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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.
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Strong Orthodox presence at DC March for Life—despite the weather!

January 22, 2016 WASHINGTON, DC Despite the brutal weather and the threat of the worst snowfall in the US capital in some 90 years, His Beatitude, Metropolitan…

Jan 25, 2016
Orthodox News

Ecumenical History Is Being Made

  Keynote Address By His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew To the Synaxis of the Primates of the Orthodox Churches (Geneva 22-01-2016)…

Jan 25, 2016
The Sounding

Blessing of Living in Community

    Sometimes help comes in the form of physical help or spiritual guidance, but these days I’m finding my greatest help comes from just being…

Jan 25, 2016
The Prayer Team

Daily Devotion, January 25: Praying with Someone Else

For where two or three are gathered in My name, there I am in the midst of them.  Matthew 18:20   Good morning Prayer Team!   The greatest gift…

Jan 25, 2016
The Sounding

Finding Blessings Outside of Normal

    A year ago we “lost” our second baby – in the womb. “She” (we believe the baby was a girl) was with me physically for 2 ½ months….

Jan 23, 2016
The Sounding

The Orthodox Call to Prayer

      How do monks and nuns know it’s time for service in the church when they are spread throughout the monastery?  They listen for…

Jan 23, 2016
Orthodox News

Mobile Apps – Orthodox News & Orthodox Prayerbook

The Orthodox Christian Network is thrilled to announce the launch of Orthodox News (Spark OCN) and Orthodox Prayerbook – our new mobile apps…

Jan 23, 2016
Orthodox News

Ecumenical Patriarch Convenes Synaxis in Geneva

    Jan 19, 2016 NEW YORK – His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew will convene under his chairmanship, Jan. 21-28, 2016, a Synaxis…

Jan 22, 2016
The Prayer Team

Daily Devotion, January 24: The Words We Sing to the Lord are Powerful

His divine power has granted to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him who called us to His own glory and excellence, by…

Jan 22, 2016
The Prayer Team

Daily Devotion, January 23: Holy God, Holy Mighty, Holy Immortal, Have Mercy on Us

And the four living creatures, each of them with six wings, are full of eyes all round and within, and day and night they never cease to sing, “Holy,…

Jan 22, 2016
The Prayer Team

Daily Devotion, January 22: Worship is a Necessary Form of Prayer

All the ends of the earth shall remember and turn to the Lord; and all the families of the nations shall worship before Him.  Psalm 22:27   Good Morning…

Jan 22, 2016
Christian Rights and Religious Persecution

Free to Minister in Prison

  In Matthew 25:35-37, we read:  … for I was hungry and you gave Me food; I was thirsty and you gave Me drink; I was a stranger and you took…

Jan 21, 2016