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The Work and Vision of Orthodox Christian Prison Ministry

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…

Jul 26, 2016

Andrew Athens Trust Supports FANARI Scholarships

Over 500 youth from throughout the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago’s six states of Illinois, Wisconsin, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri and Indiana…

Jul 24, 2016

Making Communication Easier

The Orthodox Software Initiative of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America has been developed to aid the Archdiocese, Metropolises and Parishes access…

Jul 20, 2016

FOCUS Back to School

It’s already time to get ready to go back to school! Imagine how excitement could turn to trepidation if going back to school meant a supply list filled…

Jul 19, 2016

Atlas of American Orthodox Monasteries Eases Your Pilgrimage Experience

There are many amazing things to see in the United States: national parks, art and history museums, scenic vacations spots and Orthodox monasteries.  Yes!…

Jul 18, 2016

Conference inspires Alaska’s Yukon region faithful

Conference inspires Alaska’s Yukon region faithful RUSSIAN MISSION, AK   For decades, faithful representing specific areas throughout the Diocese of…

Jul 15, 2016

Repairs to Bethlehem’s Church of the Nativity Reveal Mosaic of Angel

Hidden for centuries beneath layers of plaster, an angel made of mosaic tiles is being restored to its original glory.   PHOTOGRAPH BY NASSER NASSER,…

Jul 12, 2016

National Shrine Remembers Greek Landing Day

248th Anniversary of the 500 Greeks who landed in America was celebrated June 24-25, 2016 at St. Photios Greek Orthodox National Shrine. -By Polexeni Maouris…

Jul 01, 2016

UCLA Plans to Digitize Manuscripts from St. Catherine’s Monastery

There are some days I just love modern technology! I recently read an article by Michael Kozlowski in Good E Reader, titled “UCLA is Digitizing Ancient…

Jun 27, 2016

Official Documents Now Available Online

Have you been following the Holy and Great Council?  The final texts of the Holy and Great Council are now available in Greek, English, Russian and French….

Jun 26, 2016

Today’s Press Conference, Day 5

During today’s press conference of the Holy and Great Council, we are updated on the overall experience during the meetings and the accomplishments of…

Jun 24, 2016

The Church: Local and Global

Here we are, at the fifth day of the Holy and Great Council. How are things going? Watch this short video of Fr. John  Chryssavgis, an archdeacon and…

Jun 24, 2016