Colburn Family

Ministries & Projects


Linguistics and Translation

Michael and Lisa's mission is to equip translators of the Orthodox liturgical texts with the knowledge and tools they need to produce accurate and understandable translations that speak to the hearts of those who pray, hear, or read them. To that end, Michael has laid out a multi-year plan to develop and provide four types of assistance to OCMC missionaries, liturgical translators, and publishers of translations: software, courses, handbooks, and consulting. Michael has created the Online Liturgical Workstation, is working on a liturgical translator's handbook, and they travel to other countries to train people in the use of the OLW software.