OCSA’s Blog

OCSA’s blog is intended for Orthodox Christian students who are interested in learning from each other’s knowledge, insights and experiences. Here, you will find posts spanning a diverse array of topics – including Christian spirituality and theology, as well as topics related to everyday student life e.g. ‘coping with stress as a college student’. Unlike our magazine, this blog does not abide by a consistent theme. Each week’s topic is intended to express the author’s unique message, and the views expressed are solely the author’s and not representative of the official view of the Orthodox Christian Student Association.

All submissions to OCSA’s blog are screened in advance by our editorial team for grammar, style, formatting and matters pertinent to Christian faith, doctrine and Church teaching. We encourage everyone to consider making a contribution by uploading your entry to our submissions page! For more information, please contact Jessica Attalla – jessica_attalla@hotmail.com.

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Broken Symphony

By: David El Sabawy  “I’m just a broken instrument in the hands of the Greatest”  –    Lecrae on “Broken” This analogy is amazing because we really are just instruments.

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By: Ameir Makar  Most of us are familiar with the miracle of the five loaves and the two fish. We’ve all probably heard this passage hundreds of times, especially as

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By: Monica Reyad  Everyone has a story to tell. Every race, culture and religion around the world has their own stories to tell. So, let me tell you our story.

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By an Anonymous Author Do you understand the politics Of being missed Of wanting someone to care that you’re gone     Of craving the look Of someone forsook To

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Remembering the Armenian Genocide BY: Mina Faheim, April 24th 2016 Masses of Armenian deportees being driven into the Syrian desert in 1916.   “Armenia is dying, but it will survive.

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By an Anonymous Writer  Let us teach ourselves to maintain some silence externally. External silence is simple. Close the mouth, and close the ears. . Internal silence is more elusive,

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By An Anonymous Writer  I wondered and wandered away from you I wandered and sought to flee from you I wandered in search of freedom and pleasure I wandered away

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Fasting

By an Anonymous Writer  As a child, I remember that there were always 4 answers to the questions asked by my teachers in church. These answers were: Jesus, read the

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Work

By: David El Sabawy  Hard work is what truly measures up and correlates with success. It is the one vital factor that decides if you are deserving of that success.

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Medicating Death

By: David Hanna University of Toronto Mississauga Church of the Virgin Mary and St. Athanasius OCSA Campus Ministry Adviser The role of Communion in the life of an Orthodox Christian is

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