First Day of Classes!

Happy First Day of Classes everyone! May the Lord bless and sanctify this year for all of us!

my-first-day-of-collegeDon’t forget, our first meeting of the year is this week as well! This Thursday from 5-6pm in the Student Center, Room 205; we’ll see you there!

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FREE Dinner with the Bishop :)

Hope your summer’s has been well! School is just around the corner and we are so excited for this year together.
Make sure you make it to our first weekly meeting, next Thursday from 5-6pm in the SAC Room 205.
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BUT, before that, tomorrow we are all invited to a FREE dinner with Bishop Thomas at Saint George Orthodox Church in Upper Darby, PA.
 We’ll be meeting at the Cecil B. Moore Subway Station at 6pm to head down to the church as a group.
 If you have any concerns or questions, feel free to email us back at ocf.temple@gmail.com. Dinner starts at 7pm
Let me know if you can make it so I can give them a heads up for how many people are coming 🙂
Can’t wait to see you all soon!

Welcome Week – Temple Fest!

It’s the week before school starts. Happy Welcome Week everyone!
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Wednesday and Thursday of this week is Temple Fest from 1-5pm. Our OCF chapter will be tabling, letting our presents be known and giving out FREE gifts! So come stop by for some good chat, free stuff, and a chance to enjoy the beautiful weather! Look forward to seeing you soon ^_^

May the Odds Be Even in Your Favor ;)

Some of us are done! Some of us are almost there! Here comes summer break!
But don’t forget about OCF just yet; we’ve got a few things left for this semester
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OCF’s End-of-the-Year Potluck is this Wednesday, May 15 @ 6pm, Dan’s place in Oxford Village. If you need help finding the place just let us know. Remember to bring some thing and we’ll see you there!
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We’re starting to think of next year already and we need your help! In order to pick the best meeting time for this coming Fall, please send in your schedule to Ocf.Temple@gmail.com. Thanks.

Christ is Risen! Talk to you all soon and best of luck with the rest of this semester 🙂

+ A Blessed Holy Week +

Hey everyone! A Blessed Holy Week and Upcoming Resurrection.

I pray that most of you will be able to attend services this week, despite the fact that it’s our last week of classes here at Temple.

Again, please try to make it to as many actual services as possible.

However, if you are unable to attend, I will be updating the M.O.M. page daily with services that I have found online.

Unfortunately the ones I found are not completely in English (50/50 Greek/English) but it’s better than nothing.

May the Lord our God have mercy and be with us all during this time +

Best of luck!

Voting for Eboard + Potluck!

The end of the semester is right around the corner which means that our last regular meeting for this semester will be this Friday at 5pm at our usual spot in the Student Center.
This week we are going to have elections for next years E-Board officers.
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So please try to make it so that help us decide next years line-up. Please also think about if you are interested in running for any of the offices.
The positions are President, VP, Secretary, and Treasurer.
We have had a great year and I am looking forward to having another one next year!
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We will also decide on Friday what time works best for everyone to hold our end-of-the-year pot luck dinner!!!
Hope to see you there! Enjoy the weather

Greetings April!

We have money!!! We had two bake sales this week at the Tyler School of Art and made $70! Thank you so much to everyone who help in putting this together
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Tomorrow’s meeting is NOT going to be a normal meeting. We are going to Fr Joel’s church in Upper Darby for a Little Compline with the Hymns to the Theotokos (Akathist) at 7pm. Afterwards there will be a presentation by Chaplain Patrick Tutella, Executive Director of Orthodox Christian Prison Ministry…and refreshments! We will meet at the Cecil B Moore subway station at 6pm. Hope to see you there.
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Day of Prayer is a coming…..get ready! For those who don’t know what D.O.P is, it is a day when different OCFs from all over the nation sign up to pray for one hour of that day. So there there are OCFers constantly praying for the whole 24 hours. Our time is Monday April 8th at 7am. We are going to meet at Dan’s place, which is 1606 N. 15h (directly behind The Edge).
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Lastly dont forget that our Open Mic is going to be Thursday April 18th at 7pm. Please try to bring as many friends as you can…especially those who want to perform. Its going to be awesome!
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“Our life and our death is with our neighbor. If we gain our brother, we have gained God, but if we scandalize our brother, we have sinned against Christ.”
 ~St Antony the Great

Spring Break – Real Break!

Hey Guys!
Spring Break is in plain site! Hold on for one more day
Some of our OCF crew is getting ready to leave tomorrow for Real Break Constantinople! We hope you guys have an incredible time, and be assured of our prayers.

We also have some awesome events coming up in the near future! Firstly, we are scheduled to hold a seminar on March 29th entitled “The Church and the Challenges of Contemporary Life”.
This is going to be at the Student Center and we are trying to collaborate with LOGOS on putting it together.
Please start to invite your friends and be thinking of ways we can promote this event.

We are also planning on holding an Open Mic at the Student Center Underground on April 18th.
So start letting people know about it. And get practicing your act!|

Tomorrow we are going to have worship meeting at the normal time and place. Hope you can make it!

“The more one is united to his neighbor the more he is united to God.”
St. Dorotheos of Gaza

Whats up Guys!

Last week the competition was fierce at the IBC as our OCF battled on the racquetball court. Lucky, after a grueling hour filled with sweat and tears we are all able to shake hands and leave our rivalries behind on the court.  (In reality we just had a lot of fun hitting the ball around for a while haha)   
This week we are having a meeting at our normal time and place. This week is an education meeting and since lent is right around the bend we are going to have a discussion entitled  “Fasting; What, When, and Why?” led by our Commander and Chief, Marshall.
Immediately after our meeting, everyone is invited to go hangout with UPenn’s OCF and get Mexican food!!! We are going to Mad 4 Mex on Samson and 34th. So come take advantage of this fast free Friday and eat as many beef burritos you can 🙂 See you Friday!

” Love every man in spite of his falling into sin. Never mind the sins, but remember that the foundation of the man is the same – the image of God.”

—St. John of Kronstadt

In Christ +

Racketball Fellowship Friday!

Last week we had a great meeting and decided on what service projects we want to participate in the semester. We decided on working with Philabundance and Cradles to Crayons which are to awesome charity organizations!

This week is a fellowship meeting so the plan is to bond over some friendly competition on the racquetball court! It doesn’t matter if you have never played before, you will pick it up in no time. So no excuses! We will meet a little before 5 on Friday in the lobby of the IBC (which is on Cecil B Moore right in front of the parking garage) If you can’t figure out how to get there just shoot me a text at 484-354-4022. Be there, Its going to be wild!

“We come to understand that we are in a living relationship with Christ which requires us to learn the one true rule of the Master — the law of love. We learn how to apply this law to every situation. “Love God first, then love your neighbor as yourself.” This Law of love moves us beyond the fear of breaking rules to imitating Christ our Lord.”

—Fr. Ted Bobosh