This Month: The First 300 Years of Christianity

This Month: The First 300 Years of Christianity


Dear Friends of OCN,

Christ is Risen! Truly He is Risen! Christos Anesti! Alithos Anesti! Christos Voskrese! Voistinu Voskrese! al-Masīḥ qām! Ḥaqqan qām!

This month, as Orthodox around the globe continue our celebration and remembrance of Christ’s holy and glorious Resurrection, join us at OCN for a month-long look at the first 300 years after Christ. Come Receive the Light will feature a 4-part series with Dr. Eugenia Constantinou of the University of San Diego talking about how the faith spread, Jewish and Roman persecution, Scripture, and early heresies.

Plus, check the site regularly for background information, special programming and updates on the meeting of Patriarch of Constantinople Bartholomew and Pope Francis in Jerusalem. This powerful gesture of Christian unity will take place in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. The two will also sign a joint declaration on what will be the 50th anniversary of Pope Paul VI and Patriarch Athenagoras’ historic meeting in Jerusalem. Our own Fr. Chris will be at this important event, offering updates along the way that you won’t want to miss.

And remember: all our programming is made possible by individuals like you! Please consider making a summer donation or signing up as a monthly donor. Any amount you can give helps us continue to share Christ’s Light with Orthodox and seekers around the globe!

In Christ,

Anne Danckaert
Director of Programming, OCN

“But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.”
Acts 1:8

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Anne Danckaert

Anne Danckaert is a graduate of Indiana University and Ball State University. She has worked at OCN since 2007 in a variety of positions, with her current title being Director of Programming. Anne converted to Orthodoxy in 2005 and attends St. Anna's Greek Orthodox Church in Flemington, NJ, with her husband and two children.