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.

Are You Prepared?

As we prepare for Sunday’s Liturgy here is a quote from St. Augustine of Hippo to remind us of the importance of forgiveness. Before you come to…

Aug 14, 2015

St. Gregory Palamas on the Dormition

Are you celebrating the Great Feast of the Dormition of the Virgin Mary? Read some excerpts from St. Gregory Palamas on the Mother of God which reveal…

Aug 14, 2015

The Transfiguration of Our Lord on Mt. Tabor

It’s so relaxing to take a family vacation during the summer. We slow down, turn off the alarms and allow the day to go on without us. Yes, this…

Aug 11, 2015

St. Maria of Paris

She smoked, she liked her beer, she was twice divorced, and her eldest child was born out of wedlock. She left liturgy to answer the door and refused to…

Aug 10, 2015

Iconography Project at St. Demetrios- Ft. Lauderdale, FL

World renowned Byzantine iconographer John Filippakis has been tasked with the iconography of Saint Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church in Fort Lauderdale,…

Aug 05, 2015

THE BUILD- Annunciation Sacramento

After 50 years at their current property, Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church in Sacramento, California has begun a transformative project to construct…

Aug 05, 2015

A Conversation with Elder Sophrony — Part 3

Read part 2 here E.S.: Silouan would say, of course he was without passion, “If a thought upsets us, we are free to discard this thought and to focus…

Aug 05, 2015

A Conversation with Elder Sophrony — Part 2

Read part 1 here A.E.: Your book, St. Silouan the Athonite, was the reason that many people came to the Holy Mountain to become monks. And throughout…

Aug 04, 2015

A Conversation with Elder Sophrony — Part 1

The abbot of the Great and Holy Monastery of Vatopedi, Archimandrite Ephraim, spoke with Elder Sophrony of blessed memory at the Holy Monastery of St….

Aug 03, 2015

Do Not Forget Christ, So that He also Remembers You

 By Saint Paisios the Athonite The basis of everything is to keep our minds on God by offering Him our heart, which He desires. When our mind is on God…

Aug 03, 2015

The Prophet Elijah

One of God’s greatest Prophet in the Old Testament is the Prophet Elijah. He lived and prophesied, according to the Books of Kings (III Kings 17:1 –…

Jul 28, 2015

Celtic Monasticism – 3

And so, thus it was that those blessed and hallowed monastics of Celtic lands modeled forth certain principles that we can still see, study, understand,…

Jul 13, 2015

Greetings in the Lord!

With the support of people like you, the Orthodox Christian Network is making a measurable difference in reaching the younger generations. Here are just a few facts about our ministry’s success:

The Orthodox Christian Network is the largest Orthodox Internet presence in the world—by far! Our programs are shared with 500,000 OCN Facebook fans every day. 74% of them are 35 or younger. 38% are 24 or younger.

Help us take advantage of this tremendous success and expand our ministry over the summer. With one week left, we’ve almost reached our Summer Fundraising Goal! But we need your support TODAY to reach $15,000

Donate to our 10 Cent A Day Campaign and your gift will go toward reaching 10 new people around the world. 100% of your donation goes to mission, with 0% to overhead.

On behalf of all of the Orthodox Christian Network, we thank you for 20 years of support for our beloved ministry.

Rev. Dr. Christopher Metropulos, Orthodox Christian Network Executive Director

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