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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

Domestic Violence

October was Domestic Violence Awareness Month.  You can watch this video of a webinar, “Domestic Violence: Identifying and Responding to Intimate Partner…

Nov 06, 2016
The Sounding Blog

Ancient Christian Prayer, Beyond “Christian Yoga”: Part 2

Both yoga and prayer can be spiritual and physical disciplines, but prayer is more than what I can do with my body and in my mind. Prayer centers me in…

Nov 05, 2016
The Prayer Team

Your First Words Should Be Words of Thanks

THE ENCOURAGEMENT PROJECT Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.  I Thessalonians 5: 17   Good morning…

Nov 04, 2016
The Prayer Team

Little Bits Add Up to A Lot

THE ENCOURAGEMENT PROJECT Pray Constantly  I Thessalonians 5:17   Good morning Prayer Team! I work constantly.  I write constantly. Are these true statements? …

Nov 03, 2016
Orthodox News

Plan of Action, Part I

Preparation for the Stewardship Year Prior to launching the parish stewardship year, a number of initial steps may be taken to inform and inspire parish…

Nov 02, 2016
The Children's Word

Who touched me?

Have you ever wished you could stay home on Sunday morning? Maybe you thought to yourself, “I could just pray on my own. God will listen to me from there.”…

Nov 02, 2016
The Prayer Team

Is That Even Possible?

THE ENCOURAGEMENT PROJECT Rejoice always.  I Thessalonians 5:16   Good morning Prayer Team!   These verses from I Thessalonians are really challenging. …

Nov 02, 2016
The Prayer Team

Time Does Not Heal Most Wounds

THE ENCOURAGEMENT PROJECT See that none of you repays evil for evil, but always seek to do good to one another and to all.  I Thessalonians 5:15   Good…

Nov 01, 2016
The Prayer Team

The Encouragement Languages

THE ENCOURAGEMENT PROJECT And we exhort you, brethren, admonish the idlers, encourage the fainthearted, help the weak, be patient with them all.  I Thessalonians…

Oct 31, 2016
The Prayer Team

ONE is Holy, ONE is Lord

Good morning Prayer Team!   One is Holy, one is Lord, Jesus Christ, to the glory of God the Father.  Amen.  We’ve all been to pep rallies.  We’ve…

Oct 31, 2016
The Prayer Team

The Holy Gifts for the Holy People of God

God said “Say to all the congregation of the people of Israel, You shall be Holy; for I the Lord your God am holy.”  Leviticus 19:2   Good morning…

Oct 31, 2016
The Sounding Blog

The Holy Trinity, Me and Glorifying God Through Music

I was once listening to a talk in which the speaker provoked the audience with the following statement: “By watching your actions for a day, I can tell…

Oct 30, 2016