CrossRoad Theological Program: Our Call to Follow the Road to Christ

CrossRoad Theological Program: Our Call to Follow the Road to Christ

Each summer, Hellenic College Holy Cross in Brookline, MA, hosts more than 60 Orthodox teenagers for CrossRoad, an incredibly enriching, 10-day theological program based on the topic of vocation. During these 10 short days, the participants immerse themselves in the Faith, form friendships with fellow Orthodox from around the country...

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Traditionalism, Conservatism and Change in the Orthodox Church

Traditionalism, Conservatism and Change in the Orthodox Church

We begin with a conversation between Fr. Chris and Fr. Oliver Herbel about change within the Orthodox Christian church. Fr.Oliver observes that the core truth of the Orthodox Church will never change, so how does the Orthodox Church continue to stay relevant in times while staying true to the core?...

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Nominate an Orthodox Emerging Leader

Nominate an Orthodox Emerging Leader

The 1st annual OCN 30 Under 30 Campaign is currently underway!  During the campaign, we ask our members to nominate Orthodox emerging leaders.  OCN is looking to find candidates that are women and men featured from your own communities in North America.  Orthodox Christian Network will hold its first 30 Under 30 event in...

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There Are No “Bad” Kids

There Are No “Bad” Kids

Are there good kids and bad kids? Listen as Fr. Chris speaks with Fr. Joseph Purpura on youth ministry, reaching kids with the hope of the Church, and ways to help teens face the challenges of crossing over into young adulthood. V. Rev. Dr. Joseph F. Purpura is the Chairman...

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2017 Orthodox Youth and Camp Workers Conference

2017 Orthodox Youth and Camp Workers Conference

Whether you are returning from a fantastic camp experience or beginning your parish youth ministries, you can’t help but admit that there is something special about sharing the Orthodox faith with people.  It’s almost addictive.  If you are called and blessed to work with youth, be sure to mark your...

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Reflecting on the Clergy-Laity Congress

Reflecting on the Clergy-Laity Congress

Waking up on the final day of the 43rd Biennial Clergy-Laity Congress in Nashville felt more like waking up after a week of high school football conditioning than an Orthodox Christian conference. My legs had become sore from standing and walking, and my mind was still processing the countless interactions that...

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Youth and Tradition

Youth and Tradition

“Tradition” and “youth” aren’t words that generally go hand in hand. Before Pink Floyd’s iconic 1979 hit, “Another Brick in the Wall pt. II, ” which contains lyrics such as, “We don’t need no education, We don’t need no thought control”, the portrayal of the stereotypical “youth” brought to mind...

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Reach Youth Where Youth Ministry is Emerging

Reach Youth Where Youth Ministry is Emerging

Inspired by the OCMC, the Orthodox Christian Network will be featuring the outstanding missionary outreach of this organization who, in the spirit of Christ’s love, offers the Gospel worldwide, without discrimination, and strengthens the capacity of the Orthodox Church to so respond to the missionary calling.  Please join us in raising awareness for...

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Speaking to Secular America: Parents as Youth Directors

Speaking to Secular America: Parents as Youth Directors

    During Speaking to Secular America Conference, hosted by the Missions Institute at Hellenic College Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology, Fr. Theodore Dorrance spoke about how our parishes can reach out to the nonreligious in our communities. Fr. Theodore is the pastor of St. John the Baptist...

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Watch Be the Bee – Episode 85 – Be The Sower

Watch Be the Bee – Episode 85 – Be The Sower

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” .   Watch Be the Bee Episode #85 – Be The Sower You’ve probably heard the...

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