In 2004, the Orthodox Christian Student Living Center (OCSLC), also known as the NIKA House, was opened as the first on campus residence in the United States for young men and women of the Orthodox Faith. The NIKA House (www.nikahouse.com and www.facebook.com/NIKAHouseUIUC) is located at 112 E. John St. in Champaign.
The NIKA House offers single furnished rooms for rent for both men and women. The rooms are air conditioned; they have DSL; the Dish Network; and each room contains a refrigerator. For rental information, please contact Foti Kutil, House Manager @ firstname.lastname@example.org. Fr. Michael (email@example.com) serves as the spiritual advisor to the OCF.
On Tuesday evenings, a complimentary dinner (6:00pm) and spiritual discussion is held at the Living Center during the academic year. On the lower level, Divine Services are conducted periodically throughout the year in the Chapel of St. Philip the Apostle- the patron Saint for the OCF. Father also has pastoral office hours at the House, meeting students by appointment as needed.
Student Campus Ministry leaders will arrange for transportation for students wanting to attend the Sunday Services.
In addition to rental income, donations are being sought for the ongoing support of the house and the infrastructure of this vital ministry. Please contact either Foti Kutil or Fr. Michael for more information about giving opportunities.