Useful Links

International Missions Organizations

Based in St. Augstine Florida, the Orthodox Christian Mission Center (OCMC) is cross-juridictional missions organization which trains Orthodox missionaries and organizes international short and long-term international missions.

One organization, Project Mexico and St. Innocent Orphanage, builds modest family homes for the homeless, and provides care and education for orphaned boys.

Since 1959 Porefthendes ("Go ye...") has been publishing quarterly magazines in Greek and English on Orthodox Missions. Its archive is available online for download.

Mission Churches

Sierra Leone - Paradise4Kids

Accounts from the Mission Field

Khanya is a blog which discusses various topics including Orthodox missiology, and is curated by Dn. Stephen Hayes who serves at St. Nicholas of Japan Orthodox Church in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Blogs reporting on Orthodox Missions in Guatemala and Southern Mexico by Jesse Brandow and the Chakos Family.

The Chakos Family blog on missionary work in Guatemala.

Local Evangelization

Go Forth - Modern and effective evangelism

Adam Lowell Roberts, an ordained reader in the Orthodox Church, interviews Christians about the people who have impacted them, also known as evangelism. This podcast shows what modern and effective evangelism looks like, and how you can begin to have a loving impact on those around you.

The Commission for Orthodox Missions and Evangelism (C.O.M.E.) is a unique ministry of the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of San Francisco that was founded in 1991 by Metropolitan Anthony of blessed memory and a group of lay leaders to:

  • educate and engage the faithful of the Metropolis in Evangelism and Mission
  • fulfill the The Great Commission
  • assist in the establishment and growth of mission parishes to achieve self sufficiency
  • further the work and programs of the Orthodox Christian Mission Center (OCMC) in St. Augustine, Florida
  • enhance inter-jurisdictional cooperation in the establishment of domestic mission parishes

International Humanitarian Organizations/NGOs

FOCUS North America is a national movement of Orthodox Christians, united in faith and joined by a desire to provide action-oriented and sustainable solutions to poverty in communities across America. FOCUS has operations and youth volunteer experiences in more than 20 cities in the United States.