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.

Abbot Elisaios: “Mt Athos, Yesterday and Today”

Elder Elisaios, Abbot of the Holy Monastery of Simonos Petras, Mt Athos, Greece, speaks on the tradition and the present of Holy Mountain. Source: pemptousia.com…

Jan 23, 2017

Journey of a Young Artist: The Seeds of “The Mystery of Art”

“Whoever wants to become a Christian, must first become a poet”. — Saint Porphyrios When I was young, they brought me to Babylon And the…

Jan 22, 2017

Saint Maximus the Greek

Georgios Martzelos     St Maximos the Greek was one of the most distinguished monks and theologians of the 16th century, famed for his missionary…

Jan 21, 2017

OCMC News – 2017 Mission Teams are Filling Up Fast! Don’t Miss Your Chance to Serve!

Teams for 2017 are set and they are filling up fast! Please prayerfully consider joining in the work of missions by contributing your skills for the service…

Jan 20, 2017

President of Thomas More Law Center Speaks at Christian Rights & Freedom Institute on ‘Challenges in Assimilating Muslims Into the US Community & Culture’

On Tuesday January 24, 2017, Richard Thompson, President of the Thomas More Law Center will address the Christian Rights & Freedom Institute and discuss…

Jan 20, 2017

Preparation for Holy Communion

This preparation incorporates a series of supplications and a prayer by the priest which concludes with the words: ‘And count us worthy, Master, with…

Jan 20, 2017

The Mystery of Art by Jonathan Jackson

Dr. Nikolaos Koios   In Greece, our knowledge of Hollywood stars is restricted almost exclusively to watching them at the cinema or on television….

Jan 19, 2017

Contemporary Christians’ Spiritual Quality

Protopresbyter Vassileios Kalliakmanis, Professor of Theology (Thessaloniki, Greece) speaks on the spiritual quality of Christians today. Source: pemptousia.com…

Jan 18, 2017

You Cannot Know God LIVE Discussion

Orthodox Christian Network was LIVE and will be bringing you weekly interactive Adult Study Classes on Sundays at 11:30am EST.  Watch last week, “You…

Jan 18, 2017

Cut off the passions before the soul becomes accustomed to them – 2

Abbas Dorotheos     When I was in the coenobium, the Abbot, with the consent of the Elders, made me guest-master. I was, at the time, recovering…

Jan 17, 2017

Those who truly love God

Saint Symeon the New Theologian       Who are those who truly love God, where does their love for Him come from and how is it shown? What…

Jan 16, 2017

What is the Kingdom of God?

Metropolitan Anthony Bloom     I should like to begin with a short reading from the book of Revelation, chapters 21 and 22: I heard a great voice…

Jan 15, 2017