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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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Forty Days of Pascha: Christ is Risen!

Orthodox Christians greet each other saying “Christ is risen!” during the forty days after our Lord’s resurrection. This is in response…

Apr 29, 2015
The Sounding

The Incredible Life in the Early Church

Listen to this powerful and beautiful description of the early Church from the book of Acts, which we read during this post-Paschal season: The first Christians…

Apr 28, 2015
The Sounding

For of Such is the Kingdom

Bishop Thomas made me cry. I was in the chapel at Antiochian Village. It was during the St. Emmelia Homeschool Conference. The chapel was packed full of…

Apr 28, 2015
Orthodox News

Statement on Water

For fifteen years, we raised the awareness of religious and civil leaders, as well as of theologians and politicians, on the plight of our planet’s waters….

Apr 28, 2015
Orthodox News

Greek Orthodox Archdiocesan Fellowship to work at the United Nations

NEW YORK – The Department of Inter-Orthodox, Ecumenical, and Interfaith Relations of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America announces its Faith-Based…

Apr 28, 2015
The Sounding

Oratorical Festivals and Lessons Learned

I was privileged to be present at an Oratorical Festival today. Listening to the junior and senior grade divisions, I was impressed with the amount of…

Apr 27, 2015
The Sounding

Now I Get It: The Armenian Genocide

Christians have been crying out for action in response to the current genocide taking place in the Middle East and Africa for years.  Today, I found a…

Apr 25, 2015
Orthodox News

Reaffirming Commitment to Marriage and Religious Liberty

Archbishop Demetrios and Holy Eparchial Synod Join Faith Leaders, Reaffirming Commitment to Marriage and Religious Liberty NEW YORK— A few days before…

Apr 24, 2015
The Sounding

The Two Genocides

There are always two genocides. The first is the physical act and the second is the denial.  One hundred years ago today, Turkish authorities, acting…

Apr 24, 2015
Orthodox News

Message By His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew On the Occasion of Earth Day

Once again, we have a special day instituted in our civil and political world – just as, in the church, we have established September 1st of every year…

Apr 23, 2015
Orthodox News

Christos Anesti!

NEW YORK — Your Ministry Updates is a series of videos that highlights the work of  the Archdiocesan Ministries and its Institutions. This project…

Apr 23, 2015
Orthodox News

Colloquium On Orthodox Christianity and Humanitarianism At Hellenic College Holy Cross

NEW YORK – The Department of Inter-Orthodox, Ecumenical and Interfaith Relations of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America will host a colloquium…

Apr 23, 2015

IT’S TIME TO SPEAK OUT!

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