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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

Let God Arise, and the Story of a Dear Friend Named Eva

Let God arise, let His enemies be scattered; let those who hate Him flee before Him! As smoke is driven away, so drive them away; as wax melts before fire,…

May 25, 2016
The Sounding

Musings from a Grateful Convert: Things That Don’t Matter Anymore Episode 1: Biblical Textual Exploration

In kind of an apophatic fit, and instead of ranting about hot-button concerns and other issues that are easy to emphasize as being “important” and…

May 25, 2016
Orthodox Seminary News

Hellenic College Honored Dr. Andreas G. Tzakis with Doctor of Humanities Degree

Brookline, Mass.—On Saturday, Andreas G. Tzakis, MD, PhD, an internationally recognized transplant surgeon best known for developing surgical techniques…

May 24, 2016
Orthodox Seminary News

Hellenic College Honored George M. Marcus with Doctor of Humanities Degree

Brookline, MA – On Saturday during its 74th commencement Hellenic College and Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology honored real estate developer,…

May 24, 2016
The Prayer Team

Don’t Worry About the Other Guy!

Peter turned and saw following them the disciple whom Jesus loved, who had lain close to His breast at the supper and had said, “Lord, who is it that…

May 24, 2016
The Prayer Team

Peter Really Got it Right When It Counted

Truly, truly, I say to you, when you were young, you girded yourself and walked where you would; but when you are old, you will stretch out your hands,…

May 23, 2016
The Sounding

A Right to Die?

A woman in Holland, suffering from severe PTSD because of childhood sexual abuse is put to death – euthanized – because doctors decide her condition…

May 22, 2016
Orthodox News

Process Leading to Great and Holy Council of 2016

What an exciting time!  We are living in a great moment of history! While we are celebrating Pentecost on June 19, 2016, fourteen autocephalous Orthodox…

May 22, 2016
Orthodox News

Online Information on the Holy and Great Council Now Available

ECUMENICAL PATRIARCHATE PROVIDES RESOURCES FOR HOLY AND GREAT COUNCIL NEW YORK – An historic gathering for the Orthodox Christian Churches, the first…

May 22, 2016
The Prayer Team

The Meaning of the Word “Love”

When they had finished breakfast, Jesus said to Simon Peter, “Simon, son of John, do you love Me more than these?” He said to Him, “Yes, Lord; you…

May 22, 2016
Orthodox News

New York Parish Hopes to Find Stolen Icon

WASHINGTON HEIGHTS, Manhattan- On Sunday, May 8, 2016, an icon of St. Spyridon was stolen from Saint Spyridon Greek Orthodox Church on Wadsworth Avenue,…

May 21, 2016
The Sounding

A Few Liturgical Adjustments for Paschal Season

Have you noticed some of the nuances of the Paschal Season (Easter to Ascension) and how they have affected our Liturgical worship these past few weeks?…

May 21, 2016