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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

One Body with Many Members

THE ENCOURAGEMENT PROJECT For as in one body we have many members, and all the members do not have the same function, so we, though many, are one body…

Sep 12, 2016
Orthodox News

Why Orthodox Christian families homeschool their children

As the school year is set in motion, many parents are questioning the public school system for their children. Is “teaching to the test” working? Is…

Sep 11, 2016
Orthodox News

Memory Eternal, Remembering September 11

Fifteen years ago, more than 3,000 people were killed on September 11 in America’s attack by terrorists. Victims at the World Trade Center included…

Sep 11, 2016
The Prayer Team

GOD BLESS AMERICA!

And cause Thy whole nation and every tribe to know and understand that Thou art God, the God of all power and might, and that there is no other who protect…

Sep 11, 2016
The Sounding

Musings from a Grateful Convert: So Who’s an Expert of Faith?

“An Expert is a man with a briefcase who is more than fifty miles from home.” This little saying came to my ears in my youth and seems popular today….

Sep 10, 2016
Orthodox News

Walk of Life 2016

On Labor Day weekend, with the blessing of Archbishop Peter, the ROCOR Diocese of Chicago and Mid-America held its second annual Walk of Life pilgrimage,…

Sep 10, 2016
The Prayer Team

A Call to Unity

May the God of steadfastness and encouragement grant you to live in such harmony with one another, in accord with Christ Jesus, that together you may with…

Sep 10, 2016
Orthodox News

Help Rebuild Ionian Village

NEW YORK – Following the initial news of destruction at the Ionian Village Camp facilities, the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America announces today…

Sep 09, 2016
Orthodox News

ISOCM SYMPOSIUM: “ORTHODOX LITURGICAL MUSIC: FINDING BEAUTY AND PRAYER IN THE ENGLISH-SPEAKING WORLD”

The International Society for Orthodox Church Music (ISOCM), headed by Archpriest Ivan Moody, held a symposium entitled “Orthodox Liturgical Music:…

Sep 09, 2016
Orthodox News

The Parish Stewardship Program: An Overview, Part III

MAIL ALONE IS NOT EFFECTIVE STEWARDSHIP MINISTRY Mailed communication should be considered only a small component of a comprehensive and effective parish…

Sep 09, 2016
Orthodox Seminary News

Fr. John Behr Appointed to Metropolitan Kallistos Chair at Vrije Universiteit

(Amsterdam)- The Amsterdam Center for Orthodox Theology (ACOT) has announced that the Executive Board of Vrije Universiteit (VU) on September 1, 2016,…

Sep 09, 2016
Orthodox News

Project Mexico Announces New Executive Director

Earlier this week, Project Mexico announced the appointment of James P. “JP” Andrews to the position of Executive Director. “JP, an attorney…

Sep 09, 2016