Orthodox Christian Fellowship is a national network of (Eastern) Orthodox Christian students and also the name that our local “OCF” branch at Berea College goes by. The overall mission of the OCF – both nationally and locally – is clear: to transform the lives of college students by guiding them along the path to Jesus Christ through His Church, cultivating a campus community of worship, witness, service, fellowship, and education.
Sponsored faithfully on an informal basis by St. Athanasius Orthodox Church (100 Lime Lane in Nicholasville, KY) for many years, our Berea OCF was finally fully registered as a formal student organization in 2019-2020.
In addition to being a community that fosters Orthodox worship, witness, service, fellowship, and education, our local OCF – because of the diversity of Berea College – serves as a matrix for bringing together many Orthodox Christians from all over the world: Eastern Europe, Greece, the Balkans, Africa, the Middle East, and even from America (with no “ethnic” heritage of Orthodoxy). Our students enjoy the unique opportunity of exploring the ancient Orthodox faith in the context of a healthy academic community and with Orthodox believers from around the world!