Orthodox News

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Mobile Apps – Orthodox News & Orthodox Prayerbook

The Orthodox Christian Network is thrilled to announce the launch of Orthodox News (Spark OCN) and Orthodox Prayerbook – our new mobile apps…

Jan 23, 2016

Ecumenical Patriarch Convenes Synaxis in Geneva

    Jan 19, 2016 NEW YORK – His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew will convene under his chairmanship, Jan. 21-28, 2016, a Synaxis…

Jan 22, 2016

Free to Minister in Prison

  In Matthew 25:35-37, we read:  … for I was hungry and you gave Me food; I was thirsty and you gave Me drink; I was a stranger and you took…

Jan 21, 2016

1000 Days and More, The Kidnapped Bishops of Aleppo

Metropolitan Boulos, left, and Yohanna Ibrahim, Photo Source: Catholic Herald Syriac Orthodox Metropolitan Gregorios Yohanna and Greek Orthodox Metropolitan…

Jan 21, 2016

 Atlas of American Orthodox Christian Monasteries

  BROOKLINE, MA-  The first-ever “Atlas of American Orthodox Christian Monasteries” ($19.95) is now in print and will be available from…

Jan 20, 2016

Celebration Weekend for the Three Hierarchs and the Day of Greek Letters

Celebration Weekend for the Three Hierarchs and the Day of Greek Letters   Jan 19, 2016 NEW YORK – The Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, through…

Jan 20, 2016

Catholic and Orthodox Christians Affirm Sanctity of Life, Invite People into the Embrace of Christ

Catholic and Orthodox Christians Affirm Sanctity of Life, Invite People into the Embrace of Christ             Jan 20, 2016 NEW YORK— On…

Jan 20, 2016

An advisory session of the Orthodox Antiochian Synod, on the Great Orthodox Synod

Balamand on January 11-2016   An advisory session of the Orthodox Antiochian Synod, on the Great Orthodox Synod The Antiochian Synod discussed in…

Jan 18, 2016

Alilo and the Old Calendar

Photo Source: CNN OCN promotes good practices and values that are apart of a strong Orthodox culture. Living the Faith is a major portion of what we aspire…

Jan 16, 2016

Sanctity of Life and Sacred Music

  Orthodox Christians for Life are gathering once again for the Washington, DC March for Life on January 22, 2016 marking the 43rd Anniversary of…

Jan 14, 2016

Human Trafficking in the US is Real

  Human Trafficking not only south of the border but in South Carolina. On January 13, 2016,  SCNOW.COM reported that a 22-year-old man in South…

Jan 14, 2016

Orthodox Host Retreat Following March for Life

  WASHINGTON, DC Friday, January 22, 2016 marks the 43rd Anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision that legalized abortion in the United States,…

Jan 14, 2016