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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

Why and How We Support One Another

This is a version of the talk given by James and Daphne Hargrave at the Pentecost Vespers OCMC Dinner 2016 at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church in Spokane,…

Jun 29, 2016
The Prayer Team

The Best Example of Sinners Who Became Saints

Jesus said, “And I tell you, you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church and the powers of death shall not prevail against it.  I will give…

Jun 29, 2016
The Prayer Team

God Doesn’t Want You to Fail

Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not rely on your own insight. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.  Proverbs…

Jun 28, 2016
Orthodox News

UCLA Plans to Digitize Manuscripts from St. Catherine’s Monastery

There are some days I just love modern technology! I recently read an article by Michael Kozlowski in Good E Reader, titled “UCLA is Digitizing Ancient…

Jun 27, 2016
The Prayer Team

Create in Me a Clean Heart

Create in me a clean heart, O God, and put a new and right spirit within me.   Psalm 51(50):10   Good morning Prayer Team! How many times in your…

Jun 27, 2016
Orthodox News

Official Documents Now Available Online

Have you been following the Holy and Great Council?  The final texts of the Holy and Great Council are now available in Greek, English, Russian and French….

Jun 26, 2016
The Prayer Team

The End Goal for Everyone—Numbered Among the Saints

Jesus said: “Everyone who acknowledges Me before men, I also will acknowledge before My Father who is in heaven;  but whoever denies Me before men,…

Jun 26, 2016
The Sounding

Youth and Tradition

“Tradition” and “youth” aren’t words that generally go hand in hand. Before Pink Floyd’s iconic 1979 hit, “Another Brick in the Wall pt….

Jun 26, 2016
The Sounding

Being Well in the Ancient Faith

“I come to You, O Christ, blind from birth in my spiritual eyes, and call to You in repentance: ‘You are the most radiant Light of those in darkness’.”…

Jun 25, 2016
The Prayer Team

Do What Pleases God 

And day by day, attending the temple together and breaking bread in their homes, they partook of food with glad and generous hearts, praising God and having…

Jun 25, 2016
Orthodox News

Today’s Press Conference, Day 5

During today’s press conference of the Holy and Great Council, we are updated on the overall experience during the meetings and the accomplishments of…

Jun 24, 2016
Orthodox News

The Church: Local and Global

Here we are, at the fifth day of the Holy and Great Council. How are things going? Watch this short video of Fr. John  Chryssavgis, an archdeacon and…

Jun 24, 2016