Posts about America

The Sounding

Building Musical Bridges in the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese

A couple of summers ago, I was participating in a regional choir federation’s convention. I was there to teach a workshop on Byzantine chant, but I was…

Mar 20, 2015
The Sounding

Man of Steel, Man of Faith? Part 5: “And the American Way”

How does one define “Americana?” Anything that represents American culture? Baseball, apple pie, and the Fourth of July? Whatever’s decorating the…

Feb 19, 2015
Orthodox News

New Report Published on Orthodox Monasteries in the United States

The Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America has published a new report on its website. The report, “Orthodox Monastic…

Jan 27, 2015
Come Receive the Light

“We are called to act on our beliefs.”

Have you seen the movie “Selma” yet? Were you moved by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Christian conviction about non-violent protest? Here…

Jan 22, 2015
The Sounding

A CBS Documentary about Fr. Alexander Schmemann

Several years ago, Orthodox peoples in America were happy to see coverage of our faith on broadcast television when CBS aired a documentary about life…

Nov 21, 2014
The Sounding

Traditionalism vs. Tradition

The late great scholar Jaroslav Pelikan once observed: “Tradition is the living faith of the dead, traditionalism is the dead faith of the living. And,…

Nov 07, 2014
The Moving Icon

Cultural Persecution of Displaced Christians

In this episode, Chris Vlahonasios takes on the topic of the persecution of Christians around the world, but especially in the Middle East. He discusses…

Oct 18, 2014
The Sounding

He clothed Himself with light….and a Navajo blanket

I sat crunched between the arm rest and the side of our small MD-80 aircraft as we made our final descent into Albuquerque New Mexico. It was late Sunday…

Jul 05, 2014
The Sounding

Saint John of Shanghai and San Francisco

An OCN staff member discovered a wonderful article (with photographs!) about Saint John of Shanghai and San Francisco on the website of a church in Kennewick,…

Jul 02, 2014
Our Life in Christ and in America

Monasticism in the Life of the Church

In this episode of Our Life in Christ and in America, Bill Hinkle interviews Fr. Peter Heers, an American priest serving as the rector of St. Elias the…

Jun 11, 2014

IT’S TIME TO SPEAK OUT!

Across the world, Christians are suffering for their faith. Attacked by ISIS and harangued by extremism, Christianity is in danger of being eradicated in the lands of its birth. Yet very few people in the West seem to care — or even know!

That’s why we at OCN believe it’s time to speak out. We’ve covered this issue for a long time, but want to dedicate even more resources to raising awareness and spurring action, using our massive social media following. We reach MILLIONS of people per week, and it’s time for collective action.

Please support this effort by giving to our “10 cent per day” campaign. 100% of your gift will go directly to expanding this ministry, 0% to overhead. Together, we can and will make a difference!

— Fr. Christopher T. Metropulos, OCN Executive Director

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