Ambling: God’s Incense

Ambling: God’s Incense

As we step out of our bus onto the mount where Jesus preached one of His most beloved sermons, the Sea of Galilee stuns my senses, its surrounding hills filled with: hymns of wildflowers, gentle breezes pawing the sea, pilgrims’ songs of praise, the feel of the ancient stones beneath...

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Interview with Theodore and Anna in Bethlehem

Interview with Theodore and Anna in Bethlehem

During the OCN Pilgrimage visit to the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem, Charles Lelon, Vice Chair of the OCN Board of Directors, speaks with Theodore Pritsis from Winston Salem,  North Carolina, and Anna Koulouis from Syracuse, New York. Theodore and Anna have left home to serve the patriarch of Jerusalem.

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An Interview at the Church of the Nativity

An Interview at the Church of the Nativity

The following is an excerpt of an interview conducted by Charles Lelon at the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem. His guests are Theodore Pritsis from Winston Salem,  North Carolina, and Anna Koulouis from Syracuse, New York. Theodore and Anna have left home to serve the patriarch of Jerusalem. Chuck Lelon: I...

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Ambling: Reflections of a First-Time Pilgrim

Ambling: Reflections of a First-Time Pilgrim

Apprehension was one of the primary feelings that filled me as I traveled from Boston to Newark, where I would join nearly 50 other OCN pilgrims traveling to the Holy Land. It surprised me and, frankly, unsettled me. Why should I feel apprehensive? Three reasons, perhaps: 1) at home, all...

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