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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

Choose Forgiveness—It’s the Only Way to Forge a Long Term Relationship: Choosing to Thrive in My Circumstance—Part Nine

Then Peter came to Jesus and asked “Lord how many times shall I forgive my brother or sister who sins against me?  Up to seven times?”  Jesus answered,…

Aug 11, 2016
The Children's Word

More than you asked for!

Have you ever asked your mother or father for a present—maybe for your birthday or for Christmas? Did they give it to you? Did you even get something…

Aug 10, 2016
The Prayer Team

Choose to Succeed—DO It! : Choosing to Thrive in My Circumstances—Part Eight

Jesus said: “Blessed are those who hear the word of God and keep it!”  Luke 11:28   Good morning Prayer Team! Today’s brief Bible verse is another…

Aug 10, 2016
The Sounding

Ancient Christian Prayer, Beyond “Christian Yoga”: Part I

Secular spirituality commonly recognizes that healing occurs through one’s body-mind-spirit. Today, many are spiritual, but asked if they are Christian…

Aug 09, 2016
The Sounding

All we ask is for age appropriate behavior.

You might have heard that there are two kinds of prayer: Corporate Prayer and Personal Prayer. Corporate Prayer is when we are in services together, as…

Aug 09, 2016
The Prayer Team

Choose Love, the Mark of a Christian: Choosing to Thrive in My Circumstances—Part Seven

Jesus said to His disciples, “A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; even as I have loved you, that you also love one another. …

Aug 09, 2016
Orthodox Seminary News

HCHC Students Experience Holy and Great Council

More than 20 students from Hellenic College and Holy Cross had the unforgettable experience of assisting hierarchs from diverse Orthodox jurisdictions…

Aug 09, 2016
Orthodox Seminary News

Student Reflects on Study-Abroad Program at Holy Cross School of Theology

St. Helen’s Pilgrimage has come to an end. After nine weeks together the 21 of us had forged bonds stronger than those developed over three years of…

Aug 08, 2016
Orthodox News

Bishop Demetrios of Mokissos Invites Senator Grassley to Experience Liturgy

MASON CITY, IA: Bishop Demetrios of Mokissos, Chancellor of the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago, officiated Sunday Services at Holy Transfiguration…

Aug 08, 2016
Orthodox News

OYPC 2016: Antiochian Young Adult Ministry Hosts Second National Conference on August 18-21

The Orthodox Young Professionals Conference is a four day conference hosted by the Young Adult Ministry of the Antiochian Archdiocese. Young Orthodox Christians…

Aug 08, 2016
Orthodox News

Orthodox Christian Prison Ministry Video Series Part III: Bringing the Love of Christ

Inspired by Orthodox Christian Prison Ministry, a sister ministry of OCN, OCN is proud to share their news and the work they do.  OCPM’s mission is…

Aug 08, 2016
The Prayer Team

Choose Kindness—Every Gesture Matters: Choosing to Thrive in My Circumstances—Part Six

Jesus said, “Love your enemies and do good, and lend, expecting nothing in return; and your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High;…

Aug 08, 2016