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The Feast of Pentecost

OCN Now - Tue, 2017/05/30 - 7:46pm
During the Feast of the Tabernacles the Holy Spirit came down on the Apostles of Jesus Christ according to his promise. The Spirit appeared on them in the form of fire flames and enabled them to speak the languages of all the nations of the world, to go and spread the Good News. Watch the […]

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Sounding the Sacred and the Gospel of John

OCN Now - Tue, 2017/05/30 - 1:24pm
  How does music affect your faith?  Join us for a conversation between guest host Father Gregory Joyce and Dr. Peter Bouteneff focusing on the Arvo Part Project. Listen in as their conversation attempts to unravel the relationship between Arvo Part’s music and his Orthodox Christian faith.  Videos from the conference can be found at http://www.sacredartsinitiative.com/ Our […]

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Greetings from the Holy Land – the 2017 St. Helen’s Pilgrimage

OCN Now - Tue, 2017/05/30 - 12:31pm
The OCN is pleased to share with you written excerpts and photos from the 2017 St. Helen’s Pilgrimage of the Hellenic College Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology.  The students started their pilgrimage on May 21st and will return to Boston on June 26th. This is a wonderful opportunity for the students and we look […]

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You Can’t Have it Both Ways

OCN Now - Tue, 2017/05/30 - 10:14am
We will now be including the daily reading of Epistle and Gospel with The Prayer Team. Fruits of the Spirit The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control.  Galatians 5: 22-23   But I say, walk by the Spirit, and do not gratify the desires of the flesh.  For […]

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Stability of Place

OCN Now - Tue, 2017/05/30 - 9:00am
Abbot Tryphon   An Elder said: Just as a tree cannot bear fruit if it is often transplanted, so neither can a monk bear fruit if he frequently changes his abode. In an age when people change addresses as often as those in past generations changed their socks, stability of place is almost unheard of. […]

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Project Opens Doors to Jobs and Hope in Gaza

IOCC News - Fri, 2016/03/18 - 3:00pm
Growing up in the Gaza Strip, Sami, 24, was driven by a dream to ease the suffering of others. He pursued that dream by attending nursing school, from which he graduated with honors. Harsh reality quickly followed as he was unable to find a nursing job or a way to support his wife and two young daughters. Sami even volunteered long hours at public hospitals in the hope that doing so would lead to work, but the hospitals weren't hiring ...

Orthodox Christian Volunteers Serve Their Neighbors In St. Louis

IOCC News - Thu, 2016/03/17 - 5:00pm
With support from International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC), Orthodox Christian parishes from suburban St. Louis, Missouri, responded to the needs of their neighbors by helping to clean out homes that were damaged following record-setting flooding this winter. During January and February, members of the young adult group of Assumption Greek Orthodox Church in Town and Country, Missouri, as well as parishioners of Ss. Constantine and Helen in Swansea, Illinois, and St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church in St. Louis, Missouri, helped clean out some of the more than 4,000 homes affected by the Christmastime flooding ...

IOCC Responds To Families Devastated By Cyclone In Fiji

IOCC News - Thu, 2016/03/10 - 5:00pm
International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC) is responding to the devastation caused in the South Pacific island nation of Fiji by Tropical Cyclone Winston on February 20, 2016 with reconstruction assistance to families who have lost their homes. Houses, especially along the coast, were battered by both Category 5 cyclonic wind and tsunami-like storm surge. An estimated 40 percent of the population was affected by the cyclone and are now in need of assistance ...
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