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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

Do Not Bear False Witness

Listen Now. We will now be including the daily reading of Epistle and Gospel with The Prayer Team. You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor….

Sep 06, 2017
The Sounding Blog

St. John the Baptist: An Everyday Christian

The life of St. John the Baptist has some very interesting aspects that can apply to every Christian today. From The Angel’s announcement to John’s…

Sep 05, 2017
The Prayer Team

Do Not Steal

Listen Now. We will now be including the daily reading of Epistle and Gospel with The Prayer Team. You shall not steal.  Exodus 20:15   Good morning…

Sep 05, 2017
The Prayer Team

Labor Day

Listen Now. We will now be including the daily reading of Epistle and Gospel with The Prayer Team. You shall eat the fruit of the labor of your hands;…

Sep 04, 2017
The Prayer Team

Thirteenth Sunday of Matthew

Listen Now. We will now be including the daily reading of Epistle and Gospel with The Prayer Team. At that time Jesus said, “Hear another parable. There…

Sep 03, 2017
The Prayer Team

Five Great Pieces of Advice

Listen Now. We will now be including the daily reading of Epistle and Gospel with The Prayer Team. Be watchful, stand firm in your faith, be courageous,…

Sep 02, 2017
The Sounding Blog

Embracing the Desert in Our Hearts

Famous French author, poet, and aristocrat Antoine de Saint-Exupéry once wrote in his acclaimed masterpiece The Little Prince: “What makes the desert…

Sep 02, 2017
Orthodox News

Third Annual Solemn Vespers for the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation

Faith Leaders from the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago and the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago Observe the Third Annual Solemn Vespers for the…

Sep 01, 2017
Orthodox News

Ecumenical Patriarch in Budapest

In August 2017, His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew visited Budapest on the feast day of Holy King Stephen and was presented with a building…

Sep 01, 2017
The Prayer Team

Happy New (Church) Year

Listen Now. We will now be including the daily reading of Epistle and Gospel with The Prayer Team.  And Jesus came to Nazareth, where He had been brought…

Sep 01, 2017
The Prayer Team

Do Not Commit Adultery

Listen Now. We will now be including the daily reading of Epistle and Gospel with The Prayer Team. You shall not commit adultery.  Exodus 20:14   Good…

Aug 31, 2017
The Sounding Blog

On the Dormition of the Theotokos and Ever-Virgin Mary

August 28 marked the Great Feast of the Dormition of the Virgin Mary, according to the Julian calendar. Most of the world’s autocephalous, or self-governing,…

Aug 31, 2017