The Orthodox Christian Fellowship of Bucknell University is an extension of the ministry of Holy Cross Church and a registered Bucknell student organization, gathering the local Orthodox community for on-campus services and activities during the academic year. It also offers transportation from campus to Holy Cross for various services and programs.
Spiritual Advisers: Fr James Chuta firstname.lastname@example.org
and Fr Dan Kovalak email@example.com
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FALL SEMESTER, 2017
OCF FALL CAMPUS SCHEDULE
Sundays, 10am DIVINE LITURGY, Bucknell Hall
August 27, September 17, October 22, November 5
Saturdays, 6pm, VESPERS, Meditation Chapel
Aug 26, Sept 2, 9, 16, 23(Bucknell Hall), 30, Oct 14, 21, 28, Nov 4, 11, Dec 2
Wednesdays, 6pm, COMPLINE, Meditation Chapel
Aug 30, Sept 6, 13, 20, 27, Oct 4, 11, 18, 25, Nov 1, 8, 15
Reading the Scriptures
Finding time to read the Bible is a challenge I think we all face in our busy lives. Especially once classes start. We go to class, work, check our Facebook, check our e-mails, watch YouTube and read Texts From Last Night. We play sports, go out, write papers, then probably check our Facebook again, and by the time we finally get to bed, we're usually exhausted or too distracted to pick up the Bible and read a few passages.
from the OCF Headliner
HOLY CROSS ORTHODOX CHURCH
1725 Holy Cross Lane, Williamsport PA 17701
Saturday Vespers, 6:30pm / Sunday Liturgy, 10:00am
The Mission of The Orthodox Church in America, the local autocephalous Orthodox Christian Church, is to be faithful in fulfilling the commandment of Christ to “Go into all the world and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit…”
Holy Cross Orthodox Church is part of the Diocese of Eastern Pennsylvania, which is presided over by The Most Reverend Mark (Maymon), Archbishop of Philadelphia and Eastern Pennsylvania. Our mission is bringing the joy of Christ's resurrection to those who have never heard the Good News, and to strengthen and encourage the faithful who reside within Williamsport and the local area.
The Holy Scripture is a collection of books written over multiple centuries by those inspired by God to do so. It is the primary witness to the Orthodox Christian faith, within Holy Tradition and often described as its highest point. It was written by the prophets and apostles in human language, inspired by the Holy Spirit, and collected, edited, and canonized by the Church.
Holiness or sainthood is a gift (charisma) given by God to man, through the Holy Spirit. Man's effort to become a participant in the life of divine holiness is indispensable, but sanctification itself is the work of the Holy Trinity, especially through the sanctifying power of Jesus Christ, who was incarnate, suffered crucifixion, and rose from the dead, in order to lead us to the life of holiness, through the communion with the Holy Spirit.