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.

The Attitude of the Saints towards the Maladies of their Era

Elder Christodoulos, Abbot of the Holy Monastery of Koutloumousi   We feel sad, worried, exposed and afraid not only because of external events, but…

Oct 19, 2017

The weight will be lifted

When you feel a persistent weight or you’re tormented by lack of faith, you should know that the enemy has taken his seat in your heart and is making…

Oct 18, 2017

Evangelist Luke, “the Beloved Physician”

Archbishop Lazar Puhalo   It has become a commonplace of for critics to suggest doubts about the authorship of Luke’s Gospel and the Book of Acts….

Oct 18, 2017

The Truth of the Faith as a Struggle for Life

Archimandrite Ieronymos Nikolopoulos   People today, who are indifferent towards so many things, are also indifferent to matters of the faith. Naturally,…

Oct 17, 2017

The Importance of the Right Faith in the Life of the Church

The dogmatic boundaries of the Church The significance of the right faith for the existence of the Church God’s love knows no bounds, it’s without…

Oct 16, 2017

Thoughts on the crisis of our times

Elder Christodoulos, Abbot of the Holy Monastery of Koutloumousi   The saints are our friends and the friends of God, the people to whom we can always…

Oct 16, 2017

The Seven Times Christ Spoke on the Cross

You want to know the meaning of those seven phrases uttered by Christ on the cross. Aren’t they clear? The first one: ‘Father, forgive them. They don’t…

Oct 15, 2017

Saint Paraskevi from Epivates, the Patron Saint of the Balkans

Blessed Paraskevi. The fragrant blossom of the desert “God is marvellous in His saints” are the words of the Prophet of God (Ps. 67, 35). He’s wonderful…

Oct 14, 2017

Spouse and companion

Saint John Chrysostom   Love is the spouse of the angels, the companion of the fathers, table companion of the prophets, and fellow athlete of the…

Oct 13, 2017

Analysis of 2 Cor. 9, 6-11

Ioannis Karavidopoulos, Professor of the School of Thelogy of the University of Thessaloniki   ‘The point is this: those who sow sparingly will…

Oct 12, 2017

It produces good fruit

Elder Filotheos Zervakos   How is it possible for your children to become good people when you yourselves often become angry in front of them and…

Oct 11, 2017

Who haven’t people mocked?

Saint Nicholas Velimirovich   Writing to someone on the subject of confession, Saint Nikolaj had this to say: You want to know if confession is so…

Oct 11, 2017