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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.

Official statement of the Heads of Churches in Jerusalem on the Protection of Christian Properties

The heads of the major churches in Jerusalem, including the Catholic, Greek Orthodox and Lutheran churches, issued a joint statement accusing Israel of…

Sep 11, 2017

The Experience of Orthodox Life

Watch Now  Elder Ephraim from Simonos Petra Monastery, Mt Athos, Greece, speaks about the depth of Orthodox spiritual life. Source: pemptousia.com  …

Sep 11, 2017

‘What a strange wonder’. Short setting (Choir of Vatopaidi)

Listen Now.  The choir of the Fathers of Vatopaidi sings the short setting of ‘What a strange wonder’ at the vigil for the feast of the Dormition…

Sep 11, 2017

Sunday before the Elevation of the Holy Cross (John 3:13-17)

Metropolitan Panteleimon of Antinoes   A week before the feast day of the Universal Elevation of the Holy Cross, the Orthodox Church prepares the…

Sep 10, 2017

It’s difficult for young people to come to church

Archimandrite Georgios Kapsanis († Former Abbot of the Monastery of Grigoriou, the Holy Mountain)   It’s difficult for young people today to approach…

Sep 09, 2017

“Thy birth, O Theotokos, has proclaimed joy to the whole world…”

A homily of the abbot of the Great and Holy Monastery of Vatopedi, Archimandrite Ephraim, in the refectory of the monastery at the Feast of the Mother…

Sep 08, 2017

St Athanasios Koulakiotis, an educated young man offers his life for Christian faith

Saint Athnasios came from a village near Thessaloniki called Koulakia, now known as Halastra). Born in 1749, his parents, Polykhrous and Louloudo, were…

Sep 07, 2017

Elder Arsenios Spileotis (1886-1983)

Elder Arsenios Spileotis (1886-1983), fellow struggler for more than 40 years with Saint Elder Joseph the Hesychast ( 1897-1959) It is not easy to describe…

Sep 06, 2017

Church and Time

Today (1st September) is New Year’s Day for the Church (1st day of Indictos), so we publish an article of Emeritus Prof. G. Mantzarides on the role of…

Sep 06, 2017

Saint Hermione, the daughter of Saint Philip the Deacon

Saint Hermione, one of the four daughters of the Deacon Philip, who, according to the evidence in Acts (21, 8-9) were virgins and prophetesses, Hermioneand…

Sep 05, 2017

Fr. Georgios Metallinos: Orthodoxy and Hellenism

Watch Now  Fr. Georgios Metallinos speaks on the relationships among Orthodoxy and Hellenism. Source: pemptousia.com     ABOUT THE ORTHODOX…

Sep 04, 2017

The good and bad tenant farmers (13th Sunday of Matthew)

Metropolitan of Gortyn and Megalopolis, Ieremias   Today’s Gospel reading tells us, in parable form, about a vineyard planted by a householder,…

Sep 04, 2017