“Be the Bee” is Coming to a City Near You!

“Be the Bee” is Coming to a City Near You!

Inspired by the Department of Youth & Young Adult Ministries of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese, the Orthodox Christian Network is proud to feature outstanding programs of “young adults coming together in faith, fellowship, and service” .   Be the Bee Retreats The Y2AM is hitting the road, bringing the experience of...

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The Dandelion Rebellion

The Dandelion Rebellion

I like dandelions. Dandelions are weeds, and I know that, but what is a weed, after all? A weed is something you didn’t plant and don’t want. By that definition, liverwurst is a weed. I don’t plant dandelions, but I do like them. They are so happy! They spring up...

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This Week in Orthodoxy, November 7, 2014

This Week in Orthodoxy, November 7, 2014

Hello, I’m Emmy Louvaris with “This Week in Orthodoxy,” the world’s only online video newscast focused on events in the life of the Orthodox Church. These are the stories making headlines this week: The IOCC is building its 4th School, in Uganda The euthanasia debate is rekindled as a terminally...

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40:Love for God

40:Love for God

After 5 hours and 53 minutes of grueling tennis, a man stops, smiles, and then crosses himself in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. He does so to thank the One who is responsible for getting him from the war-torn land of Kosovo to the...

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October 19 Designated Orthodox College Student Sunday!

October 19 Designated Orthodox College Student Sunday!

The Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops has designated October 19 as Orthodox College Student Sunday in support of Orthodox Christian Fellowship in its work with our college students as they deepen their own faith in Jesus Christ while sharing the Orthodox Tradition with love and humility to their peers on...

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Vampires and Teens – Reinventing the Tale

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 someone who is living a heightened existence and that is very seductive. He is also someone who is able to satisfy all of his cravings. Vampires are...

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“Man of Steel, Man of Faith?” – Part 1

“Man of Steel, Man of Faith?” – Part 1

I was never that kid. I was never that kid who wore Superman pajamas to bed or a big red cape draped over his shoulders when he went with his mom to the grocery store. I never jumped off the top bunk in an effort to fly, never tried punching my...

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Understanding Struggle

Understanding Struggle

Editor’s Note: This article was originally written as an entry for the 2014 St. Nikolaj Velimirovich Oratorical Festival. Your Eminences, Your Graces, Very Reverend and Reverend Fathers, Brothers and Sisters in Christ, I stand here before you to share my understanding of struggle as an Orthodox Christian. So what does...

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The Sounding Orthodox Blog Celebrates 40+ Writers!

The Sounding Orthodox Blog Celebrates 40+ Writers!

As OCN begins celebrating its 20th Anniversary year of broadcasting, it also celebrates a milestone in the growth of one of its younger program offerings. The Sounding, OCN’s popular multi-author blog, now features more than 40 Orthodox Christian writers, ten times the number it started with 2.5 years ago. This...

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He Didn’t Say It Would Be Easy

He Didn’t Say It Would Be Easy

I yelled ahead, asking for the time. Four-fifteen. We had been walking for two hours nonstop since the last break. Roughly six miles since we started today. The hip straps on my thirty-five-pound pack were sinking into my already bruised and tender flesh, causing me to all but scream into...

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