Orthodox Christian Fellowship

University of Minnesota


About our Student Group

We are the University of Minnesota chapter of Orthodox Christian Fellowship!

Our goals are:

  • To build a community of Orthodox students both on- and off-campus to support each other in both their academic and spiritual endeavors

  • To help students grow in their faith using various learning and engagement opportunities

  • To create cross-cultural unity by promoting pan-Orthodox friendships and education


This semester we are will be meeting via Zoom and have the luxury of welcoming students from the U of M and beyond!


On the events page, you will see the upcoming meetings. Click on a meeting to view the event details, RSVP, and access the zoom link! You are not required to RSVP; however, RSVPs are helpful to the board for planning purposes.


Welcome to our website!

Here you will find event information, announcements, services, and more!

Join our GroupMe by messaging ocf@umn.edu! This will be used for meeting updates and reminders, in addition to acting as an informal space that we can stay connected throughout the semester.

Make sure to subscribe to our email list and follow us on Instagram as well! Click here for more information on how to get connected.

National Opportunities

In response to many universities moving online, OCF National has created virtual opportunities for students to participate in! These opportunities include webinars, small groups, and chapel. We hope everyone has a chance to plug into both local and national events!


To check out everything they have planned for this spring, click here.

Changes in response to COVID-19 and new university standards


New This Semester



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Local Churches

St. Mary's Greek Orthodox Church

Phone: (612) 825-9595

Address: 3450 Irving Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55408

St. George Antiochian Church

Phone: (651) 457-0854

Address: 1250 Oakdale Ave, West St Paul, MN 55118

St. George Greek Orthodox Church

Phone: (651) 222-6220

Address: 1111 Summit Ave, St Paul, MN 55105

St. Mary's OCA Cathedral

Phone: (612) 781-7667

Address: 1701 5th St NE, Minneapolis, MN 554138

St. Elizabeth Orthodox Church of America

Phone(612) 564-0215

Address: 125 Congress St E, St Paul, MN 55107

Holy Trinity Orthodox Church of America

Phone(651) 771-5614

Address: 956 Forest St N, St Paul, MN 55106

St. Panteleimon Russian Orthodox Church

Phone: (612) 517-7496

Address: 2210 Franklin Ave SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414

Meet the Board

Anna Karos

Presdient & Email Communications Officer

Mary Haddad

Membership Engagement Officer

Francine Perry

Services and Materials Management Officer

Nina Lind

Vice President & Finance Officer

Gunnar Combs

Membership Engagement Officer

Alexandra Nicklow

Social Media Officer

Alexis Friesen

External Relations Officer

Kelsey Skoog

Meal Coordination Officer

Anastasia Friesen

Website Management Officer

St. Katherine the Great of Alexandria

St. Katherine is the patron saint of OCF nationally. To learn more about her story and how she came to be OCF's patron saint, click here.


Prayer Before Study
Most blessed Lord, send the grace of Your Holy Spirit on me to strengthen me that I may learn well the subject I am about to study and by it become a better person for Your glory, the comfort of my family and the benefit of Your Church and our Nation. Amen 

Prayer of a Student
Christ my Lord, the Giver of light and wisdom, who opened the eyes of the blind man and transformed the fishermen into wise heralds and teachers of the gospel through the coming of the Holy Spirit, shine also in my mind the light of the grace of the Holy Spirit. Grant me discernment, understanding and wisdom in learning. Enable me to complete my assignments and to abound in every good work, for to You I give honor and glory. Amen.

Prayer After Study
I thank You, Lord our God, that again on this occasion You have opened my eyes to the light of Your wisdom. You have gladdened my heart with the knowledge of truth. I entreat You, Lord, help me always to do Your will. Bless my soul and body, my words and deeds. Enable me to grow in grace, virtue and good habits, that Your name may be glorified, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, now and forever. Amen.