Posts about teens

The Sounding

Vampires and Teens – Reinventing the Tale

“The vampire is that glittering, dazzling rule-breaker and outsider who has gained ascendancy over time and place. The vampire is always presented as…

Oct 09, 2014
Orthodox Life with Fr. Jason Roll

Jedi vs Sith: How to Agree to Disagree

In this episode, we receive a quick lesson in how to find Christ in pop culture through a scene in the movie “Star Wars Episode 3: Revenge of the…

Aug 06, 2014
Come Receive the Light

Saint Anna, Grandmother of Christ

Fr. Christopher Flesoras speaks about Saint Anna, whose memory we commemorate on July 25th. Saint Anna was Christ’s grandmother, and is held up as…

Jul 25, 2014
The Sounding

Teen Review: St. George and the Dragon

Elena Praggastis and her mother Brenda both read Michael Lotti’s new book, St. George and the Dragon. They agreed to read the book separately and…

Jun 28, 2014
Orthodoxy Explained

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…

Jun 10, 2014
The Sounding

Have Today’s Kids Forgotten How to Play?

“I miss my TV,” my daughter’s classmate lamented to me. We were on our third day of an elementary school camp. Though we had luxuries like heated…

Jun 09, 2014
The Sounding

Disturbing Legends: Behind the Wisconsin Stabbing

Just when you think you’ve heard everything, there’s a new story in the news to shock you. One week ago, two 12-year-old Wisconsin girls, Morgan Geyser…

Jun 07, 2014
The Sounding

The Tao Of “Whatever” And The Abolition Of Man

Living in a multi-cultural, post-modern world brought to us by the new era of rapid communication, we are more and more exposed to cultures that are, or…

Feb 18, 2014
Journeys to Orthodoxy

Finding Orthodoxy in High School

On Journeys to Orthodoxy, we meet Andrew Smith, a convert in Australia, who talks about coming from a Godless home to the Orthodox Faith at age 16. Although…

Jan 28, 2014
From the Archives

Drugs and Drinking

Continuing our theme of “Vice,” we join Fr. Chris as he discusses the pressures of drugs and drinking with a group of Orthodox teenagers on Orthodox…

Aug 08, 2013
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