OCRS


St. John the Beloved, Patron Saint of OCRS

Under the Supervision of

H.G. BISHOP BOTROS
General Bishop of the Coptic Orthodox Church

Welcome to our Coptic Orthodox ministry.

The Orthodox Centre for Religious Studies

The Charity Isle Patmos (CIP)

Bishop Botros purchased 100 acres of desert land, 20 Km east of Heliopolis , on the Cairo Suez Road , at Km 31-32, and called it the Charity Isle of Patmos (CIP) or Patmos Land . OCRS and CIP host the following services:

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Bible Study by Correspondence (BSC)  

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St. John the Beloved Institution for Social Services (JBISS)

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The Cheerful Heart Centre for the Mentally Disabled (CHC)

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St. John the Beloved Publishing House (JBPH)

bullet Rose Garden (Bustan El Zohour) Christian Magazine (RGM) 

              * English Magazine (ten issues)

               Special page for H.H. Pope Shenouda III (New)

               *Arabic Magazine - sixth year

bullet Coptic Calendar for 2003 (New)
bullet My Coptic Language (New) 
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Coptic Media Centre (CMC)

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El Ragaa Bookshop (RB)

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The New Testament Senior Citizens Village NTSC-V , building for the elderly ( 160 rooms).

bullet Other CIP activities include Church services, nunnery, spiritual retreat facility, olive and palm tree plantation, chicken farm, and workshops (carpentry, floor tiles, printing press).
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Medium and long term plans include a hospital, an orphanage, a school, a centre for physical disabilities (e.g., deaf and blind people), a Braille printing press, and many more..

Mission Statement

bulletSpreading the Word of God at no cost.
bulletSocial services for the mentally disabled, the aged people, the blind, the physically handicapped, the unemployed and the needy.

Address

OCRS (a non-profit organization)
Permit no. 95-4215195 (USA)
2710 N. Vista Circle, Orange, CA 92867
Tel. and Fax (USA): (714) 974 4479

Egypt: 1 Taimor Street, St. Fatima Square, Heliopolis 11361, Cairo, Egypt
Tel.: (202) 268-7500 and (202) 634-8672
Fax: (202) 268-7600 and (202) 241-7991
Alternative address for correspondence: P.O. Box 2650 Cairo 11511   Egypt

E-mail: ocrs@ocrs-eg.org

About the problems at the Charity Isle Patmos

Check these sites

www.love4all.us

www.barnabasfund.org

www.coptslink.com