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Welcome to the OCN Blog and News center! Here you will find posts by our wonderful community of bloggers, on The Sounding, and the latest church news and events on our Orthodox News page. Comments are welcome! We look forward to knowing what you think.
The Prayer Team

Thankful for What I Have

LET US GIVE THANKS TO THE LORD I give thanks to the Lord with my whole heart. Psalm 9:1 And the multitudes asked Jesus, “What then shall we do?” …

Dec 02, 2016
The Sounding Blog

Holiday Feasting at God’s Table

How many of you recently have gone out to eat with your families? Holiday shoppers, especially on the weekends, will generally dine out because of the…

Dec 01, 2016
Orthodox News

Chicago Area Archons Bring Awareness to the Ecumenical Patriarchate

The Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago Order of St Andrew (Archons) hosted their annual Vesper and Liturgy services honoring St Andrew on November 29…

Dec 01, 2016
Orthodox News

OCN Board Meets in NYC

The Board of Directors of the Orthodox Christian Network held is annual meeting in New York at the ROCOR Diocese of Eastern America and New York.  This…

Dec 01, 2016
Orthodox News

The Restoration of the Ministry of Deaconesses

On November 21, 2016, Pravoslavie reported that Holy Synod of the Orthodox Patriarchate of Alexandria will restore the diaconate to women. Recently,…

Dec 01, 2016
The Prayer Team

Thankful for Friends

LET US GIVE THANKS TO THE LORD I give thanks to the Lord with my whole heart. Psalm 9:1 Iron sharpens iron, and one man sharpens another.  Proverbs 27:17…

Dec 01, 2016
The Prayer Team

Thankful for My Family

LET US GIVE THANKS TO THE LORD I give thanks to the Lord with my whole heart. Psalm 9:1 Be filled with the Spirit, addressing one another in psalms and…

Nov 30, 2016
The Children's Word

Open for business!

Have you ever wanted to go somewhere, but when you got there, you found it was closed? What a disappointment! In today’s Gospel reading, we hear the…

Nov 30, 2016
The Prayer Team

Thankful for My Very Life

LET US GIVE THANKS TO THE LORD I give thanks to the Lord with my whole heart. Psalm 9:1   Blessed be the Lord, who daily bears us up; God is our salvation….

Nov 29, 2016
The Sounding Blog

The Time for Orthodoxy in America?

Circles of young women crying on one another’s shoulders—you’ve seen the pictures. As if a Tsunami had just struck the coast and wiped away…

Nov 28, 2016
The Prayer Team

Start the Day with Five Thankful Thoughts

LET US GIVE THANKS TO THE LORD I give thanks to the Lord with my whole heart. Psalm 9:1   I thank Thee that Thou hast answered me and hast become my salvation….

Nov 28, 2016
The Prayer Team

Save Us o Lord

On that day the Lord their God will save them for they are the flock of His people; for like jewels of a crown they shall shine on His land.  Zechariah…

Nov 27, 2016