June 27, 2019

NEW YORK– The Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America is excited to announce a generous grant for Orthodox Christian Fellowship’s annual Summer Leadership Institute, a four-day training workshop for young adults ages 18-25.

In response to a substantial shortfall in funds which put this year’s program at risk, His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America authorized a grant of $18,550 to allow the program to proceed as planned. This is the first ministerial initiative of the Archbishop, who was enthroned just days ago.

“I am a firm believer in the transformative power of this Christ-centered ministry. OCF continues to raise up faithful young adults for the benefit for all Orthodox Christians in America. Our vision for ministry cannot and must not be impeded by financial difficulties; we must dedicate every available resource for the edification of the Church and the proclamation of the Gospel across this great Nation,” said Archbishop Elpidophoros.

“On behalf of the Board of Directors, our dedicated staff, and the thousands of students we serve, I offer my sincere appreciation to His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros. This partnership ensures that together we can continue to raise up student leaders to serve Christ and His Church,” said Deacon Alexander Cadman, Chairman of the OCF Board of Directors.

More information about this year’s SLI program is available at ocf.net.

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