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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

A Visionary and a Shepherd

“What’s this?” I asked as we were packing his things in preparation to move into our new home together. “Oh, be careful with those. They are my…

May 08, 2015
The Sounding

God is Not Interested in Religion

Of the many shocking and revolutionary things the Lord said, perhaps nothing was more shocking and revolutionary than His words to the Samaritan woman…

May 08, 2015
The Sounding

Honor Thy Mother

This Sunday is Mother’s Day, and so we celebrate the special bond between mother and child. My two favorite mothers are Mary, mother of Jesus, and Elizabeth,…

May 07, 2015
The Sounding

The Cost of Coffee Hour

You fast all morning for communion. During liturgy, your stomach is growling as you do your best to focus on the prayers and sing the church hymns. As…

May 06, 2015
Orthodox News

Ministry Updates from the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America

NEW YORK — Your Ministry Updates is a series of videos that highlights the work of  the Archdiocesan Ministries and its Institutions. This project…

May 06, 2015
The Children's Word

The Children’s Word: The Living Water

Welcome to The Children’s Word, a weekly ministry of the Orthodox Christian Network brought to you by Presvytera Alexandra Houck! This week, Presvytera…

May 06, 2015
Orthodox News

Memory Eternal, Fr. William Chiganos

Fr. William Chiganos has fallen asleep in the Lord, following an illness. He will be missed and remembered with love by many people, but he also holds…

May 06, 2015
The Sounding

Age of Ultron: A Review

“They put the building in the middle of the city, so that everyone could be equally close to God.  I like that, the symmetry, the geometry of belief.” …

May 05, 2015
The Sounding

Joy Has Come to All the World

Three weeks have passed since the Paschal celebration​,​ and I am still basking in the afterglow. I look back at the images and videos from the days…

May 04, 2015
The Sounding

The Orthodox Value of Justice

We are born into an imperfect world, and being such, we become plagued with all that comes with it. As Baltimore and Missouri erupted in riots, as ISIS…

May 04, 2015
Orthodox News

Celebrate The Consecration of St. Sophia in Washington DC

Saint Sophia Greek Orthodox Cathedral, the Crown Jewel of Byzantine Orthodoxy in Washington DC, will be consecrated by His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios…

May 04, 2015
The Sounding

When Pascha is Everyday!

Xριστὸς ἀνέστη! Christ is risen! Natural catastrophes and personal tragedies, not uncommon in our complex and fallen world, are simultaneously…

May 04, 2015

IT’S TIME TO SPEAK OUT!

Across the world, Christians are suffering for their faith. Attacked by ISIS and harangued by extremism, Christianity is in danger of being eradicated in the lands of its birth. Yet very few people in the West seem to care — or even know!

That’s why we at OCN believe it’s time to speak out. We’ve covered this issue for a long time, but want to dedicate even more resources to raising awareness and spurring action, using our massive social media following. We reach MILLIONS of people per week, and it’s time for collective action.

Please support this effort by giving to our “10 cent per day” campaign. 100% of your gift will go directly to expanding this ministry, 0% to overhead. Together, we can and will make a difference!

— Fr. Christopher T. Metropulos, OCN Executive Director

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