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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 Children's Word

The Children’s Word: Where are the 9?

Where are the 9? This year, did you have a favorite Christmas gift? Did you have a present you still enjoy…but one you didn’t ever say “thank…

Jan 13, 2016
The Prayer Team

Daily Devotion, January 13: What can I Say?

Hear my prayer, O God; give ear to the words of my mouth.  Psalm 54:2   Good morning Prayer Team! If prayer is communication with God, what then…

Jan 13, 2016
The Sounding

Cancer Survivor Gives Back

  It’s hard to spend Christmas in chemo, so over the Thanksgiving/Christmas holiday, Chicago’s Windy City LIVE visited Lurie Children’s…

Jan 12, 2016
Archons of the Ecumenical Patriarchate

Applications for Agris Scholarship Now Being Accepted

$5,000 grants available to Greek American communications majors in memory of veteran journalist Peter Agris ~ Deadline for 2016 applications is March…

Jan 12, 2016
Orthodox News

Tulsa Churches Bless Arkansas River

Orthodox Christians around the world are still celebrating Epiphany, and they have become very creative about it. In Tulsa, OK, three area churches, (Holy…

Jan 12, 2016
The Prayer Team

Daily Devotion, January 12: What is Prayer?

Pray at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication.  Ephesians 6:18   Good morning Prayer Team! Going back to the basics this week, today’s…

Jan 12, 2016
Orthodox News

Philoxenia Mission Across Mayo Clinic Open to All

  PRESS RELEASE: Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago and Saints Kosmas & Damianos Greek Orthodox Church of Rochester, Minnesota, announce major…

Jan 11, 2016
The Prayer Team

Daily Devotion, January 11: Let’s Start Again

They who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength, they shall mount up with wings like eagles.  Isaiah 40:31   Good morning Prayer Team! When the…

Jan 11, 2016
Orthodox News

Epiphany Blessing

  FLORENCE, SC.  Families gathered under the gazebo at The Palms Course to mark Epiphany with the Blessing of Florence at Oakdale Lake. On January…

Jan 09, 2016
Orthodox News

The Orthodox Are Celebrating

  BBC News produced an awesome collection of photos of the Orthodox around the world celebrating Christmas. Faithful from Europe, Africa, and the…

Jan 08, 2016
The Prayer Team

Daily Devotion, January 10: The Entrance of the Holy Gospel

O come, let us worship and bow down, let us kneel before the Lord, our Maker!  Psalm 95:6 Wisdom. Arise. Come let us worship and bow down before Christ….

Jan 08, 2016
The Prayer Team

Daily Devotion, January 9: God Is Philanthropic to All People

For we ourselves were once foolish, disobedient, led astray, slaves to various passions and pleasures, passing our days in malice and envy, hated by men…

Jan 08, 2016