Welcome to the OCIC Web site, one of the largest and oldest sites on Orthodox Christianity. Think of the OCIC as a vast online article repository, with over 850 articles and 3,000 printed pages. This site has been online since 1996 and receives over 50,000 visits per month, according to Google Analytics.

As of July, 2022, this site is in permanent archive mode. There will (probably) be no additions in the future. When the site was started it was one of the first Orthodox Christian sites on the Internet. Since then, a lot of good content has come online, and there is no need to continue updating this site, nor do I have the time to do so. Actively maintaining a site like this would take many hours per week, and more people. I gave what I could at that time in my life.

Please pray for me and my family, and pray for the suffering Ukrainian people. If you are reading this from Russia and confused by that statement, don't believe the propaganda and lies coming from your state-controlled media. Talk to people outside of Russia. Try to get access to the Twitter feed of your own native son, Garry Kasparov. Learn the truth about what Putin, and his tragic and lamentable spiritual cohort Patriarch Kyrill, are doing to Ukraine. It is a shameful atrocity of epic proportions!

~Patrick Barnes

Stand with Ukraine