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.

Encomium to the Holy Martyr Pelagia – 1

Saint John Chrysostom   Blessed be our God: because women, too, now mock death, and maidens laugh at it, as do virgins, and, indeed, very young girls…

May 08, 2017

Saint John The Theologian, Apostle and Evangelist

Saint Nicholas Velimirovich   John was a son of Zebedee, a fisherman, and Salome, the daughter of Joseph, the Betrothed of Our Most Holy Lady, the…

May 08, 2017

On the Sunday of the Paralytic

Fr. Andrew Phillips   In the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Today’s Gospel of the healing of the paralytic raises a number…

May 07, 2017

The Theology of Gender – 9. St. Basil the Great

Sofia Matzarioti-Kostara   St. Basil the Great was indeed a great figure in the history of Christianity, a charismatic hierarch with significant contribution…

May 06, 2017

OCMC News – OCMC Board Receives Warm Greeting from Guatemala at Recent Spring Meeting

There is so much need in the world. How do we engage more people so we can meet this need? This was the central question that was at the heart of the many…

May 05, 2017

The Holy Great Martyr Irene

The holy Great Martyr Irene was born in the city of Magedon in Persia during the fourth century. She was the daughter of the pagan king Licinius, and her…

May 05, 2017

Why were the Myrrh-Bearers the first to hear that Christ had risen?

Metropolitan Avgoustinos (Kantiotis) of Florina († 2010)   And he said to them: ‘Do not be alarmed. You seek Jesus the Nazarene, who was crucified….

May 04, 2017

‘The Angel cried aloud’, slow, short melody, tone 1

Grigorios Daravanoglou sings ‘The Angel cried aloud ‘ in tone 1. Source: pemptousia.com     ABOUT THE ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN NETWORK  The Orthodox…

May 03, 2017

‘I do not seek my own will, but that of the father who sent me’

Metropolitan Amfilhije (Radović) of Montenegro and the Littoral   The relationship is expressed in Christ’s words: ‘I do not seek my own will…’…

May 03, 2017

Do not touch Me (Jn. 20, 17)

Archimandrite Antonios Romaios   Given the time and place where Christ spoke these words to her, Saint Mary Magdalene might be viewed as a symbol…

May 02, 2017

The Theology of Gender – 8. St. John Chrysostom

Sofia Matzarioti-Kostara   Throughout the history of Christianity many voices from the Church rose to protest the established order of society. It…

May 01, 2017

The Myrrh-Bearing Women arrive at the empty Tomb

Athanasios Moustakis, D. Th.   According to the Jewish custom which was observed at the time of Christ, a dead body was to be anointed with precious…

May 01, 2017