Posts about faith

Be Transfigured

Which Way Should I Look?

Many people have questions about our Orthodox Christian Faith. Many simply do not remember what they learned in Sunday School. Many are not comfortable…

Jun 09, 2015
The Sounding

The Potential of Religious Education, even Sunday School

On any given Sunday from about September to May, I conservatively estimate that at least 10,500 young people attend a parish religious education program,…

Apr 30, 2015
Be Transfigured

God Provides What We Lack

When it comes to our relationship with God, we each lack something. It may be courage, faith, strength, or any number of obstacles that keep us from encountering…

Apr 27, 2015
The Sounding

What Is the Relationship between Faith and Science?

During a question and answer time after a lecture, His Eminence Metropolitan Kallistos Ware was asked about the relationship between faith and science—particularly…

Feb 18, 2015
The Sounding

When the Pray-er Becomes Prayer

Recently, I ran across a compelling quote from the pen of St. John Chrysostom, which I believe is very telling of the spiritual poverty people experience…

Jan 26, 2015
The Moving Icon

Jacob Clark: An Orthodox Christian Theater Actor

In this episode, Chris Vlahonasios interviews Jacob Clark, a theater actor based in New York. Jacob’s family converted to Orthodoxy when he was a…

Nov 16, 2014
Pemptousia Partnership

Prayer Presupposes Faith

By Elder Moses the Athonite Prayer presupposes faith. People who don’t pray are without help, uncertain, blind and alone. They’re earthbound, not knowing…

Nov 04, 2014
Be Transfigured

God Wants You To Be a Martyr

In a day when our world is frantically searching wealth and honor, Christians are daily called to choose between worldly priorities and a Godly life. Your…

Oct 27, 2014
The Sounding

Leaving the Church

I was recently asked to reflect on the question, “Why do people leave the church?”, a question which was inspired by an article in the Christian Post….

Sep 18, 2014
The Sounding

Remembering September 11

In the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, Amen. On this Sunday before the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, our church brings to mind for…

Sep 07, 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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