Out of Their Comfort Zone

Out of Their Comfort Zone

Do you know when the first Orthodox Christians came to Florida?  A new source shows that a ship of Orthodox Christians including a priest was in America in 1767.  Fr. Chris speaks with Polexeni “Polly” Hillier, the director of the St. Photios Shrine, to hear their brave story.  The St. Photios Shrine...

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In a New York State of Mind

In a New York State of Mind

Jessie Beddoe, one of our teen contributors at OCN, shares the story of a special experience she had during a visit to New York City. What started out as a day of vacation adventure became a chance to explore the deepest instincts of her living faith. Posted by the Orthodox...

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The Saint Herman House of Hospitality

The Saint Herman House of Hospitality

In this episode, Bill Hinkle interviews Paul Finley of Saint Herman House in Cleveland about his ministry there. Paul Finley is the Director of FOCUS Cleveland’s Saint Herman House of Hospitality, a newly acquired non-profit ministry in Cleveland’s Ohio City. This non-profit serves 66,000 meals each year to those in need...

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Post-derby polka

Post-derby polka

Tonight we dined at the Center House of the Seattle center. For those of you not in Seattle, this is essentially the food court on the grounds of the Seattle center — the place with the Space Needle and museums and theaters and Key Arena. I heard that the food...

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Hungry Close to Home

Hungry Close to Home

There’s a lot of talk going around right now about the “work of fiction that is based in reality” as “Jeremiah Steepek” (pictured above) calls his tale of masquerading as a homeless man to shame his brand new congregation. It’s generated a lot of self-righteous talk among Christians and a...

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