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 Spirit of Lust

Saint Cassian the Roman   The second struggle we have to engage in is against the spirit of lust and bodily desire, which begins to bother people…

Aug 02, 2017

In the hermitage of humility: the figure of an elder [7]

Moving on now to more theological issues, one day I asked the Elder whether God Himself really had to be crucified in order for us to be saved. Wasn’t…

Aug 02, 2017

For a piece of bread (8th Sunday of Matthew)

Metropolitan Meletios of Nikopolis   We hear in today’s Gospel narrative that Christ was in an out-of-the-way place where thousands of people had…

Aug 01, 2017

Are Ideals Dangerous?

Dr. Nikolaos Koios, Content Coach of Pemptousia   The occasion for the composition of this text was the anniversary of the Fall of Constantinople….

Jul 31, 2017

Jonathan Jackson: The Outreach of the Church to People Today

In this part of his interview in Pemptousia, Jonathan Jackson sheds light on inner life of Orthodox Christians. He said that Orthodoxy is neither rejection…

Jul 31, 2017

Economic Crisis – The Role of the Church

Archbishop Anastasios of Tirana   Archbishop Anastasios of Tirana, Durrës and All Albania addressed the Central Committee of the World Council of…

Jul 30, 2017

The Holy Martyr Silouan of the Lavra of Saint Sergius

The Holy Martyr Silouan, the disciple and biographer of Saint Maximos the Confessor, known as ‘the Greek’, of the Holy Monastery of Vatopaidi, was…

Jul 29, 2017

In the hermitage of humility: the figure of an elder [6]

Let me now mention some other teachings and advice the Elder gave. Regarding the so-called ‘enlightened’ laywomen who supposedly see revealing visions,…

Jul 28, 2017

Saint Panteleimon, the Great Martyr

Metropolitan Panteleimon of Antinoes St. Panteleimon, the Great Doctor and Martyr, was born at the end of the 3rd century AD. His father, Eustrogios, was…

Jul 27, 2017

In the hermitage of humility: the figure of an elder [5]

For those whose parents are seriously ill, the Elder advised that they should do whatever good and kind deed they can for their parents, to care for them…

Jul 26, 2017

The Holy and Blessed Martyr Paraskevi (26 July)

Saint Nicodemus the Hagiorite A Saint who passed through fire and iron* This saint lived at the time of Emperor Antoninus, about the year 140. She came…

Jul 26, 2017

Orthodoxy’s offering to America

Watch Now.  Metropolitan of Atlanta, Alexios, explains what Orthodoxy has to offer in a western society. Source: pemptousia.com ABOUT THE ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN…

Jul 25, 2017