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...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
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.