The Duke Orthodox Christian Student Association is a pan-Orthodox college ministry serving the students of Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. DOCSA was created on campus with the following goals:
Opportunities for Joint Prayer A fundamental goal of DOCSA is to provide students with opportunities for joint prayer. On a weekely basis, we serve Small Compline in the Duke University Chapel crypt. Services are usually led by Father Edward Rommen, Adjunct Professor at the Divinity School and rector of Holy Transfiguration Mission (OCA) in Raleigh. Services are conducted mainly in English.
Opportunities for Fellowship An integral part of our mission is to provide Orthodox Christians with opportunities to meet with and get to know other Orthodox Christian students on campus. College is an important and intricate part of one’s life. Our hope is to allow students to grow spiritually in their faith while they pursue their academic studies.
Discussions After the Compline service, DOCSA members proceed to dinner where our Chaplain leads discussion of various topics important to college life and
Service As a relatively new and growing student club, DOCSA is currently exploring
avenues of service to the Durham community. Please let us know if you have
any ideas. We are open to partnering with other religious clubs for service
Spiritual Advisement Fr Edward Rommen, our spiritual advisor, and John Stonestreet, our chaplain, are available to meet with students and discuss their problems and concerns.