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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 Theology of Gender – 1. The Story of Creation

Sofia Matzarioti-Kostara   The story of creation presents the basic principles of human life and behavior. It is the main reference for the Christian…

Mar 21, 2017

Recipe for Prosforo (Church Bread)

Ingredients: 5 cups of strong (bread) flour 3 cups (roughly) of warm water 1 teaspoon of salt Fresh brewer’s yeast, about the size of an almond (or a…

Mar 20, 2017

The Cross, the Symbol of Victory

Varnavas, Metropolitan of Neapolis and Stavroupolis   In the middle of Holy and Great Lent, the Church places before the faithful the Honourable Cross…

Mar 19, 2017

Jonathan Jackson: “How I became Orthodox”

Holywood actor Jonathan Jackson, recipient of five Emmy Awards, at an interview given in “Pemptousia” during his visit to the Monastery of…

Mar 18, 2017

Orthodoxy and Communism

Our partners at Pan Orthodox United, Voices of America (OVA) presents a new Travel Series! Together we discuss the importance of how the Communist Regime…

Mar 18, 2017

Connecting with Christ in Our Relationships – Orthodox Christian Singles Retreat in CA

Orthodox Christian Singles Retreat:  San Diego, CA, May 26 – 29, 2017 Come join other Orthodox Christian singles at the Orthodox Singles Retreat…

Mar 17, 2017

Coercion and violence are the basic characteristics of the patricidal society

Metropolitan Amfilhije (Radović) of Montenegro and the Littoral   7. It is in this charismatic intermingling of divine fatherhood and sonship that…

Mar 17, 2017

And He will come again in glory to judge both the living and the dead [6]

26. God’s Judgement certainly gives rise to fear in us, and what we’re told about how it will happen terrifies us. Even though the Kingdom of Heaven…

Mar 16, 2017

Sunday of Orthodoxy at Vatopaidi

Highlights of the Divine Liturgy and Procession with the Holy Icons on the Sunday of Orthodoxy, 2017, at the Holy and Great Monastery of Vatopaidi. Source:…

Mar 15, 2017

And He will come again in glory to judge both the living and the dead [5]

Saint Cyril of Jerusalem   25 Let’s be aware of the crucial nature of this event, my beloved, and take the utmost care to ensure that God doesn’t…

Mar 14, 2017

The Outstanding Traditional Theologian of Orthodoxy: Saint Gregory Palamas

Rafael Ch. Misiaoulis   Saint Gregory Palamas occupies a very prominent position in the Church, which is why he’s honoured on the Second Sunday…

Mar 13, 2017

And He will come again in glory to judge both the living and the dead [4]

Saint Cyril of Jerusalem   24. ‘When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him’ (Matth. 25, 31), the Gospel says. Look and…

Mar 12, 2017