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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

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
Orthodox News

ICON OF ST. JOHN MAXIMOVITCH STREAMED MYRRH AS HE WAS CELEBRATED IN SKETE IN HIS HONOR IN HIS HOME VILLAGE

On July 2, the commemoration day of the holy hierarch and wonderworker St. John of Shanghai and San Francisco, the patronal feast of the Svyatogorsk Lavra…

Jul 10, 2017
The Prayer Team

Words of Affirmation are Important

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 10, 2017
The Prayer Team

Would You Invite Him to Stay, or Ask Him to Leave?

We will now be including the daily reading of Epistle and Gospel with The Prayer Team.   And when Jesus came to the other side, to the country of the…

Jul 09, 2017
The Sounding Blog

Understanding and Living Our Faith: The Downside of Books and the Written Word

“The person who is in communion with Him who inspired those who wrote the Divine Scriptures, and is initiated by Him into the undivulged secrets…

Jul 08, 2017
The Prayer Team

Proper Zeal

We will now be including the daily reading of Epistle and Gospel with The Prayer Team. Brethren, my heart’s desire and prayer to God for them is that…

Jul 08, 2017
The Prayer Team

Kindness Costs Nothing

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 07, 2017
The Children's Word

On your lips and in your heart

Have you ever heard somebody say, “Say what you mean, and mean what you say!”? We want to be truthful about what we say, don’t we? In the epistle…

Jul 06, 2017
The Prayer Team

Patience Is Realizing We Are Not All Perfect

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 06, 2017
The Prayer Team

There is Virtue in Waiting

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 05, 2017