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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.

On the Peculiar Way Christ Saved the World

Amir Azarvan, Georgia Gwinnett College   If you were God and chose to be incarnate for the purpose of redeeming fallen humanity, what method of redemption…

Aug 22, 2017

Samuel the Judge and Prophet (+ Αugust 20)

Theodore Rokas   The Prophet Samuel, the last Judge of Israel, appeared on the stage of Biblical history towards the end of the period of the Judges,…

Aug 21, 2017

The Holy Monastery of Iviron is dedicated to the Dormition of the Virgin

Monk Chariton of Karoulia   The monastery was founded in 980 by the Iberian noble and distinguished general John Thornic, who essentially enlarged…

Aug 21, 2017

”He was nourished by prayer and did not feel the pangs of hunger”: New Martyr Theocharis from Neapolis, Asia Minor

In 1740, the Ottoman Empire was at war and Sultan Ahmet ordered that all the male children of Christians be taken off to army camps. Theocharis, who was…

Aug 20, 2017

Millennialism and Messianism

Georgia Moulopoulou, M. Th.   Millennial doctrines also came to light from the books of the Apocalyptic literature of Judaism. Such books were Esdras,…

Aug 19, 2017

The Image of the Turks in the Vitae of the Neomartyrs of the Orthodox Church

Metropolitan Elpidoforos (Lambryniades) of Prusa   The image that one nation has for another goes through different levels of the social, cultural,…

Aug 18, 2017

OCMC News – Christian Witness in Kenya: You are Needed for OCMCs Last Teams of 2017!

Share in a Journey of Faith by participating on a short-term OCMC Team this year!  Be a witness of Orthodoxy to the world by joining over 110 individuals…

Aug 17, 2017

The Dormition of the Mother of God – Transition to Life [2]

Elder Efraim, Abbot of the Holy and Great Monastery of Vatopaidi, the Holy Mountain   After the Lord’s Resurrection, it was Our Most Holy Lady who…

Aug 17, 2017

Abbot Damascene: Genesis – Evolution under the light of the teaching of the Holy Fathers

Watch Now The teaching of Father Seraphim Rose about the patristic view of the creation of the world and its impact to the life of the modern man and Christian…

Aug 16, 2017

National Philoptochos News – Warm Hearts Reach Across Philoptochos To Provide Aid

Warm Hearts Reach Across Philoptochos To Provide Aid One of the great strengths of a national organization is its unique ability to provide assistance…

Aug 16, 2017

The Dormition of the Mother of God – Transition to Life

Elder Efraim, Abbot of the Holy and Great Monastery of Vatopaidi, the Holy Mountain   Every time we celebrate the Dormition of the Mother of God it’s…

Aug 16, 2017

The Holy Dormition of our Most Pure Lady, the Mother of God and Ever-Virgin Mary

Saint Gregory Palamas   If ‘the death of the saints is precious and the memory of the righteous is blessed’, with how much greater praise should…

Aug 15, 2017