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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 Most Popular Orthodox Christian Video on YouTube

There are some 66,800 videos related to “Orthodox Christianity” on YouTube, but only one with over 1 million views. It’s a hauntingly…

Jun 25, 2014
The Sounding

Patriarch Kyrill of Moscow on Ecumenism

The recent meeting of Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew and Pope Francis in Jerusalem has met with many responses and has led to several very spirited discussions…

Jun 05, 2014
Orthodox Life with Fr. Jason Roll

The Selfless Selfie

In this episode, we challenge ourselves to analyze the real reasons we post pictures of ourselves and others. Are we posting this picture for fun, or for…

May 18, 2014
The Sounding

“Announcing the Marriage of Jesus and…Never Mind”

Well, that was quick. It was just two years ago that The Latest Thing was the news that Jesus was married. Now it turns out—not so much. In the tradition…

May 12, 2014
The Sounding

Me, My “Selfie,” and I

“They say—and I am willing to believe it—that it is difficult to know yourself—but it isn’t easy to paint yourself either.” Vincent van Gogh,…

Mar 26, 2014
The Sounding

13 Facebook Sins You Might Need to Confess

With over 500 million active users, and 50% of people logging in on a daily basis, Facebook is a way of life for most of us. As a regular Facebook user…

Nov 01, 2013
The Sounding

Fact, Fiction and Phariseeism

Can a story be ‘true’ without being factual or historical? Certainly—as we all know, Jesus taught with parables; indeed, He hardly taught anything…

Jul 30, 2013
The Sounding

On the Pope, Twitter, and Maximalism

The media lately has been delighted to report on the Pope’s alleged decision to grant time off in purgatory for those who follow him on Twitter.  One…

Jul 25, 2013
Come Receive the Light

Online Communication and Real Relationships

Dr. Alex Lickerman joins Fr. Chris to talk about how our online communication affects our real-life relationships. Dr. Lickerman is a general internist,…

Jun 06, 2013

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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