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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

Remembering Why We Are Here at the Liturgy

For everything created by God is good, and nothing is to be rejected if it is received with thanksgiving; for then it is consecrated by the word of God…

Sep 24, 2016
Orthodox News

FEMA Hosts Webinar on Active Shooter Situations.

Church shootings aren’t common in the US but there is a rise of Christian persecution around the world and it seems important to start the dialogue of…

Sep 23, 2016
The Prayer Team

Simplify

THE ENCOURAGEMENT PROJECT Now as they went on their way, Jesus entered a village; and a woman named Martha received Him into her house.  And she had a…

Sep 23, 2016
Orthodox News

Fr Michael Rosco Memorial House Blessing Set for December

Fr Michael Rosco Memorial House Blessing/Dedication & IOCC Team Build Date Set  PERTH AMBOY, NJ — St. John’s Church is pleased to announce…

Sep 22, 2016
Orthodox Seminary News

Metropulos Has Bold Strategic Vision for the 2016-17 Academic Year

Rev. Fr. Christopher T. Metropulos Provides a Bold Strategic Vision for the 2016-17 Academic Year  On Tuesday, September 20, Rev. Fr. Christopher T….

Sep 22, 2016
Orthodox News

Orthodox Representation at Regional Scout Jamboree

Orthodox Scouting “Slays Dragons” at Regional Jamboree by Rev. Michael Johnson The summer before each national jamboree held by the Boy Scouts of America,…

Sep 22, 2016
Orthodox News

Angels’ Organic Community Garden

A story about a community that thinks outside the box, but is still deep in tradition. The Parable of the Talents is read year after year, telling the…

Sep 22, 2016
The Prayer Team

Finding Your Purpose

THE ENCOURAGEMENT PROJECT Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit;  and there are varieties of service, but the same Lord;  and there are…

Sep 22, 2016
The Sounding

Christ Lives in Us

How many of you were at our festival last week when Billy Gibbons, the lead singer for the rock-n-roll band ZZ Top, came by to eat some Greek food? For…

Sep 22, 2016
The Children's Word

Our Way or God’s Way?

Do you like to do things your way? Well, we all do, don’t we? You might have a good idea or a good plan, and when somebody tells you to do it another…

Sep 21, 2016
The Prayer Team

Keep Your Eyes on the Prize

THE ENCOURAGEMENT PROJECT   For what does it profit a man, to gain the whole world and forfeit his life (soul)?  For what can a man give in return…

Sep 21, 2016
Orthodox News

Women’s Monastery is featured in the Frederick News-Post

There is a relatively new monastery for women in Maryland that was recently featured in the Frederick News-post. The Sacred Monastery of Saint Nina is…

Sep 20, 2016