Melinda Johnson is the author of Letters to Saint Lydia and The Other Side of the Bonfire, and an avid supporter of the Orthodox writing community. Melinda earned a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature, with minors in Education and Journalism, from the University of Richmond, and a Master of Arts in English Literature from The College of William and Mary. She lives with her family in the Pacific Northwest.
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 for each sacred place.
To obtain your own copy of this book, you can click here and download a PDF file. With this book in hand, you can follow along each day and supplement the stories and pictures you will find here on the OCN website.
Whether you are traveling to the holy places in person or in spirit, we thank you for coming with us and reflecting on the meaning of these treasures of our faith.