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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

Unavoidable Illness and Death, Our Saving Road

“O Lord, save Your people and bless Your inheritance.” 1 My three year old was impressed with the paradox that God died. We attended Liturgy for the…

Jul 23, 2016
The Prayer Team

The Divine Plan

For God so love the world that He gave His only Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life.  John 3:16   Good morning…

Jul 23, 2016
The Prayer Team

Scripture Helps Make the Foundation Solid

According to the grace of God given to me, like a skilled master builder I laid a foundation, and another man is building upon it. Let each man take care…

Jul 22, 2016
The Prayer Team

What Does Your Sign Say?

You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hid.  Nor do men light a lamp and put it under a bushel, but on a stand, and it gives light…

Jul 21, 2016
The Sounding

Reflecting on the Clergy-Laity Congress

Waking up on the final day of the 43rd Biennial Clergy-Laity Congress in Nashville felt more like waking up after a week of high school football conditioning…

Jul 20, 2016
Orthodox News

Making Communication Easier

The Orthodox Software Initiative of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America has been developed to aid the Archdiocese, Metropolises and Parishes access…

Jul 20, 2016
The Children's Word

The Children’s Word: Praying for unbelievers

Do you have a friend who is not a Christian? Probably! Some of our best saints (like Saint Basil the Great) had friends who were not Christian. Did you…

Jul 20, 2016
The Prayer Team

The Bible is What Keeps Us Connected to the Vine

I am the true vine, and my Father is the vinedresser.  Every branch of Mine that bears no fruit, He takes away, and every branch that does bear fruit…

Jul 20, 2016
Orthodox News

FOCUS Back to School

It’s already time to get ready to go back to school! Imagine how excitement could turn to trepidation if going back to school meant a supply list filled…

Jul 19, 2016
The Prayer Team

A Special Prayer Request

Therefore confess your sins to one another, and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous man has great power in its effects….

Jul 19, 2016
Orthodox News

Atlas of American Orthodox Monasteries Eases Your Pilgrimage Experience

There are many amazing things to see in the United States: national parks, art and history museums, scenic vacations spots and Orthodox monasteries.  Yes!…

Jul 18, 2016
Orthodox Seminary News

19th Annual St. Tikhon’s Golf Tournament

SOUTH CANAAN, PA — The 19th Annual St. Tikhon’s Golf Tournament will be held on Saturday, August 20 at Jack Frost National Golf Course in White…

Jul 18, 2016