David C. Patton Correspondence Ministry

The correspondence ministry of OCPM was begun by Father Duane Pederson and the letters are known as a “visit-by-mail.”

Due to David C. Patton’s long-time contribution to the correspondence ministry through the mailing of his publication, Dynamis, to people in prison and a generous grant from the David Patton Foundation, this aspect of OCPM’s ministry is now known as the David C. Patton Correspondence Ministry.

OCPM Provides Orthodox publications, Bibles, prayer books, icon prayer cards, and catechism courses to those in prison.


OCPM handles 92,310 pieces of mail each year on average

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More than 2 million icon prayer cards have been distributed

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More than 1 million OCPM publications distributed to prisoners