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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 Sounding Blog

Putting Faith First…

One of the greatest challenges facing the Christian church today is the tendency to mistake religion for faith. The eminent Greek Orthodox theologian Christos…

Oct 26, 2017
The Prayer Team

Being a Christian Isn’t Always Going to Make You Popular

Listen Now. We will now be including the daily reading of Epistle and Gospel with The Prayer Team. Feast of St. Demetrios—Part Two This I command you,…

Oct 26, 2017
The Children's Word

Our Lord’s Touch

Can you think of a time you got hurt? Maybe your father or mother gave you a hug or touched you, and you felt better! In today’s Gospel reading, we hear…

Oct 25, 2017
The Prayer Team

Winning Is Not Everything

Listen Now. We will now be including the daily reading of Epistle and Gospel with The Prayer Team. Feast of St. Demetrios—Part One You then, my son,…

Oct 25, 2017
The Sounding Blog

Chasing the Rainbow’s End

Why is it so easy for us to focus on the past (which we can’t change) or the future (which may never come) and ignore the present? Have you ever felt…

Oct 24, 2017
The Prayer Team

If it’s Not Good, It’s Not from God

Listen Now. We will now be including the daily reading of Epistle and Gospel with The Prayer Team. Go to Verses from the Bible Every good endowment and…

Oct 24, 2017
The Prayer Team

Giving Honor to Others and to the Lord

Listen Now. We will now be including the daily reading of Epistle and Gospel with The Prayer Team. Feast of St. James, the Brother of the Lord And coming…

Oct 23, 2017
The Prayer Team

Asking Jesus to Be With Us, Following His Call, and Having Courage

Listen Now. We will now be including the daily reading of Epistle and Gospel with The Prayer Team. Then they arrived at the country of the Gerasenes, which…

Oct 22, 2017
The Sounding Blog

Finding Peace Through Three Simple Phrases…

Sometimes life gets too complicated. We rush through our days reacting, responding, running around, caught up in the whirl of this post-modern, stress-ridden…

Oct 21, 2017
Orthodox News

Visit of His Beatitude Patriarch John X of Antioch on October 21-22, 2017

His Beatitude Patriarch John X of Antioch will visit Ss. Peter and Paul Antiochian Orthodox Christian Church, in Potomac, MD,  on October 21-22, 2017. …

Oct 21, 2017
The Prayer Team

Revelation in the Gospel and Why Zeal Needs to Be Appropriate Zeal

Listen Now. We will now be including the daily reading of Epistle and Gospel with The Prayer Team. For I would have you know, brethren, that the gospel…

Oct 21, 2017
The Prayer Team

Feeling Irritated?  Try This Verse

Listen Now. We will now be including the daily reading of Epistle and Gospel with The Prayer Team. Go-To Verses from the Bible Fear not, for I am with…

Oct 20, 2017