This Month: The First 300 Years of Christianity

This Month: The First 300 Years of Christianity

Dear Friends of OCN, Christ is Risen! Truly He is Risen! Christos Anesti! Alithos Anesti! Christos Voskrese! Voistinu Voskrese! al-Masīḥ qām! Ḥaqqan qām! This month, as Orthodox around the globe continue our celebration and remembrance of Christ’s holy and glorious Resurrection, join us at OCN for a month-long look at the first 300...

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New Programs at OCN

New Programs at OCN

Therefore we must give the more earnest heed to the things we have heard, lest we drift away. Hebrews 2:1 Dear Friends of OCN, During this sacred season of Lent, many of us try to find new ways to incorporate God’s word into our daily lives, whether through attending services,...

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Syrian Nuns Freed

Syrian Nuns Freed

Thirteen nuns and three workers kidnapped months ago from Mar Thekla in Ma-loula, Syria, by al Qaeda-linked rebels, were released today. After a 9-hour journey, they were met in the hillside village of Jdaidet Yabous by Greek Orthodox church officials. Mother Pelagia Sayaf, the abbess of the monastery, said the...

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Fasting from the Darkness

Fasting from the Darkness

Dear Friends of OCN, During this sacred season of Lent, we are invited to participate in Christ’s suffering and Resurrection. This year, many of us are wondering how much more suffering we can handle. We’re faced with our personal struggles and feel bombarded by global conflicts and a seemingly endless...

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February: Christianity and Culture

February: Christianity and Culture

Then He said to them all, “If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow Me…. For whoever is ashamed of Me and My words, of him the Son of Man will be ashamed when He comes in His own...

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December: Forgiveness and Repentance

December: Forgiveness and Repentance

“ …Jesus came to Galilee, preaching the gospel of the kingdom of God, and saying, ‘The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand. Repent, and believe in the gospel.’” (Mark 1:14b-15) Dear OCN Supporters, “Rejoice” might be the word that springs to our mind when we...

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Vice Month

Vice Month

For what I am doing, I do not understand. For what I will to do, that I do not practice; but what I hate, that I do. Romans 7:15 Dear Listeners and Supporters of the OCN, When we hear the word “addiction,” our minds go straight to alcoholism and drug...

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