We’re Almost There: Help Us Reach Our Summer Matching Campaign Goal

We’re Almost There: Help Us Reach Our Summer Matching Campaign Goal

With the support of people like you, OCN is strengthening the Orthodox Church in the digital age, reaching well over 1 MILLION people per week with multimedia resources that inspire, inform, and encourage clergy and laity alike in their faith and daily life. I hope you will consider helping us...

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The Most Popular Orthodox Christian Video on YouTube

The Most Popular Orthodox Christian Video on YouTube

There are some 66,800 videos related to “Orthodox Christianity” on YouTube, but only one with over 1 million views. It’s a hauntingly beautiful rendition of a famous hymn from Holy Week, chanted by the renown Byzantine chanter Nikodemos Kabarnos, now ordained to the priesthood. Edited so as to appear it...

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“Congratulations, You’ve Given Birth to a Baby Girl…Maybe”

“Congratulations, You’ve Given Birth to a Baby Girl…Maybe”

A recent article about a presentation made in my neighbouring province of Alberta made me wonder if I didn’t live in the Twilight Zone rather than Canada. Twelve years ago, a baby girl was born in Alberta by the name of Wren Kaufman. Soon after her birth, the customary birth...

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CNN: Released Sudanese Christian woman faces 2 new charges

CNN: Released Sudanese Christian woman faces 2 new charges

Each time it appears that Meriam Ibrahim has come to the end of her suffering, a new obstacle arises. Although she was released from prison earlier this week, she is now facing a new set of criminal charges in Sudan. In addition, a member of her family is still demanding...

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WATCH: BBC Documentary on Ethiopian Orthodox Christianity

WATCH: BBC Documentary on Ethiopian Orthodox Christianity

Christianity in Ethiopia traces its roots to the earliest centuries. In this documentary, a BBC reporter discovers some of the unique traditions of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church, including the famous Church of St. George in Lalibela, carved from solid red volcanic rock in the 12th century. Some have even called...

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Not Even Grenades Could Kill Her: The Martyrdom of the Grand Duchess Elizabeth Fyodorovna of Russia

Not Even Grenades Could Kill Her: The Martyrdom of the Grand Duchess Elizabeth Fyodorovna of Russia

Saint Elizabeth the New Martyr is one of the most popular recent martyrs of the Orthodox Church. A noble woman and a convert to the faith, she became a nun after her husband, the Grand Duke of Russia, was assassinated. Having given away her considerable wealth, she founded hospitals, orphanages,...

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