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Welcome to the OCN Blog and News center! Here you will find posts by our wonderful community of bloggers, on The Sounding, and the latest church news and events on our Orthodox News page. Comments are welcome! We look forward to knowing what you think.
The Prayer Team

A Personal Encounter with Christ

When Jesus had spoken these words, He lifted up His eyes to heaven and said, “Father, the hour has come; glorify Thy Son that the Son may glorify Thee,…

Nov 26, 2016
Orthodox News

The Parish Stewardship Program – Follow Up

Follow-Up Program Ongoing Reminders Stewardship Commitment Forms provide confirmation of a commitment to support Parish Ministries.  An effort to encourage…

Nov 25, 2016
The Children's Word

The gift of God

Have you been shopping lately? Lots and lots of people go Christmas shopping the day after Thanksgiving. They want to find the best gifts, and to get a…

Nov 25, 2016
The Prayer Team

Don’t Forget to Say Thank You Often

LET US GIVE THANKS TO THE LORD I give thanks to the Lord with my whole heart. Psalm 9:1 Let your heart hold fast my words; keep my commandments and live;…

Nov 25, 2016
The Prayer Team

We Need to Celebrate this Feast Every Day

LET US GIVE THANKS TO THE LORD I give thanks to the Lord with my whole heart. Psalm 9:1 I will bless the Lord at all times; His praise shall continually…

Nov 24, 2016
The Sounding Blog

Contemplating Thanksgiving and the Gifts of God’s Creation

Thanksgiving—the time when we reap the harvest of our hands, when the efforts over the spring and summer show all was not in vain as we feast on the…

Nov 23, 2016
The Prayer Team

The Divine Thanksgiving

LET US GIVE THANKS TO THE LORD I give thanks to the Lord with my whole heart. Psalm 9:1 For I received from the Lord what I also delivered to you, that…

Nov 23, 2016
The Sounding Blog

Musings from a Grateful Convert by Roger Hunt — What’s So Divine About The Divine Liturgy? — Part 2: A Brief History of Time

With Apologies to Stephen Hawking for the borrowed phrase, we now dive into what the Divine Liturgy is about, starting at the very beginning. The first…

Nov 22, 2016
Orthodox Seminary News

His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios Impressed During Visits to HCHC

His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios, Geron of America, and Chairman of the Hellenic College Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology Board of Trustees…

Nov 22, 2016
Orthodox News

Thanksgiving Explained

The Orthodox Christian Network is proud to feature inspirational writings that serve as reminders of ‘Sparks of Good’ and examples of God’s…

Nov 22, 2016
The Prayer Team

A Thankful Heart Helps Us to See and Know God

LET US GIVE THANKS TO THE LORD I give thanks to the Lord with my whole heart. Psalm 9:1 But from there you will seek the Lord your God, and you will find…

Nov 22, 2016
The Prayer Team

There is a Difference Between Gratitude and Thanksgiving

LET US GIVE THANKS TO THE LORD I give thanks to the Lord with my whole heart. Psalm 9:1 I will praise the name of God with a song; I will magnify Him with…

Nov 21, 2016