OCA Mission School


With the blessing of the Holy Synod of Bishops of the Orthodox Church in America, the second annual Mission School was held at the Immaculate Conception Seminary, Huntington, NY, on August 22-26, 2016.

On Wednesday, August 22, a live round-table discussion was held on the OCA’s Facebook page.

Theology of Mission

Fr. David Rucker, OCMC and St. Herman Seminary

Creating a Vision of Evangelism

Fr. Eric G. Tosi, Secretary of the OCA and St. Vladimir’s Seminary

Mission in the Secular Age

Fr. John Jillions, Chancellor of the OCA and St. Vladimir’s Seminary

Round-table discussion

His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon

Evaluate Your Community

Fr. David Rucker

Theology of Evangelism

Fr. Chad Hatfield, CEO St. Vladimir’s Seminary

Education in the Mission

Fr. Chad Hatfield

Sacramental Practice in a Mission

Fr. Steven Voytovich, Dean St. Tikhon’s Seminary

Evaluate Your Challenges / Understanding a Community

Fr. Dan Kovalak, Elevation of Holy Cross and St. Tikhon Seminary

Catechism in the Mission

Fr. John Parker, Holy Ascension and Chair of the Department of Evangelization

Building a Community

Fr. Eric G. Tosi

Round-table discussion

His Eminence, Archbishop Michael

Liturgical Life in a Mission

Fr. Timothy Hojnicki, Holy Apostles Mission, Mechanicsburg, PA

The Ethnic Element in the Mission

Fr. David Rucker

Revitalization as Mission

Fr. David Rucker

Final Session