External Links & Resources
Orthodox Organizations by Region
MEOCCA - Minnesota Eastern Orthodox Christian Clergy Assoc
OCF - Orthodox Christian Fellowship, MN Campuses
Focus MN is a charitable outreach of the Orthodox Church community in the Twin Cities, providing basic-needs assistance to those who come to our doors in need. Our serving our neighbor is predicated on love
Orthodox Christian Prison Ministry of Minnesota
The Orthodox Christian Prison Ministry of Minnesota (OCPM-MN) is a Pan-Orthodox Ministry dedicated to serving prisoners in Minnesota through the action of clergy and laity. OCPM-MN will provide Orthodox Christian fellowship and teaching to prisoners and former prisoners in the Twin Cities greater metropolitan area with the intent to help them prepare for transition to society.
Philoxenia Charities offers free temporary housing to Mayo Clinic patients in a safe and clean environment providing comfort to those in need. Guests come from all over the United States and worldwide including Venezuela, Albania, Bulgaria, Russia, Greece, Ukraine, Cyprus, and more!
The Metropolis of Chicago
The Metropolis of Chicago consists of over 60 parishes and two monasteries (WI and IL) in Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, and Wisconsin as well as northern Indiana and southeastern Missouri. Metropolitan Nathanael has taken decisive steps to renew the Metropolis of Chicago’s reason for being: to support and serve its parishes so they can minister to their faithful to do Christ’s work on Earth.
St Iakovos Retreat Center
The St Iakovos Retreat Center is located on a beautiful 137 acre property in the quaint town of Kansasville, Wisconsin, nestled between Kenosha and Racine is home for Metropolis ministries, as well as for the successful youth camping program, Fanari. The total capacity of the facility has increased from just over 20 individuals to over 200 individuals. In addition to the lodging accommodations the facility also includes a variety of indoor meeting and gathering rooms, over two miles of trails for walking, a campfire pit, an outdoor pool, and various outdoor activities such as basketball, tennis, sand volleyball, soccer, Octoball, softball, cornhole and a large playground for children. In addition to the activity area, we offer boating on Friendship Lake.
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America
With its headquarters located in the City of New York, the Archdiocese serves as a beacon, carrier, and witness of the message of Christ to all persons who live in the United States of America, through divine worship, preaching, teaching, and living of the Orthodox Christian Faith. Learn more about His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros, the Metropolises, Parishes, National Ministries, and many Organizations, Institutions, and more!
Order of St Andrew the Apostle - Archons
Archons of the Ecumenical Patriarchate in America
An Archon is an honoree by His All Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew for his outstanding service to the Church, and a well-known distinguished, and well-respected leader of the Orthodox Christian community.
It is by the grace of God that the Archon has been able to offer his good works and deeds of faith. Further, it is the sworn oath of the Archon to defend and promote the Orthodox Christian faith and tradition. His special concern and interest is to serve as a bulwark to protect and promote the Sacred See of St. Andrew the Apostle and its mission. He is also concerned with the human race’s inalienable rights wherever and whenever they are violated – and the well-being and general welfare of the Christian Church.
HCHC - Holy Cross Seminary & Hellenic College
Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology is exactly that: a graduate school of theology that educates and forms Orthodox Christian men and women for service to the Church and society. Whether preparing for the holy priesthood or for lay vocations in which they can put their faith into action, Holy Cross students make up a vibrant community engaged in pursuing the eternal truths of Christ’s message of salvation for all the world. They study Scripture, the Fathers, Church history, ethics, and every other aspect of our ancient faith.
CROSSROAD - Orthodox Youth Take The Challenge
CrossRoad is a ten-day academic summer institute that prepares high school juniors and seniors to make big life decisions and invites them to connect with the Orthodox Christian theological and spiritual tradition in a deep and meaningful way. CrossRoad offers a space for young people to form authentic and lifelong friendships, ask hard questions, and explore their calling as an Orthodox Christian in the 21st century. We typically host three sessions each summer on the campuses of Hellenic College Holy Cross in Brookline, MA and North Park University in Chicago, IL. This year, however, we are excited to announce that our third session will be hosted at San Francisco State University in San Francisco, CA!
Y2AM - Youth and Young Adult Ministries
Y2AM – helping ministry workers introduce young people to Jesus Christ, do young people can live out their relationship with the Lord and His Church on a daily basis.
OCN - Orthodox Christian Network
OCN is an Affiliated Ministry of the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America. Originally commissioned by SCOBA to create a national, sustainable, and effective media witness for Orthodox Christianity throughout North America. OCN is 100% donor supported ministry.
Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the USA
The Assembly of Bishops preserves and contributes to the unity of the Orthodox Church in the United States of America by furthering her spiritual, theological, ecclesiological, canonical, educational, missionary, and philanthropic aims. The Assembly of Bishops, in bringing together the Orthodox Christian hierarchy, serves to bring the clergy, monastics, and laity closer to Christ and each other.
The Ecumenical Patriarchate
The Patriarchate of Constantinople is the spiritual center of the Orthodox Church. It is seen as the Mother Church by the ancient Patriarchates of Alexandria, Antioch, Jerusalem, by the younger autocephalous Churches of Russia, Serbia, Romania, Bulgaria, Georgia, Cyprus, Greece, Poland and Albania,and by the autonomous churches of Czechoslovakia, Finland and Estonia.
IOCC - International Orthodox Christian Charities
IOCC, in the spirit of Christ’s love, offers emergency relief and development programs to those in need worldwide, without discrimination, and strengthens the capacity of the Orthodox Church to so respond. We envision that, by God’s grace, IOCC will enable those suffering and in need to continue to improve their own lives and communities and to have means to live with dignity, respect, and hope..
OCMC - Orthodox Christian Mission Center
Through its many ministries, OCMC has shared the love of Christ offering a living witness of the Orthodox Christian Faith in more than 30 countries around the world. Each of these ministries works to build up the Church and help transform the lives of people who hunger and thirst for salvation through a vibrant Eucharistic life in Christ. We invite you to explore these ministries and prayerfully consider how you can answer the call to help make disciples of all nations!