Posts about children

Come Receive the Light

Strengthening the Faith of Children and Teens

This week on CRTL, Fr. Barnabas Powell talks about dealing with building and strengthening the faith of children and youth. Then stay tuned for Dr. Chrissi…

Jul 10, 2014
The Sounding

The Ten Most Popular Orthodox Christian Photos

In today’s world of “crowdsourcing,” one hears a lot about the wisdom of crowds. With over 210,000 fans on Facebook, the Orthodox Christian…

Jul 10, 2014
The Sounding

The Treasure Hunt

Attending the services is a matter of constant movement. My arms, they’re seldom empty and it’s a rare occasion I find myself ending a service standing…

Jul 07, 2014
The Sounding

WATCH: Priest Refuses to Baptize Girl Who Says “No”

A YouTube video of a priest refusing baptism to an unwilling three-year-old girl is causing a small controversy, after various Greek media outlets have…

Jul 05, 2014
The Sounding

Our Pinterest Project Received a Thumbs Up from a Homeless Woman

I often refer to my Pinterest boards as my idea bank where I make frequent deposits to a board and enjoy withdrawing ideas as often as possible. Recently,…

Jul 01, 2014
The Sounding

Seamus and Mary

Both of my children, Seamus and Jonah are speech delayed. Because of this, I have always tried to find simple prayers for Seamus–who can talk–to…

Jun 29, 2014
The Sounding

Again and Again

She’d just turned three and I found her sitting in the middle of a bedroom floor, carefully building a tower of wooden blocks. She didn’t notice my…

Jun 28, 2014
The Sounding

Demographics of a Revolution

The world is currently undergoing a very quiet but revolutionary change. Nations which since their inception have been Christian nations will soon become…

Jun 27, 2014
The Sounding

Spare the Rod, Bless the Child

Spanking does not work in raising children. In my opinion, it should be eliminated as a strategy for controlling misbehavior in children. Why? Because…

Jun 26, 2014
The Sounding

Seeing with Saint Seraphim’s Eyes

“My friend, both of us at this moment are in the Spirit, you and I.” These pinnacle words from the historic conversation between Nikolay Motovilov…

Jun 22, 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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