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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 Sounding

Idol Worship and the Screen

Christ is Risen! Watch this remarkable video. In the first few minutes, you enjoy the beautiful, uplifting celebration of Christ’s resurrection….

Apr 18, 2015
The Sounding

Fast-Free Fridays Deserve Souvlaki!

Here is a recipe perfect for a Fast​-​Free Friday. After 7 weeks of fasting​,​ it’s nice to celebrate with this delicious grilled recipe….

Apr 18, 2015
Orthodox News

Pastoral Practice Committee Pursues Ambitious Agenda in 2015

Can Orthodox weddings be celebrated on Saturdays? Are group confessions permissible? How are catechumens prepared for reception into the Church? The answers…

Apr 16, 2015
The Sounding

Is It Time To Do Away With Sunday School?

Will our children choose to live as Orthodox Christians? This is the most pressing question facing the Church today. Over the years, the conventional path…

Apr 16, 2015
Orthodox News

IOCC Assists Refugee Families Under Attack Near Damascus

April 16, 2015 (Baltimore, MD) — Last week’s attacks on Yarmouk, a Palestinian refugee camp just outside of Damascus, Syria, has left nearly 20,000…

Apr 16, 2015
The Sounding

Let God Arise at Pascha Matins in Minneapolis

St. Mary’s Orthodox Cathedral in Minneapolis, MN celebrated Pascha Matins at Midnight on the 12th of April. The video above is a recording of “Let…

Apr 16, 2015
The Sounding

Icons Miraculously Survive Fire at St. George’s in Knoxville, TN

Within the last week, fires devastated two separate Orthodox communities in North America. Early Pascha morning, a fire broke out at St. George Greek Orthodox…

Apr 16, 2015
Orthodox News

Greek Orthodox Archdiocese Youth Ministry Update

NEW YORK — Your Ministry Updates is a series of videos that highlights the work of  the Archdiocesan Ministries and its Institutions. This project…

Apr 16, 2015
Orthodox News

Paschal Blessings from Archbishop Demetrios

The day of Resurrection; let us be radiant for the festival, and let us embrace one another. Let us say, even to those that hate us, ‘Let us forgive…

Apr 15, 2015
The Children's Word

It’s Not Over!

Welcome to The Children’s Word, a weekly ministry of the Orthodox Christian Network brought to you by Presvytera Alexandra Houck! Did you think that…

Apr 15, 2015
Orthodox News

Fires Break Out in Two Greek Orthodox Churches

Fires Break Out in Two Greek Orthodox Churches  Since the celebration of the Glorious Resurrection of our Lord, two Orthodox churches have suffered devastating…

Apr 14, 2015
The Sounding

A Look Inside the Winter Youth Retreat

​Christ is Risen! “A Look Inside the Winter Youth Retreat” is a short documentary about a retreat experience like none other. Four years…

Apr 13, 2015