| What is MEOCCA?
MEOCCA is an association of local Orthodox clergy and Church leaders,
which provides a forum for coming together socially and liturgically
to symbolize the sacramental and theological unity of the various
Orthodox jurisdictions beneath their episcopal divisions.
When does MEOCCA come together liturgically?
The parishes represented by MEOCCA come together regularly in worship,
- Great Vespers
of Orthodoxy Sunday
- Sunday Lenten
Vespers during Great Lent
What is the purpose of MEOCCA?
MEOCCA meets regularly to:
What are the
ministries of MEOCCA?
- Foster camaraderie
among the Orthodox clergy and leaders representing the different
jurisdictions in the larger Twin Cities region through regular
business meetings and various social activities.
- Discuss ways
to encourage effective interaction between the different parishes
represented by MEOCCA.
the resources of the local Orthodox communities for purposes of
sponsoring, endorsing, or promoting projects or events for spiritual
enrichment and education.
Through the contributions of the Orthodox faithful in the Twin Cities
region, MEOCCA is able to offer financial support to:
- Winter and
Summer Youth Camps
- Family Camp
- The local
chapter of the International Orthodox Christian Charities
And to promote
- A Cooperative
of Orthodox Christian Fellowship on local university and college
workshops and seminars
- Various ecumenical
- Lay initiatives
benefiting the spiritual life of the Twin Cities Orthodox community
MEOCCA is always open to any initiative that serves the goal of promoting
and manifesting inter-jurisdictional unity among the Orthodox Churches
in the Twin Cities region.