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Synaxis of Primates of Orthodox Autocephalous Churches Concludes

NEW YORK – The Ecumenical Patriarchate issued yesterday March 9, 2014, Sunday of Orthodoxy, a Communiqué upon the conclusion of the Synaxis of the Primates…

Mar 10, 2014

Syrian Nuns Freed

Thirteen nuns and three workers kidnapped months ago from Mar Thekla in Ma-loula, Syria, by al Qaeda-linked rebels, were released today. After a 9-hour…

Mar 09, 2014

Sunday of Orthodoxy: Message from the Assembly of Bishops

The grace of truth has shone out; the things prefigured in shadows in times of old have now been openly fulfilled in words…in writings, in thoughts,…

Mar 07, 2014

Syria’s Healthcare System Latest War Casualty

Caption One: Khaled, 5, is finally free of the excruciating pain he was suffering from a severely inflamed appendix, thanks to emergency surgery covered…

Feb 26, 2014

Lord Have Mercy

Please join in praying for the people of Ukraine during this time of suffering. Psalm 143:1–12 1 Hear my prayer, O Lord; give ear to my pleas for mercy!…

Feb 20, 2014

Your Copy of The Pilgrimage Book

On March 5, the OCN Pilgrimage will begin in the Holy Land. Each person who is going on this journey has received a book created especially for the Pilgrimage….

Feb 18, 2014

Syrians Evacuated From Homs Arrive Weak and Traumatized

PHOTO: Weak from hunger and exhaustion, an elderly Syrian man welcomes the steady arm of an IOCC/GOPA relief worker during the evacuation of Homs. An estimated…

Feb 18, 2014

IOCC Assists in Evacuation of Syrians Fleeing Homs

PHOTO: A young Syrian girl evacuated from Homs is warmly welcomed by IOCC/GOPA staff with water and a blanket as she arrives to safety. IOCC/GOPA is assisting…

Feb 12, 2014

Official Launch of Orthodox Music Society’s New On-Line Journal

Joensuu, Finland – The International Society for Orthodox Church Music (www.isocm.com) is pleased to announce the publication of the first issue…

Feb 11, 2014

A Virtual Pilgrimage with OCN

Are you traveling with OCN to the Holy Land in March? Do you wish you could? This year, we will be offering a special “virtual Pilgrimage”…

Feb 02, 2014

Online Safety and Digital Citizenship Webinar

Join us on January 21st at 1:30 (EST) for our inaugural webinar.  The topic will be Online Safety & Digital Citizenship! How can you keep your kids…

Jan 15, 2014

Healing the Hidden Wounds of War in Syria

Face painting, singing and performing are all activities used by IOCC/GOPA trauma counselors to help displaced Syrian children express their feelings through…

Jan 15, 2014
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