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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

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
Orthodox News

City of Chicago Honors Greek Orthodox Metropolitan

City of Chicago Adds Honorary Title of “Metropolitan Iakovos Way” to Burton Place. CHICAGO, IL: The City Council has passed an ordinance officially…

Oct 28, 2016
Orthodox News

The Consecration of Bishop-elect of Sacramento Archimandrite Irenei (Steenberg)

Below is the full schedule of the consecration of Bishop-elect of Sacramento Archimandrite Irenei (Steenberg). The “Rite of Nomination” takes…

Oct 28, 2016
The Prayer Team

Encouraging Peace

THE ENCOURAGEMENT PROJECT Be at peace among yourselves.  I Thessalonians 5:13   Good morning Prayer Team! Peace means absence of conflict.  However,…

Oct 28, 2016
The Sounding Blog

Faith and Fantasy: Exploring Doxacon Seattle 2016

If I asked you what Vespers and Harry Potter have in common, you might wonder if that isn’t a “Why is a raven like a writing desk?” kind of question….

Oct 28, 2016
Orthodox News

Patriarchal Proclamation on the 25th Anniversary of His All-Holiness’ Election to the Ecumenical Throne

Oct 26, 2016 MESSAGE OF HIS ALL-HOLINESS ECUMENICAL PATRIARCH BARTHOLOMEW To the Plenitude of the Ecumenical Patriarchate Worldwide On the 25th Anniversary…

Oct 27, 2016
The Prayer Team

Going Back to Where We Started

THE ENCOURAGEMENT PROJECT Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing.  But we beseech you, brethren, to respect those…

Oct 27, 2016