Orthodox News

OCN is your source for breaking and on-going news stories about people and events that impact the Orthodox world. Check in often to stay current with the news and with OCN programming that helps you make sense of it.

Russian Orthodox Leaders Object to Award-Winning Film “Leviathan,” Call for Creation of “Orthodox Hollywood”

“Leviathan,” a Russian film which is a modern-day retelling of the story of Job, has received international critical acclaim, winning the Golden…

Jan 23, 2015

First Century Copy of Gospel of Mark Found in Mummy Mask

A recently developed technique is uncovering many previously unknown ancient documents, from copies of Homer and personal letters to writings of the New…

Jan 22, 2015

Orthodox, Catholic Parishioners Pray for Peace

CATHOLIC SAN FANCISCO — Orthodox, Catholic Parishioners Pray for Peace by Valerie Schmalz “Christians are being persecuted and killed in countries…

Jan 22, 2015

Russia’s Orthodox Church Unveils Its Own Financial System

THE TABLET – Russia’s Orthodox Church unveils its own financial system by  Jonathan Luxmoore Russia’s Orthodox Church has unveiled a new “Orthodox…

Jan 22, 2015

Orthodox Leaders Condemn Charlie Hebdo Cover

Responding to the international release of a new issue of the French magazine Charlie Hebdo, the front page of which features a cartoon of the Prophet…

Jan 21, 2015

Church of Greece Issues Internet Restrictions for Clergy and Monks

The Holy Synod of the Orthodox Church of Greece has issued a memorandum on Internet use by clergy and monks. According to Protothema, the document cautions…

Jan 21, 2015

Historic Orthodox Church for Sale in Central Turkey

Thousands of Orthodox churches in Turkey have been confiscated, fallen into disrepair, or been destroyed. Now, one such church is up for sale. According…

Jan 21, 2015

Assembly Delegation to Participate in March for Life in Our Nation’s Capital 

The Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America will send a delegation to the annual March for Life, Thursday, January 22, 2015…

Jan 20, 2015

Faithful Flock to Grave of New Greek Orthodox Saint

Faithful Flock to Grave of New Greek Orthodox Saint By COSTAS KANTOURIS Associated Press   SOUROTI, Greece — Thousands of faithful have made the…

Jan 19, 2015

Share the Light Sunday Encyclical

This Sunday, January 18, marks the beginning of our Share the Light Sunday Campaign for 2015. Are you planning to hold an event in your parish? Please…

Jan 16, 2015

The March for Life and Orthodox Christians

WHAT IS THE MARCH FOR LIFE? The March for Life is a peaceful, prayerful, and rally that takes place every year in Washington, D.C., on the sorrowful anniversary…

Jan 15, 2015

A New Saint of the Church. Elder Paisios Canonized Today.

ORTHODOXMAG A New Saint of the Church. Elder Paisios Canonized Today Elder Paisios of the Holy Mount Athos has been canonized by the Ecumenical Patriarchate,…

Jan 13, 2015

Only This Weekend Left — Help Us Reach Our Goal of 500 Donors!

Thank you so much to the 400 people who have joined our campaign to give 10 cents a day to share the faith & help keep OCN online.

We are a small non-profit with a global reach. 100% of your gift goes directly to ministry — comforting, inspiring, and connecting Orthodox Christians worldwide. 0% of your donation goes to overhead. If you feel the Orthodox Christian faith is something we should share with the world, then consider joining our mission by giving 10 cents per day. Only this weekend left to help us reach our goal, so please join us today!

Wishing you many blessings! — Fr. Christopher Metropulos, OCN Executive Director

     Click Here »