Agia Sophia Coffee Shop Harrisburg, PA and Colorado Springs, CO


We inaugurate this feature by highlighting Agia Sophia Coffee Shop, Harrisburg, at 225 Market Street, Harrisburg, PA which is an offshoot of Agia Sophia Coffee Shop, Colorado Springs. It is located at 2902 W Colorado Avenue Suite 100, Colorado Springs. All profits from these coffee shops go to local charities in their geographic areas. The original coffee shop in Colorado Springs is the brainchild of Father Anthony Karbo (OCA). Father Stephen Verak, Pastor of Christ the Savior, … [Read more...]

Orthodox Christian Fellowship at Cleveland, Ohio – A Recipe That Works!


Orthodox Christian Fellowship (OCF) is the program that SCOBA, now replaced by the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops designed and oversees to keep our youth in the Orthodox Church in America. They, of course, are the future of the Church and when the OCF national office published a survey at its inception showing that 60% of our college youth are leaving the Church and never returning, and a more recent survey showing this trend accelerating to almost 70% (that’s almost 3 out of 4) it … [Read more...]

St. Herman’s Orthodox House of Spirituality – Cleveland, OH

St. Herman Monastery

In 1977, Mother Mary Blossom and Father Gregory Reynolds moved from Tennessee to Cleveland, OH to set up a monastery originally sponsored by the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (USA) and to serve the urban poor. They created St. Herman’s, a mission serving the poor and hungry; a House of Hospitality patterned after the Catholic worker tradition, with a special Orthodox influence. St. Herman’s grew over the years, blessed by support from the Orthodox community and others. Now, 35 years later, the … [Read more...]

Orthodox San Diego


Cardiff by the Sea, CA – On February 4, 2011, over 65 Orthodox Christians from over a dozen canonical Eastern Orthodox churches gathered at Sts. Constantine and Helen Orthodox Church for a “Together as One” Workshop to get to know one another and to make plans for the future within their ministry areas. The activities started with an opening prayer from Fr. Simeon Corona and a delicious luncheon that was prepared by ladies from Saint Constantine and Helen and members of Orthodox San Diego. … [Read more...]

Orthodox School Association

Orthodox School Association

MISSION The mission of the OCSA is to bring the light of Christ to America through schooling that unites intellectual, spiritual, and cultural growth as inseparable needs for the human person. We seek to be a catalyst for the growth of Orthodox Christian primary and secondary schools, a central resource for their needs, as well as a means of their unified efforts to cultivate a noble and dignified society as understood by the Orthodox Christian faith. VISION A major pillar of a vibrant … [Read more...]

Zoe for Life!


ZOE for Life! is a ministry serving pregnant women in distress in a confidential setting. Many women enjoy the blessings of love and a support structure to lead them to marriage, children, and a meaningful life. Others, however, are not as fortunate. They find themselves pregnant and in crisis. They have made the wrong choices and are in turmoil. They are not thinking, they are panicking! So few women are well versed on the various services that are available to them. Their overwhelming … [Read more...]

North West USA and Seattle/Portland Area Grassroots Orthodoxy


Here in the NW, both in Seattle and Portland areas, we have very active Pan-Orthodox Clergy Associations. They sponsor retreats two or three times a year, have joint services on various occasions (such as Sunday night Lenten Vespers in Seattle area), and support OCF's on college campuses, among other things. The parishes in the Spokane area (Eastern Washington and Idaho) also work closely together. Visit our relatively new web site which reports on Pan-Orthodox activities in the NW. It is at … [Read more...]

The King’s Jubilee – Ministry Among the Poor in Philadelphia, PA


I became Orthodox because of my ministry among the poor. The ministry founded and still lead, The King's Jubilee (, was received with me into the church when my wife and I were chrismated. It is truly a pan-Orthodox ministry. We have participation from Antiochians, Greeks, Russians, Albanians, Serbs, Georgians, etc. We also have participation from a couple of Roman Catholic churches on occasion. Although, I am not sure how that will stand going forward, since one RC … [Read more...]

Orthodox Christian Prison Ministry – St. Lazarus Project


Throughout the U.S there is an increasing urgency for OCPM to bring the St. Lazarus Project to specific sites to assist men and women who are being released from prison and reintegrated into free society.  Several communities including Miami, FL; Oklahoma City, OK; Washington D.C.; and Baltimore, MD are requesting the aid of the St. Lazarus Project to train volunteers and staff to assist men and women who are being released from state and federal prisons and local jails to re-enter a once … [Read more...]