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OCMC’s Fr. Martin Ritsi to speak at St. Joseph Church, Wheaton, IL June 12

WHEATON, IL [MW Diocese Communications] — With the blessing of His Grace, Bishop Paul, Father Martin Ritsi, Executive Director of the St. Augustine, FL based Orthodox Christian Mission Center [OCMC], will concelebrate at the 9:30 Divine Liturgy at Saint Joseph Church, 412 Crescent Street, Wheaton, IL on Sunday, June 12, 2016.  At the conclusion of the Liturgy, Father Martin will offer a presentation on OCMC’s ministry around the world as it strives to bring the Gospel to those who otherwise may not have access to it.  Fellowship will follow.

Father Martin, who spent many years in the mission field in Albania, Africa and elsewhere, also will offer a follow-up on the Diocese of the Midwest’s highly successful drive, initiated in November 2015, to provide motorbikes to clergy in Kenya, which raised over $30,000.00.  [See related story.]

OCMC, which is celebrating its 20th Anniversary this year, is an agency of the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the USA.

Further information may be obtained by contacting Archpriest Joseph Kopka at 708-519-0663 or josephkopka@sbcglobal.net.

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