Miss America is Orthodox

Miss America is Orthodox

OCN congratulates the newly crowned Miss America, Betty (Vasiliki) Cantrell, a faithful Orthodox Christian from Macon, GA.  Miss America wowed the judges with her performance of “Tu Tu Piccolo Iddio!” from Madame Butterfly.   Cantrell was Georgia’s representative at the Miss America 2016 competition held in Atlantic City, New Jersey, in September...

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Work Study Scholarship Program at Hellenic College Holy Cross

Work Study Scholarship Program at Hellenic College Holy Cross

Interested in Becoming a Digital Disciple? In the fall of 2015, the Orthodox Christian Network will launch the OCN Media Ministry Lab at Hellenic College Holy Cross in Brookline, MA.  OCN is currently hiring work study positions on campus.  This lab will offer opportunities for students to strengthen Orthodox media...

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Great Orthodox Christian Books for High School Students

Great Orthodox Christian Books for High School Students

Are you looking for Great Orthodox Books for High Schools Students and foster their faith? “The Department of Religious Education has embarked on a new line of resources for teaching junior high and high school students. Called “zines” (from magazine), each one explores one topic of the Orthodox Christian Faith...

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St. Augustine Anniversary Remembers Orthodox

St. Augustine Anniversary Remembers Orthodox

Recently, the citizens of St. Augustine, Florida celebrated their 450th anniversary. Part of their celebrations included a memorial service for the Greek Orthodox. Faithful processed from St Photios shrine to the Tomalato Cemetery, to bless the graves of all of the St Augustinians buried there. Fr. Nicholas Louh, from Walking...

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Elevation of the Holy Cross, September 13, 2015

Elevation of the Holy Cross, September 13, 2015

In this episode of Good News for a Change, on the Sunday before the Elevation of the Holy Cross, Fr. Constantine Lazarakis shares thoughts on this important Feast Day. When we elevate the cross in September and then when we venerate it during Great Lent, our relationship with the Cross...

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Patriarch Irinej Receives Honorary Doctorate from St. Vladimir’s Seminary

Patriarch Irinej Receives Honorary Doctorate from St. Vladimir’s Seminary

Patriarch Irinej Receives Honorary Doctorate from St. Vladimir’s Seminary  On Friday, September 11, 2015, the Board of Trustees and Faculty of St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary bestowed a Doctor of Divinity degree, honoris causa, upon His Holiness Irinej (Gavrilovic), archbishop of Peć, metropolitan of Belgrade-Karlovci, and patriarch of Serbia. “Ever since its inception,...

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The Universal Exaltation of the Precious and Life-Giving Cross

The Universal Exaltation of the Precious and Life-Giving Cross

September 14, 2015 The Universal Exaltation of  The Precious and Life-Giving Cross   Exalted today, the Cross sanctifies the ends of the earth, and the Church is renewed in the Resurrection. (Hymn of Vespers)   To the Most Reverend Hierarchs, the Reverend Priests and Deacons, the Monks and Nuns, the Presidents...

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Daily Devotion: Running the Race

Daily Devotion: Running the Race

Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with perseverance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus the pioneer and perfecter of our faith, who for...

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Learn about the Icon of St. Thomas – PISTEVO – Art of Belief

Learn about the Icon of St. Thomas – PISTEVO – Art of Belief

 Inspired by the documentary, PISTEVO, the Orthodox Christian Network will be featuring iconography and the Saints of the Orthodox Church.  Iconography, the centuries-old tradition of depicting faith through images, was the primary means of teaching Christianity until written records were formally canonized as the Holy Scriptures. St. Thomas “was called...

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