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St. Nicholas Church in Donora, PA. Celebrates Centennial

Archpriest Igor Soroka and the faithful of Saint Nicholas Church, Donora, PA celebrated their parish’s 100th anniversary with a weekend of services and…

Aug 03, 2016

Life at Ionian Village 2016

Vartholomio, Greece – Ionian Village, the summer camp ministry of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America in Greece, is having another very successful…

Aug 03, 2016

2016 Unity Walk Invites You to “Know Your Neighbor”

InterFaith Conference of Metropolitan Washington calls for a public demonstration of unity among all communities throughout the DC region. On Sunday, September…

Aug 03, 2016

 Holy Trinity Church in St. Paul, MN Celebrates Centennial 

Holy Trinity parish, Saint Paul, MN, celebrated its 100th anniversary the weekend of July 16 -17, 2016. The weekend opened with an unexpected blessing…

Aug 02, 2016

First Responders in Fenton, MI receive blessing

Priest Gabriel Bilas and the faithful of Saint Mary Magdalene parish, Fenton, MI, welcomed members of the police and fire departments and local EMTs at…

Aug 02, 2016

Orthodox Christian Prison Ministry Video Series Part II: Preparing Our Clergy and Laity

Inspired by Orthodox Christian Prison Ministry, a sister ministry of OCN, OCN is proud to share their news and the work they do.  OCPM’s mission is…

Aug 01, 2016

Community Responds to Parish Fire with Hope

Orthodox parish finds comfort in the examples and hospitality of their neighboring Christian community after a fire destroys their sanctuary, according…

Jul 31, 2016

Bishop ANTOUN visits Mission Parish in Jackson, TN

  On Friday, July 29, His Grace bishop ANTOUN, Bishop of Miami and the Southeast, visited the community of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church, in Jackson,…

Jul 31, 2016

Church Communication Can Be a SNAP

Sure we are a traditional Church, but there is no reason we should ignore modern technology when trying to reach the faithful.  In an article titled “Church…

Jul 29, 2016

Faithful shot at while preparing for annual pilgrimage

In a press release on July 23, 2016, from the Serbian Orthodox Diocese of Raska-Prizren and Kosovo-Metohija  it has been reported that a group of 20 Serbian…

Jul 29, 2016

Catholic Bishops Declare a Fast after Priest’s Murder

Fasting is not dead!   As the Orthodox faithful prepare to enter into a two-week fast in preparation for the Dormition of the Virgin Mary, the Catholic…

Jul 29, 2016

Russian Orthodox Pilgrims Gather in Kiev Despite Threats

Despite threats that grenades had been planted along their route, thousands of Russian Orthodox pilgrims were able to meet in Kiev’s most revered…

Jul 28, 2016