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/.
The Very Rev. Fr. John Kowalczyk is Chaplain at SCI Waymart (Forensic Unit) in Pennsylvania for the past 24 years and the pastor of St. Michael's Orthodox Church in Jermyn, PA since 1985. He has served as Director of Field Education Studies at St. Tikhon's Orthodox Theological Seminary since 1987. Seminarians from St. Tikhon's complete an internship at the prison in their second year of Theology.
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