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Theotokos

I wasn’t raised to kiss or venerate icons. My spiritual leaders told me it was an archaic form of idolatry. So I sought the attributes of divinity in…

May 21, 2015
Christ in You

Christ in You

Have you ever looked closely at the icon called Christ the Sower? It shows Christ holding a bag of seeds in one hand, and planting them. What do you know…

Apr 09, 2015
The Sounding

The Icon of the Kingdom

Every year, on the first Sunday of Lent, we celebrate our Orthodox heritage. It is a wonderful festivity involving a touching procession with icons, lifted…

Mar 03, 2015
The Sounding

The Coptic Martyrs of ISIS

Many have heard the dramatic story of the twenty-one Coptic Orthodox Christians working in Libya who were captured and beheaded by ISIS as part of their…

Feb 25, 2015
The Sounding

An Orthodox Journey through Time

My curiosity began when I saw them every day as I drove to and from work. As I made my way through Chicago’s Greektown, I would see the maroon banners…

Feb 24, 2015
Orthodox News

Miraculous Myrrh-Streaming Icon of St Anna to Visit Miami

A renowned miraculous myrrh-streaming icon of St. Anna, the mother of the Holy Virgin Mary, will be visiting Christ the Savior Orthodox Cathedral in Miami…

Feb 11, 2015
The Sounding

On Having a Prayer Corner at Home

With the beginning of another civil new year, we often re-commit to our spiritual lives. This may include a desire for a fuller personal prayer life that…

Jan 12, 2015
The Sounding

Journey to Bethlehem, Part 4

Read part 1, part 2, and part 3.  Our journey to Bethlehem through the images in St. Andrei Rublev’s Nativity finishes at the center—a center which…

Dec 21, 2014
The Sounding

Journey to Bethlehem, Part 3

Click to read Part 1 and Part 2 The Angels are rejoicing and proclaiming the Good News.  The Magi, journeying from afar, bear their gifts foreshadowing…

Dec 18, 2014
The Sounding

Journey to Bethlehem, Part 2

What shall we offer Thee, O Christ, Who for our sakes hast appeared on earth as man? Every creature made by Thee offers Thee thank. The angels offer a…

Dec 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.

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— Fr. Christopher T. Metropulos, OCN Executive Director

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