Laura Vang '15
Student Director for Conversations That Matter
Hometown: Memphis, TNRead the full interview
"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.
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A Message from the OCF Chaplain:
Dear Students and Staff:
Orthodox Christian Fellowship (OCF) encourages trust in the Lord, to receive wisdom, strength, and the joy of receiving -- and giving -- true love. I look forward to meeting you.
With love in Jesus Christ,
Rev. Deacon Ambrose
Chaplain, Orthodox Christian Fellowship at Dartmouth
Last Updated: 10/10/13