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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 Sounding Blog

Shedding Light on Taybeh

Returning one more time to the only all-Christian village that exists in Palestine has been a challenge. But the most amazing thing of all is the great…

Jul 17, 2017
The Prayer Team

Let Good Lead to God

We will now be including the daily reading of Epistle and Gospel with The Prayer Team. Fruits of the Spirit The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace,…

Jul 17, 2017
The Prayer Team

You Are the Light of the World

We will now be including the daily reading of Epistle and Gospel with The Prayer Team. Jesus said to His Disciples, “You are the light of the world….

Jul 16, 2017
The Prayer Team

Avoid Stupid Controversies

We will now be including the daily reading of Epistle and Gospel with The Prayer Team. The saying is sure. I desire you to insist on these things, so…

Jul 15, 2017
The Prayer Team

I Should Care for Your Good, and You Should Care For Mine

We will now be including the daily reading of Epistle and Gospel with The Prayer Team. Fruits of the Spirit The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace,…

Jul 14, 2017
The Sounding Blog

Finding Orthodoxy in the Heritage Greece Experience

Photo: The author visiting the Chapel of St. George in Athens, Greece During the past two weeks, I had the pleasure of participating in the Heritage Greece…

Jul 13, 2017
The Prayer Team

Tell Me Something Good

We will now be including the daily reading of Epistle and Gospel with The Prayer Team. Fruits of the Spirit The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace,…

Jul 13, 2017
The Children's Word

Do…and teach

Can you think of something you’ve taught somebody else to do? Cook a dinner? Tie your shoes? Dribble the basketball behind your back? When you teach…

Jul 12, 2017
The Prayer Team

Wholesome Fun

We will now be including the daily reading of Epistle and Gospel with The Prayer Team. Fruits of the Spirit The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace,…

Jul 12, 2017
The Prayer Team

I Will Be Kind

We will now be including the daily reading of Epistle and Gospel with The Prayer Team. Fruits of the Spirit The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace,…

Jul 11, 2017
The Sounding Blog

Should Orthodox Churches Have Armed Guards?

Our family discussed this question after attending liturgy one Sunday. The reason? The parish leadership chose to hire an armed security detail in response…

Jul 10, 2017
Orthodox News

Orthodox Voices of America Travel Series: The Making of Wooden Orthodox Icons

Pan Orthodox United has shares this video about the making of wooden icons, from the Orthodox Voices of America Travel Series, with the OCN.  These icons…

Jul 10, 2017