Wednesday, April 27, 2005

Orthodox Christian Missionary Work

It has often been said that Orthodox Christians do not evangelize. Sadly, that criticism has often been true. Now, however, we have the Orthodox Christian Mission Center. The OCMC is an arm of the Standing Conference of the Canonical Orthodox Bishops in the Americas (SCOBA).

Browse the site and read their magazine (the links are to .pda files).

They are active worldwide and in Europe are particularly active in Albania, a country that, at the end of its Stalinist rule, was very nearly 100% muslim. The ancient autocephalous Church of Albania has been resurrected and is gaining converts.

See also The Resurrection of the Church in Albania and the linked photo essay, Resurrection in Albania.

There really is hope. We will not give up.

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