St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church to Hold Fundraiser for St. Nicholas National Shrine

On September 11, 2016, from 11:30 am to 6 pm St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church in Rocky River, Ohio, is holding a drive-thru Gyros and Loukoumades sale…

Aug 26, 2016

Orthodox Christian Prison Ministry Video Series Part III: Bringing the Love of Christ

Inspired by Orthodox Christian Prison Ministry, a sister ministry of OCN, OCN is proud to share their news and the work they do.  OCPM’s mission is…

Aug 08, 2016

In Order to Scale the Wall, Help is Needed from Below and Above

Yea, Thou dost light my lamp; the Lord my God lightens my darkness.  Yea, by Thee I can crush a troop; and by my god I can leap over a wall.  This God—His…

Jul 27, 2016

Transcendent Faith: What Makes Orthodoxy Great

Terrorism grips cities around the world. Violence erupts in the United States. Christians face genocide in the Middle East. Politics spins out of control…

Jul 25, 2016

Unavoidable Illness and Death, Our Saving Road

“O Lord, save Your people and bless Your inheritance.” 1 My three year old was impressed with the paradox that God died. We attended Liturgy for the…

Jul 23, 2016

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…

Jul 20, 2016

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….

Jun 26, 2016

Being Well in the Ancient Faith

“I come to You, O Christ, blind from birth in my spiritual eyes, and call to You in repentance: ‘You are the most radiant Light of those in darkness’.”…

Jun 25, 2016

Enabling a Loved One: A Christian Perspective

We all have one in our family. The loved one who drinks a little too much, gambles, or takes a few too many pain pills. These family members can be the…

Jun 19, 2016

The Intersection of Art and Faith

As a Christian and a creative individual, art takes on a different meaning. As opposed to a hobby or a means of self-expression, creativity is deeply rooted…

Jun 14, 2016

Who is My Neighbor?

St. Silouan the Athonite (1866 – 1938) writes, “Both Christ’s commandments – of love towards God and love towards our neighbour – make up a single…

Jun 01, 2016

Site of Jesus’ Baptism to be Cleared of Mines, giving access to Orthodox Christians and other Christian Denominations

Under a new agreement between Israeli and Palestinian officials, the site of Jesus’ baptism is to be cleared of mines over the next two years, giving…

May 17, 2016