Respecting the Divine: Why Australia and All Democracies Should Care About Blasphemy Laws

Respecting the Divine: Why Australia and All Democracies Should Care About Blasphemy Laws

In the past several months, there has been a significant increase in the number of vicious and insensitive anti-Christian public ‘artworks’ and vandalism of churches across Australia. It would be naïve to think Christianity is not frequently insulted or targeted by artists and the media, however, this spike occurred during...

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Orthodox Voices of America: Peter’s Story

Orthodox Voices of America: Peter’s Story

Watch Now.  What keeps you connected to the church?  Why do some young adults leave the Church, while others stay engaged?  Pan Orthodox United tell’s Peter’s Story.  Do you have a story to tell be sure to email us: social@myocn.net ABOUT THE ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN NETWORK Orthodox Christian Network (OCN) is...

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Loving Others: Be Ye Doers of the Word

Loving Others: Be Ye Doers of the Word

In his poem “The Second Coming,” the Irish poet William Butler Yeats describes the post-World War I atmosphere in 1919. His first stanza is not only gripping, it speaks of so much of what we have seen during the past year. “Turning and turning in the widening gyre, the falcon...

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Super Bowl Ads—Can I Change the Music?

Super Bowl Ads—Can I Change the Music?

I hope you shouted out loud, “really!?” and covered your children’s eyes and ears in the Super Bowl Commercials this year. Well, I guess that is true every year, but wow, this year was insidious and persistent! I confess that I only watched the last quarter of the game—great game!—so...

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Millennials and the Future of the Faith

Millennials and the Future of the Faith

My name is Charissa, and I’m a millennial. As a millennial, my generation and I are constantly being accused of ruining everything. I’ve read article after article exclaiming with frustration that millennials aren’t doing things the way their parents did, and it’s collapsing the world as we know it! Are...

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Approaching God for the Right Reason

Approaching God for the Right Reason

At Vespers last Saturday evening, the Orthodox Church began the use of the Lenten Triodion–a service book that provides the texts for the Divine Services for the pre-Lenten weeks of preparation, for Great Lent and for Holy Week. Last Sunday was that of the Publican and the Pharisee, quite familiar...

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Reviewing <i>Woven</i>, An Interactive Book for Teenage Girls

Reviewing Woven, An Interactive Book for Teenage Girls

Woven, written by by Edna King and Zoe Pappas, is an interactive book for the modern teenage girl interested in learning more about Orthodox Christianity. Being 22 and a senior in college, I am a few years older than the target audience for this book. However, I still related to the...

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Musings from a Grateful Convert: The Spiritual Edge of Journaling

Musings from a Grateful Convert: The Spiritual Edge of Journaling

What is journaling?  By dictionary, it is: a daily record, as of occurrences, experiences, or observations For most of us, it can be a frequent record, if we will put a priority on it. I have had the experience of making more than one entry in a day, but who cares,...

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March For Life 2018–One Good Thought: Two Sparrows

March For Life 2018–One Good Thought: Two Sparrows

*This article was originally published by Family Life Ministry on January 31, 2017.  “Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground outside your Father’s care.”—Matthew 10:29 Yesterday I had a few tears to find my “Mama Bird” passed away in...

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Musings from a Grateful Convert: Fountain of Youth

Musings from a Grateful Convert: Fountain of Youth

I have always said, “If you want to stay young, hang with young people.” This is no more true than what I have experienced being with the brilliant and holy young folks in the Orthodox Christian Fellowship where I live. The poem below is my tribute to OCF members everywhere....

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