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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

A One-Year Memorial and the Feast of Lights: Memory Eternal, Vasiliki Greanias Mena

January 6 marked the one-year anniversary of my mother’s passing. Right after Christmas, in the wake of the New Year, on Epiphany, one of the holiest…

Jan 12, 2015
The Sounding

Living Correctly in Outrageous Times

To say that we live in an increasingly violent world is true. And, yet, the USA itself has seen crime statistics continue to go down for the last several…

Jan 12, 2015
Orthodox News

IOCC Provides Vital Winter Relief for Syria’s Children and War-Weary Families

January 12, 2015 (Baltimore, MD) — Freezing temperatures, heavy snow and chilling winds sweeping across Syria are putting thousands of young lives in…

Jan 12, 2015
The Sounding

How Ecumenical Are You?

My guess is that nothing can stop Orthodox conversation and divide a room quite so fast as someone loudly asking the question, “How ecumenical are you?”…

Jan 09, 2015
The Sounding

Conversations with Abba Isaac: For the Health of Body and Soul

For the past week a disturbing phenomenon has been taking place.  The usually quiet and relatively uncrowded gym of which I am a member has been full…

Jan 09, 2015
The Sounding

Bringing Order out of Disorder: The Trials of a Housewife

The root for the Greek word “teleo,” meaning “perfect,” is “complete,” “finished.” In other words, for something to be truly perfect, it…

Jan 08, 2015
The Sounding

Христос се роди! Ваистину се Христос роди! Christ is Born! Indeed He is Born!

The above words are the first words that Serbian Orthodox Christians use to greet each other during the Old Calendar Christmas. But, before and after those…

Jan 08, 2015
The Children's Word

The Children’s Word: Heaven on Earth

Welcome to The Children’s Word, a weekly ministry of the Orthodox Christian Network brought to you by Presvytera Alexandra Houck! This week, Pres. Alexandra…

Jan 07, 2015
The Sounding

BBC Features Santiago Calatrava’s Design for St. Nicholas Church at Ground Zero

The BBC just published a video and brief article about Santiago Calatrava’s design for the St. Nicholas National Shrine, a Greek Orthodox church…

Jan 07, 2015
The Sounding

The New Medium: Advertising

When there are hundreds of different styles, sizes, and colors of blue jeans, it takes more than just “Buy our product, we are better!” to make it…

Jan 07, 2015
Orthodox News

Ethiopian Orthodox Patriarch to Visit Egypt for the First Time Saturday

Ethiopian Orthodox Patriarch to visit Egypt for the first time Saturday By Hana Afifi | Ahram Online The Patriarch of the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo…

Jan 07, 2015
Orthodox News

Serbian Church Launches Internet TV Station

B92 published an English-language summary of an article in the Serbian daily, Vecernje Novositi, which announced the creation of the first Internet TV…

Jan 07, 2015

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