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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.
Orthodox News

Metropolis of Chicago to Hold Services for the Protection of the Environment

UPDATE: September 2, 2016 with pictures from the event. Event will include Keynote Presentation “Stewardship of the Environment” offered by Dr. Gayle…

Aug 29, 2016
The Prayer Team

The Need for Encouragement

THE ENCOURAGEMENT PROJECT Therefore, encourage one another and build up one another.  I Thessalonians 5:13   Good morning Prayer Team! For the next…

Aug 29, 2016
The Sounding

The Tradition of Holy Baptism—A Grandmother’s Perspective

My granddaughter, Penelope Katherine, was born on January 24, 2016. It was a very joyous event for me. I have a grandson, Gavin (Gabriel), who is already 15 years…

Aug 28, 2016
The Prayer Team

From the Church Triumphant back to the Church Militant

Strive for peace with all men, and for the holiness without which no one will see the Lord.  Hebrews 12:14   Good morning Prayer Team! For Saint John…

Aug 28, 2016
The Prayer Team

This One Stands Above All Others

All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had spoken by the prophet:  “Behold a virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and his name shall be called…

Aug 27, 2016
The Sounding

It’s that Time of Year Again, Back to School Season Is Here

It’s that time of the year again, Back to School Season.  This often means back to school shopping: school supplies, new shoes, maybe a new backpack. …

Aug 26, 2016
Orthodox News

2016 Adult Resort Camp at Saint Nicholas Ranch

Have you aged out of summer camp? Maybe you are too old to be a camper. Or perhaps you hit that age where you need more than 4 hours of sleep and a single…

Aug 26, 2016
Orthodox News

Orthodox Young Professionals Hold Successful Conference

The challenges and the stresses of the workplace seem nonstop, but three inspiring speakers reminded the 188 participants in the Orthodox Young Professionals…

Aug 26, 2016
The Prayer Team

Graduation Day

“And they will go away into eternal punishment, but the righteous into eternal life.”  Matthew 25:46   Good morning Prayer Team! No one goes to high…

Aug 26, 2016
Orthodox News

Making Your Parish More Disability Friendly

Did you enjoy our interview with Michelle Moujaes, Executive Director of FAITHTREE Resources on Christian Manhood? In case you missed it, Fr. Chris spoke…

Aug 25, 2016
Orthodox News

University of Illinois OCF Begins New Academic Year

The Orthodox Christian Fellowship (OCF) Chapter of the University of Illinois, located in Urbana-Champaign, ushered in the beginning of the new academic…

Aug 25, 2016
The Prayer Team

The Importance of Testing

Examine yourselves, to see whether you are holding to your faith.  Test yourselves.  Do you not realize that Jesus Christ is in you?—unless indeed…

Aug 25, 2016