A Groundbreaking Ceremonies for OCMC's Missionary Training and Administrative Support Center

St. Augustine, FL - On May 5, the ground breaking ceremonies of OCMC's Missionary Training and Administrative Support Center were conducted by His Grace Dimitrios of Xanthos, General Secretary of the Standing Conference of the Canonical Orthodox Bishops in the Americas (SCOBA).

The day started with an overcast sky, but, as the groundbreaking services began, the sun shone brightly. Faithful from Orthodox communities throughout the country, together with local dignitaries, OCMC benefactors, board members, staff, and missionaries, joined to mark this historic day. This building, will strengthen the Orthodox missionary outreach and will also be the first permanent building of a SCOBA agency.

From left, His Grace, Bishop Dimitrios, Helen Nicozisis,
Capital Campaign Chairman; Mayor of St. Augustine
George Gardner; Cliff Argue, OCMC Board President;
and Fr. Martin Ritsi, Executive Director are the first to
pick up the golden shovels to break ground for the
new Missionary Training and Administrative
Support Center

In, that capacity, the Missionary Training Center will be a physical symbol of the unity that exists between the various Orthodox jurisdictions in the United States.

The OCMC board and staff member, as well as over 635 pledges coming from persons of all backgrounds and jurisdictions, made the success of the six million dollar project possible.

To find, out more about OCMC's works visit www.ocmc.org

(Posting date 8 July 2006)

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