New issue of “Wonder” focuses on roots, vision of Church in America

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A new edition of “Wonder” — the on-line journal of the Orthodox Church in America’s Department of Youth, Young Adult, and Campus Ministry— is now available HERE.

The theme of the issue—“Who Are We?”—focuses on the history, mission, and vocation of the Orthodox Church in America from the perspective of a variety of authors.

In “Orthodoxy is Not Here by Accident,” Archpriest Michael Koblosh shares his experience after decades of ministry in established parishes and missions. Archpriest Eric Tosi, OCA Secretary, reflects on what his own family’s story says about the life of the Church. In “Growing From Our Ethnic Roots,” Dr. Peter Bouteneff explores the mission of the OCA in light of our history. William Kopcha shares the story of his family’s unlikely journey into the Church. Finally, Andrew Boyd, OCA Youth Director, calls us back the vision of the Gospel in his article, “Just the Church.”

The theme of the next edition — “Paul’s Gospel” — will focus on the writings of Saint Paul.  Deadline for submissions is July 20, 2013.

As always, 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).

To subscribe to “Wonder,” log on to and click the “sign me up” link on the left side of the page.