prison

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...

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A Leadership Transition

Posted by on Jun 26, 2014 in News, Uncategorized | 0 comments

A Leadership Transition

OCPM’s Board of Directors announced that it has named Fr Stephen Powley to the position of executive director. Chaplain Patrick Tutella, who has served as executive director since 2009, is stepping down at the end of June to begin new ventures in prison ministry. “We are very thankful to Chaplain Patrick for his dedicated leadership these past five years. He has been a great asset to OCPM,” said Eric Grant, OCPM board chairman. “At the same time, we welcome Fr Stephen into his new role and look forward to continued growth under his leadership.” Fr Stephen began working with OCPM in...

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An Important Update about the 2014 Convocation

Posted by on Jun 12, 2014 in News | 0 comments

For months now, OCPM staff and volunteers have been busy planning our 2014 Convocation, which was scheduled for July 24-26 in Houston, Texas. We were looking forward to inspiring speakers and workshops and, even more so, the opportunity for fellowship with you. We are writing to you now because, due to unforeseen circumstances, we must cancel this year’s convocation. We know that many of you were anticipating this event as much as we were, and we are sorry that it will not come to fruition this year. OCPM has held six convocations to date—all of them uplifting and enriching. The...

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Orthodox Bishops Designate Prison Ministry Awareness Sunday

Posted by on Apr 16, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

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!

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