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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.

Festal “Life Cycle” Chart for Children

As the mother of two young daughters who love to do craft projects and art, I’m always looking for new project ideas, especially those that allow…

Jun 29, 2014

Orthodoxy in Romania

On Special Moments in Orthodox, Dr. Keith Massey presents a video podcast report from Romania. Many Americans hear “Romania” and immediately think…

Jun 20, 2014

Apostles Fast Activities for Children

We are about to enter the Apostles fast, which is almost certainly the least appreciated fast of the church calendar. Sometimes it can feel like we just…

Jun 03, 2014

Washington Post – Pope, Patriarch Pray in Holy Sepulcher Church

The Washington Post’s article, the ’Pope, Patriarch Pray in Holy Sepulcher Church’, on May 26, 2014, provided excellent insights about Pope Francis…

May 26, 2014

Teaching the Annunciation

The feast of the Annunciation is a glorious respite in the middle of Great Lent. For adults, there are numerous church services and fasting to prepare…

Mar 23, 2014

A Visit to the Jordan River

In this video, viewers can learn more about the Jordan River, the life-blood of the Holy Land, and the site of Our Lord’s Baptism.

Mar 06, 2014

The Church of the Nativity

In this video, viewers can learn more about the history of the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem and see the inside of this historic Basilica.

Feb 24, 2014

The Holy Sepulcher

The Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem encompasses the two most sacred spots in the world for Christians–the site of the Crucifixion and that…

Feb 16, 2014

When St. Phanourios Finds Lost Things

Orthodox faithful have a variety of traditions when it comes to thanking a saint who has interceded or taken action in answering a prayer. Some faithful…

Feb 07, 2014

The Sea of Galilee

Join us as we prepare for a pilgrimage to the Holy Land, March 5-14, 2014. Here, we learn about the Sea of Galilee, the largest freshwater lake in Israel…

Feb 04, 2014

Teaching the Ten Commandments

I realized the other day that I’ve never sat down with my children and taught them about the Ten Commandments.   Oh, we’ve talked about the…

Oct 18, 2013

Elevation of the Cross Prayer Beads

On September 14, we will be celebrating the Elevation of the Cross, and by celebrating I mean fasting. For this is one of two feast days which we actually…

Sep 12, 2013
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