Beyond the Bars Blog

Christ is Risen! A Bright Week Message from Orthodox Christian Prison Ministry

Enter all of you, therefore, into the joy of our Lord, and, whether first or last, receive your reward. O rich and poor, one with another, dance for joy O you ascetics and you negligent, celebrate the day! –Paschal Homily of St. John Chrysostom Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, The Resurrection of our Lord […]


OCPM Continues to Minister this Lent Despite COVID-19

First, thank you for your support throughout OCPM’s history. We continue to serve those who are incarcerated and their families, and provide resources, training and support to our ministry partners so that lives are transformed and God is glorified. Your support has made that possible. As you may know, I was appointed as the new […]


Jesus be the Lord of My Tongue

“To make an apt answer is a joy to anyone, and a word in season, how good it is! The mind of the righteous ponders how to answer, but the mouth of the wicked pours out evil.” Proverbs 15:23 & 28 These two proverbs truly need to be together. In a group discussion, saying those words […]