Learning resources available at OCN draw on the wealth of Orthodox Christian teaching and the wonderful creative people who bring this treasure to schools and families around the country. We’ll be sharing special activities for fasts and feast days, ideas for church school and youth groups, and home school resources. Visit often to find new posts.

Respect for and Protection of the Human Person

People have their being and are regarded always as a whole and as a person. They aren’t a conglomeration of disparate substances and elements (such as…

Dec 06, 2016

Motherhood as imitation of the selfless love of Christ

Protopresbyter Vasileios Kalliakmanis The truth of the Church regarding the equivalent position of women and men has been maintained even in times which…

Dec 05, 2016

Elder Joseph of Vatopedi on the life and personality of Abbess Taisia

Our Church, with its rich patristic tradition, is not devoid of examples and stories on spiritual matters in order to coach its people. Both our Fathers…

Dec 04, 2016

The Adoption of Christmas in the Eastern Churches (Part II)

Thomas Talley From the time of the restoration of orthodoxy with the accession of Theodosius, then, the observance of the nativity festival on De­cember…

Dec 03, 2016

The Adoption of Christmas in the Eastern Churches (Part I)

Thomas Talley As with most other questions surrounding the festivals of Christmas and Epiphany, the dissemination of the December festival in the East…

Dec 02, 2016

A Resource to Celebrate Saint Nicholas

It’s always surprised me how adults burden themselves during the Christmas Holiday Season by playing Santa, and they neglect to honor his prototype St….

Dec 01, 2016

OCN Board Tours St. Nicholas Shrine Construction 2016

Members of the OCN Board of Directors came together in the Fall of 2016 to tour the construction site of St. Nicholas National Shrine at the World Trade…

Dec 01, 2016

Our Relationship with God: 5. The Love of Christ

Very Rev. Archimandrite Zacharias (Zacharou) The Son glorifies the Father and the Father glorifies the Son and rightly ‘straightway,’ in a natural…

Dec 01, 2016

Analogia: A new proposal and invitation for theological dialogue from Pemptousia

For years now, Pemptousia has operated as an electronic magazine, promoting and providing insight into the dialogue between religion, culture and the sciences….

Nov 30, 2016

The Divine Liturgy

B. The Liturgy of the Faithful The second part of the Divine Liturgy is the Liturgy of the Faithful, in which only baptized Christians may take part. It…

Nov 30, 2016

‘The Horrors of Human Trafficking’ – Distinguished Panel Assembles for Christian Rights & Freedom Series

A panel discussion exploring ‘The Horrors of Human Trafficking” will be hosted Tuesday, December 6, 2016 at 3:30 p.m. at St. Katherine Greek Orthodox…

Nov 29, 2016

The highest form of song is prayer

Pemptousia brings you excerpts from interviews with Jonathan Jackson, the Hollywood star actor and musician, on the occasion of the book presentation of…

Nov 29, 2016