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Our Lord has not forgotten the millions of men and women living in deep isolation in prisons across this country. Some are Orthodox Christians who need healing and reconciliation. Others are non-Orthodox but are ready to embrace the fullness of the Orthodox faith.

Who will minister to them?

Orthodox Christian Prison Ministry (OCPM) is the national prison ministry of the Orthodox Church and an agency of the Assembly of Bishops. We fulfill our Lord’s command to visit Him in prison (Matthew 25:36) by ministering to thousands of prisoners across the United States.

July 25, the Sunday before the feast of our patron, St. Stilas, has been blessed by the hierarchs as “Prison Ministry Awareness Sunday.” This is a vital day of awareness for OCPM. Won’t you please join us in our unique work? 

Please let your priest and parish know that this date should be marked on your church calendar and an implementation package can be sent directly to you by request.