About the OCEC

The Orthodox Christian Education Commission is an agency of the Standing Conference of Canonical Orthodox Bishops in America. It was founded in 1957 by a group of Orthodox theologians and educators as a forum to exchange ideas and to search for solutions to common educational problems. It currently aims to develop and publish educational material for and offers support services to Orthodox Christian Churches in North America.

The OCEC is governed by a Board of Trustees made up of jurisdictional representatives. Under the Presidency of Metropolitan Philip Saliba of the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese, the Commission seeks to encourage cooperation among member jurisdictions. The daily operations of the Commission are conducted by an Executive Board, composed of a Chairman (the Vice President of the Commission) and the various heads of the departments.

OCEC Administrative Staff

Vice-President/Executive Secretary
Rev. Anton C. Vrame, Ph.D.
50 Goddard Avenue
Brookline, MA 02445
617-850-1489 FAX

Recording Secretary
V. Rev. George Alberts

Sales Department Chairperson
Gregory Melnick

Board of Directors

OCEC Board of Directors working at a recent meeting

To be announced

Rev. Anton C. Vrame, Ph.D., Vice-President/Executive Secretary
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America

V. Rev. George Alberts, Recording Secretary
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America

Mr. Gregory Melnick, Business Manager
Russian Orthodox Church Abroad

Fr. Kenneth Bachofsky
American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese of the USA

V. Rev. Thomas Kazich
Serbian Orthodox Metropolinate of New Gracanica

Rev. Harry Linsinbigler
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of USA

Rev. Eugene Maximiuk
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Canada

Matushka Valerie Zahirsky
Orthodox Church in America

Portrait of the OCEC Board of Directors