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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

Logismoi, Our Thoughts

  “The dispassionate man isn’t the man who has no passions but the man who doesn’t act on them.”   St. Isaac the Syrian…

Apr 26, 2016
The Prayer Team

Wise or Foolish, Which are You?

Jesus said, “Then the kingdom of heaven shall be compared to ten maidens who took their lamps and went to meet the bridegroom. Five of them were foolish,…

Apr 26, 2016
The Sounding

The Power of a Kiss

When I was a little girl I would spend a few weeks in the summer with my Greek grandmother (Yiayia) and grandfather (Papou). They immigrated from Greece…

Apr 25, 2016
Orthodox News

A Joint Statement Concerning the Abduction of Metropolitans Paul and Youhanna

On April 21, 2016, a joint statement was issued by the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Antioch and All the East, and the Syrian Orthodox Patriarchate of…

Apr 25, 2016
The Prayer Team

Stop Living an Old Testament Christianity

“Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you tithe mint and dill and cumin, and have neglected the weightier matters of the law, justice and…

Apr 25, 2016
The Sounding

When Easter is a Second Chance

The wheel on our unbalanced shopping cart squeaks as our family speeds around the corner aisle of the local grocery store. Shoppers around us raise an…

Apr 24, 2016
The Prayer Team

Fear Not Daughter of Zion—Your King is Coming on a DONKEY

And Jesus found a young ass and sat upon it; as it is written, “Fear not, daughter of Zion; behold, your King is coming, sitting on an ass’s colt!”…

Apr 24, 2016
The Prayer Team

I AM the Resurrection and the Life

Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life; he who believes in Me, though he die, yet shall he live, and whoever lives and believes in Me…

Apr 23, 2016
Orthodox News

Camp Good Shepherd 2016: 1 Camp in 3 Locations

Westfield, New Jersey –CAMP GOOD SHEPHERD (CGS), the official summer camp of the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of New Jersey, with the blessings and enthusiastic…

Apr 22, 2016
Orthodox News

OCAMPR Announces Bishop Alexander (OCA) to Give Keynote at November Conference

BROOKLINE, MA   The Orthodox Christian Association of Medicine, Psychology and Religion recently announced that His Grace, Bishop Alexander of Dallas,…

Apr 22, 2016
Orthodox News

Fr. Laurent Cleenewerck Honored by King Abdullah II for Contribution to Interfaith Dialogue

With the blessing of His Eminence, Archbishop Benjamin of San Francisco, the V. Rev. Laurent Cleenewerck , rector of St Innocent Orthodox Church in Eureka,…

Apr 22, 2016
The Prayer Team

Who is Going to Step Forward?

For Thy name’s sake do not give us up utterly, and do not break Thy covenant, and do not withdraw Thy mercy from us, for the sake of Abraham Thy beloved…

Apr 22, 2016