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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: The only one?

Do you have friends who are Christians? Sometimes you might feel kind of alone as an Orthodox Christian. At school, you might not be allowed to talk about…

Jun 22, 2016
The Prayer Team

Three Thousand Souls in One Day!

So those who received his word were baptized, and there were added that day about three thousand souls.  Acts 2:41 Wednesday after Pentecost   …

Jun 22, 2016
The Sounding

Book Review: When God Made You

It’s both heartening and a source of pride that in a time when writers and editors are calling for more diverse books in children’s literature,…

Jun 21, 2016
Orthodox News

Restoration of Holy Sepulcher has Begun

There are many historical and religious sites across the Middle East where Jesus walked when He was on earth. Two of the most famous are His tomb and where…

Jun 21, 2016
Orthodox Seminary News

The Need for Unity

Rev. Dr. Thomas and Dr. Kyriaki FitzGerald at Orthodox-Catholic Gathering in California Fr. Thomas and Dr. Kyriaki FitzGerald were honored at the recent…

Jun 21, 2016
The Prayer Team

The Shortest Distance Between Two Points is a Straight Line

For the promise is to you and to your children and to all that are far off, every one whom the Lord our God calls to Him.”  And he testified with many…

Jun 21, 2016
Orthodox News

World Orthodox Leaders Finally Meet

With the eyes of the world on the Holy and Great Council taking place during these days following Pentecost, the Orthodoxy Christian Network is interested…

Jun 20, 2016
The Sounding

There Is Order Even Among Equals

News agencies, both secular and religious, have picked up coverage of the Holy and Great Council. One of the recent articles, Orthodox ‘Great Council’…

Jun 20, 2016
Orthodox News

Homily by His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch BARTHOLOMEW During Pentecost Liturgy.

HOMILY BY HIS ALL-HOLINESS CHAIRMAN OF THE HOLY AND GREAT COUNCIL OF THE ORTHODOX CHURCH ECUMENICAL PATRIARCH BARTHOLOMEW AT THE CONCELEBRATION OF THE…

Jun 20, 2016
The Prayer Team

Life in the Early Church

Now when they heard this they were cut to the heart, and said to Peter and the rest of the apostles, “Brethren, what shall we do?”  And Peter said…

Jun 20, 2016
The Sounding

Enabling a Loved One: A Christian Perspective

We all have one in our family. The loved one who drinks a little too much, gambles, or takes a few too many pain pills. These family members can be the…

Jun 19, 2016
The Prayer Team

A Little Pentecost at Every Liturgy

And all were amazed and perplexed, saying to one another, “What does this mean?” But others mocking said, “They are filled with new wine.”  But…

Jun 19, 2016