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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

The Meaning of Basil at the Elevation of the Cross

When I was a child, I would frequently visit my grandmother (Yiayia) and grandfather (Papou) who lived in a small town east of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania….

Sep 13, 2017
The Children's Word

Don’t be ashamed!

Can you think of something you were really embarrassed about? Maybe it was something that was actually no big deal, like dropping your lunch at school…

Sep 13, 2017
The Prayer Team

Forefeast of the Exaltation of the Venerable and Life-Giving Cross – A Matter of Perspective

Listen Now. We will now be including the daily reading of Epistle and Gospel with The Prayer Team. For the word of the cross is folly to those who are…

Sep 13, 2017
The Prayer Team

From 613 to 10 to One Word

Listen Now. We will now be including the daily reading of Epistle and Gospel with The Prayer Team. And one of them, a lawyer, asked Him a question, to…

Sep 12, 2017
The Prayer Team

GOD BLESS AMERICA!

Listen Now. We will now be including the daily reading of Epistle and Gospel with The Prayer Team. And cause Thy whole nation and every tribe to know and…

Sep 11, 2017
The Prayer Team

Special Prayer Team Message for Hurricane Irma

Listen Now. We will now be including the daily reading of Epistle and Gospel with The Prayer Team. For I am sure that neither death, nor life, nor angels,…

Sep 10, 2017
The Prayer Team

A Short Reading, a Succinct Summary

Listen Now. We will now be including the daily reading of Epistle and Gospel with The Prayer Team. Jesus said, “No one has ascended into heaven but He…

Sep 10, 2017
The Sounding Blog

Orthodox Faith Meets Science Fiction and Fantasy at Doxacon

In August a cadre of “Geek-Orthodox” Christians arrived at St. Sophia’s Cathedral in Washington, D.C. for Doxacon, an Orthodox science…

Sep 10, 2017
The Prayer Team

This is What Really Counts

Listen Now. We will now be including the daily reading of Epistle and Gospel with The Prayer Team. See with what large letters I am writing to you with…

Sep 09, 2017
The Prayer Team

Prayers for Hurricane Irma

Listen Now. We will now be including the daily reading of Epistle and Gospel with The Prayer Team. Rise up, come to our help! Deliver us for the sake…

Sep 08, 2017
The Prayer Team

Do Not Covet

Listen Now. We will now be including the daily reading of Epistle and Gospel with The Prayer Team. You shall not covet your neighbor’s house; you shall…

Sep 07, 2017
The Children's Word

A new creation

Have you ever been really excited about getting something new? New clothes, a new toy, maybe some new school supplies this year. It’s fun to have something…

Sep 06, 2017