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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

Raising Family in the Image of the Theotokos

Almost 35 years ago, I chose to leave the Canadian military and get married. My mother was not impressed. She had spent her entire adult life trying to…

Aug 28, 2017
The Prayer Team

What Is the One Thing You Still Lack?  

Listen Now. We will now be including the daily reading of Epistle and Gospel with The Prayer Team.   And behold, one came up to Him, saying, “Teacher,…

Aug 27, 2017
The Prayer Team

God Works THROUGH Us

Listen Now. We will now be including the daily reading of Epistle and Gospel with The Prayer Team. Now I would remind you, brethren, in what terms I…

Aug 26, 2017
The Prayer Team

Do Not Take the Lord’s Name in Vain

Listen Now. We will now be including the daily reading of Epistle and Gospel with The Prayer Team. You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in…

Aug 25, 2017
The Children's Word

What’s the book about?

Have you ever had to tell somebody a summary of a book or a movie? “What’s the book about?” “What’s that movie about?” somebody might say….

Aug 24, 2017
The Prayer Team

Do Not Make a Graven Image

Listen Now. We will now be including the daily reading of Epistle and Gospel with The Prayer Team. You shall not make for yourself a graven image, or…

Aug 24, 2017
The Sounding Blog

Understanding and Living Our Faith: Loving One Another in the Name of Our Lord

“And when you perceive the Spirit moving and speaking in your heart, inciting you to proclaim in the great congregation the saving power and truth of…

Aug 23, 2017
The Prayer Team

Putting God First

Listen Now. We will now be including the daily reading of Epistle and Gospel with The Prayer Team. “You shall have no other gods before Me.” Exodus…

Aug 23, 2017
The Prayer Team

The Ten Commandments

Listen Now. We will now be including the daily reading of Epistle and Gospel with The Prayer Team. And God spoke all these words, saying, “I am the Lord your…

Aug 22, 2017
The Prayer Team

GLORY—The Dormition of the Virgin Mary

Listen Now. We will now be including the daily reading of Epistle and Gospel with The Prayer Team. O Lord, our Lord, how majestic is Thy name in all…

Aug 21, 2017
The Sounding Blog

Practical Prayer and Other Spiritual Tools

There are essentially two types of prayer rules that we have in the Orthodox Church. It is important for us to understand these in order to best make prayer…

Aug 20, 2017
The Prayer Team

We Must Be Merciful If We Expect God to Be Merciful

 Listen Now. We will now be including the daily reading of Epistle and Gospel with The Prayer Team. At that time, Jesus said this parable, “Therefore…

Aug 20, 2017