About OCMA

Introducing the Orthodox Christian Men’s Association (OCMA):

OCMA is a nonprofit Orthodox brotherhood dedicated to helping men become better men together in Christ. Heal men, and you heal families, communities, and the nation.

OCMA calls men to stand up and be men, for “the glory of God is a man fully alive” (St. Irenaeus), and to be proactive in serving Christ faithfully in His Orthodox Church, in His communities, and in His world.

OCMA calls all Orthodox men to ardently work toward a united American Orthodox Church.

OCMA teaches four pillars of Orthodox manhood: Pray, Protect, Provide, Preside,

modeling the four cardinal virtues: Justice, Courage, Temperance, and Wisdom,

and the four Gospels (with symbols): Matthew (Man), Mark (Lion), Luke (Ox), John (Eagle).

OCMA accomplishes this through education of manhood, ministry, music, motorcycle riding, meetings, programs, pilgrimages, rallies, and other charitable works that promote and support Orthodox brotherhood, cameraderie, lay leadership, body-soul-spirit health, growth, renewal, and evangelical witness.

OCMA brotherhood is free. Donations and membership dues help us grow and fulfill our mission. Benefactor sponsorship is $1200/year. Roster members $35/month. Higher levels within the brotherhood to aspire to include the Orthodox Motorcycle Association (OMA) and the Dead Orthodox Motocycle Riding Club (DOC).

OCMA was founded in 2021 by Joshua “Maestro” Jobst, MM, Choirmaster at Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church in Livonia, MI. His OCMA vision is a laymen-led pan-Orthodox brotherhood and men’s ministry of local state chapters with the blessing and support of local bishops, priests, and deacons.

OCMA Mottos: Ora et labora (pray and work); Patron Saint: St. Benedict); Iron sharpens iron (Prov. 27:17). Unmercenary service and security; My Brother Before Me (MBBM); I aM My Brother’s Keeper (IMMBK).

OCMA Annual National, State, and Local Events:

Paschal Run: a pilgrimage to Orthodox monasteries and parishes across America during Paschaltide.

National Rally: July 22-24, 2022, Detroit, MI: a weekend of male bonding, brotherhood, and biking (motorcycle riding optional). Party Saturday after Vespers; Blessing of Bikes/Chariots Sunday after Liturgy. See our flier.

State Rally: Fall, 2022. MALE BONDING PARTY. Details TBA.

Local Rallies: quarterly OCMA meetings at local Orthodox parishes with speaker presentations. Details TBA.

AVE CHRISTUS REX! (Hail Christ the King!)

Orthodox Christian Men’s Association (OCMA) is a nonprofit charity EIN: 83-4102372 

Maestro Joshua Jobst, President & Founder