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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.

Become a Leader on Campus! Come to SLI!

Be a part of the next generation of Orthodox Leaders Summer Leadership Institute August 13-19 | St. Iakovos Retreat Center | Kansasville, WI Orthodox Christian…

May 18, 2017

Water Crisis

Abbot Tryphon   Our world is facing a water crisis that will likely see water replace oil as the basis for many wars throughout the world. The recent…

May 18, 2017

Easter on the Holy Mountain

K. Leontiev   The asceticism in most of the Greek monasteries on the Holy Mountain throughout Lent, which is unimaginable if you’re unprepared for…

May 17, 2017

The Theology of Gender – 12. St. Basil’s Canon 9 on adultery

Sofia Matzarioti-Kostara   Canon 9 of St. Basil ascribes the practice of the Church not to allow the woman to separate from her husband if he commits…

May 17, 2017

‘I am He Who is speaking to you’ – Part 2

Rafael Ch. Misiaoulis   In a homily on the Sunday of the Samaritan Woman, the shepherd of Thessaloniki, Saint Gregory Palamas, mentions that, from…

May 16, 2017

The Struggle for Holiness

Fr. Tryphon, Abbot of All-Merciful Savior Monastery   We are powerless to change those bad habits that dominate our lives without help from God. However…

May 15, 2017

‘I am He Who is speaking to you’

Rafael Ch. Misiaoulis   Christ has risen! The fifth Sunday after Easter and the Church presents us with the dialogue between the Lord and a Samaritan…

May 15, 2017

Mother’s Day and the Church

Dr. Petros Panayiotopoulos   Mother’s Day today and children all over the world take the opportunity to remember and honour their mother. There…

May 14, 2017

The Theology of Gender – 11. St. Basil’s canons on the issue of divorce and remarriage

Sofia Matzarioti-Kostara   St. Basil’s canons on the issue of divorce and remarriage seem at first sight to treat man and woman differently, making…

May 13, 2017

Absence Of Heavenly Fatherhood Makes Us Equivalent to Death

Metropolitan Amfilhije (Radović) of Montenegro and the Littoral   Because without the eternal Father, people’s love and, indeed, they themselves…

May 12, 2017

The Theology of Gender – 10. St Basil’s contribution to the canonical tradition

Sofia Matzarioti-Kostara   In order to evaluate Saint Basil’s contribution to the canonical tradition and spiritual conscience of the Orthodox Church,…

May 11, 2017

Encomium to the Holy Martyr Pelagia – 3

Saint John Chrysostom   If we’re to feel pride in the magnitude of our love, let us leave here to go home in the same good order as befits those…

May 10, 2017