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.

OCMC News – “Go to All Nations” Brunch Reception Hosted by OCMC

The Orthodox Christian Mission Center held a “Go to All Nations” brunch reception on February 6, 2017 at the OCMC headquarters in St. Augustine. The…

Feb 10, 2017

How we should deal with difficult children

Saint Paisios the Athonite   (A letter written by Elder Païsios to a family of firm believers who were socially and spiritually aware and in despair…

Feb 10, 2017

Who’s responsible for a really Christian marriage?

Protopresbyter Vasileios Kalliakmanis   The newly-weds are our spiritual children, members of our parishes. It’s the duty of clergy to celebrate…

Feb 09, 2017

Dimitirios Magouris: ‘Open to me the gates of repentance’

The pre-cleansing period of the Triodio will bring us to the gates of Great Lent. It’s a period of intense liturgical activity and spiritual watchfulness,…

Feb 08, 2017

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 Tax-collector and the Pharisee and the Lenten Triodion

Archimandrite Vassilios Papavassiliou   There is more to Lent than fasting, and there is more to fasting than food. This principle lies at the heart…

Feb 07, 2017

Nominate an Orthodox Emerging Leader

The 1st annual OCN 30 Under 30 Campaign is currently underway!  During the campaign, we ask our members to nominate Orthodox emerging leaders.  OCN…

Feb 06, 2017

Saint Photius: The Miracle and the Primacy of Truth

Stylianos G. Papadopoulos   The Miracle of Truth Saint Photius was the chosen vessel of God in his times. He was, in other words, the outstanding,…

Feb 06, 2017

The Presentation and the Crucifixion

Metropolitan Anthony Bloom of Sourozh   (Extract from a sermon preached at the University Church of Great St Mary’s, Cambridge, on 19 May 1985)…

Feb 05, 2017

Metropolitan Alexios of Atlanta: “St Porphyrios, a Great Figure of Orthodoxy”

Metropolitan of Atlanta, Alexios, speaks for the great personality of St Porphyrios from Kafsokalyvia. Source: pemptousia.com     ABOUT THE ORTHODOX…

Feb 04, 2017

A Remarkable Royal Family

W. J. Lillie   February 3, Feast of Saint Werburga While it may be true that history doesn’t repeat itself, it is also true that human beings do….

Feb 03, 2017

The Feast of Candlemas. The Reception of the Lord

Archimandrite Theodosios Martzoukhos   Already we’re in the second month of the New Year. And we begin with the feast of the Reception of Christ,…

Feb 02, 2017