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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.
Orthodox News

Statement by the President on the Occasion of Orthodox Easter

The White House, Office of the Press Secretary April 29, 2016 Statement by the President on the Occasion of Orthodox Easter Michelle and I extend our…

May 02, 2016
Orthodox News

Encyclical and Video Message of Archbishop Demetrios

Encyclical of Archbishop Demetrios for Holy Pascha 2016 May 1, 2016 Holy Pascha The Feast of Feasts He is not here; for He is risen as He said! Matthew…

May 02, 2016
Orthodox News

OCN Spark and Prayer Book for iPhone

The Orthodox Christian Network is thrilled to announce two Orthodox apps for i Phones &  iPads! OCN Spark for iPhone OCN Spark is an Orthodox Christian…

May 02, 2016
Orthodox News

Pascha Message from Metropolitan IAKOVOS of Chicago

HOLY PASCHA, 2016 Dearly Beloved, “Having beheld the Resurrection of Christ, let us worship…” The proclamation of the triumph of our Lord, the Holy…

May 02, 2016
The Prayer Team

The Icon of the Resurrection

Peter said, “Brethren, I may say to you confidently of the patriarch David that he both died and was buried, and his tomb is with us to this day. Being…

May 02, 2016
Orthodox News

Serbian Orthodox Church in NYC, Engulfed in Flames

As Orthodox Christians across the globe were celebrating the resurrection of our Lord, Jesus Christ, terrifying news spread throughout the St. Savas Serbian…

May 01, 2016
The Prayer Team

The Paschal Homily of St. John Chrysostom

“He has risen.”  Mark 16:6, Pascha Whosoever is a devout lover of God, let him enjoy this beautiful bright Festival. And whosoever is a grateful servant,…

May 01, 2016
The Sounding

Waiting and Being

It’s Holy Week, and my cat is dying. She is old, older than we had thought, and her kidneys are diseased. Other than alleviating her symptoms, there…

Apr 30, 2016
Orthodox News

Paschal Encyclical 2016 from Metropolitan Gerasimos of San Francisco

“You, O Christ, Who has destroyed Hades and raised up mankind by your Resurrection, make us worthy with pure heart to praise and glorify You.” –From…

Apr 30, 2016
The Prayer Team

And God “Rested”

In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.  The earth was without form and void, and darkness was upon the face of the deep; and the Spirit…

Apr 30, 2016
The Sounding

Finding a New Normal

You can never go home. This was the warning I was given as I headed off to my first of six college co-ops. It seemed like an odd thing to hear as we were…

Apr 29, 2016
The Prayer Team

Condemned by a tree, Saved by the Tree

When Jesus had received the vinegar, He said, “It is finished”; and He bowed His head and gave up His spirit.  John 19:30  (Gospel of the Ninth Hour…

Apr 29, 2016