New installment of OCA’s young adult “Wonder” blog now available

St. Raphael of Brooklyn

A new issue of “Wonder,” the blog of the Orthodox Church in America’s Department of Youth, Young Adult, and Campus Ministries, is now available.  Titled “This American Saint,” the issue features four articles presenting the personal stories of Church fathers and mothers who have shown forth in North America.

“At the Grave of Saint Raphael” is a personal reflection by Mr. Jamil Malone on his visit to the grave of Saint Raphael Hawaweeny and the impact of this saint on local youth ministry. Mr. Andrew Boyd, managing editor of “Wonder,” discusses evangelism in a campus setting in his article, “Saint Innocent’s Rule’s”. Archpriest Steven Voytovich, director of the OCA’s Department of Institutional Chaplains, shares “My Journey with Saint Alexis”, in which he recounts his journey to understand this American saint. Archpriest John Shimchick speaks about the life of Matushka Olga Michael, a saintly woman credited with working many loving and healing miracles in her life and beyond.

The theme of the next issue, “Prayer, Fasting, and Almsgiving,” will focus on these traditionally Lenten disciplines. Deadline for submission is March 10, 2012. Readers are invited to submit articles, creative writing, artwork, poetry, photos, and videos for future installments. Suggested topics are always welcome. Send all materials and comments to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

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