The purpose of the convocation held in Toronto June 27-29 was to bring together the many Orthodox clergy and laity from around the world who are participating in prison ministry or are interested in participating in prison ministry for a time of fellowship, education, encouragement, communal worship and the free exchange of ideas. More information about OCPM at their web site - http://www.ocpm-scoba.org/.
Archpriest Oleg Skomorokh, from the Russian Orthodox Church, St. Petersburg, Russia, has visited prisons since 1995. He has headed the Department of Prison Service of the St. Petersburg diocese since 2005. He is the author of the history of Christian Service in Prisons (a senior thesis in the St.Petersburg orthodox spiritual academy 1998) and the Practice of Prison Service (the dissertation of 1999). In 2009 Fr. Skomorokh was appointed as Director of a special project to develop the Department of Prison Service for the Russian Orthodox Church.
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