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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

Remove Obstacles and Help Others Find Salvation

Listen Now. We will now be including the daily reading of Epistle and Gospel with The Prayer Team. If to others I am not an apostle, at least I am to…

Aug 19, 2017
Orthodox News

Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops Condemn Hatred

Orthodox Christians throughout the world prayer for peace.  Read the official response of Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States…

Aug 18, 2017
The Prayer Team

TRIAL—The Presentation of Christ in the Temple

Listen Now. We will now be including the daily reading of Epistle and Gospel with The Prayer Team. And inspired by the Spirit, Simeon came into the temple;…

Aug 18, 2017
Orthodox News

4th Annual National Conference on Orthodox Christian Schools Held in Des Plaines, Illinois

4TH ANNUAL NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN SCHOOLS HELD IN DES PLAINES, ILLINOIS Clergy, Administrators, Teachers, and Leaders from 25 Orthodox…

Aug 17, 2017
The Prayer Team

SERVICE—The Annunciation to the Virgin Mary

Listen Now. We will now be including the daily reading of Epistle and Gospel with The Prayer Team. In the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from…

Aug 17, 2017
The Sounding Blog

The Theotokos: An Example for All Women to Emulate

“A fervent prayer, and a wall most unshakable A merciful spring And shelter of all mankind; Fervently we cry to you, Theotokos, our Lady, come to us…

Aug 17, 2017
The Children's Word

“I’m sorry”— in words and actions

Have you ever said you were sorry for something…but you didn’t really mean it? Maybe you said it because your parents told you to. Or maybe you…

Aug 16, 2017
The Prayer Team

DEVOTION-The Entrance of the Virgin Mary into the Temple

Listen Now. We will now be including the daily reading of Epistle and Gospel with The Prayer Team. Hear, O daughter, consider, and incline your ear;…

Aug 16, 2017
The Sounding Blog

Our Mother Who Art in Heaven

Now that I have your attention with the radically unusual title you see above, I want to assure you that no prayer within the corpus of Orthodox Christian…

Aug 15, 2017
The Prayer Team

FAITH—Nativity of the Virgin Mary

Listen Now. We will now be including the daily reading of Epistle and Gospel with The Prayer Team.   The Five Feasts of the Virgin Mary: FAITH—Nativity…

Aug 15, 2017
The Sounding Blog

Celebrating the Sweetness of the Theotokos

It’s hard to believe we are almost at the Feast of the Dormition. Always, the Dormition Fast seems to arrive unexpectedly, dropping into the hot summer…

Aug 14, 2017
The Prayer Team

You Determine the Kind of Fruit You Want  

Listen Now. We will now be including the daily reading of Epistle and Gospel with The Prayer Team. Fruits of the Spirit The fruit of the Spirit is love,…

Aug 14, 2017