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Everyone Celebrates St. George in Taybeh

On May 6. 2016, Orthodox, Catholic, and Melkite faithful gathered in Taybeh, the only Christian town left in Israel or Palestine, to celebrate the feast…

May 09, 2016

Fr. David Bissias Speaks at Chicago Archons Retreat

  KANSASVILLE, WI: The Archons of the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago held their first ever Archon Retreat today at the St Iakovos Retreat Center…

May 09, 2016

Metropolitan Joseph Offers Prayers for St. Savas Community

Christ is Risen! His Eminence Metropolitan Joseph, along with the bishops, clergy, Archdiocese Board of Trustees, and faithful of the Antiochian Orthodox…

May 04, 2016

OCA Offers Prayers after Fire of Serbian Cathedral

SYOSSET, NY  On Bright Monday, May 2, 2016, His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon, sent a letter to His Grace, Serbian Orthodox Bishop Mitrophan, offering…

May 04, 2016

Paschal Message from Assembly of Canonical Bishops of the U.S.

The day of Resurrection; let us be radiant for the festival, and let us embrace one another. Let us say, brethren, even to those that hate us, ‘Let us…

May 03, 2016

GOA Expresses Sympathy for Serbian Orthodox Bretheren

NEW YORK – The Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America expresses deep sorrow, concern and sympathy to our Serbian Orthodox brethren for the massive fire…

May 03, 2016

Miracle Icon of St. John the Baptist is Still Streaming Oil

In October 2015, OCN reported that there was a miracle icon at the Assumption Greek Orthodox Church in Homer Glen, IL that was streaming oil.  (Oil…

May 02, 2016

Statement by the President on the Occasion of Orthodox Easter

The White House, Office of the Press Secretary April 29, 2016 Statement by the President on the Occasion of Orthodox Easter Michelle and I extend our…

May 02, 2016

Encyclical and Video Message of Archbishop Demetrios

Encyclical of Archbishop Demetrios for Holy Pascha 2016 May 1, 2016 Holy Pascha The Feast of Feasts He is not here; for He is risen as He said! Matthew…

May 02, 2016

OCN Spark and Prayer Book for iPhone

The Orthodox Christian Network is thrilled to announce two Orthodox apps for i Phones &  iPads! OCN Spark for iPhone OCN Spark is an Orthodox Christian…

May 02, 2016

Pascha Message from Metropolitan IAKOVOS of Chicago

HOLY PASCHA, 2016 Dearly Beloved, “Having beheld the Resurrection of Christ, let us worship…” The proclamation of the triumph of our Lord, the Holy…

May 02, 2016

Serbian Orthodox Church in NYC, Engulfed in Flames

As Orthodox Christians across the globe were celebrating the resurrection of our Lord, Jesus Christ, terrifying news spread throughout the St. Savas Serbian…

May 01, 2016