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Orthodox News

Keeping Data Secure

With recent hacks that scale all the way up the ladder – from major retailers to US government – no computer system is 100% safe. And many people are…

Aug 04, 2016
The Children's Word

Can you keep a secret?

Has anybody ever told you a secret? “Don’t tell anybody else,” you might have heard. But maybe the story was just too hard to keep a secret, and…

Aug 04, 2016
The Prayer Team

Choose Joy-Seeing God in All Things: Choosing to Thrive in My Circumstances-Part Four

As Jesus passed by, He saw a man blind from his birth.  And His disciples asked Him, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind? …

Aug 04, 2016
Orthodox News

St. Nicholas Church in Donora, PA. Celebrates Centennial

Archpriest Igor Soroka and the faithful of Saint Nicholas Church, Donora, PA celebrated their parish’s 100th anniversary with a weekend of services and…

Aug 03, 2016
Orthodox News

Life at Ionian Village 2016

Vartholomio, Greece – Ionian Village, the summer camp ministry of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America in Greece, is having another very successful…

Aug 03, 2016
Orthodox News

2016 Unity Walk Invites You to “Know Your Neighbor”

InterFaith Conference of Metropolitan Washington calls for a public demonstration of unity among all communities throughout the DC region. On Sunday, September…

Aug 03, 2016
The Prayer Team

Choose to See the Best in People: Choosing to Thrive in My Circumstances—Part Three

This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.  Psalm 118:24   Good morning Prayer Team! There are lots of circumstances that…

Aug 03, 2016
Orthodox News

 Holy Trinity Church in St. Paul, MN Celebrates Centennial 

Holy Trinity parish, Saint Paul, MN, celebrated its 100th anniversary the weekend of July 16 -17, 2016. The weekend opened with an unexpected blessing…

Aug 02, 2016
Orthodox News

First Responders in Fenton, MI receive blessing

Priest Gabriel Bilas and the faithful of Saint Mary Magdalene parish, Fenton, MI, welcomed members of the police and fire departments and local EMTs at…

Aug 02, 2016
The Prayer Team

The Best I Can with What I Have: Choosing to Thrive in My Circumstances—Part Two

Now after a long time the Master of those servants came and settled accounts with them.  And he who had received the five talents came forward, bringing…

Aug 02, 2016
Orthodox News

Orthodox Christian Prison Ministry Video Series Part II: Preparing Our Clergy and Laity

Inspired by Orthodox Christian Prison Ministry, a sister ministry of OCN, OCN is proud to share their news and the work they do.  OCPM’s mission is…

Aug 01, 2016
The Prayer Team

Choosing to Thrive in My Circumstances—Part One

I have learned in whatever state I am, to be content: I know how to be abased, and I know how to abound.  Everywhere and in all things I have learned…

Aug 01, 2016