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The Silent Crisis of Childhood Hunger in America

Since 2007, family homelessness in the United States has skyrocketed by 20%. According to the U.S. Conference of Mayors, lack of affordable housing is…

Apr 13, 2016

Orthodoxy in Cuba

by George Zimmar, Briarcliff Manor, NY.  Published with permission.   Formerly atheist Cuba was the site of the recent two-hour private meeting of…

Apr 12, 2016

Holy Sepulcher to be restored by Jordan’s King

His Majesty King Abdullah has offered to use his own expenses to pay for the restoration of Jesus’ Tomb in the Church of the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem….

Apr 12, 2016

Motorcycle Association Raises Money for Camp Scholarships


Apr 11, 2016

30th Annual White House Event with the President

WASHINGTON, DC, April 7, 2016 — For the 30th consecutive year, our national community has been one out of only two nationalities in America able…

Apr 08, 2016

OCN’s Rudder Host Receives Award

Holy Synod awards Order of St. Romanos to noted liturgical musicians SYOSSET, NY During their Spring Session here March 29—April 1, 2016, the members…

Apr 06, 2016

Real Break New Orleans

It has allowed me to serve God by aiding those who need the work of our hands. The Orthodox Christian Fellowship (OCF), our sister ministry, is the official…

Apr 06, 2016

St. Nicholas Orthodox Cathedral DC, The Most Magnificent Church Structure in Washington, DC: Most People Don’t Know it Exists

The St. Nicholas Orthodox Cathedral located in Washington D. C is one mighty wonder that very few people know about. The Church is a blissful wonder which…

Apr 05, 2016

Real Break in Jerusalem

“We would walk along the street, and were suddenly in a holy place.” Spring break is over. Many of you are gearing up for finals and year-end projects,…

Apr 04, 2016

Many Years to His Grace Alexander, Bishop of Dallas and the South

  SYOSSET, NY The members of the Holy Synod of Bishops of the Orthodox Church in America elected His Grace, Bishop Alexander of Toledo and the…

Mar 30, 2016

Joint Eastern and Oriental Orthodox Prayer for Syrian Bishops

Eastern and Oriental Orthodox Churches to Hold Common Prayer Service The Assembly of Canonical Bishops of the United Stated of America and the Standing…

Mar 29, 2016

“O Lord, Make the Evil Be Good” A Christian Response To Terrorism

Following the deadly series of terrorist attacks that struck Brussels on Tuesday, and in light of the terrorist attacks of 9/11, the Boston Marathon, and…

Mar 22, 2016