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Correctional Chaplains Conference Seeks Orthodox Participation

Posted by on Apr 7, 2014 in News | 0 comments

Correctional Chaplains Conference Seeks Orthodox Participation

The Northeast Region of the American Correctional Chaplain’s Association (ACCA) held its 2014 Conference this past week in New Jersey. OCPM’s Executive Director Chaplain Patrick Tutella and board member Fr. John Kowalczyk participated. The conference brings together chaplains of different faiths to hear speakers on relevant topics in correctional ministry. This year’s topics included religious freedom in prisons and the Prison Rape Elimination Act. The conference provides an opportunity to make new relationships and build on existing ones. One of the attendees, Fr Paul Tolve, a Roman...

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A Lenten Reflection on St Mary of Egypt

Posted by on Apr 1, 2014 in News | 0 comments

A Lenten Reflection on St Mary of Egypt

“Where shall I begin to weep for the actions of my wretched life?  What first-fruit shall I offer, O Christ, in this my lamentation?  But in thy compassion grant me forgiveness of sins.”  (The Canon of St. Andrew, Canticle 1, vs. 2.) During Great Lent we remember and venerate Saint Mary of Egypt both on April 1 and the Fifth Sunday of Lent. With the Canon of St. Andrew, read in many churches during the first and fifth weeks of Lent, we uphold her as an icon of repentance, an example for every Orthodox Christian to emulate. Yet for many years, she lived a life of bondage to...

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