Fr. Nathanael Speaks to OCN Regarding the Holy and Great Council

Fr. Nathanael Speaks to OCN Regarding the Holy and Great Council

We are about to experience a moment in history that will be talked about for centuries to come. The Bishops of the Holy Orthodox Church will be gathering on Pentecost to convene a Holy and Great Council. It’s been 1200 years since anything of this magnitude has taken place. We...

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Fr. Evagoras Speaks about the Stolen Icon

Fr. Evagoras Speaks about the Stolen Icon

On Sunday, May 8, 2016, an icon of St. Spyridon was stolen from Saint Spyridon Greek Orthodox Church on Wadsworth Avenue, New York City.  We’ve invited Fr. Evagoras Constantinides, parish priest of the Washington Heights Community, to tell us about the unfortunate incident. If you have any information regarding the...

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Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops

Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops

The Orthodox Christian Network is an official agency of the Assembly of Bishops.  In 1995 OCN was founded by Fr. Chris Metropulos.  Orthodox Christian Network is commissioned by SCOBA to create a national, sustainable, and effective media witness for Orthodox Christianity throughout North America. In a constantly changing media landscape, OCN...

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The ANCHOR Is Featuring Lenten Programming

The ANCHOR Is Featuring Lenten Programming

Are you looking to increase your lenten efforts?  Maybe you’ve been fasting and are seeking inspiration.  Maybe you can’t attend services but want to be spiritually nourished.  OCN’s online radio station, the ANCHOR, is featuring our finest lenten themed interviews and programs.  Listen to great sermons and lectures from Fr....

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Epiphany in Tarpon Springs

Epiphany in Tarpon Springs

    The Feast of Epiphany is one of the 12 major feast days of the Orthodox calendar.  It is often celebrated around the world with the blessing of rivers or lakes and young men dive to retrieve the cross which was used to bless the waters for an extra...

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Have you Ever Googled: The Story of the Nativity

Google:  The Story of the Nativity.  This is the way some digital natives understand the Story of the Nativity. The Orthodox Christian Network (OCN) is an official agency of the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops. OCN offers videos, podcasts, blogs and music, to enhance Orthodox Christian life.  You can also listen to...

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IOCC Offers Winter Relief in Syria

IOCC Offers Winter Relief in Syria

  The Syrian war has displaced six and a half million people inside its borders and driven more than four million more from their homes in search of safety in other countries. The arrival of winter only worsens the harsh living conditions for these besieged families.  International Orthodox Christian Charities,...

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St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church Fires

St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church Fires

A fire​-​ and smoke​-damaged Orthodox church stands dark and damp in West Babylon, NY, but the light of Christ shines on in the hearts of the parishioners. Listen as Fr. Chris Metropulos speaks with Fr. Demetrios Kazakis of St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, on the damage and miracles that took...

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Giving Greece a Helping Hand

Giving Greece a Helping Hand

What’s going on in the Mediterranian Sea?  International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC) is responding to the current events in Greece and Syria.  Listen as Fr. Chris speaks with IOCC Executive Director and CEO, Constantine Triantafilou, on their present needs and effective partnerships.  Want to be part of something great?  Please visit iocc.org/GiveForGreece or...

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Executive Committee of the Assembly of Bishops to Meet with Ecumenical Patriarch

Executive Committee of the Assembly of Bishops to Meet with Ecumenical Patriarch

On June 16, 2015, the Executive Committee of the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America will meet with His All Holiness, Patriarchate Bartholomew. Joining us to explain the significance of this meeting is V. Rev. Dr. Nathanael Symeonides, the Director of the Department of Inter-Orthodox,...

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Feeding the Hungry

Feeding the Hungry

“Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you drink?” (Matthew 25:37) Will this be your response?  Have you taken care to feed the hungry?  Listen as Fr. Chris speaks with Georgia Vlitas to discuss a new triple​-phased initiative of the National Philoptochos Society.   The Greek Orthodox...

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Raising Awareness of the Struggles and Relief Work in Syria

Raising Awareness of the Struggles and Relief Work in Syria

​Guest host Seraphim Danckaert speaks with Samer Laham from the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Syria regarding the joint effort of the Syrian Patriarchate and International Orthodox Christian Charities ​(IOCC​)​. With ​extensive experience ​in Syria, Mr. Laham is able to describe the current living conditions inside the country. ​These two organizations...

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