“Peace is not the absence of conflict—it is the absence of fear.”

“Peace is not the absence of conflict—it is the absence of fear.”

As many of you are aware, there was a shooting at Seattle Pacific University this week.  On Thursday afternoon, a gunman walked into the science building and started shooting, with no other known motive than to kill people. Dr. Stamatis Vokos, two-time guest on “Come Receive the Light,” is a...

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Be the Bee: Apostolic Pilgrimage (Disagreement and Dialogue)

Be the Bee: Apostolic Pilgrimage (Disagreement and Dialogue)

Why was the meeting between Pope Francis and Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew so important? On this week’s edition of “Be the Bee,” Steve Christoforou gives us the short version of what happened between the Catholics and the Orthodox. When did it start? When did the split actually happen? What’s behind the...

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LIVE! Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew and Pope Francis at the Church of the Holy Sepulcher

LIVE! Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew and Pope Francis at the Church of the Holy Sepulcher

On Sunday, May 25th, there is a live broadcast from the Church of the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem of the Service of Thanksgiving with Pope Francis and Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew.  The service is scheduled to start at 7:00pm local time in Jerusalem (12:00pm Eastern and 9:00am Pacific USA time)   The...

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VIDEO: Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew Discusses the Call for Fraternal Cooperation in a Suffering World

VIDEO: Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew Discusses the Call for Fraternal Cooperation in a Suffering World

His All-Holiness Bartholomew, Archbishop of Constantinople-New Rome and Ecumenical Patriarch, explains the history of the 1964 encounter in the Holy Land between the two brother Bishops, Pope Paul VI and Ecumenical Patriarch Athenagoras. As the successors to this historic meeting, Pope Francis and Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew will also discuss the...

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New Year’s Eve Gala Cruise Celebration

New Year’s Eve Gala Cruise Celebration

Join us for an unforgettable voyage on the beautiful MSC Divina, sailing from Miami on December 27, 2014 and returning to Miami on January 3, 105. Not only will you enjoy ushering in the New Year at sea, but you will also have the opportunity to visit with other Orthodox...

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VIDEO: Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew Explains the Purpose of the Meeting in Jersualem

VIDEO: Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew Explains the Purpose of the Meeting in Jersualem

His All-Holiness Bartholomew, Archbishop of Constantinople-New Rome and Ecumenical Patriarch, discusses the 1964 encounter in the Holy Land between Pope Paul VI and Ecumenical Patriarch Athenagoras; and the symbolic confirmation of the ongoing commitment to the path of reconciliation between the two Churches. He explains the purpose of his upcoming...

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VIDEO: Archbishop Demetrios Discusses the Upcoming Meeting in Jerusalem

VIDEO: Archbishop Demetrios Discusses the Upcoming Meeting in Jerusalem

His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios of America explains the historic significance of the meeting in Jerusalem, May 24-26, between Pope Francis and Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew. He also discusses the issues facing Christians in the Middle East and the developing cooperation between the two Churches to address these problems. Archbishop Demetrios is...

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VIDEO: Fr. Karloutsos Discusses the Importance of the Upcoming Meeting

VIDEO: Fr. Karloutsos Discusses the Importance of the Upcoming Meeting

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople-New Rome and Pope Francis of Rome will meet in Jerusalem, May 24-26, 2014, to commemorate the 50 year anniversary of their predecessors, Pope Paul VI and Ecumenical Patriarch Athenagoras. Fr. Alexander Karloutsos, of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, discusses the historical significance of the...

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Invite Someone You Love to Church for Pascha

Invite Someone You Love to Church for Pascha

As part of our ongoing effort to be a resource for Orthodox people and parishes, OCN has produced a short video invitation to come to church for Pascha. Whether you want to encourage someone who already believes, remind someone who is struggling why the battle is worth it, or invite...

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Dr. George Mekras

Dr. George Mekras

Today we mourn the loss of a leader and good friend.  Dr. George Mekras holds a special place in our hearts here at OCN, where he served for many years as the Chairman of our Board of Directors. May his memory be eternal. Dr. George Demosthenes Mekras, 65, of Coral...

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Your Copy of The Pilgrimage Book

Your Copy of The Pilgrimage Book

On March 5, the OCN Pilgrimage will begin in the Holy Land. Each person who is going on this journey has received a book created especially for the Pilgrimage. It contains pictures and information about each site they will visit, as well as the Bible stories, prayers, and hymns appropriate...

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A Virtual Pilgrimage with OCN

A Virtual Pilgrimage with OCN

Are you traveling with OCN to the Holy Land in March? Do you wish you could? This year, we will be offering a special “virtual Pilgrimage” on our website to help you travel in spirit with the pilgrims who will be walking in the footsteps of Christ. For the next...

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