Orthodox Culture

“Orthodox Culture” documents the traditions and cultural expressions of Eastern Orthodox people from around the world. What makes these customs ‘Orthodox’ is they are Christ-centered, inspired by our spiritual phronema (mindset). They offer a physical, symbolic, and organic means by which people can express their faith, identity, and love for one another and the community through Christ. Orthodox Culture expresses how individuals ‘live out’ their faith, and also how they live within it. Many of the contributors here at OCN have the passion for expressing these Orthodox traditions and passing down this knowledge to the next generation.

The Cultural Committee of the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church Presents an Iconography Workshop

The Cultural Committee of the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church Presents an Iconography Workshop July 28, 29, & 31 and August 1, 2 & 3; 9:00 am…

Feb 07, 2017

The Three Hierarchs and Greek Letters Celebrations

Direct Archdiocesan Office of Education Announcement GREEK LETTERS CELEBRATIONS In commemoration of the Holy Three Hierarchs, on January 30th, the Direct…

Jan 24, 2017

Vice President Biden and Miss Nadia Murad say, “Oxi!”

Vice President Biden and Miss Nadia Murad spoke passionately and eloquently during the 2016 Washington OXI Day Foundation Gala on the courage of the Greeks…

Dec 29, 2016

Celebrating Saint Basil

The Orthodox Church celebrates thousands of saints a year. There are some saints that have moveable feasts in case their feast falls on a fast period like…

Dec 27, 2016

Celebrating the Nativity of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Are you looking for more information on Christmas?  The Greek Archdiocese of America has an Advent page that features information concerning the feasts…

Dec 23, 2016

Love to the End: A Documentary on Mother Maria of Paris

“No amount of thought will ever result in any greater formulation than the three words, ‘Love one another’, so long as it is love to…

Dec 17, 2016

Highlights of this Year’s Washington OXI Day Foundation’s Awards

Earlier this year, during the 6th Annual Washington Oxi Day Foundation Celebration, awards were given to Vice President Joe Biden and Nadia Murad. They…

Dec 12, 2016

Useful Websites for Learning the Greek Language

The Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, Department of Greek Education has provided a list of links to useful websites, along with descriptions of…

Dec 09, 2016

Two Alaskan Monastic Communities on Spruce and Nilus Islands, Part 2

The following excerpt is from the book Atlas of American Orthodox Christian Monasteries, by Alexei Krindatch and is now available through Holy Cross Bookstore….

Nov 26, 2016

The Comprehensive Examination in Modern Greek

The Comprehensive Examination in Modern Greek is a foreign language achievement test that assesses student proficiency in listening, speaking, reading,…

Nov 25, 2016

Two Alaskan Monastic Communities on Spruce and Nilus Islands, Part 1

The following excerpt is from the book Atlas of American Orthodox Christian Monasteries, by Alexei Krindatch and is now available through Holy Cross Bookstore….

Nov 19, 2016

Beautiful Russian Churches

Enjoying the fall weather with crimson landscapes and cooler breezes? What about the gorgeous winter scenes under a blanket of snow? Enjoy the following…

Nov 17, 2016