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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

Don’t Worry…Be Happy in God!

We live in an ironic age. While most of us in the Western world live relatively comfortable lifestyles, at least in comparison to the rest of the world,…

Mar 04, 2015
Orthodox News

Prayers for Roger Hunt

We ask your prayers for the servant of God Roger Hunt. He is a long-time member of the OCN staff, a gifted composer, and radio technician. He is also one…

Mar 04, 2015
The Children's Word

The Children’s Word: “That’s too bad!”

Welcome to The Children’s Word, a weekly ministry of the Orthodox Christian Network brought to you by Presvytera Alexandra Houck! This week, Pres. Alexandra…

Mar 04, 2015
Orthodox News

Archbishop Demetrios to Travel to Alabama for the 50th Anniversary of Commemoration of The “March on Selma”

NEW YORK – Archbishop Demetrios, the Primate of the Greek Orthodox Church in America will take part in the events commemorating the 50th Anniversary…

Mar 04, 2015
The Sounding

Sunday of Orthodoxy Celebrated in Taybeh

Today was a glorious celebration for the Sunday of Orthodoxy, commemorated in my church annually this first Sunday of the Holy Great Lent. After a beautiful…

Mar 04, 2015
Orthodox News

I Too Am A Nazarene

When you hear about the terrible persecution of Christians in the Middle East, do you wish you could do something help them? St. Katherine’s Greek…

Mar 04, 2015
The Sounding

The City of Cain and the City of Jesus

This is one of the last sermons Fr. Matthew Baker wrote. He intended to deliver it this evening.  Two loves formed two cities: the love of self, reaching…

Mar 04, 2015
The Sounding

Israeli Settler Attacks on Christian and Muslim Holy Places

Hatred stirs up strife, but love covers all offenses. Proverbs 10:12 Every day, I wake up and stare at the new illegal Israeli settlement right in front…

Mar 03, 2015
The Sounding

The Icon of the Kingdom

Every year, on the first Sunday of Lent, we celebrate our Orthodox heritage. It is a wonderful festivity involving a touching procession with icons, lifted…

Mar 03, 2015
The Sounding

Is It Really Possible to Pray Without Ceasing?

What is prayer? According to Paul, we are supposed to “Pray without ceasing.” How is this even possible? Jim Wellington seeks to answer these questions…

Mar 03, 2015
The Sounding

The Life of Fr. Matthew Baker Is a Triumph of Orthodoxy

The life of Fr. Matthew Baker is a triumph of Orthodoxy. It is easy to doubt God’s Providence in taking away a young priest, newly installed in his first…

Mar 02, 2015
Orthodox News

Fr. Matthew Baker Leaves Behind Wife and Six Children: How You Can Help

Last night, an outstanding Orthodox priest died in a tragic car accident on his way home from Vespers. Fr. Matthew Baker leaves behind his wife, Katherine,…

Mar 02, 2015

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In 2014, OCN experienced amazing growth of 2,500% and is reaching millions of people worldwide, 72% of whom are 34 or younger…the next generation of Church leaders! Please join us, as we plan for even greater growth in 2015. During our Lenten/Paschal appeal, 100% of your gift goes directly to mission, 0% to overhead. For just 10 cents a day you can comfort, inspire, and inform people worldwide. Thank you for your support.

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