Fr. Duane Pederson Receives the Matthew 25:36 Award

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Fr. Duane Pederson Receives the Matthew 25:36 Award

Recognized for a lifetime dedicated to serving Jesus Christ in prison and among the homeless on the streets, Fr. Duane Pederson was presented with the Matthew 25:36 Award on July 26, 2012 by the board and the staff of Orthodox Christian Prison Ministry at the OCPM Fourth Annual National Convocation. The award contains a piece of actual prison bar from Graterford State Prison, Philadelphia, PA with the simple inscription of Matthew 25:36 (“I was in Prison and you came to me…”). Father Duane Pederson was acknowledged for having served over 40 years in prison ministry and for founding OCPM, the official Prison Ministry of the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of North and Central America.





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Pictured: Seated at the table, His Grace Bishop Demetrios of Mokissos and Shaun Daugherty, spiritual son of Fr. Duane Pederson. Standing left to right is OCPM Executive Director Chaplain Patrick Tutella , Fr. John Kowalczyk OCPM Secretary, OCPM Assistant Director Fr. Stephen Powley presenting the award to Fr. Duane Pederson, Assembly of Bishops Hierarchal Overseer His Grace Bishop Mark of Baltimore and the South (OCA), Fr Emmanuel Mantzouris OCPM Board Member,  Mr. Kory Warr Chairman of OCPM Board Trustees.

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