Orthodox Christian Fellowship (OCF)

Group Description

The Dartmouth OCF is a diverse group of Orthodox Christians and friends. Sometimes OCF is referred to as "Eastern Orthodox" as some Christian students and faculty come from a variety of ethnic and national backgrounds (Greek, Cretan, Russian, Romanian, Serbian, Lebanese, Ukrainian, Bulgarian, Albanian, Syrian, Carpatho-Russian, Bela-Russian, French, British, Canadian and American).

The Dartmouth OCF is composed of Orthodox Christians and friends interested in learning about and living out the historic Apostolic New Testament Faith.

"Many people have heard of the Russian Orthodox Church, which celebrated its 1,000th birthday in 1988, or the Greek Orthodox Church, which was born centuries earlier. But Orthodoxy itself - what is it, and what are its historic roots? To answer that question, go back to the pages of the New Testament, specifically to the Book of Acts and the birth of the Church at Pentecost. On that day the Holy Spirit descended on the Twelve Apostles and those gathered in the Upper Room, and by afternoon some three thousand souls believed in Christ and were baptized. The Scriptures record that when the first Christian community began, 'they continued steadfastly in the apostles' doctrine and fellowship, in the breaking of bread, and in prayers.' (Acts 2:42)"

—from "Introducing the Orthodox Church," The Orthodox Study Bible, Thomas Nelson Publishers