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The Children's Word

The Children’s Word: A New Ministry at OCN!

Welcome to “The Children’s Word,” a weekly ministry of the Orthodox Christian Network. Each week, Presvytera Alexandra Houck writes this little newsletter…

Aug 27, 2014
The Sounding

Conversations with Abba Isaac: Violence in the Middle East

In June of 2014, the city of Mosul fell to the militant Islamic group known as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). As most are aware, Mosul…

Aug 27, 2014
Orthodox News

FOCUS Helps Bring Calm to Ferguson, Missouri

In the two weeks since the shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, riots, arrests, and constant tension have been the order of the day for…

Aug 26, 2014
Orthodox News

Calvert Journal: Russian Orthodox Group to Finance Russian-Themed Films in Hollywood

A group of Russian religious philanthropists have announced plans to finance a number of big budget Hollywood feature films focused on Russia. Andrei Poklonsky,…

Aug 26, 2014
Orthodox News

Panorama.am: Finnish Monk, Author of 500-Page Book on Armenia: “I never encountered such beauty anywhere”

By Nvard Chalikyan  Finnish monk, Professor of Theology Serafim Seppälä has for years been studying the Armenian culture and history and has a number…

Aug 26, 2014
The Sounding

Without saying much, this short video says a lot

This video may just qualify as a modern-day retelling of our Lord’s famous parable about the widow’s mite. Watch it and reflect on these words…

Aug 26, 2014
Orthodox News

KITV: Hawaiian Wonderworking Icon Cures Girl of Tumor

By Jill Kuramoto You would never think a tiny parish in the heart of Kaka’ako would house such a secret. But, its existence is well-known to those…

Aug 25, 2014
The Sounding

Explaining the Trinity to Muslims

Recently, the following question was received by OCN: Hi, Thanks for a great page and I’m very happy to see my Orthodox brothers and sisters from around…

Aug 25, 2014
Orthodox News

AINA: 5 Refugees Dying Per Day

(AINA) — The Hammurabi Human Rights Organization* has issued its latest report, dated August 21, 2014, on the situation in North Iraq. Status of…

Aug 23, 2014
Orthodox News

Patriarch John X: Words of Welcome to Patriarch Ephrem II Karim

Note: This is unofficial translation was provided for OCN by Notes on Arab Orthodoxy. The Arabic original is available here. Patriarch John X’s speech…

Aug 22, 2014
The Sounding

Iraqi TV Host Breaks Down in Tears at Plight of Christians

Christians are by no means the only ones who oppose the extremist ideology and horrific practices of ISIS. In this short video clip, which includes English…

Aug 22, 2014
Orthodox News

History Today: The Forgotten Christian World

By Philip Jenkins When we think of great historical events we naturally imagine them in visual terms, of great movements. But our mental maps are often…

Aug 22, 2014
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