13th Annual Prayer Event Roman & Eastern Catholic and Orthodox Christians

Ecumenical Service of Prayer for Christian Unity
will be held at
St. Paul Greek Orthodox Church
4949 Alton Pkwy., Irvine, CA

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About us

Orthodox and Catholics Together, Orange County (OCTOC) are a group of clergy and lay people who gather together once a year, for an ecumenical prayer service. All participating members have the full blessing of their respective Metropolitans and Bishops. Also, all respective congregations are welcome to attend this annual event.

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Mission Statement

Lead a life worthy of your vocation. Bear with one another in love, in all humility, gentleness and patience. Make every effort to maintain the unity of the Spirit by the peace that binds you together.

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It is legitimate to affirm that

The gap between the Catholic and Orthodox Church is not very wide. We have almost everything in common. It seems to me, in fact, that the question we must ask ourselves is not so much whether we can re-establish full communion, but rather whether we still have the right to remain separated. The sin of our separation is very serious. May the Lord open our hearts, convert our minds and inspire in us concrete, courageous steps, capable if necessary of breaking through clich├ęs, easy resignation or stalemate. The deepest nature of the Church demands it. - St. John Paul II (1920-2005)