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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

Keep Your Eyes on the Prize

THE ENCOURAGEMENT PROJECT   For what does it profit a man, to gain the whole world and forfeit his life (soul)?  For what can a man give in return…

Sep 21, 2016
Orthodox News

Women’s Monastery is featured in the Frederick News-Post

There is a relatively new monastery for women in Maryland that was recently featured in the Frederick News-post. The Sacred Monastery of Saint Nina is…

Sep 20, 2016
The Prayer Team

God’s Glory Will Change You

THE ENCOURAGEMENT PROJECT Moses said to the Lord, “See, Thou sayest to me, ‘Bring up this people’; but thou hast not let me know whom Thou wilt send…

Sep 20, 2016
Orthodox Seminary News

 St. Tikhon’s Seminary and Monastery welcomes Sr. Vassa

SOUTH CANAAN, PA – All are invited by St. Tikhon’s Seminary and Monastery to come to St. Tikhon’s Monastery Trapeza on Tuesday, October…

Sep 19, 2016
The Prayer Team

God Knows Your Storms

THE ENCOURAGEMENT PROJECT Then He made His disciples get into the boat and go before Him to the other side, while He dismissed the crowds.  And after…

Sep 19, 2016
The Sounding

Bishop Neophytos Visits His Flock

St. Makarios Orthodox Church His Grace Bishop Neophytos of Nyeri and Mount Kenya has been traveling throughout his diocese to teach and reach his people….

Sep 18, 2016
The Prayer Team

Lighting the Afterburners

Pray at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication.  To that end keep alert with all perseverance, making supplication for all the saints….

Sep 18, 2016
The Prayer Team

The Mercy of our Great God and Savior Jesus Christ

Grace, mercy and peace will be with us, from God the Father and from Jesus Christ the Father’s Son, in truth and love.  2 John 1:3   Good morning Prayer…

Sep 17, 2016
The Prayer Team

Yes, but What About my Crosses?!

THE ENCOURAGEMENT PROJECT Jesus said “I have said this to you, that in Me you may have peace.  In the world you have tribulation; but be of good cheer,…

Sep 16, 2016
The Sounding

Surviving Miscarriage and Trusting the Process

Joe and I started trying to get pregnant in April. But I did not expect to conceive so quickly. Having received chemotherapy to treat my multiple sclerosis,…

Sep 15, 2016
Orthodox News

October 2 is OCF Sunday

The Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the USA has designated Sunday, October 2 as Orthodox Christian Fellowship (OCF) College Student Sunday. 2016…

Sep 15, 2016
The Children's Word

Christ lives in me!

What is the most amazing thing you have ever done? Have you tried really hard at something—and it showed? At school? On a team? At a special project?…

Sep 15, 2016