Orthodox Christian Laity wants to showcase, introduce, advocate, and highlight the many Pan-Orthodox ministries that hierarchy, clergy and laity are doing in synergy with each other as part of outreach and mission.
OCL has supported grassroots ministries for 25 years. OCL hosted two annual programs highlighting grassroots unity efforts: 1) Cleveland, Ohio (Fall 2003) – 16th Annual Meeting: “Orthodox Christian Ministries Networking Conference” and 2) Boston, MA (Fall 2005): “How to Do Local Pan-Orthodox Ministry and Activities.”
At that time, the board and participants visited Holy Trinity Eastern Orthodox Nursing and Rehabilitation Center established in 1994 by the Pan-Orthodox work of clergy and laity in the Worcester, MA area. It is a model rehab and hospice program.
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Highlighting these programs will enable the faithful to see unity in action and maybe inspire the faithful to come together to learn more about these agencies, support them through prayer and funding and even work together to duplicate these ministries where appropriate.