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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

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
Orthodox News

Community Responds to Parish Fire with Hope

Orthodox parish finds comfort in the examples and hospitality of their neighboring Christian community after a fire destroys their sanctuary, according…

Jul 31, 2016
Orthodox News

Bishop ANTOUN visits Mission Parish in Jackson, TN

  On Friday, July 29, His Grace bishop ANTOUN, Bishop of Miami and the Southeast, visited the community of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church, in Jackson,…

Jul 31, 2016
The Sounding

Cherishing the Moments of Marriage

The more you do it the harder it gets. That goes against everything we’re taught. If you want to be good at something, keep doing it, and it will…

Jul 31, 2016
The Prayer Team

From Your Own Gifts

But who am I, and what is my people, that we should be able thus to offer willingly?  For all things come from Thee, and of Thy own have we given Thee.”…

Jul 31, 2016
The Prayer Team

Remember What He Did For Us

For I received from the Lord what I also delivered to you, that the Lord Jesus on the night when He was betrayed took bread, and when He had given thanks,…

Jul 30, 2016
Orthodox News

Church Communication Can Be a SNAP

Sure we are a traditional Church, but there is no reason we should ignore modern technology when trying to reach the faithful.  In an article titled “Church…

Jul 29, 2016