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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.

The Saints Stand By Us

Dr. Petros Panayiotopoulos   When we refer to the life of a saint, we tend to extol their actions and promote them mostly on the basis of the wonderful…

Dec 14, 2017

Answer and solution

Elder Efraim Vatopaidinos   People today should avail themselves of the intercession of the Mother of God, which saves us. In every sadness and problem,…

Dec 13, 2017

Christ and the Social Problem

† Archimandrite Georgios Kapsanis, Abbot of the Holy Monastery of Gregoriou   The more that people are cleansed of the passions, the greater their…

Dec 13, 2017

Saint Spiridon, the patron of Corfu

The holiest shrine on the island of Kerkyra (Corfu) just off the western coast of Greece is the tomb of a fourth-century saint whose body after sixteen…

Dec 12, 2017

The Lord’s Prayer

James W. Lillie   In an interview with an Italian TV network, Pope Francis of Rome said recently that the current language of the Lord’s prayer…

Dec 11, 2017

Form and Substance (Luke 13, 10-17)

Archimandrite Nikanor Karayannis   Today’s Gospel reading is a clear and stark indictment of formalism in religion. Saint Luke tells us that Christ…

Dec 11, 2017

It has to find its way

Saint Basil the Great   From our first steps in life, the soul must be brought to the performance of every kind of good work, when it’s still pliable,…

Dec 10, 2017

‘Every act of violence, religious intolerance or injustice is not merely an insult to humanity, but a sin against our Creator’

Address at the start of proceedings at the 10th Dialogue, organized jointly in Jerusalem by the Ecumenical Patriarchate and the International Jewish Committee…

Dec 09, 2017

Farewell Dinner & Closing Remarks of 3rd Annual Archon International Conference on Religious Freedom

Farewell Dinner & Closing Remarks of the 3rd Annual Archon International Conference on Religious Freedom Photos: ©GOA/Dimitrios Panagos Video coverage…

Dec 08, 2017

Session Four: Sacred Sites and Property Rights

Session Four: Sacred Sites and Property Rights Photos: ©GOA/Dimitrios Panagos Video coverage of the Session Four: Sacred Sites and Property Rights at…

Dec 08, 2017

International Conference on Religious Freedom: Conference Lunch

International Conference on Religious Freedom: Conference Lunch Photos: ©GOA/Dimitrios Panagos Video coverage of the Conference Lunch at the 3rd Annual…

Dec 08, 2017

Saint Patapios of Thebes, the Wonderworker

† Dionysios, Metropolitan of Servia and Kozani   Today the Church celebrates and honours the memory of the blessed Patapios the Desert-Dweller….

Dec 08, 2017