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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 Prayer Team

The Paschal Homily of St. John Chrysostom

“He has risen.”  Mark 16:6, Pascha Whosoever is a devout lover of God, let him enjoy this beautiful bright Festival. And whosoever is a grateful servant,…

May 01, 2016
The Sounding

Waiting and Being

It’s Holy Week, and my cat is dying. She is old, older than we had thought, and her kidneys are diseased. Other than alleviating her symptoms, there…

Apr 30, 2016
Orthodox News

Paschal Encyclical 2016 from Metropolitan Gerasimos of San Francisco

“You, O Christ, Who has destroyed Hades and raised up mankind by your Resurrection, make us worthy with pure heart to praise and glorify You.” –From…

Apr 30, 2016
The Prayer Team

And God “Rested”

In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.  The earth was without form and void, and darkness was upon the face of the deep; and the Spirit…

Apr 30, 2016
The Sounding

Finding a New Normal

You can never go home. This was the warning I was given as I headed off to my first of six college co-ops. It seemed like an odd thing to hear as we were…

Apr 29, 2016
The Prayer Team

Condemned by a tree, Saved by the Tree

When Jesus had received the vinegar, He said, “It is finished”; and He bowed His head and gave up His spirit.  John 19:30  (Gospel of the Ninth Hour…

Apr 29, 2016
Orthodox News

Pascha, the Feast of Feasts

Have you seen this video yet? It’s was produced by a Pan-Orthodox group of young adults called Pan Orthodox United with the hopes of bringing a pan Orthodox…

Apr 28, 2016
Orthodox News

PISTEVO “I Believe” Documentary to Air on Greek TV During Holy Week

Have you seen the documentary on Greek iconography, PISTEVO “I Believe?” In honor of Holy Week, it will be airing on three major Greek TV broadcasts…

Apr 28, 2016
The Sounding

Our Life is Hidden with Christ in God

Sermon for Holy Tuesday Morning   When we consider the hymns and readings of these initial days of Holy Week, we see that we are not just encountering…

Apr 28, 2016
The Sounding

Behold the Bridegroom

This evening I would like to offer a few thoughts and reflections on the hymn, which is so characteristic of these first days of Holy Week, “Behold the…

Apr 28, 2016
The Sounding

Serbian Celebrities and Children Sing Paschal Folk Song

Have you seen the video embedded above? It’s a joyous and beautiful rendition of a famous folk song by St. Nikolaj Velimirović, a well known recent…

Apr 28, 2016
The Sounding

Sermon for the Beginning of Holy Week and the Raising of Lazarus

By the grace of God, we have completed the Fast, and have now set our foot on the bridge leading from Great Lent to Holy Week. Holy Week is called “Holy…

Apr 28, 2016