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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

Daily Devotion, February 7: The Second Prayer of the Faithful

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! By his great mercy we have been born anew to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ…

Feb 07, 2016
The Sounding

Tobit Is a Wealth of Encouragement

We asked our Bloggers to write about Love…    Nestled in the midst of the so-called Apocrypha, the Septuagint Old Testament, is the book of Tobit….

Feb 06, 2016
The Prayer Team

Daily Devotion, February 6: Glory to You O Lord, Glory to You

The Lord said this parable:  A sower went out to sow his seed; and as he sowed, some fell along the path and was trodden under foot, and the birds of…

Feb 06, 2016
The Sounding

Give God to One Another

  ”PRAYER is by its very nature a dialogue and a union with God. Its effect is to hold the world together and to achieve a reconciliation with God….

Feb 05, 2016
The Prayer Team

Daily Devotion, February 5: How Many People do You Know?

Pray for one another, that you may be healed.  James 5:16   Good morning Prayer Team! How many people do you know?  Not, how many are you friends with? …

Feb 05, 2016
Orthodox News

Office of Institutional Chaplains

  Have you thought about being involved in ministry?   The Office of Institutional Chaplains, under the Orthodox Church of America, might be what…

Feb 04, 2016
The Prayer Team

Daily Devotion, February 4: Start with Thanks

Be filled with the Spirit, addressing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody to the Lord with all your heart,…

Feb 04, 2016
Orthodox Seminary News

Authority in Orthodox Christian Councils

BY WHAT AUTHORITY? CONCILIAR AUTHORITY IN THE CHURCH by Gregory Tucker The long-awaited pan-Orthodox council will be upon us in a few short months. If…

Feb 03, 2016
The Sounding

Political Correctness for Orthodox Christians

  Being PC… a Patient Christian, by Vicki Toppses A few weeks ago, the college in which I work was caught up in a fervor of contentiousness, just…

Feb 03, 2016
Orthodox Seminary News

Valuing Beauty in Orthodox Worship

Orthodox Christians, throughout their entire journey on earth, may attend thousands of church services and visit hundreds of different churches. The novelty…

Feb 03, 2016
The Children's Word

The Children’s Word: Don’t bury your gifts!

Do you have a piggy bank? Or maybe just a purse or a wallet? You don’t keep your money in the dirt, do you? In today’s Gospel reading, we hear a story…

Feb 03, 2016
Christian Rights and Religious Persecution

Fierce battles in southeast Turkey hedge in Christians

By World Watch Monitor February 1, 2016 One of the oldest churches in the world sustained damage last week in the intensified fighting between the Turkish…

Feb 03, 2016